Call for Track Proposals

dg.o 2022: 23rd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research


Conference Intelligent Technologies, Governments and Citizens

Location: Seoul National University, South-Korea


The Digital Government Society (DGS) announces the 23rd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research – dg.o 2022, with a theme “Opportunities, risk and policies in smarter cities: Intelligent Technologies, Governments and Citizens” dg.o 2022 will be hosted by the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, South-Korea, on June 15-17, 2022.  The dg.o conferences are an established forum for presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference brings together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of their work, their contributions to theory and practice, their focus on important and timely topics and the quality of their writing.



The 23rd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2022) will feature the main theme of “Opportunities, risk and policies in smarter cities: Intelligent Technologies, Governments and Citizens”. Data and computational algorithms make systems smarter, but should result in smarter government and citizens. Intelligence and smartness affect all kinds of public values – such as fairness, inclusion, equity, transparency, privacy, security, trust, etc., and is not well-understood. These technologies provide immense opportunities and should be used in the light of the public values. Society and technology co-evolves and we are looking for new balance between them.  Specifically, the conference aims to advance research and practice in this field


During the past twenty-two years, the dg.o conferences have been at the forefront of digital governance transformations. In its 23rd anniversary, the dg.o 2022 conference will build in past themes to advance our knowledge about the creation of public values via digital innovations with particular focus on smart government, intelligent technologies, inclusivity, collaboration, and community. The dg.o 2022 theme connects with established tracks featured at past dg.o conferences, such as:

  • Public value creation and innovation
  • Social media and government
  • Organizational factors, technology adoption, and digital government impacts
  • Opening government: from open data infrastructures to collaboration
  • Engagement in government
  • Smart cities: models and platforms
  • Cybersecurity and governance
  • Beyond bureaucracy, co-producing governance & new models of governance
  • Open government data policies & politics
  • Blockchain and transformational government


We encourage past track chairs to update and submit their track. In addition, we invite new tracks to address existing and emerging research challenges related to digital government. Tracks should be related to digital government, but do not have to be limited to the conference theme. The highly successful track proposals will be selected, based on the reputation of the track chairs in the proposed field, successful track performance in the past, novelty, coherence of the topics covered in alignment with the digital government themes that are of interest to the research and practitioner communities. We also welcome new tracks that were not featured in the past.



  • Submission of your track proposal should complete the proposal template and indicate:
  • The title of the track
  • Track chairs (multiple track chairs are encouraged to attract more submissions, cover diverse aspects and ensure attendance during meetings and conference)
  • Summary of track goals and motivation, including a list of topics.
  • Evidence of track chairs’ effort or research in the proposed area.


Track Proposal Submission and Decision Deadlines:

October 11 2021 Track proposals due

October 18, 2021 Acceptance notification for tracks

October 30, 2021 First call for papers for all tracks


Track chair eligibility:  At the time of track proposal, the chairs should be reminded for the following eligibility criteria to be accepted as a track.

  1. Track chairs should be a member of the DGS at the point of acceptance.
  2. You can only be a track chair in one track.


The track chairs are responsible for the following conference organization activities:


  • attend the online monthly organization meetings
  • monitor the submitted track papers and to oversee the review of the submitted papers
  • propose to accept/reject papers for the track
  • select and nominate the best paper in their respective track for the best paper award
  • communicate with the Program Committee (PC) and Organization chairs of the paper submission and selection status
  • plan track sessions to support PC chairs, and assign the session chairs of the track
  • write a brief summary of the conference activity for the track for inclusion in the dgs newsletter.
  • register and attend the conference
  • identify good/best papers to be submitted to the GIQ dg.o special issue (organized by the program chairs) or to a special issue for other affiliated journals (organized by track chairs).


Opportunities for Journal Special Issues Track chairs may be able to edit a special issue based on their track papers. Some possible venues include but not limited to:

  • Government Information Quarterly
  • Digital Government: Research and Practice
  • Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy
  • International Journal of E-Government Research
  • Information Polity
  • International Journal of E-Planning Research
  • International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age


We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Conference Chairs

Dongwook Kim, Seoul National University, South-Korea

Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands 

Robert Krimmer, Tartu University, Estonia


Conference Program (PC) Chairs

Sungsoo Hwang, Yeungnam University, South-Korea

Loni Hagen, University of South-Florida, USA

Mihkel Solvak, Tartu University, Estonia