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 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 constituencies (Engagement Stage), it also builds on the earlier stages by putting their outcomes at the service of public policy and development. A major consequence of the development focus is specialization of Digital Government initiatives at this stage, including their objectives, design, operations and outcomes, to different local, sectorial and local-sectorial contexts. The combination of context-specificity and development objectives is the cornerstone of this stage.

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

  • Digital Government and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Digital Government and cross-sectorial policy requirements
  • Digital Government and local and sectorial impact evaluation
  • Digital Government and policy coherence for development
  • Digital Government context adaptation
  • Digital Government context-to-context transfer
  • Digital Government design for context versus design for reuse
  • Digital Government for aligning national strategies with local needs
  • Emergency – community response grids
  • Enabling versus disabling Digital Government contextual features
  • Healthcare – digital preventive healthcare
  • Local versus national Digital Government
  • Multi-level Digital Government
  • Regulation – compliance automation
  • Sectorial Digital Government
  • Sectorial versus multi-sectorial Digital Government
  • Security – crime mapping and hotspot monitoring
  • Social – digital social innovation
  • Transport – mobile collaborative transport
  • Waste – institutionalizing e-waste management

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




FIRST PUBLISHED ON 26-Sep-2016 (Calling for attention on cast date for paper submissions)
REVISION PUBLISHED ON 14-Oct-2016 (Highlighting record breaking paper submissions)