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dgOnline 1.8 - March, 2003

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

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dg.o2003 NEWS:

Record Number of Papers Submitted:
Nearly 100 teams of researchers have submitted papers and proposals for tech demonstrations, panels and birds-of-a-feather sessions for the 2003 National Conference on Digital Government Research - more than in any previous year of the conference's history.

Peer reviews will be conducted over the next two weeks, and the program committee expects on March 31 to notify the authors of papers and proposals accepted to the conference.

Registration Now Underway - Please Join Us!
Attendees have begun registering for this year's conference, to be held May 18-21 at the Harborside Hyatt Hotel in Boston, MA. For complete details on registration, hotel reservations and keynote speaker Nicholas Negroponte, please visit the conference site:


Exploring the Stovepipe Culture:
Armed with one of DG's newest and largest rounds of funding, the eight-month-old, Harvard-based National Center For Digital Government Research (Integrating Information and Institutions) has begun probing the evolution of e-government in America with research on Bush-administration initiatives, DNA evidence, e-rulemaking and authentication:


March 15, 2003
International Digital Libraries Collaborative Research and Applications Testbeds Letter of Intent (optional)

March 24, 2003
Deadline for large projects, Information Technology Research

March 31, 2003
Notification of acceptance for proposals and papers submitted to dg.o2003

April 15, 2003
Deadline for International Digital Libraries Collaborative Research and Applications Testbeds

April 21, 2003
5 p.m. Proposal deadline for High Performance Network Connections - 2003 (HPNC) Document NSF 03-529 can be found at:

April 24, 2003
5 p.m. Full proposal deadline for Strategic Technologies for the Internet - 2003 (STI)

May 8, 2003
Networking Research Testbeds (NRT) Program

May 8, 2003
Experimental Infrastructure Network (EIN)

For other deadlines and events related to Digital Government research, please see our calendar:


National Academy Interviews Ehrlich and Colwell:
Population biologist Paul Ehrlich and National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell are the newest features on the National Academy of Sciences' InterViews Web site, which contains first-person accounts of the lives and work of members. In hour-long interviews (sound files require free RealPlayer), distinguished scientists talk about their research, why they became scientists and other aspects of their careers.

National Academies to Present Reports on Counterterrorism, Infrastructure Protection:
The National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board holds a meeting to present its newest reports. During the two-hour event, committee members will discuss "Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities" and "Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and the Law: An Overview of Key Issues." The meeting begins at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 11 in Room 100 of the National Academies building, 500 Fifth St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Supercomputing Committee Meets:
The Committee on the Future of Supercomputing held its first meeting this week to assess the status of supercomputing in the United States, the characteristics of relevant systems and architecture research in government, industry and academia, and the characteristics of the relevant market.

Survey Shows Security and Privacy Remain Major Concerns for Online Shoppers

NSF Releases Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee Report

Opening: Head, Office of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

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