Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Students from any stage of their Ph.D., 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

This colloquium intends to connect young researchers and Ph.D. students with other senior researchers and practitioners on the ICEDEG topics. It lets 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 to exchange 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 they face, 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 by all Ph.D. students in 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 welcome 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: January 30, 2024
  • Notification: April 15, 2024.
  • Camera-ready: May 15, 2024.

The online submission system (EsyChair) will take you step-by-step through submitting 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. Further instructions for preparing the camera-ready paper for the Ph.D. colloquium will be provided upon acceptance.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs (

  • Prof. Dr. Jaime Meza
  • Prof. Dr. Leticia Azucena Vaca Cardenas

Next Event

24 - 26 June 2024
Lucerne, Switzerland

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