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JeDEM Call for Papers: Special Issue 1/2016: Open and Visual Access to Information

SPECIAL ISSUE 1/2016: OPEN AND VISUAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION

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Guest Editors

  • Dimitris Gouscos, Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens
  • Thomas J. Lampoltshammer, Department for E-Governance and Administration, Danube University Krems
  • Michael Leitner, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University

In our current era, data-driven approaches influence all aspects of daily life. The fast and effective handling of these data is a crucial point of keeping our society working. Yet, the sheer amount of data being produced even at this very moment is often to big to be interpreted and understood in a correct and timely fashion. It is this complexity and criticality that renders the usability and accessibility of data and the inherent information even more important.

In this context, the special issue on Open and Visual Access to Information of the JeDEM Journal for eDemocracy invites submissions dedicated, but not limited to, the following topics:
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JeDEM No. 7(2) 2015 out now!

jedem logoWe are pleased to announce a little pre x-mas present: The newest issue of our open access e-journal at JeDEM.org.

This issue comprises the best papers of the CeDEM 15 conference in May 2015 in Krems, Austria. 

Included are the keynotes by Shauneen Furlong and Alon Peled held at the CeDEM15 Conference at Danube University Krems, research papers from CeDEM and a paper submitted to the JeDEM open submission system. The keynotes’ articles describe the challenges to transformational government and the linking (or “wazing”) of the world’s government data resources. The authors investigate transparency in open governments, the critical factors in the use and publication of open data, the motivation to share knowledge in public administrations using new media technologies, as well as cities’ commitment to open data.

Read the latest issue here.

There will also be a new JeDEM CFP out at the beginning of 2016 – watch this space!

Until then: Merry Christmas!

JeDEM Vol 7, No 1 (2015) out now! – Social Media and Socio-Political Change

jedem logoThe 1st number of JeDEM 2015 presents our Special Issue on Social Media and Socio-Political Change from an Asian perspective. We are happy to present this issue in cooperation with guest editors Natalie Pang (Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Singapore Internet Research Centre) and Marko Skoric (City University, Hong Kong).

With the widespread adoption of social media in many Asian societies, these platforms are increasingly used in a variety of ways to promote civic and political aims but such uses are shaped by various stakeholders and contexts of use. In this special issue, four papers on Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China-Australia present highly contextualized assessments of the role of social media in civic and political life in Asia.

Additionally, the issue presents ongoing research paper submissions to JeDEM that made it through the double-blind peer review process.

Read the whole issue here!

PS: As authors, you can submit to one of the thematic calls, but also as “ongoing” submissions, that is, not in response to a specific call. We are looking forward to your submissions! If you are intersted in becoming a reviewer for our journal, please do not hesitate to contact the managing editor.

JeDEM Reviewer Update and Invitation

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Many of you are already contributing to JeDEM as a reviewer. Thank you! To update our reviewer data base, we kindly ask you to let us know your current interests.

By filling out the following short form you can help us to ensure that we send you reviewing requests according to your acutal interests. Please feel free to forward this form to qualified people who would like to register as well.

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This will allow for better communication – please tick “register as reviewer” at the end of the form.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue ICT-Enabled Co-Production

JeDEM Call for Papers: Special Issue 2015
ICT-Enabled Co-Production

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Guest Editors

Mila Gascó, Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE Business & Law School, Spain
Maria Cucciniello, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy

Open innovation assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, in order to advance their technology. Open innovation, therefore, encourages organizations to search for solutions outside their organizational boundaries. Implementing open innovation in the public sector have a myriad of positive effects, including increased awareness of social problems, more effective practices based on broad citizen experience, and increased trust between government and citizens. At the core of the concept of open innovation in the public sector lies the active involvement of citizens into public sector activities. This involvement is often referred to as co-creation and co-production. Although these terms were introduced back in the 70s, recently they have gained a renewed interest as a result of technological developments, which have given citizens more control, allowing for new ways of interaction and involvement, particularly in public services delivery.
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