DG Society Awards


DGS Fellow Awards

Starting 2021, the Digital Government Society honors up to two members as DGS Fellows to celebrate their distinguished scholarly achievements and sustained accomplishments and contributions to the research or practice of digital government as a field of study. DGS Fellows have substantial scholarly contributions to the DG community and/or significant IT government experience with evidence of sufficiently broad interests in digital government contexts. They also adhere to the highest ethical standards for research and the use of IT in public management contexts.

2023 – John Carlo Bertot

2022 – Sharon Dawes and Marijn Janssen

2021J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Hans Jochen Scholl


Distinguished Service Awards

The DGS Distinguished Service award was created to recognize one individual each year for extraordinary service to the DGS community. Areas of service could include, but are not limited to: society service, conference organization, representation of DGS in other organizations, including academic, government and community organizations, or influential service as a government agency, resulting in positive effects on the field of Digital Government. Prior 2016, a special service award was given in 2011. Nominees must be current members of the DGS.  Visit the nomination and selection process page for details.

2023 – Teresa Harrison

2022 – Andrea Kavanaugh

2021 – Soon Ae Chun

2019 – Theresa Pardo

2016 – Sharon S. Dawes

2017 – Yigal Arens

2011 – Larry Brandt


dg.o Conference Best Paper Awards

Each year at the conference we select the best research paper, best policy paper, best demo/poster. The award committee is selected including PC Chairs in the selection process.

  • Best research paper: Francois Duhamel, Isis Gutiérrez-Martínez and Luis F. Luna-Reyes. – A relational view of knowledge sharing in public-private IT outsourcing relationships
  • Best management paper: Reni Sulastri and Marijn Janssen. – Challenges in designing inclusive Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending systems
  • Best poster: Abiola Paterne Chokki and Benoit Vanderose  – From Conventional Open Government Data Portals to Storytelling Portals: The StoryOGD Prototype  
  • Best research paper: Andrés Segura-Tinoco, Andrés Holgado-Sánchez, Iván Cantador, María E. Cortés-Cediel and Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar. – A Conversational Agent for Argument-driven E-participation  
  • Best management paper: Ini Kong, Marijn Janssen and Nitesh Bharosa.  – Challenges in the Transition towards a Quantum-safe Government  
  • Best poster: Boriana Rukanova, Toni Männistö, Juha HintsaYao Hua TanMicha Slegt and Frank Heijmann – A High Level Framework for Green Customs and Research Agenda 
  • Full Research Track: Matthew Young, Johannes Himmelreich, Sucheta Soundarajan and Danylo HoncharovThe Right Tool for The Job? Assessing the Use of Artificial Intelligence for Identifying Administrative Errors
  • Management Paper Track: Boriana Rukanova, Jolien Ubacht, Sélinde van Engelenburg, Yao Hua Tan, Marco Geurts, Maarten Sies, Marcel Molenhuis and Micha SlegtRealizing value from voluntary business-government information sharing through blockchain-enabled infrastructures: The case of importing tires to the Netherlands using TradeLens.
  • Poster: Daniel Valotto, Yohanna Juk, Beatriz Barreto Brasileiro Lanza and Thiago José Tavares ÁvilaChallenges of Brazilian Subnational Government Service Portals
  • Sirisha Bojjireddy, Soon Chun and James GellerMachine Learning Approach to Detect Fake News, Misinformation in COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Best Research Paper: David Valle-Cruz, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Vanessa Fernande-CortezTowards Smarter Public Budgeting? Understanding the Potential of Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Support Decision Making in Government
  • Best Management Paper: Michael Ahn and Yu-Che ChenArtificial Intelligence in Government: Potentials, Challenges, and the Future
  • Best Poster: Sunyoung PyoAre Body-worn Cameras Effective in Decreasing Police-involved Deaths? Evidence from U.S. Local Police Departments
  • Best research paper: Ralf KlischewskiWill the Government Machine Turn into a Monster? Why and How We Should Compose Human and Machine Agency in Digital Government
  • Best management paper: Loni Hagen, Hye Seon Yi, Siana Pietri and Thomas E. KellerProcesses, Potential Benefits, and Limitations of Big Data Analytics: ;A Case Analysis of 311 Data from City of Miami
  • Best poster: Soon Ae Chun, Venkata Avinash Paturu, Shengcheng Yuan, Rohit Pathak, Vijay Atluri and Nabil AdamCrime Prediction Model using Deep Neural Networks
  • Best research paper: Alex Santamaría Philco and Maria WimmerTrust in e-participation: an empirical research on the influencing factors
  • Best Management Paper: Sarunkorn Chotvijit, Malkiat Thiarai and Stephen JarvisBig data analytics in social care provision: spatial and temporal evidence from Birmingham
  • Best Poster: Fernando Kleiman and Marijn JanssenGaming to improve public policies by engaging local governments in open data policy-making
  • Full research track: Teresa Harrison, Catherine Dumas Nic Depaula, Tim Fake, Will May, Akanksha Atrey, Jooyeon Lee, Lokesh Rishi and S.S. RaviE-Petitioning and Online Media: The case of Bring Back Our Girls
  • Management Track: Ralf-Martin SoeFINEST Twins: platform for cross-border smart city solutions
  • Poster:  Peter Parycek and Gabriela Viale Pereira, Drivers of Smart Governance: towards to evidence-based policy-making
  • Full research track: Jonathan Cham The Internet and Autocracy: Unpacking the Effects of Internet Freedom
  • Management Paper track: Akemi Takeoka Chatfield and Christopher G. Reddick Open Data Policy Innovation Diffusion: An Analysis of Australian Federal and State Governments
  • Poster:  Yefei Hu and Jie Wang, Building Smart Governments or Supporting Industries? Study on the Local Activity Designs of Smart City Pilot Projects in China
  • David Valle-Cruz, Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán and Carlos A Patiño-C, Public Works and Infrastructure: Improvement Initiative for Federal Government in Mexico
  • Full research track:  Niharika Sachdeva and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Social Networks for Police and Residents in India: Exploring Online Communication for Crime Prevention
  • Short papers track: David Valle-Cruz, Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, The Effects of Technology Use on Efficiency, Transparency, and Corruption in Municipal Governments: Preliminary Results from a Citizen Perspective
  • Poster: Catherine Dumas, E-petitioning: Exploring Citizen’s Contributions to the Policy Making Process


