eGovernment

Todd O’Boyle in 10 sentences #CeDEM17

Todd O’Boyle is one of our keynote-speaker at the CeDEM17 at the Danube University Krems in May 2017.  We asked him to send us 10 sentences about his keynote, his expectations of CeDEM17 and his vision of the future.


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Todd O’Boyle (Next Century Cities, US) on “Digital Tools and Digital Democracy: US Cities and Civil Society in 2017”
Todd O’Boyle serves as Deputy Director of Next Century Cities, where he is overseeing the launch of the new Next Generation Engagement Awards to promote innovative citizen engagement and digital inclusion strategies in gigabit cities. He also works to shape strategy and organizational direction and policy priorities.
Prior to joining Next Century Cities, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps picked Todd to launch his Media and Democracy Reform Initiative at Common Cause, a non-partisan good government organization. In that capacity, Todd directed public interest communications policy campaigns, including successful efforts to guarantee the Open Internet (network neutrality); protect and promote competition; and stop Comcast’s bid to acquire rival Time Warner Cable. Regularly quoted in the national, local, and specialized media, as Program Director, he also managed legislative and regulatory outreach, grassroots engagement, and development relations.
Todd has experience in the academic and political worlds, having taught communications policy and worked in grassroots campaigns for nearly a decade. He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Delaware.

Image: twitter.com/ttoboyle


What are the main assets of your keynote?
What are your expectations of CeDEM17?
What is your vision of the future?

  1. Even at a time of one-party rule in Washington, DC, the American federal government is sclerotic.
  2. On the one hand, the American citizenry is more engaged than ever witness record-setting protests, congressional town halls over capacity, etc.
  3. On the other, Americans feel an unprecedented level of isolation from and disapproval of their representatives in Washington, DC.
  4. Meanwhile, the United States has a long history of state and local government level policy innovation i.e.) the *laboratories of democracy.*
  5. So years of federal gridlock have bred innovation in open government, direct democracy, and citizen participation at the local level.
  6. Digital technologies offer unparalleled opportunities for engagement, entrenching systemic bias in decision-making towards the privileged.
  7. However, the disconnected may miss out on important governance decisions.
  8. The American voluntary and philanthropic sectors have a long history of local partnerships to remedy social problems with out-of-the-box solutions.
  9. Foundations and philanthropies can partner with non-profits to identify promising ideas, fund them, and broadcast them.
  10. The Benton Next Generation Engagement Awards offers an important model for rewarding innovative digital civic engagement that offer citizens a greater say in how their communities are organized and run.

Image: twitter.com/ttoboyle


CeDEM17 – International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2017 (17.05-19.05.2017)
Registration open

CeDEM Asia 2016: Daegu Metropolitan City Meeting

During this year`s CeDEM Asia 2016 International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, a meeting between the Daegu Metropolitan City (Information Management Division), National Information Society Agency (Department of Government 3.0) and the Danube University Krems (Department for E-Governance) has taken place to exchange the knowledge and strategies in the field of E-Government and Open Government Data.

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Participants of the workshop: Daegu Metropolitan City: Mi Young Park, Yong Won Kim, Jae Yeoul Jeong; National Information Society Agency: Shin-Ae Shin; Danube University Krems: Peter Parycek, Michael Sachs, Malgorzata Goraczek.

The goal of the meeting was to get a better understanding about the objectives and current status of Daegu Metropolitan City, which can be summarized as following:

  • What are the main objectives of the e-government strategy of Korea?

The national Department for Government 3.0 wants to improve the services for citizens and reduce the costs for businesses through open data. New business opportunities shall be established through the use of open data by private companies. The core of the project is a further transition from information to data in a cloud solution. There shall be a transition from digital government to data driven government. Korea has its own data centres and a government owned cloud system for security reasons.  The city of Daegu is the first local government that has the cloud based information system. Cloud solutions for government are all domestic. Now, private companies shall be certified by the government to be able to host such clouds. The information that is handled on national level are in national data centers, and data exchange between the levels of government is possible.

  • How Daegu deals with electronic identification of citizens and businesses?

The government has its own verification system. National government agencies have their own certification. Having an integrated system is a target.

  • What is the most popular or most favourite e-government service?

Most important service for citizens is the public government website that contains all information. Each local government has its own government services.

  •  What is the current status of open government data in Korea?

