CfP: CeDEM Asia 2014

CeDEM buttonThe International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government Asia 2014 (CeDEM Asia 2014) aims to bring together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of citizenship and governance, and to discuss ongoing research, best practices, and emerging topics that aim to shape the future of e-government, e-democracy and open government, in Asia and around the world.

CeDEM Asia 2014 will be held at the City University of Hong Kong on December 4-5, 2014. The submitted papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review and accepted papers will be published in the open access conference proceedings. CeDEM Asia is a spin-off event of the renowned international conference series on e-democracy and open government taking place annually since 2011 at the Centre for E-Governance at the Danube-University Krems, Austria.

Call for Papers

Following six successful conferences at the Danube University of Kremsand the inaugural CeDEM Asia 2012 in Singapore, we are looking to open a new forum in Hong Kong S.A.R. for exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of e-democracy, internet freedom, open government, cyber-security, citizen participation, and other emerging topics. CeDEM Asia 2014 seeks to critically analyze present and future developments in the field, with a special focus on the following themes: Social media and citizen participation

  • Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement
  • Sustainability of e-participation
  • Social movements and citizen networks
  • Online campaigning and elections

E-government and open government

  • ICTs and their use for governmental transformation
  • Open data, transparency, participation and collaboration in government
  • Cultures of governance, access and openness, crowdsourcing for government
  • Roles of policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists in facilitating open governance
  • Electronic identity
  • Cross-border interoperability of e-government artefacts – approaches and standards

Digital rights and Internet freedom

  • Internet governance
  • Internet freedom and censorship
  • Surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
  • Digital divide and literacy

Future and emerging topics

  • Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics
  • Internet of things and government transformation
  • Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management

Conference Chairs

  • Marko M. Skoric (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.)
  • Nojin Kwak (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Peter Parycek (Danube University Krems, Austria)

Program Committee

  • Antonio Cordella, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Alois Paulin, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Carol Soon, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Debbie Goh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Fei ‘Chris’ Shen, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Jonathan Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Kai Khiun Liew, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Karine Nahon, University of Washington, USA
  • Leonidas Anthopoulos, TEI Larissa, Greece
  • Natalie Pang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Michael Sachs, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
  • Randy Kluver, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Rob van Kranenburg, Sociotal: Smart Cities, Belgium
  • Scott Robertson, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA
  • Wan-Ying Lin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Weiyu Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Young Min Baek, Yonsei University, South Korea


Submission Guidelines

  • Research papers, case studies and policy papers should be 12 pages maximum and will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
  • Reflection papers should 6 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs.
  • Workshop proposals should be no more than 2 pages and will be selected by the chairs.


The conference proceedings will be published (ISBN) and made available online under the Creative Commons License. In addition, a selection of best papers and case studies from CeDEM Asia 2014 will be published as a special issue of a journal or as an edited volume in 2015.

Important Dates

  • Extended submission deadline for full papers and workshop proposals: 10 August 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 September 2014
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 14 October 2014
  • Conference dates & location: 4-5 December, 2014, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.

Further Information and contact:

Marko M. Skoric: & Peter Parycek:

CeDEM Conference Series

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