Call for dg.o 2019 Conference Bids

The Digital Government Society (DGS) hereby invites bids to host the 20th Annual International conference on Digital Government Research, known as dg.o. DGS is a global multi-disciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners interested in the development and impacts of digital government:

  • Letter of Intent: due to DGS Treasurer by September 15, 2017.
  • Draft Bid Proposals. Draft Bids are due to the DGS Treasurer on October 15, 2017.  
  • Notification:  November 15, 2017. 
  • Final Bids. Final Bids are due to the DGS Treasurer on December 31, 2017.
  • Final Notification:  January 31, 2018

To contact the Treasurer and Site Selection Committee please send email to:

Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh, DGS Treasurer





The 2.5 day conference takes place each year during the May or June timeframe, avoiding national holidays and based on final date approval with the DGS Board. 


Attendance is typically between 100-150 people.


The conference is normally held on a university or college campus.


In total the conference runs four days. The conference begins with one-day of workshops and tutorials followed by an evening welcome reception. Two days of conference activities then include traditional plenary speakers, topical tracks with both research papers and panels. The event includes a poster reception and a conference dinner. The fourth day is comprised of cultural exchange and community networking activities including field trips to government or research facilities of interest to the conference participants and trips to local cultural sites.


dg.o has recently adopted a track format; currently approximately 10 tracks are offered.  Each track has at least two track chairs who work with the program chairs to manage the track.  

Review Process and Acceptance Rate   

Papers and posters are selected through a double-blind peer review process. Recent acceptance rates are close to 50% ensuring a high-quality program. Many conference papers go onto being published in leading journals.


See attached for the details of call,  and the bid application.