#GovCamp Vienna 2017 Review

Nichts dem Zufall überlassen! lautete das Motto des GovCamp Vienna am 1. Dezember 2017. Bots, Blockchain, Demokratie, Open Data, Privatsphäre und Transparenz – dies waren einige der Themen, die wir beim diesjährigen GovCamp aufgegriffen haben. Wer beschäftigt sich damit in Österreich? Welche Technologien greift die öffentliche Verwaltung auf? Wie kann die Zivilgesellschaft davon profitieren? Hier findest Du unsere Review, ein paar Video-Casts und viele Bilder.


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Das waren die #GovCamp Vienna 2017 Sessions

  1. Digital Days – Rückblick 2017, Input für Planung 2018 – Nicole Swoboda
  2. data.gv.at – Feedback für künftige Weiterentwicklungen – Robert Harm
  3. Wien Bot – Vom StartUp zum Unicorn – Sindre Wimberger, Betty Schwarz
  4. Open Source und eGovernment CMS Lösungen – Josef Dabernig
  5. communidata.at – Svitlana Vakulenko
  6. eDemokratie – Beyond the Horizon! – Claus-Markus Piswanger
  7. Ist die Digitalisierung ohne entsprechende Strategie möglich? – Hermann Madlberger
  8. Lokale Agenda 21 – Jugend, Partizipation und Demokratie – Sandra Löcker-Herschkowitz, Katja Arzberger und Filip Govaerts
  9. Liquid-Participation.at – Qualitätsstandards für Online-Partizipation? – Ursula Seethaler
    und Max Harnoncourt
  10. Feedback der Wirtschaft zu OGD Aktivitäten Wiens
  11. GovLab Austria – Transparenz und Partizipation in Rechtssetzung
  12. StadtKatalog und der Seestadt-Bot – Philipp Naderer-Puiu
  13. Jugend hackt – Magdalena Reiter
  14. Blockchain – Nutzen für die innovatie Verwaltung – Brigitte Lutz
  15. RIS Verwaltung und Partizipation mittels GIT
  16. Soll Österreich der „Open Government Partnership“ beitreten? – Johannes Lutz
  17. Einsteiger Workshop Virtuelle Realität – Peter Kühnberger

Das sind einige Video-Casts der #GovCamp Vienna 2017 Sessions


CeDEM17: Review

This was CeDEM17.
Keynotes, Workshops, Panels. CeDEM is the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government. It 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. CeDEM17 was at the Danube University Krems from 17th to May 19th 2017 with our keynote-speaker Ines Mergel, Todd O’Boyle, Keren Flavell and Dave Karpf.

Have a look at our CeDEM17 summary with all keynotes, workshops and photos. Our big reccomm You can also watch our WINE&TALK videos with CeDEM17 guests and speaker to topics around Open Government and Innovation.

CeDEM17 Keynotes

  1. Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel — Digital Transformation: The case of government start-ups
  2. Todd O‘Boyle — Digital Tools and Digital Democracy: US Cities and Civil Society in 2017
  3. Keren Flavell — Reinvigorating the Role of Media to Educate and Engage Citizens
  4. Dave Karpf — The Promises and Pitfalls of Digital Listening: Analytic Activism in 2017 and Beyond

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CeDEM17 Photos

Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 2018, Yokohama (Japan)

July 12-13th, 2018, Yokohama (Japan)

Smart (or Dumb) Governance: Digital Innovation in the Era of Populism and Political Polarization

Call for Papers

CeDEM Asia 2018 aims to bring together academics, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social media, mobile technology, big data, and digital innovation in the future of citizenship and governance in Asia and worldwide. The conference aims to promote the exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of citizen engagement, campaigning, political polarization, populism, e-government, smart cities, and other emerging topics.

Main conference themes: political polarization, campaigning, populism, civic engagement, e-government, smart cities


JeDEM 9(2) – The CeDEM issue – out now!

9(2) CeDEM Issue (Edited by Qinfeng Zhu and Noella Edelmann)
The second issue of JeDEM in 2017, co-edited with Qinfeng Zhu from City University of Hong Kong, is out now!

