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JeDEM is now using ReviewerCredits!

ReviewerCredits

Do you also think that reviewing should deserve more credit? Then we’ve got news for you!

Our OA Journal for E-Democracy and Open Government (JeDEM) started to use ReviewerCredits. This is a great tool that received worldwide attention to acknowledge reviewing efforts of researchers, and they also offer free training to reviewers.

ReviewerCredits is an independent platform supporting the peer-review process by validating and certifying activities and providing tangible rewards to reviewers.

We very much recommend to check out their video about how it all works. (more…)

OA Journal of eDemocracy and Open Government: New Chief Editor

Anneke Zuiderwijk is the new Chief Editor of JeDEM

We are pleased to welcome Anneke Zuiderwijk as the new Chief Editor of the Journal of eDemocracy and Open Government for the next four years.

Anneke is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on open data. More specifically, her objective is to develop theory for the development of infrastructures and institutional arrangements that incentivize open data sharing and use behavior by governments, researchers, companies and citizens. Open data has enormous potential to generate benefits and value and there is still a large gap between the current situation and the potential value generation. This motivates her to enthusiastically work on this topic throughout her entire academic career.

During her PhD, Anneke developed a theory for the development of open government data infrastructures, which she also transformed into advice for open data policy-makers. Several elements of her theory have been implemented in international projects, including FP7 ENGAGE (2014) and H2020 VRE4EIC (2018). Anneke obtained her PhD with distinction, which is only awarded to the top 5% of TU Delft PhD candidates. In 2016, she received the international Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award and was ranked as one of the most influential open data researchers worldwide.[1] She has been invited as a keynote speaker for various conferences and events (e.g. the International Conference on Future Environment and Innovation, 2014) and served as a conference programme chair (dg.o2018, dg.o2019), conference chair (I3E-2015), associate chair (OpenSym2017), associate editor (ICIS2019) and track chair (CeDEM2014; 2015, 2016, 2017, EGOV-CeDEM-ePART2018, 2019). The importance of her research has also been emphasized through best paper awards Anneke received at important conferences in her field of information science (EGOV2012, Dg.o2014). Finally, she is the co-founder of three online courses: Open Data professional education (53 experts), Open Science MOOC (1,500+ participants from 100+ countries) and Open Government MOOC (9261 participants from 150+ countries).

Anneke on her new role as Chief Editor of JeDEM:

“I am excited about my new role as editor-in-chief for JeDEM. I have experienced the process of publishing journal papers from the author perspective many times and I also have experience as guest editor of special issues for the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (two issues in 2014), Government Information Quarterly (2016) and Information Polity (2019). I am now ready for the next step; the full experience as editor-in-chief.

JeDEM has several very appealing characteristics, including its open access policy, being free of charge, its rapid publishing process and its comprehensive indexing within Scopus, EBSCO, DOAJ, Google scholar, and the Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester. This gives authors the opportunity to make timely research results available to a wide public, increase researcher and research visibility and have an impact in the field. I see much potential for further improving both the quality and reputation of JeDEM.

As editor-in-chief I will focus on the strategic decisions, networks and positioning and development of the journal. I am very enthusiastic about working with the highly committed and motivated JeDEM team of managing editors and editorial board members, and I very much appreciate their full support. I look forward to this new journey”.

We are looking forward to working with Anneke!

More information:

Anneke Zuiderwijk: http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/AZuiderwijkvanEijkJeDEM: www.jedem.orgTo contact Anneke Zuiderwijk: a.m.g.zuiderwijk-vaneijk@tudelft.nl

 

[1] Hossain, M. A., Dwivedi, Y. K., & Rana, N. P. (2016). State-of-the-art in open data research: Insights from existing literature and a research agenda. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 26(1-2), 14-40.

Extended Submission Deadline: 10/02/2020

Main conference themes: digital participation, social media weaponization, campaigning, populism, civic engagement, e-government, smart cities.

