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This was the CeDEM Asia 2016

Here you find photos and all blog posts (including most presentations) from the CeDEM Asia 2016.

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Voices from the CeDEM Asia 2016

Following ten successful conferences in Austria and two inspiring conferences in Singapore and Hong Kong, we opened a new forum in Asia for exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration in the field of E-Democracy and Open Government.

» Find here all our blogposts and reviews from the CeDEM Asia 2016 in Daegue.

CeDEM Asia 2016 was hosted in Daegu (South Korea) from 7-9th December 2016. A lot of people joined our conference. Find here a statements from Rajit Hewagama, Ben Huffman, Astik Sinha, Pheaktra Neth, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Manuela Hartwig, Jeanette Orminski, Rich Ling, Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen, Ivo Babaja, Heike Hermans, Sayasat Nurbek, Robert Krimmer, Marko Skoric and Peter Parycek.

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Demokratische Online-Beteiligung an politischen Entscheidungsprozessen

Forschungsprojekt „ePartizipation“ zur Förderung der Demokratie über IKT-gestützte Teilnahmeprozesse für BürgerInnen erfolgreich abgeschlossen

Gesellschaftliche Beteiligung und Teilnahme an demokratischen Entscheidungsprozessen im digitalen Zeitalter stellt Organisationen aus allen Bereichen vor große Herausforderungen. Es stehen nicht nur die erhöhte Partizipationsbereitschaft, sondern auch die möglichen Einsparungspotentiale in Verwaltungsverfahren im Fokus von IKT-gestützter Beteiligung der Gesellschaft. Das Projekt „ePartizipation – Authentifizierung bei demokratischer Online-Beteiligung“, gefördert durch das österreichische Sicherheitsforschungs-Förderprogramm KIRAS – eine Initiative des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie, hat sich 2 Jahre detailliert mit den wichtigen Kernaspekten dieses Themenkomplexes auseinandergesetzt und wurde erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Das Projektkonsortium setzte sich aus dem AIT Austrian Institute of Technologie (Koordination), dem Bundesministerium für Inneres, dem Zentrum für E-Governance der Donau-Universität Krems,  der Österreichischen Staatsdruckerei GmbH, rubicon IT GmbH und der Universität Wien, Arbeitsgruppe Rechtsinformatik zusammen.

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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.

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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.

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CeDEM Asia 2016: Day 2, „Motivation(s) behind Open Access Publishing” (Workshop)

Workshop „Motivation(s) behind Open Access Publishing”

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Workshop by Noella Edelmann & Judith Schossböck

The project outline presented in this workshop is to access the motivational factors in Open Access publishing.

Judith Schossböck presented the “green way” of publishing, which means to publish in repositories. The “golden way” means to publish in Open Access journals. She pointed out, that “the character of the electronic academic journal is changing rapidly as new technologies, reader habits, and patterns of communication evolve and the Internet is increasingly adopted as a common medium.”

The journal JeDEM – eJournal for eDemocracy and Open Government is publishing since 2009 and the editors want to evaluate the motivations of the authors to publish in an Open Access Journal. Publishing in JeDEM is free of charge.

Which research questions will be examined during their study on motivational factors in Open Access publishing?

  • Can we distinguish differences in motivation for publishing in open access across disciplines or countries?
  • What type of users are JeDEM users? How can users be classified according to their motivations? What are users’ opinions on different aspects of open access publishing, e.g. open peer review etc.?
  • How can these results help other e-publishers?

We are looking forward to their results!

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