IIMB partners with GoI for ICEGOV2017 in Delhi from March 7-9

Prof. Rahul Dé is a Programme Chair; students and faculty of IIMB will present 5 papers 

02 March, 2017: The 10th edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) is being hosted by Government of India (through NeGD, the National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), in collaboration with UNESCO in New Delhi from March 7-9. IIM Bangalore is an institutional partner for this conference. Professor Rahul Dé, from the Decision Sciences and Information Systems at IIMB, is a Programme Chair.

ICEGOV2017 will take place at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, from 7-9 March 2017 (followed by a doctoral colloquium on 10 March). The conference theme is ‘Building Knowledge Societies: from Digital Government to Digital Empowerment’.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, will chair the conference with Maria Manuel Leitao Marques, Minister of Presidency & Administrative Modernization, Portugal, as co-chair.

The ICEGOV series focuses on the intersection of technology, governance and development. Previous conferences took place in Macau in 2007, Cairo in 2008, Bogota in 2009, Beijing in 2010, Tallinn in 2011, Albany in 2012, Seoul in 2013, Guimaraes in 2014 and Montevideo in 2016.

The series has become a source of significant research and policy insight, able to reach national and global policy and research audiences. ICEGOV2017 is expected to bring between 500 and 1000 participants from around 50 countries including large government participation from India. The 2017 edition has received a record number of paper submissions (560, which is more than 3 times the previous record) by the deadline of 3-October-2016.

Over the core 3 days, ICEGOV2017 would traverse a rich association of keynote lectures and plenary discussions, flanked by simultaneous parallel breakaway sessions including paper presentations on the 12 thematic tracks (www.digitalindia.gov.in/content/icegov-2017), invited sessions and special events. Details can be seen online at www.icegov.org.

IIM Bangalore students and faculty are presenting five papers at the conference. These papers were selected through a peer-review process, where only 24% of the total 560 papers (a record for the conference series) submitted were finally selected.