Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India

DIGITAL CULTURE AND INCLUSION — EIGHTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

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DIGITAL CULTURE AND INCLUSION — EIGHTH 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 amplified the focus on e-governance with major thrusts on infrastructure for electronic connectivity, access to e-services in real time, and digital empowerment of citizens.

ICEGOV events feature rich academic, capacity-building and network programme of keynote lectures, plenary discussions, paper tracks (that include tutorials, paper sessions and workshops), thematic sessions, invited sessions, poster exhibitions, and doctoral colloquia, all built from submitted or invited contributions by researchers and experts from around the world.

ICEGOV2017 invites submissions of original work including research, experience or both, not published or considered for publication elsewhere, that contribute to the conference theme “Building Knowledge Societies - From Digital Government to Digital Empowerment”. The submissions can be targeted at one of the several defined tracks.

DIGITAL CULTURE AND INCLUSION

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. ICT constitutes an essential inclusion tool, for three reasons for it allows people, who are potentially at risk of exclusion, to make up because it affects both the macro-social and the individual sphere. Therefore, the inability of an individual or group to exploit new technologies rolled out by government, condemns the individual to a process of progressive social exclusion. Those excluded from the digital world, and thus excluded from the participatory perspective, are destined to become second- or third-class workers, students, or consumers. This theme calls for research contributions that promote ways of making E-government contribute to the development of all citizens.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accessibility and usability of Digital Government systems
  • Citizen-centric Digital Government services
  • Connected and networked governance
  • Designing and implementing Digital Government systems
  • Digital divide and digital immigrants
  • Digital Empowerment as a tool of social entrepreneurship
  • Digital exclusion and disempowerment
  • Digital Government adoption and diffusion
  • Digital Government for unserved or underserved groups
  • Digital Government in multi-lingual and multi-cultural societies
  • Digital Government systems in developing and transition economies
  • Evaluation of public sector information systems
  • Gender and ICTs
  • Governance and electronic democracy
  • ICT for development
  • Information availability and access in Digital Government
  • Persons with Disabilities and ICTs
  • Pervasive media
  • Universal and ubiquitous access
  • Women and ICTs

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Papers can be also submitted to the Doctoral Colloquium and as Posters:

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE & CATEGORIES.

ALTERNATE LINK.

FIRST PUBLISHED ON 29-Sep-2016 (Calling for attention on cast date for paper submissions)
REVISION PUBLISHED ON 14-Oct-2016 (Highlighting record breaking paper submissions)