Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG)
ITU will host the 18th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG) on Jauary 27-28, 2021.
What is SWEG?
SWEG is a forum for discussing current eGovernment research issues. The workshop is dedicated to open and creative discussions about the current status of eGovernment research and future directions. The focus is thus on informal discussion rather than on formal conference presentations.
When and where
We are happy to announce that the 18th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG) takes place January 27th - 28th 2021 at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. We hope that we can meet you in person at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. However, if COVID-19 is still ongoing, we will host a virtual Workshop instead.
Workshop format and submission
For this year’s SWEG we have chosen to fully embrace the workshop format. Therefore, we ask the participants to submit research-in-progress papers, drafts, or ideas. In short, please submit a text with room for improvement. We ask that the submitted papers (including final versions) are maximum 5.000 words. For the final version of the paper, we also encourage participants to submit questions, issues and/or specific areas for discussion.
Each submission will be anonymously peer-reviewed by two reviewers recruited among the researchers that submit papers to the workshop. By submitting a paper to SWEG, you agree to review up to two papers.
Each paper will be allocated 5 minutes for plenary presentation for all participants. This will be followed by a 45 minutes feedback and discussion session in minor groups. This format is inspired by the SCIS/IRIS conference. Before the workshop, all participants will be split into minor groups with junior and senior scholars. We expect all participants to have thoroughly read and offer suggestions for the papers in the minor groups they are in.
There will be an award for the most thought-provoking research idea.
Themes and topics
We have a general theme of E-Government and E-Participation research, welcoming contributions focusing on a wide area of topics including but not limited to:
- Adaptive governance and ambidexterity
- Artificial Intelligence and Government
- Automation of processes in public administration
- Big data, open data, and open innovation in E-Government
- Digital transformation vs digitization
- Open-source and open standards solutions in E-Government
- Privacy and surveillance issues
- Smart cities
- Social media and E-Government services
- Transparency and openness in E-Government services
- Users and citizens in design, management, and implementation of E-Government
- Values; co-creation of value, public values, value hierarchies
- Welfare technologies in the public sector, and finally
- Methodological and theoretical reflections
We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, such as public administration, political science, information systems, knowledge management, service management, economics, sociology, and law. Research may range from empirical studies to pure conceptual work.
Contributions with a focus on Scandinavian countries are welcome, but the forum is not limited to the Scandinavian research community and aims at including a wide variety of perspectives on e-government research. Instead of publishing proceedings formally, we will use this workshop to prepare papers for publication in established outlets. Consequently, material presented at SWEG is not copyright protected and can be submitted to other conferences or journals without further questions.
Submissions due: November 23rd, 2020
Notification of acceptance: December 16th, 2020
Registration and final version: January 18th, 2021
Workshop fee: TBA
Workshop: January 27th - 28th, 2021
Please observe, that these dates are final due to the workshop format.
Submit your paper to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Østergaard Madsen, email@example.com
Mille Edith Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact Mille for practical questions)