The ISSS/V4DIS conference is one of the largest events of its kind in the entire EU and it is held regularly at the Aldis Congress Center in Hradec Kralove every spring. This year’s difficult situation caused by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic was the reason for the cancellation of the traditional date and the choice of an alternative autumn date, in a shortened way. The event, which will take place this year without the usual international part of V4DIS, a meeting of public administration representatives of the Visegrad Four countries, will take place on 18 and 19 October 2020. Currently, the next year´s conference is also being prepared. The 24th year of the conference should take place in April 2021.
The main topics of the ISSS conference usually include presentations and discussions reflecting the current state of e-government not only in the Czech Republic, issues of electronic identity and effective communication of citizens with public administration or problems in the field of cyber security. Participants are also interested in topics covering the implementation of the latest technologies and trends, further development of the necessary infrastructure, continuation of projects within smart cities and regions, digitization of specific areas of public administration such as health, justice, related issues and much more. As part of the program, the results of the popular Golden Crest and Czech At competitions are also held annually.
Among the active participants, a number of members of the government, dozens of senators and deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, heads of state organizations, governors, mayors and other representatives of state administration and local governments regularly appear. Rare guests from abroad also regularly take part.
Among the personalities who officially give auspices to the ISSS conference in recent years have never been missing the current President of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil, the current Vice-President of the European Commission Věra Jourová, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš, a number of ministers, the Government Plenipotentiary for IT and Digitization Vladimír Dzurilla and the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic or the Governor of the Vysočina Region Jiří Běhounek.