Call for Workshop Proposals

ICEDEG is pleased to invite proposals for workshops at the main conference. The goal of the workshops is to provide additional venues for discussing novel ideas as well as recent results of research in progress. The workshops will explore the current status, challenges, and perspectives of eSociety, eGovernance, eParticipation, eDemocracy, eGovernment, and eHealth, and future directions in achieving social and political innovation.

Researchers, policymakers, civil society representatives, open data activists, and developers are invited to participate in the three thematic workshops that will facilitate cross-sectoral and transdisciplinary collaboration and enable participants to analyze real challenges, prioritize issues, propose solutions, and commit to action. We welcome contributions from various disciplines, such as public administration, political science, information systems, knowledge management, service management, economics, sociology, and law.

Different full-day and half-day workshop formats are possible, for example:

  • Workshop through moderated discussion or breakout sessions, resulting in a draft paper or report to be completed and published after the workshop. Particular priority will be given to these formats, which require the active involvement of the participants.
  • Traditional mini-conferences on specialized topics typically have their own paper submission and review processes. 
  • Mini competitions, hackathons, or challenges around selected topics with individual or team participation are also highly welcome.

A workshop proposal should be a PDF document no more than four pages long, submitted by e-mail to and organized as follows:

  • Workshop title
  • A short description of the workshop includes its rationale and how and why it fits the audience of ICEDEG. This description should also include the topic, format, and details about what type of submission is requested from prospective attendees.
  • Name, email address, and affiliation of workshop chair(s) and briefly describe their experience organizing such events.
  • Requested duration (half day or full day) and the expected number of participants.
  • Description of workshop activities. Outline how the workshop will be organized and how the time will be spent. In particular, please sketch how you will engage participants to foster more interactivity and engagement during the workshop.
  • For more interactive workshop formats, outline the process of selecting or inviting the participants.
  • Description of plans for promoting the workshop and disseminating the results.
  • History of prior workshops on this topic, if any.
  • Submission deadline: January 30, 2024

Workshop Grants

ICEDEG is offering a grant of 1000 USD for accepted workhsops to help organizers cover their travel and accommodation expenses and full registration to participate in all the events organized at ICEDEG. The grant will be given after the tutorial.

Next Event

24 - 26 June 2024
Lucerne, Switzerland

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