WINE&TALK is CeDEM’s interview-format to get in touch witch interesting people around innovation and Open Government at our conference. The first WINE&TALK is with our keynote-speakter Todd O’Boyle (Next Century Cities, US) hosted by Noella Edelmann (Danube University Krems).
CeDEM is the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government. It brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. CeDEM17 was at the Danube University Krems from 17th to May 19th 2017. We are very proud to announce Ines Mergel, Todd O’Boyle, Keren Flavell and Dave Karpf as our keynote-speaker.
The Centre for E-Governance participated in a workshop in Macau, which was hosted by the UNU (Institute for Computing and Society). The goal of the workshop was to exchange knowledge and ideas on Open Government Data (OGD), but also on aspects of the e-society and ICT for democratic or social development. The Centre for E-Governance presented current projetcs in the area of OGD and Smart Cities. City University Hong Kong gave insights into study results in the area of civic online engagement. UNU presented a study on the usage of OGD by several cases in different international contexts.
Welcome to a summer issue that presents the most recent “ongoing submissions” to the Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government. The authors have not submitted to a particular call for papers, but have responded to the journal’s open invitation to submit a paper to JeDEM’s main topics. The papers in this issue analyse current strengths and weaknesses in Open Data, Public Sector Information (PSI) and E-Government, present results, suggest methodologies as well as ideas for yet more research and work in these areas.
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
The 2016 European Data Forum EDF16 took place in lovely Eindhoven at the Evoluon. Much shaped like a flying saucer, this spectacular venue for two days gave home to Europe’s elite on data related topics. This years event was all focused on big data and data science. The importance of Big Data was stressed by TU Eindhoven president Jan Mengelers, CEO Eindhoven University of Technology. According to him, 50% of innovation in the future will have to be attributed to data ecosystems. That’s an enormous amount of change.
We gave a presentation on the effects of Big Data Analytics on policy making in the 21st. century.