We live in extraordinary times and there is much uncertainty about what will be happening in September. Therefore we have decided to move to a complete DIGITAL CONFERENCE. The conference will take place online during the same days, but the format will change. Authors are expected to record a presentation about their paper before the conference will happen and the digital conference will focus on feedback, discussion and learning from each other.


By making a submission to the EGOV 2020 conference you agree that your paper will be available in print and e-print under the license given. The papers will undergo a double-blind reviewing process and the submission should not include author identifiers. Please note that all accepted submissions to the EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2020 conference will be screened for possible plagiarism. To support this policy, conference organizers will make use of the plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin. Further information about this software can be found at http://www.turnitin.com/


Accepted full research papers (max. 12 pages) will be published in the Springer LNCS IFIP EGOV or IFIP EPART proceedings. The EGOV proceedings covers the general E-Government & Open Government, Smart Cities, AI and Automated Decision Making, and Open Data tracks; whereas the EPART proceedings will cover the general E-Democracy & eParticipation, Social Media, Social Innovation Track, and Digital Society tracks. The Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) is a series of computer science books published by Springer Science+Business Media (formerly Springer-Verlag) since 1973. The LNCS proceedings are always well-downloaded and read. The template for Springer LNCS IFIP EGOV or IFIP EPART proceedings (completed research) can be found at: Format guidelines for Springer LNCS are available here: https://www.springer.com/la/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines. These guideliness should be followed when submitting the paper for review. The copyright form need to be filled in after acceptance: ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/IFIP-Springer_Copyright_Form.pdf

CEUR-WS Proceedings

Papers in the categories of Ongoing Research (max. 8 pages), Reflections and Viewpoints (max. 6 pages), Practitioner Papers (max. 6 pages), projects (max. 8 pages), workshops (max. 2 pages), panel proposals (max. 2 pages), and posters (max. 2 pages) might be published (but do not need to be published) by in the CEUR-WS proceedings series (http://ceur-ws.org/). The CEUR Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org) is a free open-access publication service at Sun SITE Central Europe operated under the umbrella of RWTH Aachen University. CEUR-WS.org is a recognized ISSN publication series. Please note that PhD colloquium papers will not be published. Ongoing research template can be found here. Authors have to sign the author agreement, which version depends on the use of copyrighted material.

AUTHOR-AGREEMENT (NTP): Authors shall use this form if they included no copyrighted third party material in their paper text (or accompanying sources, datasets). This is the right variant in most cases.

Link: http://ceur-ws.org/ceur-author-agreement-ccby-ntp.pdf?ver=2020-03-02

AUTHOR-AGREEMENT (TP): Authors shall use this form if they did include copyrighted third party material in their paper or accompanying material. They must then also attach a copy of the permission by the third party to use this material in the signed author agreement!

Link: http://ceur-ws.org/ceur-author-agreement-ccby-tp.pdf?ver=2020-03-02

Prepare for Double-blind Review

The first page should contain only the title, abstract, 3-5 keywords characterising the content of the paper and name of the track to which the paper is being submitted. The remaining pages should include the main body of the submission and all references, figures, tables, etc.

Anonymizing for Blind Review

Author name(s) should not appear in the paper (including the abstract). Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work, and your published work if done in a way that identifies you as author. All author names must be inserted in the online submission form. Delete author and institution information from document properties. We kindly ask you not to indicate your name and affiliation in the paper. Indicate 3-5 keywords for your paper as well as to which topic your paper fits best.

Criteria for Completed Research Papers

Papers submitted in this category should deal with completed research. They should have both relevance and a strong focus on scientific rigor and may be a maximum of 12 pages. Papers in this category will be peer-reviewed for rigor, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation. Abstracts or incomplete papers will not be accepted.

  • Fit with track.
  • Interesting/important problem.
  • Clear motivation (why the problem is interesting theoretically and/or practically).
  • Conceptual development and grounding in prior literature.
  • Methodological adequacy (if relevant).
  • Adequate list of references to related work and grounding theories.
  • Interesting findings.
  • Well structured and clearly written paper. Maximum length of paper: 12 pages in Springer LNCS format. Papers in this section will be double blind reviewed by 3 reviewers for rigor, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation.