This year the conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation on September 4-6, 2017, by the St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University).
Two general tracks will maintain the tradition of EGOV and EPART. Three special-topics tracks expand the reach and scope of the IFIP WG 8.5 annual conference:
– The General E-Government Track serves as an umbrella for all e-government-related topics except the special-topics tracks. In particular, it also covers emerging and special topics in e-government research.
– The General eParticipation Track serves as an umbrella for all eParticipation-related topics except the special-topic tracks. It focuses on research topics regarding citizen engagement in public affairs, and, in particular, on research that studies participation facilitated by information and communication technologies.
– The Open Government & Open and Big Data Track focuses on practices and methods of transparency, accountability, public big data sharing, data for improving public value, and data analytics.
– The Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics Track focuses on supporting public policy-making with innovative ICT involving relevant stakeholders. The scope ranges from policy analysis and conceptual modeling to programming and visualization of simulation models.
– The Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions Track focuses on the orchestrated interplay and balance of smart governance practices, smart public administration, smart resource and talent leverage in urban and regional spaces facilitated by novel uses of ICTs and other technologies.
* Completed research papers (up to 12 pages, published in LCNS Springer). Papers in this category deal with completed research. They will be peer reviewed for rigour, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation.
* Ongoing research and innovative projects papers (up to 8 pages, published by IOS Press). These papers can describe novel concepts, works-in-progress, or other ideas and issues that are not currently suitable for a completed research paper. They will also be peer reviewed but the emphasis is on relevance more than scientific rigour.
* Workshops and panels on pertinent issues (2 pages, published by IOS Press). Proposals for workshops and panels should include rationale, objectives, expected outcomes and approach to audience participation.
* Poster proposals (2 pages, published by IOS Press). Authors of accepted submissions are expected to bring their posters which will be displayed to the conference audience. Posters proposals will not be blind reviewed.
* PhD colloquium submissions (up to 8 pages, published by IOS Press). A PhD student colloquium will be held prior to the conference. Papers of accepted submissions will be included in the proceedings.
All accepted completed research papers will be published by Springer Verlag (LNCS). Accepted submissions in all other categories will be published by IOS Press.
15 February 2017: Submission of papers
15 March 2017: Submission of workshop/panel/poster/PhD colloquium contributions
1 April 2017: Notification of decisions for papers/workshops/panels/posters/PhD colloquium contributions
20 May 2017: Camera-ready papers of accepted completed research/ongoing research/workshop/panel/poster/PhD colloquium contributions