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Fourth International Conference

“Digital Transformation & Global Society” (DTGS 2019)

19– 21 June 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia


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 hosted by the ITMO University and co-organized by 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, with Prior NW and Infotechnica Co. as partners and operators of the conference.


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, The Use of Immersive and Augmented Reality in Psychology

-         Workshop on Computational Linguistics:Computer Modeling of Language, Natural Language Processing, Speech Technologies, Digital Linguistic Resources, Linguistic Analysis of Social Networks


The special Poster Track for PhD students and young scientists is organized on June 19. 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 We welcome original unpublished contributions presenting completed (12-15 pages) or ongoing (10-12 pages) research, as well as experience papers (10-12 papers).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.


Deadline for papers / panels submission: 10 January 2019

Notifications for acceptance: 10 March 2019

Camera-ready papers submissions / Authors early registration deadline: 10 April 2019

Deadline for authors registration: 20 May 2019


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).

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Daniel A. ALEXANDROV, DTGS Conference Chair,Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexander V. BOUKHANOVSKY, DTGS Conference Chair,Professor at the ITMO University

Andrei V. 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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