Digital Transformation and Global Society: 5th International Conference, DTGS 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17–19, 2020, Revised Selected Papers
The fifth International Conference ”Digital Transformation and Global Society” (DTGS 2020) was held from June 17 to June 19, 2020. It is the international academic forum aimed at discussing interdisciplinary issues of the Internet and Digital Transformation research. The event is hosted by the ITMO University, in cooperation with the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg), as well as with the PRIOR - NW Non-Profit Association. This year we have received 108 submissions, and after careful evaluation by the Program Committee and the volume editors 36 papers were accepted for this post-conference volume. The submissions fall into several major tracks of the conference: – E-Society: issues related to the social informatics, computational social science, and online media research; – E-Polity: e-governance and e-participation issues; – E-City: smart cities, urban governance and planning; – E-Economy: digital economy, e-commerce, and consumers’ behavior online; – E-Humanities: digital culture and education; – E-Health: digital transformation of healthcare. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Organization Committee had to change the format of the Conference. It was organized completely online as a series of synchronous moderated sessions, for all participants to present their papers and get valuable feedback from the colleagues. Also, a special online platform had been created, for the participants to get themselves familiar with the materials and ask questions before the Conference. Both asynchronous and synchronous parts of the Conference went smoothly and provoked fruitful discussions. The international workshop ”E-Health: P4-medicine & Digital Transformation” was organized for the first time within DTGS, chaired by Anatoly Shalyto and Georgy Kopanitsa (ITMO University). The papers presented at the workshop are also included into the volume. This year the session on Smart Cities was held in partnership with the WeGO Eurasia Regional Office. The participants of the session were welcomed by Mrs. Svetlana Openysheva, Secretary General of the organization. We would like to thank the colleagues and hope that our cooperation will continue. As the last year, the Young Scholars’ Forum was also organized. We have received 12 papers from the young scholars. By the decision of the Award Committee, chaired by Andrei Chugunov (ITMO University), 5 best papers were accepted to the final volume after substantial revision. We thank all members of the Award Committee for their effort and excellent expertise during the Forum. Another special event of DTGS 2020 was the international online seminar ”Electronic Participation: Concepts, Technologies and Interdisciplinarity”. The mission of the seminar was to discuss topical issues related to the research and practice of e-participation. It brought experts and scholars from Austria, Portugal, Russia and Switzerland.
We would like to thank all those who made this Conference possible and successful during such challenging times. We are grateful to the members of the international Program Committee, the reviewers, and the conference staff. We would like also to thank the session chairs: Yury Kabanov, Ilya Musabirov and Olessia Koltsova (Higher School of Economics), Leonid Smorgunov (St. Petersburg State University), Alexander Riabushko (WeGO Eurasia Regional Office), Georgy Kopanitsa and Anna Chizhik (ITMO University), as well as Maxim Bakaev (Novosibirsk State Technological University). And of course we thank all the authors contributing their excellent research to the volume.