  • Track 1: Social Media and Citizen Engagement
  • Track 2: Weaponizing Digital Media
  • Track 3: E-government, Smart Cities, and Emerging Topics

Call for Papers:

Important Dates

  • Conference Date: 15-16 May, 2020
  • Extended submission deadline: 10 Febraury 2020
  • Notifications: 10 March 2020

Location

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Digital Citizenship at the Crossroads

Conference postponed

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have decided to postpone CeDEM Asia 2020 until January 2021. The location will remain Kuala Lumpur with the exact dates and venue to be confirmed at the later stage.  

Although we tried stick with the original schedule as long as possible, given the developments over the past two weeks it would simply be impossible to hold a conference in May. We have thus decided to re-open the call for papers with a new deadline of 4th October, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur in January 2021! 

Call for Papers

CeDEM Asia 2020 aims to bring together academics, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social media, mobile technology, big data, and digital innovation in the future of citizenship and governance in Asia and worldwide. The conference aims to promote the exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of citizen engagement, political campaigning, misinformation, political polarization, populism, e-government, smart cities, and other emerging topics. 

Main conference themes: digital participation, social media weaponization, campaigning, populism, civic engagement, e-government, smart cities.

  • Track 1: Social Media and Citizen Engagement
  • Track 2: Weaponizing Digital Media
  • Track 3: E-government, Smart Cities, and Emerging Topics

Important Dates

  • New Conference Date: January, 2021
  • New Submission Deadline: 4 October, 2020
  • New Notification Deadline: 14 November, 2020

Location

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Travel support grants will be provided to graduate student who present full papers at the conference.

Registration rates

These rates are based on the planning for the original date in May 2020 an shall give you an indication on the expected rates.  

  • Early Bird (not valid for January 2021)
    • 120 Euros for academic faculty, professionals, and government officials
    • 60 Euros for students and civil society members
  • Regular (not valid for January 2021)
    • 200 Euros or academic faculty, professionals, and government officials
    • 100 Euros for students and civil society members

Conference Chairs

  • Marko M. Skoric, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
  • Peter Parycek, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Nojin Kwak, University of Michigan, USA
  • Christoph Grabitz, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore
  • Local Chairs: Bradley Freeman & Pauline Leong, Sunway University

Track 1: Social Media and Citizen Engagement

Track Chairs: Saifuddin Ahmed, Pauline Leong, Muneo Kaigo, Baohua Zhou

This track will investigate how social media platforms are altering the nature of civic engagement. Social media platforms have molded and transformed many traditional forms of civic engagement, such as political participation, political discussion, protests and activism, and relevant debates remain as to what degree social media platforms are enhancing or limiting democratic processes. So, we invite submissions that investigate this topic from empirical and critical methodological approaches, and from diverse socio-political contexts. Possible sub-topics include:

  • Social movements and citizen networks
  • Social media and political polarization
  • Online campaigning and elections
  • Digital divide and literacy
  • Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement; Sustainability of e-participation
  • Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management
  • Limitations of free speech on social media

Track 2: Weaponizing Digital Media

Track Chairs: Natalie Pang, Crystal Abidin, Amelia Johns

It has only been 30 years since the World Wide Web was introduced in 1989, and the Web has never been further away from Tim Berners-Lee’s “utopian” vision of the Web being a space for the free exchange of information and democratic discourse. Both state and non-state actors alike have made use of the Web to amplify vulnerabilities and prejudices, manipulate individual and group behaviours and stir hostility towards their opponents. The past decade has seen the rise of how the Web is being weaponised: disinformation campaigns to subvert democracy and manipulate public opinions, the flow of information through firewalls and shutdown of targeted sites and applications, surveillance and profiling, and online nudges which has been linked to the radicalisation in certain contexts. Presentations in this track seek to address one or more of the following:

  • What are the threats to digital democracy? How can they be addressed?
  • Cases of platform weaponisation in Asia, including strategies employed by state and non-state actors
  • Critical analysis of dominant platforms and current policy approaches to govern them
  • Data-fication of Asian societies and the social, security and personal implications
  • Weaponisation of creative content, including pop-culture
  • Methodological approaches and innovations used to study weaponisation, including ethical implications

