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dgOnline 3.8 - November, 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. http://www.dgrc.org.

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Latest Program News:

dg.o2005 to Be Held in Atlanta, GA on May 16-18
The Call for Papers and the complete details of the 6th annual National Conference on Digital Government Research may be found here:
http://dgrc.org/dgo2005

DG Team Is Mapping IT Strategies for Times of Emergency
Multi-agency research partnerships at Penn State are studying voice recognition and advanced GIS tools to speed map use and aid crisis management.
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_geocollaboration_heyman.jsp

DG Researcher Explores Methods of Detecting Crisis Points
Scientists are experimenting with GIS-based methods of "hotspot" detection and prioritization, which could make for faster, more accurate responses to crises.
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_hotspots_heyman.jsp

Report: Mass e-Mail Campaigns May Do More Harm than Good
A new report by University of Pittsburgh Prof. Stuart Shulman has found that mass e-mail campaigns directed at legislators may be "petitioning themselves into obscurity."
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_email_shulman.jsp

Report: Utilizing Scenario-based Design for Statistical Information Services
University of Syracuse IT scientist Carol Hert offers insight into and downloads of scenarios that her team developed for use in designing the National Statistical Knowledge Network.
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_scenarios_hert.jsp

Report: More Spending Needed for Defense and Security Supercomputing
U.S. needs for supercomputing to strengthen defenses and national security cannot be satisfied with current policies and levels of spending, says National Academies board
http://www.national-academies.org/topnews#tn1109

dg.o Conference Video Archive Now Online
Video interviews from the past five National Conferences on Digital Government Research are catalogued for viewing. More than 250 interviews, categorized by year and topic, can be found here:
http://digitalgovernment.org/library/video/

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS OF INTEREST:

Human and Social Dynamics
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?ods_key=nsf05520

Cyber Trust
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?ods_key=nsf05518

NEWS BEYOND DG.O:

NRC Project on e-Voting Issues a Call for Input
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_evoting_call.jsp

First Conference on e-Gov Interoperability Issues Call for Papers
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_interop_call.jsp

EU Mobile Government Session Issues Call for Papers
http://www.digitalgovernment.org/news/stories/2004/1104/1104_mobile_call.jsp

Networking Technology and Systems Issues Program Announcement
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05505/nsf05505.htm

International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society Issues Call
http://www.Technology-Conference.com

:: From Government Computer News ::
( http://www.gcn.com )

NASA Supercomputer Outpaces the Pack
http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27745-1.html

Think Tank Slams Bush's e-Gov Efforts
http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27637-1.html

Intel Community Looks to EA to Build Up Information Sharing
http://www.gcn.com/23_31/dodcomputing/27672-1.html

Smart Passport Field Narrows to Four
http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27620-1.html

:: From the European Union's Information Society Technologies Results newsletter ::
( http://istresults.cordis.lu/index.cfm?section=home&tpl=actions.register&Action=Subscribe&eBulletin=true)

Adding Reliability and Trust to Smartcards
http://istresults.cordis.lu//index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&ID=70511

Web Accessibility Best Practice for the Classroom
http://istresults.cordis.lu//index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&ID=70506

Getting the True Measure of Social Change
http://istresults.cordis.lu//index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&ID=70567

Secure Online Transactions Worth Talking About
http://istresults.cordis.lu//index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&ID=70301

Collaboration, Mediation and Integration for Distributed Development
http://istresults.cordis.lu//index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&ID=70323

OPENING OF INTEREST:

Computer Scientist (Program Director.) NSF/CISE
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?e20050007

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We welcome submissions of all Digital Government-related papers, material and information for inclusion in the dgOnline newsletter, and on DigitalGovernment.org.

Questions and submissions should be forwarded to:

_________________________________
::::..... mack reed
::::..... dg.o communications manager
::::..... USC Information Sciences Institute
::::..... Digital Government Research Center
::::..... 310.448.8494 ...
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