Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Students, from any stage of their PhD, and young researchers with a maximum of one year after their PhD dissertations, are invited to propose a paper on their  doctoral research featuring  technical and non-technical aspects of eSociety, eGovernance, eParticipation, eDemocracy, eGovernment and eHealth and present it in this colloquium.

Overall intention

The overall intention of this colloquium is connecting young researchers and Ph.D. students with other senior researchers and practitioners on the ICEDEG topics. It let them receive a friendly welcome to their work and can have feedback which could be very positive and further enhance their doctoral research career that has just begun.


The colloquium is an opportunity of exchange of experiences and networking in a cross-sectoral and transdisciplinary environment for Ph.D. students and young researchers.

Ph.D. students and young researchers will be encouraged to discuss their Ph.D. experience and vision gained from current works, including challenges there are facing, their research scope and future orientation and perspective in a peer to peer learning environment with other doctoral students from around the World. Therefore, they are getting feedback and guidance from leading researchers, academics and professionals participating in the conference.

The colloquium will host 6-14 students and up to 4 leading researchers who will be invited from professionals, scholars, and experts in eGovernment.

Intended Audience

It will be welcomed all Ph.D. students within the field of information and communication technologies in the public sector, public administration, political science, information systems, knowledge management, service management, economics, social sciences, and law.

Newly 1-year-postdoctoral researchers are welcoming in these fields as well.


Submissions should consist of two parts:

  • A research paper with a maximum of 3 pages that describes the Ph.D. experience, including abstract, keywords, introduction to a research question, related work, theory, methodology, and preliminary results.
  • A short CV with a maximum of one 1 page.
  • Submission deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Notification: February 15, 2023.
  • Camera-ready: March 15, 2023.

The online submission system (EsyChair) will take you step-by-step through the submission of your paper.

  • Click on "Proceed to Paper Submission"
Proceed to Paper Submission





Submissions will be reviewed by the chairs of the doctoral colloquium and TCP/reviewers, if so. It may have to be revised according to review comments before final acceptance. On acceptance, further instructions for preparing the camera-ready paper for the Ph.D. colloquium will be provided.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs (

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Next Event

03 - 04 April 2023
Quito, Ecuador

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