The 5th EGOSE conference held during 14-16 November 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia. As the previous conferences, it was organized by the ITMO University’s Centre for e-Government Technologies. This year it was done in cooperation with the North-West Institute of Management, a branch of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The conference’s Call for Papers invited to submit research papers under the following thematic tracks

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

As many as 98 papers were submitted to EasyChair for a double-blind peer review, with around three-quarters coming from Russia.  The Programme Committee selected 36 for publication. Maria Wimmer of University Koblenz-Landau (Germany), Marijn Janssen of Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) delivered the key-note speeches.

The accepted for publication papers were presented at nine academic sessions:

  • Research Session 1 – Smart City Infrastructure, Policy
  • Research Session 2 – Digital Privacy, Rights, Security
  • Research Session 3 – Data Science, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Computational Linguistics
  • Research Session 4 – Digital Public Administration, Economy, Policy
  • Research Session 5 – Digital Services, Values, Inclusion
  • Research Session 6 – Digital Democracy, Participation, Security, Communities, Social Media, Activism
  • Research Session 7 – Social Media Discourse Analysis
  • Research Session 8 – Digital Data, Policy Modeling
  • Research Session 9 – Digital Government, Administration, Communication 

A specific feature of this conference was a visible rise in papers devoted to machine learning and other issues relating to the use of Artificial Intelligence models and algorithms for textual analysis, often in combination with computational linguistics. That resulted in having a special session (number 3) to report on such research.

Accepted papers have been published in the Volume 947 of the Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, indexed by Scopus DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago.