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Subject: [DW] CFP - International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013 - Proposals Due Jan 15, Conf May 22-23

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International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013
Venue: nCampus Krems
Date: 22.05.2013 - 25.05.2013

The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government
brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government
specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to
critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in
the networked societies of the digital age.

Or: networking, great keynotes, good food.


The CeDEM represents a continuation and development of the E-democracy
conference initiated in 2007. The Centre for E-Governance at the
Danube University Krems has been organising conferences on e-democracy
and public administration since 2007. The CeDEM was first presented in
2011, and in the meantime also boasts a spin-off in Asia, held for the
first time in November 2012.

Papers submitted are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process (with a
50% rejection rate) and if accepted, are published in the proceedings
(Edition Donau-Universität Krems) in paper format and online according
to open access principles. Workshops proposals, PhD colloquium papers
and reflections that have been selected by the chairs will also be
published in the proceedings. Authors of the best peer-reviewed papers
will be asked to re-submit their revised and extended papers for the
autumn issue of the Centre for E-Governance's open access eJournal of
eDemocracy and Open Government  ( ).
The CeDEM offers a PhD Colloquium in cooperation with the Danube
University Krems' Platform for Political Communication and netPOL  ( ). The Doctoral Colloquium provides PhD students the
opportunity to present their work and gain feedback from experts as
well as meet other PhD students. Students from any stage of their PhD
are invited to submit their papers on any of the conference topics
(see the tracks); prospective students should send a report of their
PhD projects and work so far.

CeDEM13 Tracks

Track: E-Democracy and E-Participation
Chairs: Axel Maireder (University of Vienna, AT), Francesco Molinari
(Parterre project, IT), Marko Skoric (Nanyang Technological
University, SG)
•       Sustainability of e-participation and citizen engagement; best
practices and key factors for success; motivational factors and the
impact of participation;
•       Participatory and communication platforms; ICT for e-participation;
mobile media and new forms of participation; applications for
•       Citizens and government interaction, business and government
interaction; different perspectives of citizens, government, NGOs,
NPOs, practitioners, service providers;
•       Digital divide: gender, age, education, etc.; citizen inclusion;
•       Participatory budgeting, the European Citizen Initiative; new
approaches to direct democracy, new forms of democracy enhanced by
•       Critical perspectives: wrongdoings, bad and worst experiences, hype
but not reality, fringe groups;

Track: Open Collaborative Government
Chairs: Sylvia Archmann (EIPA, NL), Reinhard Riedl (Bern University of
Applied Sciences, CH), Norbert Kersting (Universität Münster, DE)
•       Open government initiatives;
•       E-Government modelling and simulation, technological developments,
smart/mobile democracy;
•       Architecture, concepts & effects; access and openness, network
effects, power laws, long tail, crowd sourcing for government, social
web, semantic web;
•       Citizen vs. consumer; public administration vs. business; key
stakeholders and roles in collaboration; motivational factors,
collaborative intelligence;
•       Social media & networks, engagement and accountability, generation
of content and knowledge, collaborative culture, G2C & G2B
•       Increasing effectiveness and efficiency;
•       Collaboration tools, decision making tools;
•       Critical perspectives: wrongdoings, worst and bad experiences, hype
but not reality, fringe groups;

Track: E-Policies and E-Society - Human Rights for the Internet Age
Chairs: Matthias C. Kettemann (University of Graz, AT), Edith Maier
(FHS St. Gallen, CH), Philipp Müller (University of Salzburg, AT)
•       E-policies for an e-polity?
•       Human rights for the Internet age;
•       Internet Governance between international law and national rules;
•       Freedom of expression on the Internet: Copyright vs. creative commons;
•       The right to access the Internet as a new foundation for
participation in society;
•       New human values for new technologies: dignity in e-society;
•       The re-emerging importance of the real: a new dawn for physicality
in a digital world?
•       Machine-human interaction and the Internet of things: legal and
political aspects;

Track: Social and Mobile Media for Public Administration
Chairs: Peter Mambrey (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE), Morten
Meyerhoff Nielsen (Danish Agency for Digitisation, DK)
•       Administration and media, social media and social networks;
•       Information provision, mobile devices, service delivery with new
communication channels;
•       Blogging, micro-blogging, social networks, e-learning; social media
to engage citizens (living labs);
•       One-stop-shops;
•       Private engagement and civil servants' official roles;

