dg.o 2021: TRACK 7. Inclusive and Resilient Smart Cities

Dear colleague,

are you researching on topics such as smart city? smart city resilience? smart transformation? smart 
government/governance? smart city management? city and open/big data? urban
innovation? industry 4.0?


CALL FOR PAPERS - dg.o 2021: TRACK 7. Smart Cities: Inclusive and Resilient Smart Cities

(https://smartcitytrack.wordpress.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/SmartCityTrack/)


dg.o 2021: 22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

Theme: Intelligent Government in the Intelligent Information Society

Graduate School of Public Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska, USA, June 9-11, 2021


http://dgsociety.org/dgo-2021/ and https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgo2021

Twitter handle: #dgo2021


The Digital Government Society (DGS) announces the 22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research – dg.o 2021, 
with a theme “Digital Innovations for Public Values: Inclusive Collaboration and Community”. dg.o 2021 will be hosted by the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, 
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, USA on June 9-11, 2021. The dg.o conferences are an established forum for presentation, discussion, and 
demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, political participation, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice.
Each year the conference brings together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of their work, their contributions to theory (rigor) 
and practice (relevance), their focus on important and timely topics and the quality of their writing.

TRACK 7. Smart Cities: Inclusive and Resilient Smart Cities

Track chairs: 

Leonidas Anthopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece

Dongwook Kim, Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York


Smart Cities are enablers for smart growth, social coherence, and industrial transformation of cities by adopting cutting edge technologies, 
such as the "internet of things"; Smart sensors; Machine learning, AI, Blockchain and Robotics.  The goals of smart cities are to make advances 
in industry 4.0, mobility, energy, health, education, public safety, infrastructures, natural environment, and business, as well as related issues 
of cybersecurity and privacy with urban informatics and smart governance.  
One of the emerging issues of smart city initiatives is to enhance the resilience, efficiency and competitiveness, to lessen social discriminations 
and to improve the local quality of life. The Resilient Smart Cities should ensure that key infrastructure enables citizens’ equal access to public 
and utility services, while it can generate early alerts and enable disaster monitoring, epidemic surveillance and infrastructure redundancy. 

This track invites research and practices in smart cities that describes smart cities development strategies, policy models, citizen engagement, and 
technology innovations. This year’s theme calls for research and practices on the Inclusive and Resilient Smart Cities which emphasize the urban resilience, 
which can be defined as the ability of citizens and the community to keep on functioning and prospering despite the challenges that can face (i.e., inequity, 
poverty, violence, environmental threats etc.) and the shocks that can experience (i.e., disasters, terrorism/bioterrorism, pandemics). 

Recommended Topics:

- smart city inclusiveness and resilience;
- smart city key infrastructure and platforms;
- smart city implementation strategies and success indicators;
- smart government;
- smart city service innovations and impacts;
- smart digital citizen identity;
- citizen’s behavior modeling;
- citizen engagement, industry 4.0 technologies;
- digital transformation, smart and connected communities;
- governance and policy issues of intelligent machines and man-machine interactions;
- security, ethics and privacy issues;
- novel sharing and interactions in intelligent cities;
- smart city infrastructure and standards; applications and collaborations based on the IoT and, smart sensors;
- Big Data analytics;
- civic technology movement, and intercity and intergovernmental collaborations;
- Machine learning, Deep Learning, AI, Blockchain, AR/VR and Robotics for cities and governments



- January 27, 2021: Extended Papers due

- March 31, 2021: Notifications of acceptance

- April 25, 2021: Camera-ready manuscripts due

- May 20, 2021: Early registration closes!



Submissions need to follow the guidelines established for the dg.o conference. Detailed instruction and ACM conference proceedings template 
will be available on conference website http://dgsociety.org/dgo-2021/ under “submission guidelines”.

Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dgo2021