Yu-Che Chen

University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Public Administration, Omaha, United States

Yu-Che Chen, Ph.D., is Isaacson Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Professor in the School of Public Administration. Dr. Chen is the Director of the Digital Governance and Analytics Lab. Dr. Chen received his Master of Public Affairs and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University—Bloomington. His current research interests are cyberinfrastructure governance, public policy and governance of artificial intelligence, and collaborative digital governance. He has served as PI or Co-PI of research grants with the total award amount of over U.S. $2.7 million. He has published a single-authored book entitled Managing Digital Governance in addition to two edited books. He also published twenty-three peer-reviewed journal articles, thirteen book chapters, and eight management reports. His research works appear in scholarly journals such as Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and Government Information Quarterly. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age along with editorial board service for four journals including Government Information Quarterly and Digital Government: Research and Practice. He is a current board member of the Digital Government Society. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Sections on Public Administration Research and on Science and Technology in Government for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

J. Ignacio Criado

Department of Political Science and International Relations, Research Group Lab Innovation, Technology and Public Management (IT_GesPub), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

J. Ignacio Criado is an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer at Department of Political Science and Int. Rel., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Here, he is director of the Research Group Lab Innovation, Technology and Public Management (IT_GesPub). Also, he is a research fellow at Center for Technology in Government, State University of New York (SUNY at Albany). He has been visiting researcher in different international institutions, visiting fellow at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and visiting professor at Digital and Mobile Governance Lab, SIRPA, Fudan University (Shanghai), Utrecht School of Governance (Netherlands), El Colegio de México and CIDE (Mexico), among others. His academic record includes diverse books, chapters, and journal articles about Public Administration and Public Management (including articles published in Government Information Quarterly, Social Science Computer Review, Information Polity, Local Government Studies, International Journal of Public Administration, Internacional Journal of Public Sector Management, etc.). He has collaborated in training courses and consultancy projects for several local, regional, national and international organizations and governments. He has evaluated for the European Awards for e-Government of the European Commission, the Independent Report Mechanism (IRM), Open Government Partnership (OGP), or national research and foresight agencies (ANEP, Spain, CONACYT, Mexico, NWO, Netherlands, etc.), and co-authored the Ibero-American Interoperability Framework for CLAD. He co-founded NovaGob and directed the first Spanish GovLab. He served at UAM as academic secretary (Department of Political Science and I.R.) (2008-2013) and Vice-dean of research and innovation (2014-2018) (School of Law and Political Science). He is an elected Board Member for the Digital Government Society (2020-21).


  • Digital government and Government digitalization
  • Open government, Participation & Transparency
  • Social media, ArtificiaI Intelligence, IoT and Big Data in government
  • Public Innovation & i-Labs
  • Internet, Leadership, Digital divide
  • Interoperability and inter-organizational collaboration

Teresa M. Harrison

University at Albany, State University of New York, New York, NY, United States

Teresa Harrison is a Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication at the University at Albany, State University of New York, a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG), and an affiliated faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Information Science at the University at Albany. She was named a Collins Fellow in 2013 for sustained service to the University and chaired the Department of Communication for over 9 years. She conducts research in information and communication technologies, with a particular focus on democratic and government contexts and has published her work in journals such as Big Data & Society, Government Information Quarterly, Information Polity, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and New Media and Society. Some of her papers have won awards, including one that won a John Wiley Best JASIST Paper Award. She is now an associate editor/editorial board member for the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, New Media & Society, and others. She has been a member of the Digital Government Society since its inception in 2007, and has participated in the planning of our conferences as a member of the program committee and as chair or co-chair of the panels track between 2009 – 2018.

Fadi Salem

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Department of Policy Research, Dubai, UAE

Fadi Salem is the Director of Research at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (formerly Dubai School of Government). He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Dubai Policy Review journal and leads the Future Government and Innovation Group in the School as a Senior Research Fellow. He earlier was an Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); and a Fellow with the I+I Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), National University of Singapore. He is currently a PhD in Public Policy candidate at the University of Oxford, and holds a Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Aleppo University. Fadi is an internationally recognized authority in digital governance domains, recently selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government in 2019 by Apolitical. He also serves as a member of several governance and advisory boards, such as Smart Dubai Office’s Artificial Intelligence Ethics Advisory Board, the Digital Government Society Board, and Board of Trustees of Jusoor, a scholarship and educational charity. His areas of expertise extends to digital governance, technology policy, digital transformation, Govtech, innovation policies, smart cities development; the policy implications of Artificial Intelligence, the 4th Industrial Revolution, IoT, big data and open government. Additionally he has extensive policy and scholarly publications on social media, electronic participation, “future of government” applications, and the impact of digital transformations in the Arab region, including the influential Arab Social Media Report series and the Arab World Online series.

Efthimios Tambouris

University of Macedonia, Department of Applied Informatics, Thessaloniki, Greece

Efthimios (Themis) Tambouris is a Professor of Information Systems and eGovernment at the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. He has also served as a Researcher Grade D at Research Center CERTH/ITI and at Research Center NCSR ‘Demokritos’. Before joining the academia, he worked for six years in the IT industry. Dr. Tambouris holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and an MSc and PhD from Brunel University, UK. During the last 20 years he has initiated and managed several international research projects. He has also participated in numerous research projects, service contracts and standardisation activities at CEN. He is currently co-chair of the EGOV-CEDEM-ePart conference and Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly and ACM Digital Government journals. He has more than 180 scientific publications in eGovernment.

Gabriela Viale-Pereira

Danube University Krems, Department for E-Governance and Administration, Krems, Austria

Gabriela Viale Pereira is Assistant Professor for Information Systems at the Department for E-Governance and Administration at Danube University Krems and Research Fellow at CTG UAlbany. She holds a Post-Doctoral Degree from the Center for Research on Public Administration and Government at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil (2019) and a Doctoral Degree in Administration from the School of Business at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2016). She is currently the Project Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities project for Europe and Latin America region. Gabriela’s activities include research in electronic government and ICT-related Governance projects involving smart governance, smart cities, open data, data analytics and government 3.0. Her experience covers research at national level in Brazil and Austria, as well as EU-funded projects in the fields of electronic government, smart governance, smart cities and open data. Gabriela has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications on Information Systems and e-government. In addition, she has been working with a variety of organizations such as United Nations, ITU, and Council of Europe and she is currently a Board Member of the Digital Government Society.
Gabriela has been also track chair on Smart Governance for Smart Cities and Regions at ICEGOV, Co-chair of the PhD Colloquium and the General E-Government & Open Government Track at EGOV-CeDEM-ePart, co-chair of the PhD Colloquium at DG.O, chair of the Smart Governance Conference 2019 and a member of associations such as the Smart City Smart Government Research Practice (SCSGRP) Consortium, the IFIP WG 8.5 in ICT & Public Administration and the Association for Information Systems.

Staff Members

Arbi Chouikh, Web-master (2019-2020)

Andrea N. Downey (2015)

Philip Aydinian (2014)

Joel Richard, Web master (2012 – 2015)

Past Presidents

2018- 2019 Sehl Mellouli, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

2016 – 2017 Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York

2014 – 2015 Theresa Pardo, University at Albany

2012 – 2013 John Carlos Bertot, University of Maryland, College Park

2010 – 2011 Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington

2008 – 2009 Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California/ISI

2006 – 2007 Sharon Dawes, University of Albany