From June 7th – 9th, 2017, YDS-Members from the Insight Center at Galway University (NUIG) participated in the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research on Staten Island, NY, USA.
The conference was organised by the Digital Government Society focusing on “Innovations and Transformations in Government”.
“The dg.o conference is an established forum for presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, political participation, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference brings together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of their work, their contributions to theory (rigor) and practice (relevance), and their focus on important and timely topics.”
NUIG took part in the conference, talking about enabling open data-driven data-journalism through technology, presenting YourDataStories as a possible approach.
The paper submitted to the conference (“Extending Open Data Platforms with Storytelling Features”) was awarded “runner-up” for best management paper.