18th European Conference on Digital Government
25-26 October 2018, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Location of Conference

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Welcome to ECDG 2018

Welcome to ECDG 2018

The European Conference on e-Government has been running now for 18 years. This event has been held in Italy, Ireland, Belgium, UK, Slovenia, to mention a few of the countries who have hosted it. This year we are refocusing the conference to look more broadly at the area of Digital Government. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, public sector workers and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of Digital Government research and application.

The conference will also host the finals of the Digital Government Excellence Awards.

ECDG Chairs

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Ramon Bouzas-Lorenzo

Programme Chair

Prof. Dr. Andres Cernadas Ramos

A personal message from the Conference Chairs

As the Conference Chair, I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to Santiago de Compostela for this outstanding conference which will be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, one of the World’s oldest universities. The conference will be conveniently located at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, at Campus Vida (an International Excellence Campus) at the heart of our world heritage city. During your attendance at the conference, we shall also organise tours to the main landmarks of the old town. The city is known worldwide as the final destination of the Way of St. James and since the 9th century it has been a meeting point for different cultures.

We wish you an enjoyable stay with us and we also hope Santiago will be a great place to share the knowledge and trends which are shaping the future of digital government.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline5 April 2018 Extended until 19 April 2018
Digital Government Excellence Awards Abstract submissions deadline29 April 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance16 April 2018
Digital Government Excellence Awards Notification of abstract acceptance10 May 2018
Full paper due for review24 May 2018
Digital Government Excellence Awards Full paper due for review19 June 2018
Digital Government Excellence Awards Notification of paper acceptance29 July 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)02 August 2018
Earlybird registration closes16 August 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)30 August 2018
Final Author registration date20 September 2018

ECDG Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

ECDG Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ECDG after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

ECDG Conference Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ECDG 2017 Conference and Journal Accreditations

Proceedings of the European Conference on Digital Government (ECDG) are:

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation
  • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
  • Ranked B in the Australian CORE listings
  • listed in the EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • Ranked C in the Australian Research Council ERA Conference List
  • Indexed by Google Books and Google Scholar
  • Included in the SCOPUS research database
  • Indexed in Elsevier Compendex

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take up to several months.