The 3rd CeDEM Asia started on the 7th of December in Daegu (South Korea). CeDEM brings together researchers, practitioneers and activists from many contexts in the region. President Faulhammer welcomed the participants and mentioned Korea as one of the leading industries in information technologies as well as the dedicated open access policy of CeDEM. Since the beginning of the conference series, emphasis was on the paradigm shifts due to ICTs and the development of civic involvement in society, and the creation of a network of tolerance, innovative spirit and innovation. The Centre for E-Governance has come to stand to a leading research group with many international cooperations and projects, and CeDEM Asia is an important part for the engagement of Danube University in the Asien region. Prof. Parycek emphasised that CeDEM Asia has a focus on communication and networks. Prof. Skoric mentioned the national context of the conference series and invited people to suggest cities for the next one. So if you are in Asia and want to host CeDEM 2018, do get in touch!
Rajiv Aricat and Rich Ling: Rag-picking and mobile telephony in Myanmar
The Myanmar society has seen an ongoing process of liberalization and is moving towards a mixed economy after the country was under military rule. In the presented study mobile communication was studied since 2014 in six months of field work. Rag-picking refers to picking up different types of waste. (more…)
The 16th European Conference on eGovernment – (ECEG 2016) will be held at the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 16th-17th June 2016.
Abstract submission deadline: 26 November 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: 3 December 2015
Final copy of full paper due for review: 14 January 2016
Notification of paper acceptance: 26 March 2015
Applications of e-Government: new ideas for improving public services
Challenges to e-Government: authentication trust and privacy; semantics of transactions, definitions and implementations
Interoperability: barriers to implementation and key success factors
e-Government 2.0: impacts of Web 2.0 and open data, success and failure stories and reasons
e-Democracy/e-Participation: how technology can improve the democratic process
Measuring e-Government/Economics of e-Government: benefits and economics of e-Government; role of e-Government in social and economic development
Legal, agency, trust and governance issues in e-Government: issues of trust; IP issues of open standards use in e-Government and their consequences on applications built upon e-ID or other e-Government models
Additional topics: Entrepreneurial processes in the information society; knowledge management/intellectual capital in local/national government; …
Today the CeDEM13 will be opened by Dr. Victoria Weber, Vice-Rector of t he Danube University Krems, and the first day includes our keynotes Beth Noveck (New York University and MIT, founder of the White House Open Government Initiatitve) and Tiago Peixoto (World Bank, Washington), 4 sessions (E-Democracy and E-Participation; Open data, Transparency and Open Innovation; E-Demopcracy and E-Politics, Open data and Open Collaborative Government) as well as 2 workshops (Evaluation of E-Participation Projects; E-Infrastructure for Open data).
Transparency and access to information, new ways of interacting with government and democratic institutions, and Internet-based, decentralized grassroots activism have caused profound changes to the way states are run and society expected to function. Social media and new dimensions of online social activity, including individual and collective content generation, collaboration and sharing as well as the emergence of spontaneous multilevel networks change our understanding of how to run countries and companies. Services provided by public and private organisations have increased citizens’ independence and flexibility, but at the same time allow for more control. Now we have reached the point where we need to look at what the ideas, promises and suggestions have brought and why some projects have failed to reach the aims. Have aims and expectations been set too high? Or is the question how we define success (and failure)? Has the role of technology been overemphasised?
These are some of the questions and topics we would like to discuss at the 2013 Conference. CeDEM13 critically analyses present and future developments in e-democracy and open government.