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Karine Nahon, Alon Peled, and Jennifer Shkabatur are winning the Best Paper Award #CeDEM15 #video

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We congratulate the winners on the #CeDEM15 Best Paper Award: Karine Nahon, Alon Peled and Jennifer Shkabatur with their paper “Cities’ Open Government Data Heart Beat”

 

This is what the reviewers said about the paper:

“…it is clearly written, notable urges the right questions in current International transparency debates, has a clear written methodology and addresses interesting insights and discussion points.”

“…lies on real research and has a practical value……”

“…an innovative and really practical approach to measuring Openness…..”

“…provided a very valuable new methodology for measuring open government data at the level where it arguably matters most i.e. local”

“…not only interesting but extremely useful in terms of advancing best practice in the Open Data field.”

 

This was CeDEM14: An Overview and Summary

The  CeDEM14 was held May 21 to May 23 2014 at the Danube University Krems. We blogged live from the conference and collected nearly all the presentations, reports, and other web media in this post. Please share this with friends and colleagues (and if you notice that your presentation is missing – do send it to us so that we can include it here!)

This was CeDEM14, thank you for joining us!

So What happened at CeDEM14?

Othmar Karas, MEP sent the CeDEM14 participants his greetings: videomessage!

 CeDEM14 in numbers

See the number of submissions, the acceptance rate, where participants come from and more!

CeDEM14 Best Paper Award

The following papers were nominated for the CeDEM14 Best Paper Award:

  • Alois Paulin: “Through Liquid Democracy to Sustainable Non-Bureaucratic Government”
  • Damien Mac Namara, J Paul Gibson and Ken Oakley: “Just Like Paper – a Baseline for Classifying E-Voting Usability”
  • Maximilian Heimstädt, Fredric Saunderson and Tom Heath: Conceptualzing Open Data Ecosystems: A Timeline Analysis of Open Data Development in the UK
  • Micha Germann, Flurin Conradin, Christoph Wellig and Uwe Serdült: “Five Years of Internet Voting for Swiss Expatriates”
  • Raimondo Iemma, Michele Osella and Federico Morando: “Breaking Public Administrations’ Data silos: The Case of Open-DAI and a comparison between open data platforms –

And the winner is…..

CeDEM14 Keynotes

We were pleased  to have Alexander Gerber, Philipp Müller, Jeanne Holme and Mohamed El-Sioufi with us! Interested in the summaries of their presentations? Find them here: “CeDEM14 Keynotes”.

CeDEM14 Workshops

A total of 6 workshops were held during the conference. Find the summaries here: “CeDEM14 Workshops”

CeDEM14 Sessions

The CeDEM14 included 7 sessions on a broad range of topics such as e-democracy, a-participation, Open Data, social and mobile media, design, technology and information visualization. 33 presentations allowed the participants to present their research results, ideas, projects, etc. Read the summaries and the presentations here: “CeDEM14 sessions”.

One of the sessions was the energetic Reflections session. Presenters have 5 minutes to present their work, and the nearly 20 presentations generate interesting discussions. We have collected the presentations here: “CeDEM14 Reflections”.

CeDEM14 allowed participants to watch the film “Blueberry Soup”  and engage in a Skype discussion with the filmmaker Eileen Jerrett, as well as participate in the Open Space, an opportunity for participants to organise their own presentations, sessions, events, workshops, birds of a feather, networking, etc.

CeDEM14 on the the Austrian Radio Channel Ö1 (mix English&German)

Peter Parycek (Head of the Centre for E-Governance) und Johnstone Baguma (Toro Development Network, Uganda) discuss E-Government, E-Voting and E-participation in Africa.

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 Contributors to the CeDEM14 Summary & Overview: Bettina Rinnerbauer, Johann Höchtl, Noella Edelmann, Michael Sachs, Ralph Schöllhammer.

CeDEM14 Keynotes

We were pleased to have and hear the following keynotes:

  • Alexander Gerber on Scientific Citizenship (innocomm Research Center for Science & Innovation Communication, DE)

  • Jeanne Holm on Open Data (Evangelist, Data.gov, U.S. General Services Administration, US)

  • Philipp Müller on Statehood, the Deep Web, and Democracy (Computer Sciences Corporation and Business School of University Salzburg, AT)

  • Mohamed El-Sioufi on (E)ngaging communities through global thinking for local actions (United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT)

Keep on reading for the summaries of their keynotes!

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Making digital government better: An interview with Mike Bracken

Simplify public access to government services and information

March 2014, McKinsey & Co.

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When it comes to the digital world, governments have traditionally placed political, policy, and system needs ahead of the people who require services. Mike Bracken, the executive director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, is attempting to reverse that paradigm by empowering citizens—and, in the process, improve the delivery of services and save money. In this video interview, Bracken discusses the philosophy behind the digital transformation of public services in the United Kingdom, some early successes, and next steps. An edited transcript of his remarks follows.

Read the Interview transcript at McKinsey.com

Mike Bracken is the executive director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service, which has sought to simplify access to services and information through a central website, gov.uk.