3# E-Government

EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 Call for Papers

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EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 represents the merge of the IFIP EGOV-ePart  with the CeDEM conference as well as the annual conference of the IFIP Working Group 8.5. The conference is held annually, and will be hosted 3-5 September 2018 at the Danube University Krems in Austria.

We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as from business, public authorities, NGOs, NPOs and education institutions to submit their research papers, reflections, posters as well as practitioner papers, panel or workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks. The conference also offers a PhD Colloquium as well as a limited number of PhD bursaries. We welcome completed and ongoing research papers, workshop and panel proposals, reflections&viewpoints,  posters and practitioners’ papers.


  • General E-Government & Open Government
  • General e-Democracy & e-Participation
  • Smart Governance (Government, Cities & Regions)
  • AI, Data Analytics and Automated Decision Making
  • Digital Collaboration and Social Media
  • Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics
  • Social Innovation
  • Open Data, Linked Data & Semantic Web
  • Practitioners’ Track
  • PhD Colloquium


  • (Hard) deadline for submissions: 17 March 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2018
  • Camera-ready paper submission and author registration: 1 June 2018
  • Conference: 3-5 September 2018
  • PhD Colloquium: 2 September 2018

Further Details


We look forward to seeing you!

Peter, Olivier, Marijn, Jochen, Efthimios (Conference Chairs) & Noella (Local Host Chair)

#GovCamp Vienna 2017 Review

Nichts dem Zufall überlassen! lautete das Motto des GovCamp Vienna am 1. Dezember 2017. Bots, Blockchain, Demokratie, Open Data, Privatsphäre und Transparenz – dies waren einige der Themen, die wir beim diesjährigen GovCamp aufgegriffen haben. Wer beschäftigt sich damit in Österreich? Welche Technologien greift die öffentliche Verwaltung auf? Wie kann die Zivilgesellschaft davon profitieren? Hier findest Du unsere Review, ein paar Video-Casts und viele Bilder.


Die #GovCamp Vienna 2017 Review als PDF downloaden!
Die #GovCamp Vienna 2017 Review im Magazine-Style durchblättern (issuu)

Das waren die #GovCamp Vienna 2017 Sessions

  1. Digital Days – Rückblick 2017, Input für Planung 2018 – Nicole Swoboda
  2. data.gv.at – Feedback für künftige Weiterentwicklungen – Robert Harm
  3. Wien Bot – Vom StartUp zum Unicorn – Sindre Wimberger, Betty Schwarz
  4. Open Source und eGovernment CMS Lösungen – Josef Dabernig
  5. communidata.at – Svitlana Vakulenko
  6. eDemokratie – Beyond the Horizon! – Claus-Markus Piswanger
  7. Ist die Digitalisierung ohne entsprechende Strategie möglich? – Hermann Madlberger
  8. Lokale Agenda 21 – Jugend, Partizipation und Demokratie – Sandra Löcker-Herschkowitz, Katja Arzberger und Filip Govaerts
  9. Liquid-Participation.at – Qualitätsstandards für Online-Partizipation? – Ursula Seethaler
    und Max Harnoncourt
  10. Feedback der Wirtschaft zu OGD Aktivitäten Wiens
  11. GovLab Austria – Transparenz und Partizipation in Rechtssetzung
  12. StadtKatalog und der Seestadt-Bot – Philipp Naderer-Puiu
  13. Jugend hackt – Magdalena Reiter
  14. Blockchain – Nutzen für die innovatie Verwaltung – Brigitte Lutz
  15. RIS Verwaltung und Partizipation mittels GIT
  16. Soll Österreich der „Open Government Partnership“ beitreten? – Johannes Lutz
  17. Einsteiger Workshop Virtuelle Realität – Peter Kühnberger

Das sind einige Video-Casts der #GovCamp Vienna 2017 Sessions


Day 1: ICEDEG 2017 in Quito, Ecuador

19-21 April in Quito, Ecuador

20170418_213832 Quito, looking down.