Track: E-Campaigning & E-Politics
Chairs: Ralf Lindner (Fraunhofer ISI, DE), Andy Williamson (Hansard
Society, UK),
•       Political online campaigning, mass communication;
•       Mobilisation via social media, networks vs. traditional party-structure;
•       Social and political self-organisation, revolution via web 2.0, the
European Citizen Initiative, new parties and political movements
•       New journalism, internet media;
•       Best practices; lessons learned;

Track: Bottom-Up Movements
Chairs: Axel Bruns (ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation,
AU), Farida Vis (Universit of Sheffield, UK
•       Online communities, innovation, bottom-up vs. top-down;
•       NGOs/NPOs in a connected society;
•       Online spaces for self-organisation and citizen engagement;
•       User generated content, peer production;
•       ICT and revolutions: who are the good and bad? The role of
journalism, alternative media and the counter-public sphere;
•       Online activism, grassroots and their organisation;
•       What happens after the online revolutions?

Track: Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation
Chairs: Julia Glidden (21c Consultancy Ltd., UK), Johann Höchtl
(Danube University Krems, AT)
•       Legal, licensing and political issues: creative commons vs.
copyright, freedom of information, information sharing, data
visualization, transparency, opportunities and limitations;
•       Technical frameworks of open data/access and mashing platforms, open
data formats and APIs;
•       Open innovation for public services;
•       Costs and benefits of open data provision, principles and good
practice of open data; open access and crowd sourcing

Track Open Science and Open Access
Chairs: Helmut Leopold (Austrian Institute of Technology, AT), Stefan
Blachfellner (Stefan Blachfellner Consulting, AT), Keith Jeffery
(Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK)
•       The role of scholarly communication for democracies;
•       Implications of open access for citizens, governments, research and
•       The impact of open access and transparency on e-participation;

Track: Freedom and Ethics in Digital Societies
Chairs: Peter Kampits (Danube University Krems, AT)
•       Technology and responsibility: rational technology assessment;
•       Internet: the enlargement or the illusion of freedom;
•       The might of Internet;
•       The disappearance of reality in the cyberspace;
•       Knowledge versus information;
•       From homo sapiens to homo digitalis;


On the basis of the open discussion held with participants, track
chairs and PC-members, the CeDEM13 will focus on e-democracy and open
government in the context of human rights and freedom in a digital
society. We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds
as well as business, public authorities, NGO, NPOs and education
institutions to submit their papers, reflections as well as workshop
proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks below. We welcome
interdisciplinary approaches to the emerging conference topics.

The conference proceedings will be published with the Edition Danube
University; in addition, the complete proceedings are fully accessible
•       Research papers shall be 12 pages maximum and will be double-blind
•       Case studies / Project papers shall be 12 pages maximum and will be
double-blind peer-reviewed;
•       Reflections shall be 6 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs;
•       Workshop papers shall be 4 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs;
•       PhD Colloquium papers shall be 3 pages maximum (excluding literature
list) and selected by the organisers of the colloquium;

Important Dates

Deadline for the submission of all papers, workshop proposals,
reflections: 15 January 2013
Notification of acceptance: 29 March 2013
Camera-ready paper submission: 21 April 2013
Pre-conference event: 21 May 2013
Conference: 22-23 May 2013
Open space, extended workshops, PhD colloquium: 24-25 May 2013

CFP Cedem13

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Open Access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM)

A selection of revised and extended papers from the CeDEM13 will be
published with the autumn 2013 issue of the Open Access eJournal of
eDemocracy and Open Government. ( that is indexed with
EBSCO. A special issue is planned for submissions made to the PhD

