Inaugural “Fellow of the Digital Government Society”

In the Information School’s Weekly “Research Shout Outs and News: June 11, 2021,” it was communicated:

Along with one other inaugural recipient (Dr. Gil-Garcia), today at the 22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2021) the award of “Fellow of the Digital Government Society,” which honors exceptional and groundbreaking contributions to the study domain of Digital Government, was conferred to Hans Jochen Scholl. The Digital Government Society, of which Jochen was a founding member in 2005, and for which he served as the Third President (2009-2010), is an association of hundreds of scholars worldwide. In his acceptance speech Jochen urged his colleagues to focus their research during times of increasingly challenged democracies worldwide more frequently on “problematic outcomes” of digital government, which he characterized as Type A (desirable, but not successful) and Type B (not desirable, but successful). He maintained that “some of the technically best, yet most invasive, most suppressive, and albeit most ‘successful’ digital government systems are not committed to democracy in any shape or form but rather support and foster autocracy and dictatorships.” Such “successes” in Digital Government Jochen characterized as extremely undesirable and highly problematic. His remarks were met with great applause from the dg.o 2021 audience.

Watch the acceptance speech here.

HICSS-49 EGOV Track With Record Number of Submissions

The HICSS-49 EGOV Track continues to show its strong standing as the #1 academic research conference in electronic government research worldwide. For the conference, which will be held in January of 2016, ninety full research papers were received in thirteen topical minitracks. Submitting authors will be notified in mid-August of 2015 about acceptance or non-acceptance of their submissions. More information on the HICSS-49 EGOV Track.

E-Gov Track (HICSS-47) Call for Reviewers and Call for Papers

After an incredibly successful edition of the E-GOV Track at HICSS-46 (lowest acceptance rate of all tracks, third-largest attendance of all ten tracks, and great quality of papers), we are now organizing the E-GOV track’s next edition at this fine conference (HICSS-47, January 6-9, 2014; Hilton Waikoloa, Waikoloa, Big Island of Hawaii/USA).

Besides a total of 11 minitracks (one new and several refocused/renamed one) we will again conduct two all-day symposia, one on the impact of electronic government research on practice and the other one dedicated to detection and mitigation of insider threats.

Just like its predecessors the HICSS-47 Electronic Government track will be a hotbed for groundbreaking studies and new ideas in this particular research domain. Many studies first presented here were developed further and then turned into publications at top journals.

A short history of the e-Gov Track at HICSS can be found here:

Eleven minitracks cover the full spectrum of research avenues of electronic government including minitracks dedicated to emerging topics, open government, and social media and social networking, or, most recently, insider threats. The HICSS e-Government Track has assumed an excellent reputation among e-Government scholars. Several times it has been ranked the academically most rigorous research conference on e-Government in the world. In a recent study the E-Government Track has been ranked the top research conference on electronic government by scholars from around the world.

Minitracks are dedicated to the following topical areas:

Crisis, Disaster, and Catastrophe Management
* E-Government Education
* Emerging Topics
* Infrastructure Security
* Insider Threat Science, Measurement, Implementation, and Effect
* Open and Participatory Government
Open Data and Cloud Services
Policies & Governance for the Network Society 
* Services and Information
* Social Media and Social Networking
* Transformational Government

Please see for more information.

Symposium I (15 Years of Electronic Government Research: What is the impact on practice?)

Symposium II (Assessing Reliable Metrics and Measures of Effectiveness for Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation)

Important Deadlines

June 15: Authors submit full papers by this date, following the Author Instructions.

All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. HICSS papers undergo a double-blind review (June 15 – August 15).

August 15: Acceptance notices are sent to Authors. At this time, at least one author of an accepted paper should begin visa, fiscal & travel arrangements to attend the conference to present the paper.

September 15: Authors submit Final Version of papers following submission instructions posted on the HICSS web site. At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference.

October 2: Papers without at least one registered author will be pulled from the publication process; authors will be notified.

For more information, please see