We have extended the Call for Papers of CeDEM-Asia-2012 until 10 August 2012. The international “Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Asia 2012” focuses on “Social and Mobile Media for Governance”. Related topics will also be presented and accepted for the conference.
The International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government-Asia 2012 (CeDEM-Asia-2012) is a forum that aims to bring together academics, researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of governance in Asia and elsewhere.
The conference takes place in Singapore on 14 & 15 of November 2012. The conference proceedings will be available at the conference.
Call for Papers
New means of interacting with government and political institutions are causing significant shifts in political and social life. The emerging social and mobile media practices, including content generation, collaboration, and network organization, are changing our understanding of governance and politics. While the changes are already widely debated in mature, developed democracies, there is an even greater need to address them in the context of rapidly developing Asian societies. Following five successful conferences at the Danube University of Krems, CeDEM is looking to open a new forum in Asia for the exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of e-democracy and open government. This year, CeDEM is pleased to be working with the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) as its conference organizer and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as its main partner. CeDEM-Asia-2012 seeks to critically analyze present and future developments in field, with a special focus on the following themes:
- Social media to engage citizens, smart & mobile democracy, sustainability of e-participation
- Mobilization via social media, networks vs. traditional party-structure, online campaigning
- Communication technologies and their use for governmental transformation
- Open data initiatives, transparency, participation and collaboration in government
- Cultures of governance, access and openness, crowdsourcing for government
- Information provision, mobile devices, service delivery via new communication channels
- Online communities, innovation, bottom-up vs. top-down
- Network effects, power laws, long tail, social web
- Extended submission deadline for full papers and workshop proposals: 10 August 2012
- Notification of acceptance: 24 September 2012
- Camera-ready paper submission: 15 October 2012
- Conference dates & location: 14-15 November 2012, Singapore