Track 3: E-government, Smart Cities, and Emerging Topics

Track Chairs: Robert Krimmer, Yueping Zheng, Gabriela Viale Pereira 

  • Open data, transparency, participation and collaboration in government
  • Big Data, data-driven decision making, automatization, governance and artificial intelligence
  • Cultures of governance, access and openness, crowdsourcing for government
  • Electronic identity, Internet freedom and censorship; surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
  • Cross-border interoperability of e-government artefacts – approaches and standards
  • 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“
  • Social implications of technology, social cities, the best options for citizens, avoiding the negative impacts of technology

General Submission Guidelines

The conference proceedings will be published and made available online under a Creative Commons License for open access. In addition, a selection of best papers and case studies from CeDEM Asia 2020 will be published with the OA eJournal of E-Democracy and Open Governement (www.jedem.org).

Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cedemasia2020

Submission Categories

Submission must be made in English. Authors can choose among the following categories:

  • Research papers, case studies and policy papers should be 12 pages maximum and will be peer-reviewed. If you submit in this category, please follow the instructions for peer-review as below.
  • Reflection papers, work-in-progress and ongoing research papers should 6 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs.
  • Abstract only submissions shall not contain more than 500 words main text. Abstracts can present presentations or papers to be submitted.
  • Workshop proposals should be no more than 2 pages and will be selected by the chairs.

Templates Downloads

Peer Review

To ensure the integrity of the double-blind peer-review for submissions to this conference, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors being known to reviewers. The authors of the document shall replace their names in the text, references, footnotes and metadata with “Authors” only.

Programme Committee

Ahmed, Saifuddin, Nanyang Technological University
Anthopoulos, Leonidas, University of Thessaly
Charalabidis, Yannis, University of the Aegean
Edelmann, Noella, Danube University Krems
Freeman, Bradley, Sunway University Malaysia
Kaigo, Muneo, University of Tsukuba
Kobayashi, Tetsuro, City University of Hong Kong
Lampoltshammer, Thomas, Danube University Krems
Leong, Pauline, Sunway University Malaysia
Nahon, Karine, University of Washington and the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya
Pang, Natalie, National University of Singapore
Park, Han Woo, YeungNam University
Paulin, Alois, Vienna University of Technology
Putnik, Konstantin, OneSpan GmbH
Sachs, Michael, Danube-University Krems
Schoßböck, Judith, City University of Hong Kong and Danube University Krems
Shen, Chris Fei, City University of Hong Kong
Skoric, Marko, City University of Hong Kong,
Soon, Carol, Institute of Policy Studies
Van Kranenburg, Rob, Council theinternetofthings.eu
Viale Pereira, Gabriela, Danube University Krems
Zhou, Baohua, Fudan University

Previous Conference Proceedings

Contact and Questions

Conference Website

Website: https://digitalgovernment.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/cedemasia20/

Links

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Call for Visiting Fellowships at the Department for E-Governance and Administration

Visiting Fellows at the Department for E-Governance and Administration

 

Foto: Simlinger

The Department of E-Governance and Administration includes the Center for E-Governance and the Center for Infrastructural Security, and focuses on the impact of digital and social change on strategy, security, organization, processes as well as the changes in public administration, business, politics and society.

The Center for E-Governance is based on an established research network in the areas of e-government and e-democracy, leads international conferences and all researchers are active members in several scientific communities. The Center for Infrastructural Security plays a pioneering role in research for sustainable security management and has positioned itself in the German-speaking world as a center of excellence in security. The Department cooperates with several stakeholders from the public sector, for example, the Federal Ministry for Public Service and Sports (BMÖDS), Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) or the Center for Secure Information Technology – Austria (A-SIT).

