The 6th Annual International Conference “Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia” (EGOSE 2019) was held 13-14 November 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

This conference was the result of a joint effort by the E-Governance Center of ITMO University and North-West Institute of Management, branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

EGOSE 2019 aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy. The Conference provides a platform for networking and collaboration of eGovernance experts from the whole world.

Through the EasyChair system, 82 full text papers by authors from 12 countries were submitted to the conference. As a result of the double-blind peer review process, the Program Committee selected 32 papers from authors from 8 countries for presentation and publication (acceptance rate 39%). The accepted papers were presented at 8 conference sections united by topics:

  • Smart City
  • Digital Government, Society & Economy
  • Digital Intelligence, Data Science & Cybercrime
  • Social Networking & Media

The conference working days began with plenary sessions conducted by invited key speakers: Marijn, JANSSEN (full professor in “ICT and Governance” and head of the Information and Communication Technology section of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) made a talk “Information sharing in the digital age” about various types of information sharing arrangements and mechanisms for ensuring privacy and compliance.

Dr. Andrea L. KAVANAUGH (Associate Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA) gave a message called “Too Small to Fail: Social networks and communities online” analyzing the use of the Internet including social media at the local level and how that connects with regional and national/global use.

Accepted papers have been published in the Volume 1135 of the Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, indexed by Scopus DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago.