Friday, 10 March 2017 | 09:00 - 15:20 | New Delhi
Submissions to the Doctoral Colloquium are welcome from doctoral students who would like to present their research work on any topic related to the theme of the conference. Each submission should explain the research problem addressed and why the problem is important, the research questions pursued and the research methodology adopted to pursue them, what kind of scientific and technical challenges were encountered in the course of the research, and obtained or emerging research results. Presentation of student work at the Doctoral Colloquium aims at providing feedback from academic experts and building students' peer-to-peer and professional networks.
The day will be split into distinct morning and afternoon sessions, with a networking lunch in between. The morning session will feature discussions and presentations from peer-reviewed and accepted doctoral student papers (maximum of four pages) based on their ongoing or completed research. The afternoon session will feature open discussions with doctoral student paper presenters, faculty, researchers, and doctoral students interested in the topic of digital government who are at the beginning stages of their research programs. We welcome applicants from a broad range of research areas relevant to digital government.
The morning session of the colloquium will encompass three kinds of activities:
- Presentations of individual student research based on their accepted submissions. Submissions should explain the research problem addressed and why the problem is important, the research questions pursued and the research methodology adopted to pursue them, what kind of scientific and technical challenges were encountered in the course of the research, and obtained or emerging research results;
- Discussion, question and answer, and engagement around research methods, approaches, and next research steps led by faculty mentors and participants;
- Informal discussions and networking activities.
The afternoon session will focus on:
- Lightning talks based on submissions by emerging PhD students at the beginning of their studies that focus on their research areas of interest, research problems and significance, key research questions, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies;
- Feedback from faculty mentors and doctoral student participants;
- Brief plenary presentations by senior faculty on digital government research themes as well as on planning and managing dissertations and careers.
The authors of accepted papers will be able to apply for scholarships to partially cover the costs of attending the conference, including registration and accommodation but not travel. The preference will be given to the authors whose main affiliation is based in a developing or transition country. At most one application will be considered per accepted paper. The online application form for scholarships will be available soon.
All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings on the condition that at least one author registers by the 12 December 2016 deadline and presents the accepted paper at the conference. As in previous years, electronic proceedings will be published by the ACM Press and selected papers will be invited for submission to the special issue of Government Information Quarterly. Best paper awards will also take place.
The submission procedure includes five main steps:
1. Preparation: all papers should be written in English and prepared using the ACM Word Proceedings Template. Each paper must be within the page limits set for the corresponding submission categories (references included): 10 pages for completed research or experience papers, 4 pages for ongoing research or experience papers or for doctoral research papers, and 2 pages for poster papers.
2. Submission: all papers should be submitted through EasyChair – ICEGOV2017 by 3 October 2016 deadline in PDF format. Each paper must be submitted without any means of identifying the authors in terms of names, affiliations, email addresses, references, etc.
3. Review Process: all submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review by the Programme Committee and the authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection decisions by 21 November 2016.
4. Revision and Final Submission: all accepted papers must be revised to address reviewer comments and to remove all blinding measures, i.e. add author names, affiliations, email addresses, references, etc. The final version of the paper must then be resubmitted through EasyChair – ICEGOV2017 in Word format (.doc or .docx) by 19 December 2016 deadline.
5. Editorial Revision and Copyright Form: once the final papers are submitted, an editorial review will take place to ensure that the papers are formatted strictly according to the ACM Word Proceedings Template and are within the page limits within the category they were accepted to. Afterwards, a rights management form and complete instructions on how to fill it will be sent by the publisher to the authors. After completing the form online, the authors will be emailed a copy of the form.