One-day Workshop on Digital State Capacities

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Hertie School of Governance
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This one-day workshop on Digital State Capacities, organised by the Hertie School of Governance, is mainly targeted at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers of various disciplines (political science, economics, sociology, law, computer science). Quantitative studies are preferred, but all methodological approaches are welcome. Female scholars are strongly encouraged to participate.

Submit your contribution on:

  • Public sector innovation
  • Algorithm governance and algorithm-assisted decision-making
  • Use of Big Data for micro targeting in the public sector
  • Open Government Data technologies, co-production and cross-sector collaboration
  • Collaborative software development in the public sector
  • Law enforcement and the dark net
  • Computerised risk-assessment and regulatory policies
  • Digital IDs, service uniformity and the reach of the state
  • Human resource management systems, people analytics and data protection

Small endowments of up to 300 EUR for commuting costs and an overnight stay can be provided via reimbursement.

Submit your paper abstract (max 500 words) by 15 December 2017 to

If you would like to apply for a reimbursement please add a short CV and motivation letter. Applicants will be notified whether their submissions were successful between late December and early January. Drafts are due on 12 March 2018.