Call for Papers: ECEG 2016

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.


Important dates:
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

Submission topics:

  • 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; …

Further Information:
Call for Papers ECEG 2016 – detailed information

Welcome to #CeDEM13!


Welcome to CeDEM13!

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).

You can also follow (and use!) our hashtag #CeDEM13 on Twitter or take a view at our pictures on flickr. If you made pictures yourself, please add them to our flickr group, we would appreciate it very much! :))

Berichte von der #CeDEM13 anderswo:

Ulla Ebner – Size doesn’t matter: Über Wunsch und Wirklichkeit von E-Partizipation

Ulla Ebner – E-Partizipation: The Next Generation. Interview mit Beth Noveck

Enjoy the conference!

CFP: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013

Call for Papers

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.

Download Call for Papers


  • E-Democracy and E-Participation
  • Open Collaborative Government
  • E-Policies and E-Society – Human Rights for the Internet Age
  • Social and Mobile Media for Public Administration
  • E-Campaigning & E-Politics
  • Bottom-Up Movements
  • Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation
  • Freedom in Digital Societies


  • Deadline for the submission of papers and workshop proposals: 15 January 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: 29 March 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 21 April 2013
  • Pre-conference event: 21 May 2013
  • Conference: 22-23 May 2013
  • Open space, extended workshops, colloquia: 24-25 May 2013


CeDEM12: Conference Proceedings Online

The CeDEM12 proceedings present the essence of academic and practical knowledge on e-democracy and open government in a nutshell. Feel free to share this document!

ECPR Conference Reykjavik, Day 2

On the second day of this huge conference people seem to have navigated their way through the heavy conference programme and the different venues.🙂 After our yesterday’s presentation on media awareness in networked protest I found myself again in another Internet and Politics section, this time in the panel Digital Politics: Collective Action born in and from the internet. For yesterday’s sessions and everyone interested in the internet and politics section, I reccommend Axel Bruns‘ blog who is, as always, doing a great job of live-blogging. Also, the panel digital media and collective – or rather, as we know now – connective action after mass society has been a highlight.

The first presentation of Jarmo Rinne on online mobilisation based on political friendship was a take on political friendship from Aristotle in the context of political action online. The Aristotle concept is referring to utility, pleasure and virtue. These dynamics of political friendship can also be applied to participatory emancipation and mobilization. Activism depends on the believe and hope that actions are going to make a difference. Thus, participatory emancipation contradicts the clicktivism or easy promo activism.

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