2013 Conference (dg.o 2013) - From E-government to Smart Government

Marking its 14th year, the 2013 International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2013) took place at Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 17-20, 2013. The conference program focused on research and practice related to the adoption of smart technologies by governments, citizens as well as private and non-profit organizations. More and more, the adoption of smart technologies by individuals and organizations is opening new opportunities for creating public-private partnerships to improve current government services as well as to create new, innovative ones. has entered a transformational phase. Advances in technologies, the unprecedented availability of government data, the development of policy frameworks, and global economic crises have created opportunities to rethink how we govern; how citizens engage with governments; how governments and citizens develop policies and implement solutions that effect change in their communities, and how governments and businesses collaborate to create new economies. From Smart Cities to global issues regarding health, the environment, and education, to name a few, digital government has never been more exciting and vibrant than now.

This year's conference featured:

  • Keynote presentations by leading digital government researchers and practitioners;
  • 30 papers in six tracks (Emerging Topics; Organizational Factors, Adoption Issues and Digital Government Impacts; Smart Cities and Smart Work; Smart Government Technologies; Social Media and Government; and Transformation and Open Government);
  • Panel sessions on key topics such as big data and scholarly publishing in digital government research;
  • Innovative workshops and tutorials on topics such as Smart Cities and Smart Governments, Open Data, Text Analytics, and Visual Analytics; and
  • Doctoral colloquium.
The conference proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library.
Best Paper Award Recipients
The conference bestowed two best paper awards:
  1. Best Research Paper. Luis F. Luna-Reyes and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia. Understanding the Co-Evolution of Institutions, Technology, and Organizations: The Enactment of the State Government Portal of Puebla.
  2. Best Management/Policy Paper. Djoko Sigit Sayogo and Theresa Pardo. Understanding Smart Data Disclosure Policy Success: The Case of Green Button
Congratulations to the 2013 Best Paper award recipients!