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Open Call for Submissions to JeDEM

The Open Access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) provides a platform for all those interested in discussing issues and challenges that governments, public administrations and societies face today. JeDEM is free of charge (fair Open Access), offers a quick publishing process, and comprehensive indexing for articles (see below).

We look forward to submissions that draw from different methods and theoretical lenses, including critical studies.The journal editors encourage transdisciplinarity, unconventional ideas and multiple perspectives, and aim to connect leading thinkers and young scholars in inspiring reflections. JeDEM is an innovative journal that welcomes submissions from all disciplines and approaches.

Submissions can be made to the following topics, but are not limited to:

  •     Policy and Legislation
  •     Political Science
  •     Business Information Technology
  •     Business and Economy
  •     Cyberpsychology
  •     Usability
  •     eDemocracy
  •     eSociety
  •     eGovernment
  •     eParticipation
  •     eVoting

The journal promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information age following the highest standards of peer review.

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Big Data for Public Policy – The State of Play (Webinar 14.05.2019)

Inside the BDVe webinar series, the 2nd BPC webinar will take place on the 14th of May at 12:00 CEST. This time, Francesco Mureddu, from The Lisbon Council, will present a series of research challenges for the use of big data in policy making.

Besides, we will count with the participation of Anne Fleur van Veenstra, senior research scientist of ICT Policy at TNO’s Strategy & Policy department, who will present how data-driven policy making can be used in the context of a Policy Lab, an experimental environment in which stakeholders collaborate to develop and test policy.

But only registered participants will have access to the webinar – so take your chance and register today!

About Big Policy Canvas

The Big Policy Canvas (BPC) – Transforming policy making through Big Data and Open Innovation consortium is a European Union funded project that seeks to provide guidance to the public sector organisations and related stakeholders to accelerate the transformation of the public sector through the identification and assessment of public sector needs and trends and an analysis and grouping of emerging methods, tools, technologies and applications, particularly examined from a big data oriented perspective, that hold the potential to disrupt the way the public sector nowadays operates The two-years consortium is made up of a leading European university, a think tank, a consulting firm and a research center. Its website is www.bigpolicycanvas.eu.

Fotocredits: Walter Skokanitsch

JeDEM Update: Scopus, Cross-Ref and DOIs – and what it all means

jedem logoJeDEM has been continuously keeping its course with publishing high quality papers while being free of charge for authors (no processing charges or APCs for submisson and publication are applied). But the Open Access journal also continues to strive for excellence in today’s highly competitive publishing landscape, where visibility of articles and indexing are big criteria for authors when they are choosing a journal.

Thus, we are pleased to inform you of some important updates for JeDEM!

What is new?

  1. JeDEM was accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature
  2. We will also be available as Crossref citation data (on behalf of the Initiative for OpenCitations)
  3. Articles on JeDEM are now identifiable via DOIs (Digital Object Identifyer System)

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WE ARE HIRING – Full-time Researcher

Our team wants you!uncle_sam_28pointing_finger29

You think that public administration could do better? You see technological potential as being grossly grossly  neglected? You have big ideas of how technology can contribute to deliver improved services for the benefit of all, to make countries greener, cities smarter, and people happier?

We are interested!

You have a technical background, with experience in programming and databases? You are not afraid of UML, metadata and data modelling? You always wanted to get deep into linked (open) data and semantics? You find requirements engineering to be a piece of cake?

We should definitely talk!

The Department for E-Governance and Administration at Danube University Krems / Austria (EU) is looking for an enthusiastic new colleague to improve public governance through the widespread application of technology.

We are the leading Austrian research institution for public governance, with long-lasting collaborations within the international research community, industry, as well as within public administration; including the Austrian Chancellery, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the City of Vienna, or the Austrian Federal Computing Centre. The Department for E-Governance and Administration also hosts, together with the Federal Ministry for the Civil Service and Sport, the GovLabAustria, an innovation lab for the public sector.

You bring:

  • Graduate in Computer Science, (business) informatics or any other study with a clear and demonstrable focus on ICT
  • Master’s level or higher degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • A deep interest to perform research on the intersection between public administration, science, industry, and society
  • A deep understanding of data driven-approaches, process design, and digital transformation
  • The ability to identify problems on your own and provide solutions to them
  • You enjoy working with collaborative technologies, also remotely
  • Teamwork and constant exchange come naturally to you
  • Excellent English, written and spoken

Would be nice:

  • You possess experience working in a scientific environment
  • You have been part of an international research project already
  • First-hand experience in scientific publishing and writing research grant proposals

You will get:

  • Regular, project-based employee contract, starting 15.04.2019, limited to 30.9.2020 but with the clear intention for extension.
  • 2.738,91 EUR gross per month with 38.5h/week (W3/1 according to the Work and Remuneration Regulations – DBO of Danube University Krems) – we are willing to pay a higher salary according to qualifications and training.
  • Social amenities on the Campus Krems with a highly international and welcoming atmosphere.  
  • Excellent business contacts to high-ranked public sector officials as well as international research networks.
  • A beautiful work place within the UNESCO world heritage region of the Wachau.

Scope of project “ManyLaws”, in which you will work:

The project aims to deliver a set of novel services for citizens, businesses, and administrations of the European Union, built upon text mining, advanced processing and semantic analysis of legal information. To achieve this, ManyLaws will access big legal data currently produced and published in multiple national or EU public data sources (e.g., EUR-Lex, NOMOS), link it and transform it to structured open datasets. By combining data coming from a multiplicity of sources, ManyLaws aims to achieve seamless and inclusive access to legal information across EU and improve the efficacy of decision-making in legislative procedures operated by public bodies. Furthermore, the activity will cater for making available the total of semantically annotated input data, intermediate data sets, and output results through the European Data Portal.

For further information, please contact Ass.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Lampoltshammer via mail: thomas.lampoltshammer@donau-uni.ac.at

The team of the Department for E-Governance and Administration is looking forward to meeting you!

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Erasmus+ Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities – CAP4CITY: Kick-off in La Plata, Argentina

The Kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities – CAP4CITY – project took place on 12th and 13th of February in La Plata, Argentina. Coordinated by Danube University Krems (Austria), the consortium counts with 12 partners from 4 countries in Europe (Austria, Estonia, Poland and the Netherlands) and 4 countries in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia) for developing curriculum on smart sustainable cities and creating a cooperation framework between universities and local actors. The project started in 15/11/2019 and has the duration of three years.

More information can be found here: Erasmus+ Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities (CAP4CITY)