This yearly issue is known as the “CeDEM issue”. It traditionally presents some of the best papers from the Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government (CeDEM) held earlier on in the year, and also includes the best papers from the sister conference CeDEM Asia 2016 held in Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Access it free of charge here!
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Special Issue of JeDEM 9(1): Open Government Partnership

JeDEM 9(1) is published now!

This time, JeDEM focuses on “Open Government and the Open Government Partnership (OGP)”. It contributes to the ongoing dialogue regarding the impact of the OGP on the way that openness is unfolding worldwide. This issue comprises one invited article, three research articles, and one reflection.

Open Access: You can access JeDEM free of charge, and also comment on the articles. We hope you enjoy this special issue of JeDEM and wish you a nice reading time, maybe during the holidays or afterwards.

Access: JeDEM 9(1), 2017.

JeDEM also encourages ongoing submissions throughout the year, or submissions to one of our special issue calls.

EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 Call for Papers

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EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 represents the merge of the IFIP EGOV-ePart  with the CeDEM conference as well as the annual conference of the IFIP Working Group 8.5. The conference is held annually, and will be hosted 3-5 September 2018 at the Danube University Krems in Austria.

We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as from business, public authorities, NGOs, NPOs and education institutions to submit their research papers, reflections, posters as well as practitioner papers, panel or workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks. The conference also offers a PhD Colloquium as well as a limited number of PhD bursaries. We welcome completed and ongoing research papers, workshop and panel proposals, reflections&viewpoints,  posters and practitioners’ papers.


  • General E-Government & Open Government
  • General e-Democracy & e-Participation
  • Smart Governance (Government, Cities & Regions)
  • AI, Data Analytics and Automated Decision Making
  • Digital Collaboration and Social Media
  • Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics
  • Social Innovation
  • Open Data, Linked Data & Semantic Web
  • Practitioners’ Track
  • PhD Colloquium


  • (Hard) deadline for submissions: 17 March 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2018
  • Camera-ready paper submission and author registration: 1 June 2018
  • Conference: 3-5 September 2018
  • PhD Colloquium: 2 September 2018

Further Details


We look forward to seeing you!

Peter, Olivier, Marijn, Jochen, Efthimios (Conference Chairs) & Noella (Local Host Chair)

Researchers: We are Hiring!

To strengthen our team at the Faculty of Business and Globalization/Department for E-Governance and Administration we are looking for a: Researcher (Full-time)


Researcher (Full-time) 38.5 hours/week Advertisement No. SB17-0196

Your tasks

  • Working on research projects and academic studies
  • Developing and soliciting of research projects
  • Contributing to publications and academic articles
  • Independent teaching of courses, holding of exams and tutoring of students

Your profile

  • University degree (Master/PhD or Mag./Dr.) in law, economics, business or social sciences
  • A high degree of interest in research issues of technology and change in the economy, administration and society
  • Affinity for working with new collaborative and digital technologies
  • Excellent German and English language skills
  • Team skills and highly developed communication competences
  • Independent, flexible and proactive work approach
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel

Your perspective

  • Full-time position (38.5 hours/week – flexible working hours) for an initial limited term of two years and a minimum gross monthly salary of EUR 2,676.55 (W3/1 according to the Work and Remuneration Regulations) – we are willing to pay a higher salary according to qualifications and training.
  • An innovative and modern working environment at Campus Krems
  • A cooperative, international and interdisciplinary research and teaching team with a focus on digitalisation of the state, society and the economy
  • Excellent opportunities of continuing education with the University’s own programmes, comprehensive offer of health promotion and Campus Sport; the University’s own child care facility “Campus Kids”
  • Good transport links – Campus shuttle bus from the railway station

Persons with disabilities who meet the required qualification criteria are expressly invited to apply for this position and their applications will be given special consideration.

We look  forward to receiving your application (in German or English) by 7 January 2018.

For detailed information please see (in German) and submitting your application: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/aktuell/jobs/index.php


Details about our department: https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/department/gpa/index.php