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For HICSS-50 the volume of submissions to the EGOV track has increased by 26 percent to 113, of which less than half were accepted for presentation and inclusion in the IEEE proceedings. For the fifth year in a row EGOV paper sessions need to go parallel on one day of paper presentations. In its 12th year with full-track status and like in the years before the EGOV track at HICSS has maintained its strong position among the other conference tracks as well as the leading research conference in electronic government and participation research.

Also, once again, in 2016 the overall volume of peer-reviewed publications in EGOV research has risen in double digit percentage numbers (see EGRL, the e-Government Reference Library, at http://tinyurl.com/p5w8vv) So, we are happy to repeat the statement made for the past several years: e-government and participation research is thriving and growing in quality. We are on a very good path.

Over a decade, three annual conferences have established themselves as core conferences, which the global e-Government community preferably uses to convene: the International Digital Government Conference (dgo) in May of each year, the IFIP EGOV-EPART conference in late August/early September, and, last but not least, the EGOV track at HICSS in January. Just like HICSS on a larger scale, so also the EGOV track has gained the reputation among members of the community for serving as a bellwether for important new developments in this fascinating domain of study. It has been rated the flagship conference in e-Government [1].

This year and for the eleventh time in a row, the EGOV track is accompanied by a full-day symposium, this year dedicated to the topic of "Smart cities: Bringing research and practice together." The symposium has become a major event in the community’s ongoing discussion, particularly, with respect to new avenues of research and collaboration with practice.

In 2017, the EGOV track proudly hosts peer- reviewed and accepted papers in thirteen minitracks with 1 or 2 sessions each:

Cybersecurity and Government presents research focusing on the critical role of security and assurance to government operations, critical infrastructure, and citizens' trust.

Emerging Topics in EGOV has a long tradition of nurturing new topics such as the array of things, smart grids, and novel research methods in EGOV research, EGOV foundations, and others.

Government and Disaster Resilience is a minitrack that focuses on the capacity of professional responders, communities, and society to cope with all hazards in an effective fashion.

ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development), looks at the opportunities to use ICTs in human development and social justice.

Inside the Insider Threat explores a very specific problem in computer security intending to detect internal threats and protect against such insider threats.

Open Data, Information Processing, and Datification in Government highlights the increasing importance and roles of Data Sciences in the public sector.

Participation, Crowdsourcing, Co-Creation, and Innovation in Open Government highlights research in this rapidly growing study area.

Policies and Strategies for Digital Government addresses how public administration develop, implement, and evaluate public policies and strategies regarding ICTs.

Services and Information showcases research dedicated to the rapidly developing field of online services in the public sector.

Smart Cities, Smart Government, and Smart Government focuses on the technical, organizational, political, economical, and social aspects of urban environments in the 21st century.

Social Media in Government studies the unfolding and use of social media in the context of government.

Supply Chain Security and Mutual Trust Research is a first-year minitrack, which investigates the role of government in securing safe supply chains in an increasingly networked global business world.

Transformational Government covers characteristics, development, implementation, and uses of information systems that support the full range of management and administrative functions.

[1] Scholl, H. J., & Y. K. Dwivedi, "Forums for electronic government scholars: Insights from a 2012/2013 study," Government Information Quarterly, vol. 31 (2), pp. 229-242, 2014.


  • Cybersecurity and Government
  • Emerging Topics in Electronic Government
  • Government and Disaster Resilience
  • Government Services and Information
  • ICT4D: ICTs and Sustainable Development
  • Inside the Insider Threat
  • Open Data, Information Processing, and Datification in Government
  • Participation, Crowdsourcing, Co-Creation, and Innovationin Open Government
  • Policies and Strategies for Digital Government
  • Smart Cities, Smart Government, and Smart Governance
  • Social Media in Government
  • Supply Chain Security and Mutual Trust Research
  • Transformational Government: Governance, Organization, and Management

Track Chairs:

Hans Jochen Scholl
The Information School
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370C
Box 352840
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-2840
Tel: (206) 616-2543
Fax: (206) 616-3152
Email: jscholl@uw.edu

Lemuria Carter
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall, 301 W. Main Street, Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Tel: (804) 828-1732
Email: ldcarter@vcu.edu