Papers may be submitted on any of the following subjects:
- Information Society and eGovernance
- Open Government Prospects
- Convergence in E-Governance Services
- Citizen Centered E-Government
- Participatory Governance
- Open Government Data
- eGovernance and Policy Modeling
- eGovernance and Eurasian Integration
- Social Media: Tools for analysis, participation, and impact
- Building Smart City
- Smart Citizens and Quality of Life
- Disruptive E-Governance
PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS
EGOSE 2017 is a blind peer-reviewed conference. 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.
Completed or ongoing work can be submitted as research papers or experience papers:
- Research papers – The papers that 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. Complete research papers are limited to 15 pages while ongoing research papers to 10 pages.
- Experience papers – The papers that 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. Complete experience papers are limited to 15 pages while ongoing experience papers to 10 pages.
- Preparation – All papers should be written in English and prepared using the Word template (NEW!!!) within the page limits set for the corresponding submission categories: 15 pages for completed research or experience papers, 10 pages for ongoing research or experience papers.
- Submission – All papers should be submitted without any means of identifying their authors through EGOSE 2017 EasyChair Page by the First Submission Deadline.
- Review – All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review 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 how to fill it will be sent by the publisher to the authors of accepted papers. After completing the form online, the authors will be emailed a copy of the form and the correct rights management text to add to their papers.
- Revision – Accepted papers must be revised to address reviewer comments, to add author names and affiliations and to add the rights management text received above and resubmitted through EGOSE 2017 EasyChair Page by the Final Submission Deadline.
PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, will be published by the ACM Pres in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series indexed by Scopus and Scholar Google.
Best paper awards are planned.
EGOSE 2017 – Presentation Guidelines
Completed research papers are presented in 90-minute paper sessions. Each session includes 3 or 4 presentations. The meeting rooms, in which these sessions are held, are equipped with a computer (Windows OS), a screen, and a data projector. Presenters should bring their presentations on a USB drive so that they can be uploaded to the computer in the room. PowerPoint and PDF presentation formats will be supported.
PLEASE NOTE: Presenters will not be able to connect their own laptops to the data projector.
During the break prior to the session, presenters should come to the room to upload their presentations and introduce themselves to the session chair. That way the session chair is can be informed about which authors are present, who will present each paper, how the presenters’ names are pronounced and any other pertinent information. In a case of technical difficulties, technical support staff and EGOSE 2017 volunteers will be available.
Even though the conference facility has free wi-fi, we would recommend that presenters do not rely on an online material (e.g., live streaming of a YouTube video) as part of their presentations as this might cause undue delays.
Session chairs are responsible for the smooth running of the session. This includes:
- Reading the papers in the session in order to be able to engage the authors in a conversation after their presentation in case the audience does not ask any questions; papers will be available for download on the EGOSE website prior to the conference
- Deciding on the session structure and communicating this to the authors and session attendees, i.e., how much time to give to each presentation, how much time for Q&A both after each presentation and/or at the end of the session, when questions can be asked
- Ensuring that all presentations are uploaded to the computer in the room during the break
- Starting the session on time by welcoming the audience and introducing the session
- Introducing each paper and the presenting author(s)
- Managing the time allotted to each presentation: there will be cards in each indicating the remaining time (5, 1 and 0) minutes; if the presenter goes on past their allotted time, one-time keeping strategy is to get up and stand close to the presenter, effectively ‘taking their stage.'
- Encouraging and managing conversation about the paper after the presentation
- Closing the session: presenters and the audience should be thanked for their participation and summary comments about the research presented can be made
If any problems arise, please reach out to one of the EGOSE 2017 volunteers.
Given the time limits for each paper presentation, presenting authors should keep the number of slides in their deck to a minimum. Ideally, presentations should make the motivation of the research clear, as well as highlight the research question(s), the central argument/theories, the key findings and the paper’s contributions. Also, making key points and sharing key insights early in the presentation will ensure that the audience hears them and that they will not be inadvertently lost when the presenter runs out of time.
There should be only limited text on each slide to ensure that the font size is large enough for the audience to read. When it comes to presenting elaborate tables or busy schematics taken from the paper itself, consider reformatting them to show only the data that will the highlighted in the presentation.
Finally, we ask each presenter to practice his/her presentation at least once beforehand. Ideally, such a practice run should involve talking the presentation out loud and timing it. A few practice sessions will ensure that authors make a lively, focused presentation and avoid the unsatisfying experience of trying to get from the midpoint of their presentation to the end in the remaining minute or two.
If you have any questions about the presentations, please get in touch with the program chair Dmitrii Trutnev < firstname.lastname@example.org >
To foster conversation about a given paper during the session, we recommend that audience members read the papers beforehand. The conference proceedings will be available on the EGOSE website.