Team Department for E-Governance and Administration

The head of the Department, Professor Peter Parycek, is currently board member of NEGZ (National E-Government Center), head of the Competence Center Public IT (ÖFIT) at the Fraunhofer Fokus (Berlin) and Member of the Digitization Council of the German Federal Government. Research projects focus on the public and private sectors as well as industrial partners at national, European and international level.  The Department is characterized by its international and multidisciplinary team, the provision of state-of-the-art training and research, extensive networks and cooperations with other research institutes, universities, the public sector as well as private organisations.

The research projects located in the Department include the public and private sectors as well as industrial partners at national, European and international level. This internationality is highly relevant for the development of underlying concepts of public administration as well as cross-country comparisons of strategy development and implementation. Examples of current projects are the EU-funded projects Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities, Scientific foundations training and entrepreneurship activities in the domain of ICT-enabled Governance, or ManyLaws – EU-wide Legal Text Mining using Big Data Processing Infrastructures, as well as Austrian projects such as Digitalisation in Lower Austria or Das Digitale Amt.

Current Visiting Fellow

 

Prof. Edimara Mezzomo Luciano (September – October 2019)

Professor on Management Information Systems (MIS) in the Business Administration Graduation Program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil, and Head of Governance and Digital Society Research Group.

Further details: http://www.pucrs.br/researchers/edimara-mezzomo-luciano/

Fellowship sponsored by PUCRS PRINT (http://www.pucrs.br/print/)

 

Call for Visiting Fellows

We invite Fellows at all levels (Master’s or PhD students, post-docs, assistant/ junior/ senior professors) from universities, or experts from the public or private sector to join the Department for shorter or longer fellowship stays. The visiting fellow will work with the permanent faculty and the work objectives and work programme will be defined on an individual basis, depending on the eligibility criteria, type and extent of their involvement and duration of the stay. Possible fellowships at the Department for E-Governance and Administration are:

  • Visiting Professor
  • Visiting Researcher
  • Visiting Research Assistant (Student Internship)

Visiting Professor (Minimum eligibility: Established Professor from an acknowledged institution):

  • Teaching, conducting research and writing/contributing publications for the department;
  • Contributing to the department’s teaching programme, presenting guest lectures, webinars or faculty seminars in the professor’s area of interest;
  • Contributing to ongoing research or providing guidance with new project proposals;
  • Mentoring faculty and students;
  • Consulting functions or providing expert commentary for the department and faculty;
  • Assessing students (supervising master thesis, exams, defenses);

Visiting Researcher Tasks (Minimum eligibility: Completed PhD or high-level work experience from industry, public administration or acknowledged research centers.

  • Conducting post-doctoral research as an independent investigator or under the supervision of a principal investigator;
  • Teaching for the Department;
  • Writing and publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals in their fields;

Visiting Research Assistant Tasks (Minimum eligibility: Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s study programme)

  • Assists the department’s faculty in ongoing research projects and teaching programmes;
  • This can also be a student internship;

Application and Funding

In order to be invited to a standardized selection procedure scholars and experts are to submit their:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 3 pages);
  • Research or project proposal aligned with the Department’s activities and strategy (max. 5 pages);
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • CV;
  • List of publications;

Deadline for submissions: All the completed documents needed for the application procedure must be made by the 1 January/April/July/October of each year for the next possible fellowship period.

Duration: The duration will be agreed upon. Stays can be of shorter duration (e.g. 1-6 months) but longer collaborations are possible too. The duration of the fellowship will determine the type of work and the contract.

Employment Status: The legal basis for the fellow’s employment will be determined during the application process.

Funding

We provide different options for funding visiting Fellows at the Danube University Krems:

  1. Erasmus mobility/Erasmus agreement with the Danube University Krems;
  2. External funding by the Austrian Database for Scholarships (https://grants.at)
  3. Other types of funding secured by the applicant;

Details & Contact

Visiting Fellows at the Department for E-Governance and Administration

Dr. Noella Edelmann

noella.edelmann@donau-uni.ac.at

Tel. +43 (0)2732 893 2303