Valerie Gregg Scholarship Awards:

Each year the DGS supports qualified Ph.D students to attend the Ph.D Colloquium through Valerie Gregg Scholarship Funds.

Student Support committee works with the DGS board for selecting candidate students for the awards.

2023 Award Recipients
  • Luiza Schuch de Azambuja
  • Michael Koddebusch
  • Carolina Gerli
  • Claucia Piccoli Faganello
  • Ilona Beliatskaya
  • Júlia García-Puig
2022 Award Recipients
  • Federico Bartolomucci
  • Valerie Albrecht
2021 Award Recipients
  • Samar Fatima
  • Stanislav Mahula
  • Mariia Maksimova
  • Wilfried Bazomanza Nzabandora
  • Paul Staal
  • Felipe Vogas
2020 Award Recipients
  • Yumeng Luo
  • Mahdi Yakhchali
2019 Award Recipients
  • Thomas M. Vogl
  • Fredrick Mutungi
  • Kayla Schwoerer
  • Amal Ben Rjab
2018 Award Recipients
  • Arie Purwanto
  • Anushri Gupta
  • Aaron Maniam
  • Ana Paula Rodriguez Muller
  • Crystal R. Charles
  • Kristina Lemmer
  • Alexandros Gerontas
  • Chad M. Zanocco
2017 Award Recipients
  • Guruprasad Gadgil
  • Mahdi M. Najafabad
  • Felippe Cronemberger
  • Andrea Paletti
  • Xian Gao
  • Luz Maria Garcia-Garcia
2016 Award Recipients
  • Heyseoung Jo, University at Albany, USA
  • David Valle-Cruz, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
  • Cancan Wang, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Nic DePaula, University at Albany, USA
  • Kyung Ryul Park, London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE)
2015 Award Recipients
  • Adrian Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • David Valle Cruz, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
  • Catherine Dumas, University at Albany/SUNY, USA
  • Loni Hagen, University at Albany/SUNY, USA
  • Beatriz Barreto Brasileiro Lanz, Universidade Federal Paraná, Brazil
  • Tanya Kelley, Arizona State University, USA
  • Dedy Permadi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Basanta Thapa, University of Potsdam, Germany