Call for papers


The Digitalization Management research group at the University of South-Eastern Norway is happy to invite you to the 22nd Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG). The workshop will take place January  15-16 2025. We hope to see you in person in Vestfold, Norway!


Workshop format


This year’s SWEG will fully embrace the workshop format. Therefore, we ask the participants to submit research-in-progress papers, drafts, and ideas. The maximum word limit is 4000 words, excluding tables and references. Each submission will be reviewed by one reviewer recruited among the researchers that submit papers to the workshop. By submitting a paper to SWEG, you agree to review up to two papers. For the final version of the paper, we also encourage participants to submit questions, issues, and/or specific areas for discussion. Each paper will be allocated 5 minutes for a plenary presentation to all participants. This will be followed by a 45 minutes feedback and discussion session in small groups.

We expect all participants to have read the papers thoroughly and offer suggestions in the groups they are in. 


Themes and topics


We welcome contributions focusing on a wide array of topics in the areas of digital government (e-government) and e-participation/democracy, including, but not limited to: 


    • Artificial intelligence and government
    • Adaptive governance and ambidexterity
    • Automation of processes in public administration
    • Big data, open data, and open innovation in e-government

    • Competence and capabilities

    • Digital democracy and the digital society
    • Digital transformation vs digitization and digitalization

    • Information security
    • Managing digital transformations
    • Methodological, theoretical, and philosophical reflections 
    • Open-source and open standards solutions in e-government
    • Privacy and surveillance issues
    • Responsible and sustainable digital transformation, and digital transformation for sustainable development
    • Smart cities
    • Social media and e-government services
    • Transparency and openness in e-government services
    • Users and citizens in the design, management, and implementation of e-government
    • Values; co-creation of value, public values, value hierarchies
    • “Welfare technologies” in the public sector

We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, such as public administration, political science, information systems, management, economics, sociology, urban planning, and law. Research may range from empirical studies to pure conceptual work.


Contributions with a focus on Scandinavian countries are common at SWEG, but the forum is not limited to the Scandinavian research community.


Instead of publishing proceedings formally, the workshop is intended to help authors prepare papers for publication in established outlets. Consequently, the material presented at SWEG is not copyright-protected and can be submitted to other conferences or journals.


Submit your paper to:  Please add your subject line “Paper submission – SWEG2025”.


Important dates


    • Submissions due: November 15, 2024
    • Notification of acceptance: December 18, 2024
    • Final version: January 8, 2025
    • Registration open: November 15, 2024
    • Registration deadline: January 5, 2024
    • Workshop dates: January 15-16

Registration, Workshop fees, and updates:  Please visit  <TBA>

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