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.


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. This theme also inquiries into issues of openness and transparency, their definitions and practical implementation issues, and their conflict with security and surveillance.

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

  • Accuracy, accountability and relevance of open data
  • Censoring and restriction of open data
  • Copyright, intellectual property issues of open data
  • Cross-border data flows
  • Crowd sourcing of open data for government
  • Data quality assessment
  • Freedom of information policies
  • Innovation with open data
  • Institutional mechanisms for open data and open source
  • Licensing of open data
  • Measurement and evaluation of open government efforts
  • Meta-data standards for open data
  • Multi-lingual data and localization of open data
  • Open source use in data governance and sharing
  • Policy interventions for open data and open source
  • Pricing and access to open content
  • Sharing and cooperation policies between departments
  • Sharing of e-governance research data
  • Technologies and standards for data storing and transformation
  • Technologies for open data

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



FIRST PUBLISHED ON 27-Sep-2016 (Calling for attention on cast date for paper submissions)
REVISION PUBLISHED ON 14-Oct-2016 (Highlighting record breaking paper submissions)