Partnerships for Public Innovation

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9th International Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2008) “Partnerships for Public Innovation”

Hilton Bonaventure Hotel Montreal, Canada — May 18-21, 2008

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The 9th annual dg.o international conference is a forum for presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary digital government research and practice and its applications in diverse domains. The conference is presented by the Digital Government Society of North America (DGSNA), with major support from the US National Science Foundation. The conference theme “Partnerships for Public Innovation” focuses on information-intensive innovations in the public sector that involve linkages among government, universities, NGOs, and businesses. This theme emphasizes the importance of sharing practical issues, policy perspectives, research insights, and expert advice, in order to reach higher levels of performance in diverse public enterprises. Each year the conference combines:

  • Presentations of effective partnerships among government professionals, university researchers,

relevant businesses, and NGOs, as well as grassroots citizen groups, to advance the practice of digital government.

  • Research on digital government as an interdisciplinary domain that lies at the intersections of

computing research, social and behavioral science research, and the problems and missions of government.

Interested participants are invited to submit management or policy papers, research papers, or student research papers, as well as proposals for panels; industry, government, and research prototype demonstrations; posters, Birds-of-a-Feather discussions, and pre-conference tutorials and workshops.

The Conference Committee particularly encourages submissions on interdisciplinary and crosscutting topics addressing broad government challenges. Topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Digital Government Application Domains: such as courts, crisis management, education,

emergency response; international initiatives and cooperation, health and human services, law enforcement and criminal justice; legislative systems, natural resources management, grants administration, government statistics, regulation and rulemaking; security; tax administration; transportation systems, and urban planning.

  • IT-enabled Government Management and Operations: such as digital government organization

and management strategies, decision-making processes; information technology adoption and diffusion; program planning; IT and service architectures, cross-boundary information sharing and integration, long-term preservation and archiving of government information, information assurance, service integration, as well as technology transition and transfer.

  • Information Values and Policies: such as accessibility, digital democracy and governance, digital

divide, openness, privacy, public participation in democratic processes, security, transparency, trust, and universal access to information and services. Information Technology and Tools to Support Government: such as collaboration tools; cyberinfrastructure for digital government domains; digital libraries and knowledge management; geographic information systems; grid computing; human-computer interaction; information integration; interoperable data, networks and architectures; large scale data and information acquisition and management; mobile government; national and international infrastructures for information and communication, multiple modalities and multimedia; service-oriented architectures; semantic web; social networking, software engineering for large-scale government projects.

We are pleased to announce three luminaries who have made significant contributions in the field of digital government as daily keynote speakers for the dg.o 2008 conference!

  • Daniel J. Chenok is the Vice President & Director at the SRA Touchstone Consulting Group. He

works in the Civil Sector and helps to lead the Consulting Group in three areas: business strategy and growth, integration of consulting work with other SRA businesses and activities, and senior level client engagement.

  • Edwin Lau is head of the E-Government Project at the Organization for Economic Co-operation

and Development (OECD). He helped create the project in 2001 and it currently supports a network of senior E-Government officials in the OECD countries (

  • Andy Stein is Director of Information Technology at the City of Newport News, Virginia. The City

of Newport News has developed a strategy to replace legacy applications through a collaborative ecosystem with public entities and through public-private partnerships often using Open Source as a model for collaborative development. (More details on the keynote speakers can be found on the conference website.)


  • November 1, 2007 – Conference submission website becomes available. The submission site is

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  • December 1, 2007 – Submission deadline for all papers and panel sessions
  • February 1, 2008 – Submission deadline for pre-conference tutorials and workshops
  • February 1, 2008 – Acceptance notifications for all papers and panel sessions
  • February 15, 2008 - Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions, posters, and

system demonstrations.

  • March 1, 2008 – Acceptance notification for pre-conference tutorials, workshops, posters, system

demonstrations, and BOF sessions. • March 15, 2008 – All camera ready versions are due.