At the close of the ICEGOV2017 Call for Papers yesterday, a record number of 560 papers had been received. Papers from all continents and close to 60 countries and economies were submitted between 20 July and 3 October 2016. All received papers will, in the upcoming months, go through a rigorous blind peer review process. Authors of selected papers will be informed of paper acceptance / rejection on 21 November 2016.
The Government of India, as part of its Digital India initiative, and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), in collaboration with UNESCO, will be hosting the 10th edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV), which will take place in New Delhi, India, between 7-9 March 2017.
The Call for Papers was announced on 20 July 2016 and saw a record number of submissions. By the application deadline yesterday (3 October 2016), a total of 560 submissions were received. This is three times more than the number of submissions from the previous record of 166 set by ICEGOV2012 in Albany, USA. Submissions have been received from all continents and almost 60 countries and economies.
In figures, the ICEGOV community includes 1548 authors and reviewers from 102 countries – 69% from academia, 18% from government, 9% from industry and 4% from international and other organizations. Also, on average, every ICEGOV conference attracts 140 submissions from 49 countries and is attended by over 400 participants from 50 countries including government (40%), academia (36%), industry and civil society (14%), and international organizations (10%).
The ICEGOV series brings together academia, governments, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to share the insights and experiences in theory and practice of Digital Government. ICEGOV promotes interactions between stakeholders – policymakers, government officials, elected representatives, researchers, innovators and educators from developing and developed countries – all sharing a concern that public investment in Digital Government advances public policy and development. ICEGOV is a platform where such stakeholders can discuss ways of working together across the national, sectorial, development and other boarders towards addressing this concern.
Following the earlier conferences in Macau (ICEGOV2007), Cairo (ICEGOV2008), Bogotá (ICEGOV2009), Beijing (ICEGOV2010), Tallinn (ICEGOV2011), Albany (ICEGOV2012), Seoul (ICEGOV2013), Guimarães (ICEGOV2014) and Montevideo (ICEGOV2016), the ICEGOV series has become a source of significant research and policy insight, able to reach national and global policy and research audiences.