Next Generation Government Symposium

Challenges and Opportunities in Open Digital Society

Location: Tallinn, Estonia @ Mektory (Raja 15)
Coming soon
This Symposium will be in English language only


about the symposium


This conference brings together stakeholders from academia, government, and the private sector in a symposium format to better understand next generation government issues from interdisciplinary perspectives in technology, education, government, and law. No longer can siloed approaches suffice for responding to society’s problems. Collaborative visions for the next generation of technology and architecture ensure not only the public sector’s delivery of e-services and participating citizens but securing the healthy operation of the nation-state itself.

NGGS is is co-funded by the European Social Fund

NB! This symposium is open for paper submissions by Masters and PhD students relevant to the topics below:


Submission deadlines

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021

Notification of acceptance under the                        condition of revision: July 15, 2021

Camera-ready submission: August 2, 2021

Submissions will occur via EasyChair

Click here for requirements

symposium days

The symposium will be divided into two parts:                            

Part 1: Eight dedicated research track rooms comprised of a senior research chair (from either TalTech University, Tartu University or Tallinn University). Each room will have 3-5 selected papers presenting for 15-20 minutes with 5-10 minutes of Q+A. 

Part 2: Eight dedicated breakout rooms led by industry partners. Each breakout room will have an industry representative and moderator facilitating presentations, discussion, networking and potential research collaboration. 


Organizing Committee

  • Ingrid Pappel (TalTech University)
  • Merja Bauters (Tallinn University)
  • Eric Jackson (TalTech University)
  • Riccardo Tommasini (Tartu University)

Program Committee

  • Gert Jervan (TalTech University)
  • Peeter Normak (Tallinn University)
  • Regina Erlernheim (TalTech University)
  • Tobias Ley (Tallinn University)
  • Sadok Ben Yaha (TalTech University)
  • Merja Bauters (Tallinn University)
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler (Gratz University of Technology)
  • Riccardo Tommasini (Tartu University)
  • Nuno Correia (University of Greenwhich)
  • Koray Tahiroğlu (Alto University)
  • Irene-Angelica Chounta (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Editing Committee

  • Regina Erlernheim (TalTech University)
  • Alex Norta (TalTech University)
  • Rain Ottis (TalTech University)
  • Sadok Ben Yaha (TalTech University)
  • Tobias Ley (Tallinn University)
  • James Sunney Quaicoe (Tallinn University)
  • Abiodun Ogunyemi (Tallinn University)
  • Kai Pata (Tallinn University)
  • Mart Laanpere (Tallinn University)
  • Arto Lanamäki (Tallinn University)
  • Riccardo Tommasini (Tartu University)
  • Ahmed Awad (Tartu University)
  • Feras Awayshesh (Tartu University)

Invited Speakers

  • Siim Sikkut, CIO of the government of Estonia
  • Anett Linno, Citizen OS
  • Minna Ruckenstein, University of Helsinki


Long paper submissions will be evaluated for ETIS 1.1 classification special issue: Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society


Mektory, Raja 15, 

Tallinn, Estonia


All questions about submissions should be emailed to


Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, TalTech University, Tallinn University, Tartu University, Helsinki University, Citizen OS

Next Generation Government Symposium takes place in the framework of EU Structural Funds support scheme “ICT skills programme” and is co-funded by the European Social Fund