EGOSE 2021

Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia

24-25 November 2021, ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia

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EGOSE 2021

8th International Annual Conference EGOSE 2021 is organized by the joint efforts of the E-Governance Center of ITMO University and North-West Institute of Management, branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy. The Conference provides a platform for networking and collaboration of eGovernance experts from the whole world.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the conference will be held in a combined format: face-to-face plus ZOOM.










Deadline for paper submission to the EasyChair: August 30, 2021 (Extended)
Paper acceptance notification: September 20, 2021 (Extended)
Final paper submission: September 27, 2021 (Strict)
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: October 17, 2021
Conference holding: November 24 - 25, 2021

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Topics of Interest

The EGOSE 2021 Conference invites paper submissions and speakers on all topics related to e-Governance and the Information Society perspective. 

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

  • eGovernance and Eurasian Integration
  • Open Government Prospects
  • Information Society and eGovernance
  • Citizen Centred E-Government
  • Building Smart City
  • Smart City and Quality of Life
  • eGovernance and Policy Modelling
  • Participatory Governance and Participatory Budgeting
  • Social Media: Tools for analysis, participation, and impact
  • Big Data, Computer Analytics and Governance
  • Cases and perspectives of the government transformations

The involvement of the conference organizers in the Interreg BSR Program's project “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci)  leads to an increased interest in the discussion and publication of relevant research results in the field of theory and practice of participatory (initiative) budgeting.


Registration is considered the confirmation of your participation by the conference officer which is possible in two cases:

  1. The paper that you submitted to the conference was accepted for publication as a result of double-blind peer review and you paid the registration fee as an author.
  2. You paid the registration fee as a participant without a presentation.

We are ready to accept registration requests from you at any time, but they will be processed in September - October 2021 only.

Please contact the conference officer with all registration questions (


Authors are invited to submit their Research papers or experience reports in English. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or considered for publication elsewhere. All papers are limited from 12 to15 pages in the LNCS/CCIS one-column page format

  • Research papers – provide the results of complete or ongoing research in one or more aspects of EGOV, with proven or potential capability to advance the state of research in the field.
  • Experience papers – describe completed or ongoing innovations in EGOV practice or policy with proven or potential capability to advance the state of practice in the field including critical success factors and insights on the challenges encountered and how they were or are addressed.

Particularly welcome are the articles containing an analysis of impact and benefits as a result of the introduction of the described EGOV innovations.


  • Preparation – All papers should be written in English and prepared in MS Word according to Springer's guidelines for LNCS/CCIS series.
    The Paper templates can be found here.
  • Submission – All papers should be submitted without any means of identifying their authors through EGOSE 2021 EasyChair Page by the First Submission Deadline. 
  • Review – All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review (3 reviewers/paper at least) by the Program Committee and the authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection decisions by the Notification Deadline. 
  • Rights management – A right management form and complete instructions on how to fill it will be sent by the publisher to the authors of accepted papers.  
  • Revision – Accepted papers must be revised to address reviewer comments, to add author names and affiliations, and resubmitted through  EGOSE 2021 EasyChair Page by the Final Submission Deadline.


All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, will be published by the Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, indexed by Scopus DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago. 

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission to the EasyChair: August 23, 2021

Notification of paper acceptance and reviewer comments: October 5, 2021

Deadline for the final version paper submission: October 18, 2021

Deadline for Speaker Registration and Early Bird Authors Registration: October 22, 2021

Conference holding: November 24 - 25, 2021.

Registration Fee

You can pay the registration fee by sending your request for an Invoice to

  • Registration of early bird participants and authors till October 22, 2021
    • Face-to-face participation - 300 Euro
    • Zoom-conference participation - 150 Euro
  • Late registration after October 17, 2021
    • Face-to-face participation - 350 Euro 
    • Zoom-conference participation - 200 Euro
  • Registration without publications and presentations till November 21, 2021
    • Face-to-face participation - 100 Euro
    • Zoom-conference participation - 50 Euro 

 Registration fees will be reimbursed at:

  • 80% for cancellation requests received before October 22, 2021
  • 50% for cancellation requests received after October 22, 2021
  • 0% for cancellation requests received after November 21, 2021

Visa Support

ATTENTION! Starting from 2019, citizens of some countries have the opportunity to obtain an electronic visa to visit St. Petersburg in a simplified manner. Details are here:

You may need a visa to come to Russia. If so,  we will be glad to provide you with the standard supporting documents you may need.

Your request for visa support must be forwarded to us BEFORE September 15, 2021, due to the very long processing procedure.

Attention! We offer visa support only to authors of papers that have successfully passed the double-blind peer review stage.

A Russian visa is required for nationals of most countries. However, recently Russia established a visa-free regime with several European, Asian and South American countries. To check whether the visa-free regime is applicable in your case, please contact the Russian consulate in your country. Contact info is available here.

To obtain a Russian visa, you first need to obtain an invitation (visa support) issued by an authorized organization. Then you should take that invitation to the Russian consulate in your country in order to obtain an actual visa. The Russian visa support is not an invitation letter from a host in Russia; it is a legal document including the traveller’s passport information and travel information. The Russian visa invitation can only be obtained through an authorized agency.

Preparing an official invitation, approved by the Federal Migration Service takes a lot of time.

We kindly ask you to send us (to before September 1, 2021 your request with the following information:

  1. A scanned copy of the main page of your passport (travelling document).
  2. The planning dates of your stay in Russia (for example, FROM 20.11.2021 to 29.11.2020);
  3. The cities that you are planning to visit (if you are planning to visit not only St. Petersburg);
  4. The place of your birth (country, city);
  5. The place of your residence (country, city);
  6. The place where you are planning to apply for the Russian visa (country, city);
  7. The place of your employment (the name of the organization, postal address, your current position);
  8. Experience in the current position (in years)
  9. The prospective place of residence in St. Petersburg (for example, the name of the hotel)
  10. The postal address to send the ready invitation letter (when it will be prepared)


For any questions, please, feel free to contact us:

Conference Officer:

Dmitrii Trutnev, Conference Director:, Mobile: +7 921 939-73-93



General Questions

The conference organizers respect and understand the high employment of authors and do their best to accept all good papers for publication. However, the tight deadlines for the publication preparation dictated by the publishing house (Springer) force us to refuse to accept papers that are so late that this leads to a delay in publishing the entire proceedings.

Yes, of course. At your request, we will make for you a certificate of participation and/or a letter of confirmation of the acceptance of your paper for publication.

The requirements of the template must be followed very strictly. These are the requirements of the Publishing House (Springer). They do not accept incorrectly formatted papers and the organizers do not have the resources to format them. Please be careful.

Yes, definitely.

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