Call for Papers

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).

Join us at the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2016 in Asia or Submit for 2017 in Austria

In 2007 the Centre for E-Governance began organising conferences on e-democracy and public administration and since  2014, CeDEM is also held biennially in Asia.

We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as business, public authorities, NGOs, NPOs and education institutions to join us and submit their work to the topics addressed in the tracks. We welcome interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the conference topics. (more…)

Extended Deadline: CeDEM Asia 2016

We have extended the submission deadline for CeDEM Asia 2016 until 15 August 2016. Join the global discourse on the impact of digitalisation on government, democracy and society.

We look forward to opening a new forum in Daegu, South Korea for exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of citizen engagement, e-democracy, internet freedom, open government, cybersecurity, smart cities and other emerging topics. CeDEM Asia 2016 seeks to critically analyse present and future developments in the field, with a special focus on the following themes:

Track: Social media and citizen participation

  • Social movements and citizen networks
  • Online campaigning and elections
  • Digital divide and literacy
  • Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement; Sustainability of e-participation
  • Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management

Track: E-government and e-democracy

  • 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, Internet freedom and censorship; Surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
  • Cross-border interoperability of e-government artefacts – approaches and standards

Track: Smart cities and emerging topics

  • Becoming a smart city: Best practices, failures and practical challenges
  • Successful technologies for integrating all dimensions of human, collective, and artificial intelligence within the city
  • The internet of things and co-production; Interoperability
  • Relations of innovative technologies, democratic societies & concepts of “Smartness“
  • The social implications of technology, social cities, the best options for citizens, avoiding the negative impacts of technology
  • Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics

LINKS
Website CeDEM Asia 2016
Call for Papers as PDF

If you have any questions about the CeDEM conference, please contact the team via the website.

Call for Papers: ITAIS 2016

ITAIS – the 13th Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS, ICT and innovation: a step forward to a global society is calling for your papers!

ITAIS2016

Track: ICT-enabled innovation in public services: co-production and collaborative networking

Co-Chairs: W. Castelnovo (U. of Insubria, Italy), P. Depaoli (LUISS Guido Carli U.), G. Misuraca (EU Commission, JRC-IPTS, Seville, Spain)

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Service co-production/co-creation in the public and in the private sector: differences and similarities
  • ICT-enabled collaborative public service production
  • Co-production as a tool for social innovation
  • The role of social media to enable public service co-production
  • Open data, open government and co-production
  • Co-production and the role of citizens in smart cities
  • Case-studies and examples of co-production in public services
  • Co-production and Public/Private/Citizen Partnership
  • Challenges of co-production for the work of public sector professionals
  • How citizens can be motivated to engage in public service co-production
  • How to assess the effects of public service co-production

Important Dates:
Deadline for encouraged abstract submission (max 1000 words, except ref.): May 5, 2016
Deadline for full paper submission: June 5, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 11, 2016
Final paper or poster submission: September 4, 2016
Doctoral Consortium: October 7, 2016
Conference: October 7 – 8, 2016

Further Information
Further tracks
Submission

HICSS 50 : E-Government Track

50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
January 4-7, 2017 – Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, HI, USA

Policies and Strategies for Digital Government

Minitrack Description

This minitrack offers a multidisciplinary forum to present cases and discuss theories associated with the design, implementation, management and evaluation of digital government. The minitrack invites submissions that contribute to the analysis and discussion of the impact of digital government on public sector, especially on the organization of government activities, the delivery of public services, and on the value these services deliver.

We invite and encourage the submission of case studies which demonstrate best practices in the design, management and evaluation of digital government policies and strategies. In addition, the minitrack welcomes contributions exploring the issues associated with the design and deployment of policies and strategies that change the nature of the interactions between government and citizens, private sector organizations, and NGOs.

 

Minitrack topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy and governance challenges arising from the adoption of ICTs in public administration at the local, state, and national level
  • Public Service co-creation and co-production
  • e-Democracy and e-Participation
  • e-Procurement policies and strategies
  • Outsourcing strategies in the public sector
  • Public policy issues in Digital Government
  • Digital government in developing countries
  • The impact on ICT on government efficiency effectiveness transparency and accountability
  • Interoperability policies: Legal, organizational, semantic, and technical layers
  • Legal and judicial transformation associated with ICTs deployments
  • E-justice
  • Digital Governance
  • Privacy and data protection policies and strategies
  • Interoperability: Legal, Organizational, Semantic, Technical Layers
  • ICT sourcing policies in government

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