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  • ICEGOV 2017: RECORD-BREAKING PAPER SUBMISSION!

    At the close of the ICEGOV2017 Call for Papers yesterday, a record number of 560 papers had been received. Papers from all continents and close to 60 countries and economies were submitted between 20 July and 3 October 2016. All received papers will, in the upcoming months, go through a rigorous blind peer review process. Authors of selected papers will be informed of paper acceptance / rejection on 21 November 2016.

  • EMERGING TOPICS — THIRTEENTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    The conference also welcomes submissions that do not fit within the 12 tracks already outlined but generally address the issues that lie at the intersection of Technology, Governance and Development. In the order of priority: Contributions that fall at the intersection of all three domains – Technology, Governance and Development, i.e. how Digital Government can contribute to development, and of the highest priority to the conference. Contributions to the Technology-Governance...

  • THE DARK SIDE — TWELFTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    A high rate of adoption of IT by organizations has led to immense benefits, but it has also resulted in unintended consequences being referred to as the `Dark side of IT.' For example, researchers are examining issues of Technostress, where employees are subject to relentless work-related pressure driven by ubiquitous IT tools and devices. Other `dark' issues include privacy loss, workplace distress and distraction, and abuse of power. Though dark issues have traditionally focused on...

  • POLICY, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION — ELEVENTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Several governments around the world have done much to leverage IT to deploy e-government services, but much more still needs to be done about how best to adopt already-existing technologies and practices, and targeted research efforts for helping government and its suppliers address challenging new requirements. The Policy, Research and Innovation track examines the emerging visions for e-government in research and practice, the technologies...

  • SMART CITIES, VILLAGES AND REGIONS — TENTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple  ICT solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets namely but not limited to local departments information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services. ICT allows city officials to interact directly with the community and the city infrastructure and to monitor...

  • DIGITAL HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION — NINTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Governments around the world are engaged with providing healthcare and education facilities to citizens, at many levels. The use of digital technologies for providing and assisting with healthcare and education are growing. These facilities are a strong presence in many countries. Issues of research pertain to the access, quality, regulation, evaluation of these services, amongst many others. There are many challenges...

  • DIGITAL CULTURE AND INCLUSION — EIGHTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    According to the UN, the value of E-government will increasingly be defined by its contribution to the development for all using benchmarks such as citizen-centricity, inclusiveness, connected government, universal access, and use of new technologies. However, there are still many cases of social exclusion or digital-divides of different social groups around the world due to the way the e-government concept is operationalized, and or inadequacies in execution...

  • DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP — SEVENTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Digital citizenship refers to the norms of appropriate and responsible use of technology i.e. it defines what is considered appropriate technology usage. It is a concept which helps technology leaders, teachers and parents to understand what technology users, students and children should know to use technology appropriately. It provides a way to prepare different categories of technology users for a society full of technology.  Discussions about digital citizenship are gaining momentum...

  • OPEN GOVERNMENT — SIXTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Governments around the world have taken up the challenge of opening and making transparent the data pertaining to their functioning and that of the public sector at large. Research questions revolve around achieving transformation through open data that serves the needs of citizens. Considerations include having adequate design of data storage, data governance and data retrieval that assists policy analysis and research, while being relevant, current, adequately contextualized...

  • INFORMATION ETHICS — FIFTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Use of information systems within organizations raises issues of ethics related to privacy, monitoring, workplace harassment, power, accountability and transparency. These issues arise from the concerns of shared norms and values rather than from legal or regulatory issues. With the widespread digitalization of government departments and organizations, these issues have assumed prominence, particularly with respect to accountability, corruption and transparency...

  • CONTEXTUALIZATION — FOURTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Digital Government at the Contextualization stage supports specific efforts by countries, regions, cities, communities and other territorial and social units to develop themselves, e.g. to pursue specific public policy and sustainable development objectives. While the stage constitutes a major step beyond digitizing government (Digitization Stage), improving the internal operations of government (Transformation Stage) and improving the relationships between government and ...

  • ENGAGEMENT — THIRD THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Digital Government at the Engagement stage aims at transforming the relationships between government and citizens, businesses and other non-government actors using digital technologies. The transformation aims at increasing access, convenience and effectiveness of public service delivery systems, engaging citizens in political and civil affairs, developing knowledge-based society and economy, and pursuing other high-value public policy goals. The Engagement stage is also part of...

  • TRANSFORMATION — SECOND THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Digital Government at the Transformation stage aims at improving internal processes, structures and working practices of government organizations through digital technology. The improvement often takes place as part of a larger administrative and institutional reform in government, and aims at internal efficiency, effectiveness, rationalization, simplification and other reform-related goals. The reform includes but is not restricted to improvements pursued within a single organization ...

  • DIGITIZATION — FIRST THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

    Government of India with UNESCO and the United Nations University's unit on policy-driven electronic governance (UNU-EGOV) are organizing the 10th edition of ICEGOV - The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance in March 2017, in New Delhi. The objectives of the ICEGOV series resonate with the participative and inclusive ethos and intent of our FLAGSHIP DIGITAL INDIA PROGRAMME, which, under the guidance and leadership at the highest levels in the country, has...

  • Unlocking India's Tomorrow with DigiLocker

    The idea of paperless governance got a shot in the arm when DigiLocker was launched in July 2015 by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi. Almost a year later, with over one million registrations, two million documents uploaded and 9 million issued, the project is now writing its success story.

  • Idea Management

    How an Idea Management System can Accelerate Innovation in Government

    Let’s start with a question. How many employee ideas does the Government of India implement per employee per month? What about individual Government departments? Take the case of any Government department/unit you are familiar with, and ask this question (guesstimates would do). 

  • Open-Source

    Open Source — an extremely important aspect of Digital India!

    What is the most important in Digital India? Different persons may have different views, but for me, the most important aspect of the Digital India, a flagship program of Government of India, is policies related to Open Source. In 2015, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) of Ministry of Communication & Information Technology released three major policies related to open source. These policies are quite comprehensive and are potential game changers.

  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Mobile Phones

    The need to sign document digitally is increasing,   eReturn and MCA departments are using it very extensively over web interface. But as more and more people have started using Mobile Phones, the time has come to provide Digital Signature and encryption on Mobile Phones.

  • Awareness & Advocacy Workshops at Universities for Digital India by NeGD

    National e-Governance Division, an agency of DeitY,  in association with NSS has conducted awareness workshops on Digital India in 13 universities . Spread across 13 States in the country , these workshops were conducted on 25th Feb 2016 and  attended by more than 200 students in each workshop, university faculty and local dignitaries.

  • Opening The Floodgates

    Digital India will deliver a real improvement in the quality of life of every citizen President Barack Obama's just concluded historic visit to India has laid the foundation for a relationship of hope and promise between India and the US. Among other areas, i believe this relationship has immense potential in the field of ICT and digital connectivity.Already 60% of India's IT exports, worth $50 billion, cater to the US market. US companies, many of which already have backend operations in India, have continually expressed interest in expanding.