CeDEM12: Extended Deadline – 16/01/2012

Due to authors’ requests, we extended the submission deadline for CeDEM12 until 16 January 2012. We kindly invite you to submit a paper to one of the tracks listed below. We hope that this extension gives authors enough time to use all their creativity for their papers (cf. video).


Call for Papers

In modern democracies, people are to be empowered by means of information and communication technologies. Transparency and access to data, new ways of interacting with government and democratic institutions cause profound changes in society. Social media and the new forms of societal behaviour, including content generation, collaboration and sharing as well as network organisation change our understanding of politics and business. Governmental and private internet services have increased the citizens’ independence and flexibility. However, enthusiastic ideas and projects often failed to produce the expected results as technology is only the basis for new forms of organisation and interaction. CeDEM12 seeks to critically analyse present and future developments in e-democracy and open government. CeDEM12 presents the following tracks:

Track: E-Participation

  • Participation and collaboration: social media & networks, engagement and accountability, generation of content and knowledge, collaborative culture, collaboration between C2C & G2C
  • Sustainability of e-participation and citizen engagement
  • Cooperative politics, future concepts
  • Different perspectives of citizens, government, NGOs, NPOs, practitioners, service providers
  • Critical perspectives: wrongdoings, worst and bad experiences, hype but not reality

Track: Government 2.0

  • Open government initiatives; transparency, participation and collaboration in government
  • 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

Track: Social/Web Media and Public Administration

  • Administration and media, social media and social networks
  • Information provision, mobile devices, service delivery via new communication channels
  • New journalism, blogging, micro-blogging, social networks, e-learning

Track: E-Politics and E-Campaigning

  • Political online campaigning, mass communication
  • Mobilisation via social media, networks vs. traditional party-structure
  • Social and political self-organisation, revolution via web 2.0

Track: European Citizen Initiative

  • The impact on European politics, society and European integration
  • National vs. European interests, regions in Europe
  • On-going projects, realisations, relations to the connected society
  • Expectations, hopes and risks

Track: Participatory Budgeting

  • Prerequisites for participatory budgeting; objectives and outcomes
  • Examples, scenarios and concepts; best practices and unsuccessful cases
  • Linking online and offline activities to include all person groups

Track: Bottom-Up Movements

  • 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

Track: Open Data and Open Access

  • Legal, licensing and political issues: freedom of information, information sharing, data visualization, transparency, opportunities and limitations
  • Technical frameworks of open data/access and mashing platforms, open data formats and API’s
  • Costs and benefits of open data provision, principles and good practice of open data; open access and crowd sourcing
  • The role of scholarly communication democracies; implications of open access for citizens, governments, research and universities;
  • The impact of open access and transparency on e-participation

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