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 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 a larger trend towards implementing the Digital by Default and Open Government principles, the letter aimed at increasing the transparency and accountability of government operations and the operations of public service providers, and in turn building trust between citizens and institutions, and between the governed and the governing. Realizing the Engagement Stage builds on the capacity of government organizations, thanks to the Digitization and Transformation stages, to interact with external actors and with each other through digital channels, to establish their presence and operations on various digital platforms, to collaborate across organizational boundaries, and to demonstrate performance improvements in technology-enabled internal operations.

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

  • Automated fraud detection
  • Citizen consultation, ideation and scorecards
  • Crowdsourcing and co-delivery
  • Data-driven citizen journalism
  • Digital collaborative accountability
  • Digital oversight institutions
  • Digital reasoning frameworks for social platforms
  • Electronic rule-making
  • Emerging modes of digital communication with citizens
  • Expose and investigate services
  • Online deliberation and discourse
  • Open government data ecosystems
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Proactive release of government data
  • Public bidding on government contracts
  • Public-private-people partnerships
  • Social enterprise for public service
  • Social media and cyber-wellness
  • Technology-facilitated anticorruption
  • Volunteering for public service

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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)