9(2) CeDEM Issue (Edited by Qinfeng Zhu and Noella Edelmann)
The second issue of JeDEM in 2017, co-edited with Qinfeng Zhu from City University of Hong Kong, is out now!
This yearly issue is known as the “CeDEM issue”. It traditionally presents some of the best papers from the Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government (CeDEM) held earlier on in the year, and also includes the best papers from the sister conference CeDEM Asia 2016 held in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
This time, JeDEM focuses on “Open Government and the Open Government Partnership (OGP)”. It contributes to the ongoing dialogue regarding the impact of the OGP on the way that openness is unfolding worldwide. This issue comprises one invited article, three research articles, and one reflection.
Open Access: You can access JeDEM free of charge, and also comment on the articles. We hope you enjoy this special issue of JeDEM and wish you a nice reading time, maybe during the holidays or afterwards.
The Centre for E-Governance participated in a workshop in Macau, which was hosted by the UNU (Institute for Computing and Society). The goal of the workshop was to exchange knowledge and ideas on Open Government Data (OGD), but also on aspects of the e-society and ICT for democratic or social development. The Centre for E-Governance presented current projetcs in the area of OGD and Smart Cities. City University Hong Kong gave insights into study results in the area of civic online engagement. UNU presented a study on the usage of OGD by several cases in different international contexts.
Welcome to a summer issue that presents the most recent “ongoing submissions” to the Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government. The authors have not submitted to a particular call for papers, but have responded to the journal’s open invitation to submit a paper to JeDEM’s main topics. The papers in this issue analyse current strengths and weaknesses in Open Data, Public Sector Information (PSI) and E-Government, present results, suggest methodologies as well as ideas for yet more research and work in these areas.
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