Since the enactment in 2013 all government agencies have to open their data. Personal information and information related to national safety issues are protected, but all other data is made publicly available. There have been developed  popular open data applications:

  • Application for locations of nearby hospitals and medical services
  • Parents can talk about schools all over the country in an application
  • Applications with mobility data und location based information about Daegu
  • Preparation for an open data market
  • Data based solutions for health care, e.g. devices for cardiac issues

The meeting allowed a bright inside into the work of Daegu, national strategies and plans according to E-Governance and Open Governement Data.

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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.

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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

HICSS-49 E-Government Track: ‘Policies and Strategies for Digital Government’

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HICSS – 49th E-GovernmentTrack

This minitrack offers a multidisciplinary forum to present cases and discuss theories associated with the design, management and evaluation of the policies and strategies deployed to support, facilitate and promote digital government. The HICSS minitrack on Policies and Strategies for Digital Government invites submissions that contribute to the analysis of the challenges faced by governments when formulating e-government policies. Specifically the minitrack focuses on the effects of ICT implementations which are designed to transform government organisations, public sector management and the functioning of public institutions in general. We invite and encourage the submission of case studies which demonstrate best practices in the design, management and evaluation of e-government policies and strategies. In addition to intra government policies, the minitrack welcomes contributions exploring the issues associated with the design and deployment of policies and strategies that change the nature of the interactions between government and citizens, private sector organisations and NGOs.

Minitrack topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy and governance challenges arising from the adoption of ICTs in public administration at the local, state, and national level
  • Policies and strategies for promoting e-Democracy
  • Policies and strategies for encouraging e-Participation
  • e-Government and e-Procurement policies strategies
  • e-Government outsourcing strategies in the public sector
  • Public policy issues and e-Government
  • Policy and governance challenges arising from public sector ICT deployment in developing countries
  • The impact on ICT on government set up, roles, and responsibilities
  • The impact of open data on government policies and strategies
  • The impact of ICT on law and legal system in public sector
  • The impact of big and open data on privacy and data protection policies and strategies

The HICSS e-Government Track has assumed an excellent reputation among e-Government scholars. In a recent study it has been ranked the academically most rigorous and most valuable research conference on e-Government in the world. The E-Government Track has the lowest acceptance rate of all HICSS tracks and the highest average per-session attendance. Having a paper accepted at the e-Gov Track at HICSS means something. Furthermore, HICSS is in the top 2 percent of all IEEE conferences with regards to proceedings hits and paper downloads.

Further Information:
Policies and Strategies

Call for Participation – PerPart 2015: ‘2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation’

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PerPart Logo ©Matthias Baldauf

September 8th, 2015, Osaka, Japan

in conjunction with UbiComp 2015

Submission

Workshop candidates are invited to submit position papers until June 10th, 2015
Please find more information here

Summary and Theme

Topics of Interest

We invite contributions on topics including but not limited to

  • Novel pervasive and mobile e-participation concepts and prototypes
  • Innovative user interfaces and interaction techniques facilitating Pervasive Participation
  • Exploitation of social media platforms on pervasive devices for citizen e-participation
  • Approaches to attract and encourage different citizen groups to take part in decision-making processes using pervasive technology
  • Privacy and security issues in Pervasive Participation and approaches to overcome them
  • Integration of Pervasive Participation in traditional decision-making processes
  • Methodologies for evaluating novel pervasive forms of citizen e-participation or assessing their impact
  • Experiences from planning, conducting, and evaluating field trials and living labs in the fields of mobile and pervasive citizen e-participation
  • Important Dates

    • Deadline for workshop papers: June 10th, 2015
    • Workshop paper notification: June 19th, 2015
    • Camera Ready: July 3rd, 2015
    • Workshop: September 8th, 2015

    Governments around the world are trying to improve methods how to integrate citizens in the public decision making processes. They aim to introduce new methods to broaden the scope of involved citizens as well as to encourage those previously less eager to participate, such as younger generations. In governing urban development, participation has been long encouraged and organized especially related to urban planning. Especially in that field, the penetration of mobile and wearable devices with their manifold features to interact with real-world surroundings provides new opportunities to collect citizen input directly from particular sites and on the go.

    The 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2015) seeks to discuss the various requirements, opportunities, challenges and impact of novel concepts for advanced citizen e-participation based on the pervasive computing paradigm utilizing latest mobile technology such as feature-rich smartphones and wearables and appliances embedded in today’s technically enriched urban surroundings. PerPart aims to provide an extensive outlook on relevant concepts, innovations and research issues in the field of advanced technology-mediated citizen participation. Thus, we plan to examine Pervasive Participation from various angles and to uncover the interdisciplinary challenges of creating feasible, efficient, and user-accepted Pervasive Participation methods.