Quito, looking up.

After more than 1/2 day spent in the air, I arrived to Quito to attend the ICEDEG 2017 chaired by Andreas Meier (University of Fribourg, CH) and Luis Terán (University of Fribourg, CH & Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), EC).

20170418_160106 Rain, forecast for the whole week.

Programme and details available here:


PhD Scholarships: Migration Studies

We are currently opening three PhD student scholarships to join our dynamic interdisciplinary research team at the Faculty of Business and Globalization at Danube University Krems. These positions provide young researchers with the unique opportunity to develop state-of-the art methodological competences.

An important goal of this PhD program is assisting in evidence-informed policy design with a holistic understanding of migration policy as a pillar of social peace and the stability of states. Europe is at the center of continuous migrant and refugee movements of unprecedented scale, requiring policy makers to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors driving migration (security, income inequality, demography), facilitating migration (information and communication technology, social media) and the related impact in various fields (labor market, society, security, economy etc.). The program aims to pursue new ways of evidence-based policy making by understanding migration from a variety of methodological backgrounds, such as social or natural sciences and may focus on areas such as demography, economics, anthropology, psychology, political science, history etc. and applying diverse research methods [experimental research (e. g. game theory, behavioral economics), semantic research, data analytics (e. g. big data analysis, multivariate modeling), systems analysis (e.g. system dynamics, agent-based modeling, network analysis) and others].

The PhD student will work with senior researchers in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary environment, including various aspects of migration studies, informatics, economics and business studies, sustainability science, and public health. These are 3-year, 30h/week positions.

The program is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior and the European Union’s Asylum-, Migration- and Integrationfund (AMIF).

CeDEM Asia 2016: Daegu Metropolitan City Meeting

During this year`s CeDEM Asia 2016 International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, a meeting between the Daegu Metropolitan City (Information Management Division), National Information Society Agency (Department of Government 3.0) and the Danube University Krems (Department for E-Governance) has taken place to exchange the knowledge and strategies in the field of E-Government and Open Government Data.


Participants of the workshop: Daegu Metropolitan City: Mi Young Park, Yong Won Kim, Jae Yeoul Jeong; National Information Society Agency: Shin-Ae Shin; Danube University Krems: Peter Parycek, Michael Sachs, Malgorzata Goraczek.

The goal of the meeting was to get a better understanding about the objectives and current status of Daegu Metropolitan City, which can be summarized as following:

  • What are the main objectives of the e-government strategy of Korea?

The national Department for Government 3.0 wants to improve the services for citizens and reduce the costs for businesses through open data. New business opportunities shall be established through the use of open data by private companies. The core of the project is a further transition from information to data in a cloud solution. There shall be a transition from digital government to data driven government. Korea has its own data centres and a government owned cloud system for security reasons.  The city of Daegu is the first local government that has the cloud based information system. Cloud solutions for government are all domestic. Now, private companies shall be certified by the government to be able to host such clouds. The information that is handled on national level are in national data centers, and data exchange between the levels of government is possible.

  • How Daegu deals with electronic identification of citizens and businesses?

The government has its own verification system. National government agencies have their own certification. Having an integrated system is a target.

  • What is the most popular or most favourite e-government service?

Most important service for citizens is the public government website that contains all information. Each local government has its own government services.

  •  What is the current status of open government data in Korea?

Since the enactment in 2013 all government agencies have to open their data. Personal information and information related to national safety issues are protected, but all other data is made publicly available. There have been developed  popular open data applications:

  • Application for locations of nearby hospitals and medical services
  • Parents can talk about schools all over the country in an application
  • Applications with mobility data und location based information about Daegu
  • Preparation for an open data market
  • Data based solutions for health care, e.g. devices for cardiac issues

The meeting allowed a bright inside into the work of Daegu, national strategies and plans according to E-Governance and Open Governement Data.