CeDEM – 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. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Danube University Krems.
Hans Jochen Scholl
Hans Jochen Scholl is a Full Professor with tenure in the University of Washington’s Information School (Seattle, WA). In his public sector-related research Dr. Scholl’s special interests include smart governance, disaster sciences, interoperability, and information artifact evaluation in government. He served as President of the Digital Government Society from 2010 to 2011 and serves as Chair of the IFIP Working Group 8.5 (Information Systems in Public Administration). Dr. Scholl chairs the Electronic Government Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and co-organizes the European IFIP EGOV conferences. He also supervises the maintenance of the Electronic Government Reference Library (EGRL), which is chartered to identify and include all peer-reviewed English-language publications on electronic government worldwide.
Hans Jochen Scholl in ten sentences: What are the main assets of your keynote, expectations and your vision of the future? #cedem16
This keynote inspects various defining aspects of the conjoined and overlapping academic study domains of e-government and e-participation. For the most part, this talk is introspective from an academic domain perspective. It addresses questions such as:
- What disciplines are engaged?
- What are the most prevalent topics and research problems?
- Where are the academic centers of gravity in this domain?
- What are the accepted standards of inquiry?
- What are the most highly rated publication outlets?
- Who are the main players?
- How is the domain growing?
- Why is the domain growing so quickly (and so healthily)?
- What is the Electronic Government Reference Library (EGRL)?
- Why is the EGRL so important?
- What are the challenges and opportunities in hiring, tenure, and promotion in the study domain?
- And, where do we go from here?
The keynote will primarily appeal to scholars; however, practitioners will also take away important information on the inner workings of academia, in general, and the e-government/e-participation domain, in particular.