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dgOnline 3.4 - July, 2004

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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Latest Program News:

Re-Thinking Drought Prediction
DG researchers are studying new methods of predicting dry spells with a mixture of database integration and data mining techniques.

Visualizing Healthy Forests
In the growing field of eco-informatics, Digital Government scientists are exploring methods and developing software tools for monitoring the health of the nation's forests.


eChallenges e-2004 Conference to Meet in Vienna
This is the fourteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 500 delegates from commercial, government and research organisations around the world.

The application form for demonstration stands and poster displays is now available at: Applications are due July 31.

:: From Government Computer News :: ( )

Homeland Defenders Frustrated

Voting Software Company Submits Code to NIST

House Plans e-Gov Cuts

Web Satisfaction Scores Rising

Deep Web

DARPA Calls for Ideas on Advanced Comm Project

IG: Major Weakness in HHS Financial Systems, Security Programs

:: From the European Union's Information Society Technologies Results newsletter :: (

Virtual design reality for Europe's construction industry

Sustainability - a virtual reality?

All-seeing traffic and emergency management

Prescribing the simplest solution to keep track of medication

Email product sends strong message to investors

Once more please, with feeling

Helping save Europe's protected areas with geographic information


July 26: Letter of intent deadline
Computing Research Infrastructure

July 31: System demo and poster deadline
eChallenges e-2004 Conference

August 23: Full proposal deadline
Computing Research Infrastructure

September 14, 2004: Full proposal deadline
Digital Archiving and Long-Term Preservation (DIGARCH)


NSF Data Brief:
Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Fields Reaches New Peak; First-Time Enrollment of Foreign Students Declines

CTG Publishes Survey Results on DG Journal
SUNY Albany's Center for Technology in Government has released results of a survey of the Digital Government community on the need for, feasibility, and sustainability of a dedicated digital government journal.

Harvard Releases New e-Rulemaking Report
The National Center for Digital Government at Harvard's Kennedy School has released a workshop report outlining an agenda for future research on e-rulemaking.

REPORT: Transportation Research Board's 2004 annual meeting

"Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises"
Explore a web site based on a 2002 report from the National Academies' National Research Council

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