ECDG Call for Papers

Academic Conference Call for Papers


  • Academic Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Work in-Progress Papers
  • Round Table Discussion Proposals
  • PhD Papers
  • Posters
  • Non- Academic or Practitioner Contributions

As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, Digital Government is playing an increasingly central role. Issues such as Digital Democracy, the Digital Citizen, interoperability, e-identity and e-voting have become core elements in the development of public sector delivery. These issues together with the importance placed on Joined-up Government and Open Government are relevant at local, regional and central government, as well as at the supranational level such as the European Union. Digital Government encompasses more than just technology – it challenges the way in which public sector service providers and citizens interact. Democratic renewal, the transformation of service delivery, community leadership and citizenship integration are all key elements and Digital Government is also tightly related to legal, economical and organisational fields and as such holds a strong interdisciplinary status. We welcome contributions on any aspect of digital government research – both empirical and practical.

All Papers accepted for ECDG after the double-blind peer review process will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment.  The Proceedings is a published book with an ISBN and ISSN.

See the ECDG Call for Papers Important Dates below:


Key Topics

  • Applications of e-Government
  • Challenges to Digital Government
  • Interoperability
  • e-Government 2.0
  • Digital Democracy/e-Participation
  • Evaluating the economics of Digital Government
  • Legal, agency, trust and governance issues in Digital Government
  • Accessing Digital Government with mobile devices and the internet of things 
  • Digital Government and Sustainable Development

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Mini Tracks

  • Design for Data Driven Government

For more information on, or to submit to, a Mini Track please click here


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