CeDem Asia 2016, Day 1, Afternoon Presentations

Ivo Babaja: Open Government and National Sovereignity

The International Open Data (OD) Charter developed by GGP (Open Government Partnerships) and international organizations declares that OD should be made available to the widest of users by anyone, anywhere. This is included in some national legislations. on the other hand this principle stands in clear opposition to the principle of national sovereignity. OD initiatives could be perceived as disruptive innovations. Assessing e-government initiatives from the point of disruptive businesses, they can be evaluated using two factors: impact (how much it changes the system) and rationality (how much the impact is reasonable). Rationality is actually not existent, and impact is presumed to be low. The global openness request stands in opposition to our “competitive edge”. It may also introduce uncertainty about the ultimate goals of the e-government process and ideas.


Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen: E-government and governance: The Danish-Japanese timelines and models compared


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…)

Extended Deadline: CeDEM Asia 2016

We have extended the submission deadline for CeDEM Asia 2016 until 15 August 2016. Join the global discourse on the impact of digitalisation on government, democracy and society.

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

Website CeDEM Asia 2016
Call for Papers as PDF

If you have any questions about the CeDEM conference, please contact the team via the website.

CeDEM16 PhD Colloquium

This years’ CeDEM16 again hosted a PhD colloquium. Chaired by Anneke Zuiderwijk and with Johann Höchtl, Muneo Kaigo, Jochen Scholl, and Mila Gascó on the expert panel, the following submissions were discussed:

Rido Panjaitan: The Use of Online Spaces by Government for Enhancing Citizen  Participation: Indonesia as a Case Study

Abdul Rohman: Making the World Small: A Closed FB Group and Peace Activists in Indonesia

Maria Haberer: The Crisis of Representative Democracy: Transformation of Institutional Politics through Net-Parties and Their Use of ICTs

Rachel Khan: Tracking Typhoon Haiyan: Open Government Data in Disaster Response and Recovery


Gerald Wolf: Political Participation in Times of Bologna and Social Web – A Grounded Theory from a Students’ Point of View

Ann O’Brien: Public Value in eParticipation: The Mediating Role of Sense of Community


Yvonne Bräutigam: Reporting Science in the Digital World – Are Codes of Conducts Missing Something?


Larissa Galdino de Magalhães: Government Initiatives of E-Participation of Governments: Scenario Analysis of the Bodies and Mechanisms for Social Participation in Virtual Environments.

See the commented video of her presentation

and the research statement.

Stanford Law School invites Peter Parycek as a speaker to their annual FutureLaw Conference

On May 20, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics will host the CodeX fourth annual FutureLaw conference, focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession, the law itself, and how these changes impact us all.

The panel “E-Government” will feature discussions on how governments around the world are investing heavily in technology to improve their efficiency, accessibility and transparency. What areas hold the biggest opportunities? What do you need to know about innovating in the government space?

We will keep you informed!

For more information about the conference, see
Preview panel E-Government: