Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 2018, Yokohama (Japan) – extended until March 2, 2018

July 12-13th, 2018, Yokohama (Japan)

Smart (or Dumb) Governance: Digital Innovation in the Era of Populism and Political Polarization

Call for Papers

CeDEM Asia 2018 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, campaigning, political polarization, populism, e-government, smart cities, and other emerging topics.

Main conference themes: political polarization, campaigning, populism, civic engagement, e-government, smart cities


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…)

CFP: Digital Citizenship and Participation

Guest Editor: Dr. Muneo Kaigo, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University
of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

Dear Colleagues,
Social and political participation through new media and information technology is no longer a novelty. Digital citizenship has become a mainstream activity among those with media access in many of the developed states. The dissemination of information and deliberation among citizens are important trends for a digital democracy. Although many elements affect the health of a democratic system, digital citizenship may have the potential to reverse cynicism and restore trust towards government. Furthermore digital civic engagement platforms can provide a more attractive and accessible means for participation. This issue hopes to not only investigate what digital citizenship is, but also discuss how the various digital platforms are contributing to more participation in various areas and why this is setting new trends for better citizen engagement.
Dr. Muneo Kaigo

DOWNLOAD OF THE CALL FOR PAPERS: digital_citizenship 1.4.16

Call for Papers: Government Information Quarterly – Special Issue on Open Innovation in the Public Sector

Government Information Quarterly is an international journal that examines the intersection of policy, information technology, government, and the public. In particular, GIQ focuses on how policies affect government information flows and the availability of government information; the use of technology to create and provide innovative government services; the impact of information technology on the relationship between the governed and those governing; and the increasing significance of information policies and information technology in relation to democratic practices.

Call for Papers – ICEGOV 2015

Summary and Theme

ICEGOV is a series of International Conferences on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance taking place annually around the world. The series focuses on the use of technology to transform the working of government and its relationships with citizens, businesses and other non-state actors in order to improve public governance and its contribution to public policy and development (EGOV).




ICEGOV2015 invites submissions of original work, not published or considered for publication elsewhere. The papers can be submitted to six specific tracks, three thematic sessions, and the doctoral colloquium. Except doctoral colloquium submissions, papers can also be submitted to the conference without specifying the track or session. Program Chairs reserve the right to allocate or reallocate papers to specific conference tracks or assign them to thematic sessions, created to highlight contributions to specialized or novel themes.
Please find more information here

Papers can be submitted to six different tracks

1. Open Data for Development
2. Citizen Empowerment and Inclusion
3. Ethics, Accountability, Transparency and Values
4. Context-Specific Electronic Governance and Policy Coherence
5. Social Innovation and Transformation
6. Institutional Effectiveness and Responsiveness


While adapting government digitization efforts to specific local or sectorial application contexts may deliver more targeted and effective responses to context-specific needs and circumstances, it also raises the risk of overlaps, inconsistencies and spillovers between context-specific approaches, undermining collective responses to higher-level public policy goals. This track focuses on the design and performance of Electronic Governance (EGOV) in specific local, sectorial or local-sectorial contexts including contextual features that enable or disable successful context-specific EGOV, interaction and cross-border collaboration between EGOV in “neighboring” contexts, EGOV context-adaptation and EGOV transfer between contexts, synergy and alignment between context-specific EGOV, coordination and negotiation between context-specific EGOV to fulfill common policy goals, EGOV design for context versus design for reuse, etc. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: o Local Electronic Governance o Local versus National Electronic Governance o Multi-level Electronic Governance o Sectorial Electronic Governance o Electronic Governance in the Education Sector o Electronic Governance in the Energy Sector o Electronic Governance in the Environment Sector o Electronic Governance in the Finance Sector o Electronic Governance in the Health Sector o Electronic Governance in the Justice Sector o Electronic Governance in the Security Sector o Electronic Governance in the Technology Sector o Sectorial versus Multi-Sectorial Electronic Governance o Local-sectorial Electronic Governance o EGOV Design for Context versus EGOV Design for Reuse o Enabling versus Disabling EGOV Contextual Features o Electronic Governance Context Adaptation o Electronic Governance Context-to-Context Transfer o EGOV for Aligning National Strategies with Local Needs o EGOV for Sustainable Development o EGOV and Cross-Sectorial Policy Requirements o EGOV and Local and Sectorial Impact Evaluation o Policy Coherence for Development o EGOV and Post-2015 UN Development Agenda Chairs: Tomasz Janowski, Peter Parycek, Delfina Sá Soares