Call for papers

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The Centre for Empirical Research on Information Systems (CERIS) and the Informatics Department at Örebro University are happy to invite you to the 20th Scandinavian Workshop on E-Government (SWEG). The workshop will take place on February 1st – 2nd 2023. We hope to see you in person at Örebro University, Sweden!

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. This format was successfully tried out on last year’s SWEG. Before the workshop, all participants will be split into groups with junior and senior scholars. We expect all participants to have read the papers thoroughly and offer suggestions in the groups they are in. There will be an award for the most thought-provoking research idea.

Themes and topics

The core theme of SWEG2023 is ‘From Government automation to AI’. However, we welcome contributions focusing on a wide array of topics in the areas of e-government and e-participation, including, but not limited to: 

  • Artificial intelligence and government
  • Adaptive governance and ambidexterity
  • Information security
  • Automation of processes in public administration
  • Big data, open data, and open innovation in e-government
  • Competence and capabilities
  • Digital transformation vs digitization and digitalization
  • 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
  • Use of e-government in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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, and finally  

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: mail@sweg.org ( with CC to sirajul.islam@oru.se, and annika.andersson@oru.se ). Please add your subject line “Paper submission – SWEG2023”.

Important dates

  • Submissions due: November 20th, 2022 Extended on request to November 25th 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: December 16th, 2022
  • Final version: January 6th, 2023
  • Registration open: January 9th, 2023
  • Registration deadline: January 20th, 2023
  • Workshop dates: February 1st – 2nd, 2023

Registration, Workshop fees, and updates:  Please visit https://www.oru.se/sweg2023

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