Call for Papers

CeDEM-Asia-20 will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 15-16 May 2020, Malaysia. CeDEM Asia is a biannual conference that was established in Singapore in 2012, then Hong-Kong 2014, Daegu 2016 and Yokohama 2018. 

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

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


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.