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5 questions to Hans Jochen Scholl #CeDEM16

5 questions to Hans Jochen Scholl. Scholl is full Professor in University of Washington’s Information School (US) and held his keynote at the CeDEM16 conference “Profiling the Academic Domain of Digital Democracy and Government“.

  1. Your thoughts on e-democracy and open government in a nutshell?
  2. What does open mean to you?
  3. Name a good practice in e-democracy or open government?
  4. Name a bad practice in e-democracy or open government?
  5. What will be discussing at CeDEM in 2016?

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CeDEM – the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government – brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Danube University Krems.

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Information Visualization for the People #cedem16

The focus of this track was to show which and how different datasets can be used to create information visualization and simulation of the political discourse.

CeDEM16
CeDEM – the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government – brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Danube University Krems.

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» All CeDEM16 Sessions

Information Vizualization for the people

Chair: Florian Windhager

      • Innovating Good Regulatory Practice Using Mixed-Initiative Social Media Analytics and Visualization (Victoria Lemieux)
      • Supporting Cognition in the Face of Political Data and Discourse: A Mental Models Perspective on Designing Information Visualization Systems (Günther Schreder, Florian Windhager, Michael Smuc and Eva Mayr)
      • Current Barriers to Open Government Data Use and Visualization by Political Intermediaries (Jérôme Brugger, Marianne Fraefel, Hansjakob Fehr, Daniel Schöneck, Christoph Stähli Weissbrod and Reinhard Riedl)

Innovating Good Regulatory Practice Using Mixed-Initiative Social Media Analytics and Visualization (Victoria Lemieux)

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This presentation discussed the availability of big data and its opportunities to use innovative analytics and technologies. It was shown how big data can be visualized in different government contexts. The focus was summarized on two challanges: regulatory impact assessment, as well as on information processing support on rulemaking. The application of a novel big data analytics framework – Mixed-Initiative Social Media Analytics (MISMA) – will address these two rulemaking challenges.
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Supporting Cognition in the Face of Political Data and Discourse: A Mental Models Perspective on Designing Information Visualization Systems (Günther Schreder, Florian Windhager, Michael Smuc and Eva Mayr)

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During the presentation of the paper examples for information visualizations were shown. How  users react to information and data – how they react and interact with it and make sense of abstract data through the use of visual interfaces, or so called mental models. These mental models are an emerging topic for research on the comprehension and designing process in information visualization. Different design features can accomplish this in the field of political communication and its complex data.

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Current Barriers to Open Government Data Use and Visualization by Political Intermediaries (Jérôme Brugger, Marianne Fraefel, Hansjakob Fehr, Daniel Schöneck, Christoph Stähli Weissbrod and Reinhard Riedl)

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The aim of the research was to rise the role and the importance of open governement data vizualisations – its promise, potential, ecosystems, political intermediaries, as well as barriers. Actions suggested to increase the use of data and visualisation include the offering and support not only for data but also it’s processing, statistical analysis and visualisation. It was pointed out that there is furhter research in standardisation for visualisation processes with the aim to provide intermediaries with professional visualization at lower prices is an important aspect.
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CeDEM16 Outlook and IEEE Proceedings

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CeDEM16 will be held on 18-20 May at Danube University Krems. The conference provides a 3 days programme including:

  • 3 keynotes
  • 25 full papers (peer-reveiwed)
  • 6 workshops
  • 11 Reflections Session
  • 8 PhD students present their work at a colloquium
  • Open Space
  • Panel discussion (new!)

IEEE & IEEE Proceedings

In addition to our sponsors AIT, BRZ, ÖSD, we are pleased to announce that CeDEM16 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. The CeDEM full papers will be published with IEEE (CPS) and will be available online on the  IEEE Xplore® digital library. IEEE members attending the conference are entitled to a reduced fee .

Keynotes at CeDEM16

  • Mila Gascó on “Co-Production and ICT-enabled Co-Production” 
    Institute of Public Governance and Management at ESADE Ramon Llull University (ES)
  • Hans Jochen Scholl on “Profiling the Academic Domain of Digital Democracy and Government”
    University of Washington’s Information School (US)
  • Efthimios Tambouris on “Multidimensional Open Government Data”
    Applied Informatics Dpt, University of Macedonia (GR)
  • Robert Krimmer on “Is there an Estonian E-Democracy? Co-Creation in the Digital State” Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (EE)

CeDEM Proceedings: ISSN

All CeDEM Proceedings published from 2011 onwards with Edition Donau-Universität Krems now have the ISSN 2414-6455.

Who will be the winner of the CeDEM16 Best Paper Prize? Find out on Day2!

We are looking forward to seeing you in May!

 

CeDEM Asia 2016

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The third CeDEM Asia will be will be held in Daegu (South Korea) from 7-9th December 2016. For further information and the Call for Papers please visit the conference website.

 

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Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 2016

The International Conference on E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) Asia 2016 will be hosted in Daegu, South Korea, on 7-9 December, 2016.

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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, cyber-security, 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 media, citizen mobilization & engagement; Sustainability of e-participation
  • Social movements and citizen networks
  • Online campaigning and elections
  • Digital divide and literacy
  • 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

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 30th, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2016
  • Camera-ready paper submission: October 15th, 2016
  • Conference dates & location: December 7-9th, 2016

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Further Information and Contact

City University of Hong Kong, Danube University Krems, Cyber Emotions Research Center (YeungNam University), WATEF, Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan), and Singapore Internet Research Centre (Nanyang Technological University), jointly organise CeDEM Asia 2016 with an aim of bringing together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social media, mobile technology, open data and digital innovation in the future of citizenship and governance. The conference allows interdisciplinary perspectives to analyse current research, best practices, and emerging topics that are shaping the future of e-government, e-democracy and open government in Asia and around the world.

 

CeDEM16 18-20 May 2016 @Danube University Krems, Austria: CfP is ready!

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Call for Papers!

CeDEM 16: www.donau-uni.ac.at/cedem
CeDEM16 tracks: http://bit.ly/1HgatxV
CeDEM 16 PhD bursary application: http://bit.ly/1KwT80Vbit.ly

Submit your paper (full paper, workshop proposal, phd paper, reflection) to one of these tracks:

  • E-Democracy and E-Participation
  • E-Voting
  • Bottom-Up Movements
  • Open Collaborative Government
  • Social Media, Public Administration and Citizen Engagement
  • Connected Smart City
  • Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation
  • Information Visualization for the People
  • Citizen’s Participation in Democratic Governance Processes through ICT in Africa
  • Open Access
  • Emerging Issues in E-Democracy and Open Government