 Programme Committee

Georg Aichholzer (Institute of Technology Assessment, AT)
Sylvia Archmann (EIPA, NL)
Frank Bannister (Trinity College Dublin 2, IE)
Kheira Belkacem (University of Leeds, UK)
Lasse Berntzen (Vestfold University, NO)
Axel Bruns (ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation, AU)
Thomas Buchsbaum (Austrian Ambassador in Iran, AT)
Yannis Charalabidis (University of the Aegean, GR)
Peter Cruickshank (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
Anni Dugdale (University of Canberra, AU)
Tom van Engers (University of Amsterdam, NL)
Chantal Enguehard (Université de Nantes, FR)
Peter Filzmaier (Danube University Krems, AT
Joan Francesc Fondevila (Centre d'Estudis sobre el Cable, ES)
Olivier Glassey (IDHEAP, CH)
Julia Glidden (21c Consultancy Ltd., UK)
Hans Hagedorn (DEMOS Gesellschaft für E-Partizipation mbh, DE)
Stevan Harnard (Université du Québec à Montréal, CA)
Dennis Hilgers (Universität Hamburg, DE)
Johann Höchtl (Danube University Krems, AT)
Roumiana Ilieva (Technical University of Sofia, BG)
Marijn Janssen ( TU Delft, NL)
Keith Jeffery (Science and Technology Facilites Council, UK)
Evika Karamagioli (Gov2U, GR)
Norbert Kersting (University Münster, DE)
Jens Klessmann (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE)
Bozidar Klicek (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Sotiris Th. Koussouris (DSSLab, NTUA, GR)
Robert Krimmer (ODIHR-elections, PL)
Ah Lian Kor (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Rudolf Legat (Austrian Environmental Agency, AT)
Daniel van Lerberghe (Politech EurActiv, BE)
Nele Leosk (e-Governance Academy, EE)
Ralf Lindner (Fraunhofer ISI, DE)
Jan Linhart (echo source, DE)
Martin Löhe (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE)
Jörn von Lucke (Zeppelin University, DE)
Rolf Lührs (TuTech Innovation GmbH, DE)
Arthur Lupia (University of Michigan, US)
Ülle Madise (Legal Adviser to the President, EE)
Edith Maier (FHS St.Gallen, Switzerland)
Viktor Maier-Schönberger (Oxford Internet Institute, UK)
Peter Mambrey (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE)
Flavia Marzano (Stati Generali Innovazione, IT)
Morten Meyerhoff-Nielen (National IT and Telecom Agency, DK)
Jeremy Millard (Danish Technological Institute, DK)
Francesco Molinari (Parterre project, IT)
Philipp Müller (Universität Salzburg, AT)
Christina Neumayer (IT University of Copenhagen, DK)
Hannu Nurmi (University of Turku, FI)
Ismael Peña-López (Open University of Catalonia, ES)
Flooh Perlot (Institut für Strategieanalysen, AT)
Nguyen V. Phuc (Asian Institute of Technology and Management, VN)
Carl-Markus Piswanger (Austrian Federal Computing Centre, AT)
Wolfgang Polasek (Institut für Höhere Studien, CH)
Singara Karna Rao (Tsukuba University, JP)
Peter Reichstädter (Austrian Federal Chancellery, AT)
Reinhard Riedl (University of Zurich, CH)
Philipp Rössl (Danube University Krems, AT)
Christian Rupp (Austrian Federal Chancellery, AT)
Michael Sachs (Danube University Krems, AT)
Günther Schefbeck (Austrian Parliament, AT)
Doug Schuler (The Public Sphere Project, US)
Erich Schweighofer (University of Vienna, AT)
Alexander Stocker (Joanneum Research, AT)
Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University, SE)
Ella Taylor-Smith (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
Ben Wagner (European University Institute, CH)
Cornelia Wallner (Zeppelin University, DE)
Gregor Wenda (Federal Ministry for the Interior, AT
Elin Wihlborg (Linkoping University, SE)
Andy Williamson (Hansard Society, UK)
Frank Wilson (Interaction Design Ltd., UK)
Petra Wolf (TU München, DE)

Honarary Board

Peter Filzmaier (Danube University Krems, AT)
Ann Macintosh (University of Leeds, UK)
Jeremy Millard (Teknologisk Institut, DK)
in progress


Gerlinde Ecker (Danube University Krems, AT)
Nicole Waldorf (Danube University Krems, AT)

 Social Events&Networking

Pre-Conference Get-Together
There will be a social event in the evening of 21 May 2013. This is
the only event that is not included in the conference fee!
Further details to be announced.

Conference Dinner
The conference dinner on 22 May 2013 is an important part of the conference!
Further details to be announced.

Post-Conference Get-Together
Do not leave the conference too early as we like to end our conference
with a cheese & wine  on the terrace.

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