Open Government

Book “Capitalizing on Creativity at Work” published

We are pleased to hear that the book Capitalizing on Creativity at Work edited by Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Cerne, Anders Dysvik, and Arne Carlsen was published on March 31, 2016. The Centre for E-Governance contributed with an article named “Government Ideation Systems” (co-authors Peter Parycek, Ralph Schöllhammer, Judith Schossböck).

This contribution addresses governmental approaches and modes of innovation in governance which can increase transparency, support common interests and collaboration with citizens and communities. The idea is that participation and collaboration in policy-making can foster innovation within the public sector. As in other areas, more and more governments are realizing the potential of connecting to ideas of people and communities by means of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Find more information about the book on the following website: Capitalizing on Creativity at Work
The official online ebook version is: E-book site

Congratulations to the publishers!

Call for Papers: ITAIS 2016

ITAIS – the 13th Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS, ICT and innovation: a step forward to a global society is calling for your papers!

ITAIS2016

Track: ICT-enabled innovation in public services: co-production and collaborative networking

Co-Chairs: W. Castelnovo (U. of Insubria, Italy), P. Depaoli (LUISS Guido Carli U.), G. Misuraca (EU Commission, JRC-IPTS, Seville, Spain)

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Service co-production/co-creation in the public and in the private sector: differences and similarities
  • ICT-enabled collaborative public service production
  • Co-production as a tool for social innovation
  • The role of social media to enable public service co-production
  • Open data, open government and co-production
  • Co-production and the role of citizens in smart cities
  • Case-studies and examples of co-production in public services
  • Co-production and Public/Private/Citizen Partnership
  • Challenges of co-production for the work of public sector professionals
  • How citizens can be motivated to engage in public service co-production
  • How to assess the effects of public service co-production

Important Dates:
Deadline for encouraged abstract submission (max 1000 words, except ref.): May 5, 2016
Deadline for full paper submission: June 5, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 11, 2016
Final paper or poster submission: September 4, 2016
Doctoral Consortium: October 7, 2016
Conference: October 7 – 8, 2016

Further Information
Further tracks
Submission

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!

CeDEM16

Call for Papers: CeDEM16 – International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government 2016

CeDEM16

CeDEM16

CeDEM16 will be held 18-20 May 2016 at the Danube University Krems. The international conference CeDEM16 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.

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to following conference tracks:

      E-Democracy and E-Participation
      Social and Mobile Media for Public Administration
      Open Collaborative Government
      Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation
      Citizens’ Participation in Democratic Governance Processes through ICT in Africa
      Open Access
      Bottom-Up Movements
      Information Visualization for the People
      Connected Smart City
      Emerging Issues in E-Democracy and Open Government
      Reflections
      Workshops
      PhD Colloquium

We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as business, public authorities, NGOs, NPOs and education institutions to submit their papers, reflections as well as workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks:

      Research/Full papers/Case studies/Project papers: 12 pages maximum (double-blind peer-reviewed)
      Reflections: 6 pages maximum (selected by the chairs)
      Workshops: 4 pages maximum (selected by the chairs)
      PhD Colloquium papers: 7 pages maximum (excluding literature list; selected by the track directors of the colloquium

Important Dates

      Deadline for the submission of all papers, workshop proposals, reflections: 7 December 2015
      Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2016
      Camera-ready paper submission: 7 March 2016
      Conference: 18-20 May 2016

Further Information:
Call for Papers – detailed information
CeDEM16 – celebrating 10 years of conference

“Enabling Open Government for All: A Roadmap for Public Libraries” – Theresa A. Pardo #CeDEM15 #keynote

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Open Government practitioners love to speak of “the citizen”. But who are exactly those people? Too often, we asume that we know who they are and what they want. Engaging with them and exploring what they care about is a time-consuming process, thus we are builders, makers and creators with an insufficient knowledge who we are building and creating for. According to Jamie LaRue, the central irony of open government is that it’s often not open at all.

#CeDEM15 Keynote
“Enabling Open Government for All: A Roadmap for Public Libraries”
Theresa A. Pardo
Director of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany
State University of New York

All #CeDEM15 Keynotes

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