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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 03-24 - May 7, 2003

Tomorrow's Technologies for Digital Government to be Demonstrated at dg.o2003

Wireless disaster response, city-sized simulations, 3-D ecosystem mapping, computerized legal advice, a law enforcement search engine and wearable database are among the technologies to be demonstrated at dg.o2003, the annual conference of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Digital Government program. dg.o2003 is being held in Boston, May 18-21.

The annual event brings together more than 200 academic and government participants and features digital government research partnerships between the nation's top computer, information, social, organizational and political scientists, and federal, state and local government program managers from the United States and abroad. The conference is hosted by the NSF-supported Digital Government Research Center, a joint activity of the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and Columbia University's Department of Computer Science.

This year's conference is the largest to date, with nearly 100 papers, panels, case studies and demonstrations. dg.o2003 also features a keynote presentation by Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder of the MIT Media Laboratory. Attendees can also visit the MIT Media Laboratory, the National Center for Digital Government at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, or the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA.

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Keynote by Nicholas Negroponte, MIT, and system and software demonstrations by researchers from across the country


dg.o 2003: The National Conference on Digital Government Research


May 18-21, 2003
Keynote is 8:30 a.m. Monday (May 19). Video-friendly demonstrations are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.


Hyatt Harborside Hotel
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA 02128

For press registration, contact Mack Reed, DGRC, 310-448-8494,

For more information contact:

Media contact:

 David Hart

 (703) 292-7737 or visit


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