The Program Committee 2017 is responsible for evaluating all the workshop proposals received.  A preliminary list of selected workshop proposals will be announced in July after which workshop organizers are expected to finalize their speakers or coordinate merger sessions (if required) within a month. The draft program agenda will be published by early August.

Evaluation Criteria for Sessions Proposals


Are the specific issues to be addressed by the proposal clearly correlated to the designated theme and relevant to the overarching theme of the Digital Citizen Summit 2017?


Does the proposal provide all information requested, specifically: fully expounded issues, intended discussion outcomes, viable approach to discussion, and the formation of panelists. The status of confirmation of panelists will also be taken into consideration.


Is the proposal well thought out and does it cover enough aspects of the issue(s) of interest?


Is the session description consistent with the format listed (for example, if the format is open forum, then does the proposal describe how the open forum will be set up, with timings and other details clearly indicated; are all sides of the issues represented)?


Does the proposed session represent viewpoints from multiple stakeholders and provide diverse geographical, economic, and cultural perspectives? Are there at least 2 different stakeholder groups on the panel? Is there gender balance observed on the panel? Are the listed panelists qualified to represent various distinct stakeholder groups? Does the session contribute to the overall diversity of the Digital Citizen Summit event?

Evaluation Criteria for papers

Abstracts will be evaluated by the working group committee in mid July. Selected authors will be notified soon after and will be given further instructions then.


Specific issues addressed in the paper should clearly correlate with the selected theme and the overarching theme of the Digital Citizen Summit 2017. Papers should address current issues of the time.


Papers will be judged on their uniqueness – conceptually and with regard to issues discussed. The paper should have a unique angle and tackle the issues under question in a fresh and innovative manner.


Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted. Therefore abstracts should be concise and complete, clearly enunciating all important points covered in the paper.