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dgOnline 5.2 - February, 2006

Welcome to the monthly newsletter for the National Science Foundation's Digital Government program. dgOnline is published by the Digital Government Research Center at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute.

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Latest dg.o 2006 Conference News:

"Integrating Information Technology and Social Science Research for Effective Government"

The 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research is a forum for the presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary research on digital government and its applications in diverse domains.

San Diego, California
May 21-24, 2006

Register Online Today!
Keynote Speakers
  • Kim Nelson, Microsoft's E-Government Director will deliver a keynote address on "Academic and Business Partnerships to Enhance Digital Government Research," Tuesday, May 23, 2006.

  • Dr. John Phillips, Chief Scientist of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will deliver a keynote address for ISI2006 on Tuesday, May 23, 2006.
    (dg.o 2006 attendees are welcomed to attend.)
Call for Participation for dg.o 2006 Workshops & Tutorials
The dg.o 2006 conference also hosts the annual Principal Investigator (PI) meeting for the NSF's Digital Government research program and for those PIs in the Information Technology Research (ITR) program whose research is relevant to digital government. The luncheon meeting will held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006.

What are dg.o 2006 Tutorials?
dg.o Tutorials, first introduced at dg.o 2005, are half-day presentations offering deeper insight into the scientific and government domains, research topics or methods, technologies or field experience of veteran Digital Government researchers. Learn more

Call for Participation for dg.o 2006 Tutorials - Register today!

Sunday Afternoon - May 21, 2006
  • Fighting Fear of a Bioterrorism Event with Information Technology: Real-World Examples and Opportunities
  • Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) in Digital Government
Wednesday Afternoon - May 24, 2006
  • Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government Research
  • User-Centric Developments in eGovernment in a Period of Fast Technological Change
  • Usage Scenarios for Information Sharing in a Data Grid

All invited tutorials will take place at dg.o 2006 on either Sunday, May 21 or Wednesday, May 24, 2006.? Tutorials without a minimum of eight registered participants will be canceled. A final assessment of registration status and cancellation decisions will be made on May 15, 2006, one week before the conference begins.

What are International Research Workshops at dg.o 2006?

dg.o 2006 International Research Workshops, first introduced at dg.o 2005, are half-day pre- and post-conference meetings for researchers starting or advancing multi-country projects. Of particular relevance are topics of interest to researchers and government officials in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
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Call for Participation for dg.o 2006 Workshops - Register Today!

Sunday - May 21, 2006

  • Understanding eParticipation - (All Day)
  • Digital Governance and Hotspot GeoInformatics for Monitoring, Etiology, Early Warning, and Sustainable Management -(All Day)
  • Research on Public Returns to Government Investment in ICT - (Half Day)
Wednesday Afternoon - May 24, 2006
  • "eRulemaking at the Crossroads" - (Half Day)
  • Implementing Identity Management Architectures for e-Government: Challenges and Key Issues - (Half Day)
Principal Investigators Meeting
The dg.o 2006 conference also hosts the annual Principal Investigator (PI) meeting for the NSF's Digital Government research program and for those PIs in the Information Technology Research (ITR) program whose research is relevant to digital government. The luncheon meeting will held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006.




I wanted to let you know in case you were preparing a proposal with the
expectation of submitting it in the coming Spring. In FY05 you were able
to submit your Digital Government proposals to the IIS Division- wide call for
proposals in April. This call has now been archive - please see:

If you go to this URL, you'll see the following notice:
Public Comment: NSF is not accepting proposals under the Information and
Intelligent Systems solicitation, NSF 05-551 in 2006 or future years. A new
solicitation is currently under development that will clarify and better define the
mapping of our program areas to the IIS organizational structure. We expect the
new solicitation will have Fall 2006 deadline dates.

The new solicitation will be posted at least 90 days prior to the deadline dates.
We had originally expected to accept FY06 IIS proposals
in about the same timeframe as in 05 - i.e. April-May 2006.
As you can see, though, this is now pushed out about 6 months.


Lawrence E. Brandt, Program Director
Digital Government Program
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Suite 1125
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22230

Phone: 703-292-8930
Fax: 703-292-9073


DG Research continues to help e-Rulemaking

Writing software to help computers identify the unique, individual comments that have more value to regulators.

Regulators must work out the real-life details of the laws that have been passed. For those whose mandate is implementation, rather than legislation, the calculation is never as simple as counting up how many yeses vs. how many nos.
Learn more

NSF Releases IT-Related Program Announcements
????Cyber Trust
????Human and Social Dynamics

??? Next-Generation Cybertools
??? Cyberinfrastructure Team (CI-Team) Demonstration Projects


A New Digital Government Society?
An ad hoc committee is studying the possibility of forming a Digital Government
society to support the community and its events, including the annual conferences.
Please join the online discussion here:
Mission and Name Discussion
??? Bled eConference - Call for Panels and Workshops
??? eChallenges e-2006 Conference & Exhibition - Issues First Call for Papers
??? egov Asia 2006 Conference - Issues First Call for Papers

??? Int'l Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT - Issues First Call for Papers

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Questions and submissions should be forwarded to:

Chrystol Koempel, M.A.
DGRC Public Affairs/Media Officer
Digital Government Research Center
USC Information Sciences Institute
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