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International Conference 'Digital Transformation & Global Society'

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DTGS is an emerging international academic forum for the interdisciplinary Internet Studies field. The mission of the conference is to provide a collaborative platform for researchers and experts to discuss the transformative impact of digital technologies on the way we communicate, work and live. The event is jointly organized by the ITMO University and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg Campus), both being the leading universities, globally known for their research in information technologies, communication and social sciences.

Please visit our main web-page for detailed information: dtgs-conference.org  


DTGS welcomes multidisciplinary papers that apply Social and Humanitarian Studies to the research on institutions, practices, communications and behavior in cyberspace. The general program falls into the following tracks:

  • eSociety: Social Informatics, Virtual Communities, Ethical and Security Issues
  • ePolity: Politics in Cyberspace, Electronic & Smart Governance, E-Democracy & Participation, Open Government & Data
  • eHumanities: Digital Culture, Education and Communication Issues
  • eCity: Smart Cities, Urban Governance and Planning using ICTS - eEconomy: Digital Economy and ICT – driven Economic Institutions and Practices
  • eCommunication: Online Political Communication, the New Media and Social Relations
  • Workshop on Internet Psychology: Online Cognition, Digital Socialization, Identity & Self-Presentation Online, Psychology of Gaming & Cybersport
  • Workshop on Computational Linguistics: Computer Modeling of Language, Natural Language Processing, Speech Technologies, Digital Linguistic Resources, Linguistic Analysis of Social Networks


Stephen COLEMAN, Professor of Political Communication at the University of Leeds, author of Can the Internet Strengthen Democracy (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017), How Voters Feel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) and other prominent books and articles on political communication and online democracy

Anthony FAIOLA, Professor and Head of the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Faiola's research is positioned at the intersection of health informatics and human-computer interaction -- where he focuses on advancing the information science of socio-technical systems (such as mobile health technology) that support clinical work and personal health and wellness.


The special Poster Track for PhD students and young scientists is organized on May 30. Authors of accepted posters will have a chance to discuss their papers and get feedback to advance their research. Best posters are to be expanded and published in the Conference Proceedings.


The language of the conference is English. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review by at least three PC members. We welcome original unpublished contributions presenting completed (12-15 pages) or ongoing (10-12 pages) research, as well as experience papers (10-12 papers). All submissions are accepted via the EasyChair system only.

Please visit our main web-page for detailed information: http://dtgs-conference.org 


All accepted papers and the best posters are to be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science proceedings series by Springer (indexed in Scopus).

Language: English


Daniel Alexandrov, DTGS Conference Chair, Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexander Boukhanovsky, DTGS Conference Chair, Professor at the ITMO University

Andrei Chugunov, Head of the E-Governance Center at the ITMO University, DTGS Organization Committee Head

Olessia Koltsova, Head of the Internet Studies Lab at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

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