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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
New Conference Date: October, 2021 (please revisit the page for furhter information)
New Submission Deadline: tba.
New Notification Deadline: tba.
Currently we cannot provide information about travel support grants.
Marko M. Skoric, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Peter Parycek, Danube University Krems, Austria
NojinKwak, University of Michigan, USA
Christoph Grabitz, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore
Previously Local Chairs: Bradley Freeman & Pauline Leong, Sunway University
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
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).
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.
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
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
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…)
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