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2012 Digital Government Conference (dg.o 2012), June 4-7, 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park

The 2012 Digital Government Conference (dg.o 2012) is taking place June 4-7, 2012 at the University of Maryland College Park (a few miles out of Washington, DC). Marking its 13th year, the conference brings together an international community of leading digital government researchers and practitioners to discuss such key topics as open data; open government; social media and public participation in digital government; effective use of social media by governments; crowd sourcing for government decision making; transformative government; data integration, visualizations, and analytics for government decision making; financial/economic/social policy making; government productivity and effectiveness; service quality and customer-centric e-Government; computing infrastructure models, cyber-security and project management; IT and tools to support government security; and methods to measure and evaluate success in e-Government.
Full conference information, including registration information, is available at http://www.dgo2012.dgsna.org/.
Highlights from the conference include:
* Keynote presentations by Chris Vein, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Government Innovation; Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House; Randeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, Information and Communication Technologies Sector, The World Bank; Don Kettle, Dean, School of Public Policy, the University of Maryland College Park, and and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.
* Innovative workshops and tutorials on June 4 by leading researchers and practitioners. Topics include Humans and Machines Learning Together: Using DiscoverText to Gather and Classify Big Text Data Sets (Stuart Shulman, University of Massachusetts Amherst); Node XL for Social Network Analysis (Cody Dunn, University of Maryland College Park); Security and Privacy in Government (Jaideep Vidya, Rutgers University); and Linking Open Data: Changes and Solutions (Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology; Anneke Zuiderwijk, Delft University of Technology; and Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens). Full conference registrants receive one complementary workshop/tutorial of their choice.
* Over 30 research and management papers; numerous panels; and a wide range of posters from leading digital government scholars and practitioners from government, industry, and universities from across the globe.
Important Dates:
May 18, 2012: Early registration ends
May 13, 2012: Hotel room block (information on the conference website) ends; book before this date to receive the conference discount
Thank you to our sponsors: Elsevier, IOS Press, Information Policy & Access Center, the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland College Park.

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