CeDEM – the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government – 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. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Danube University Krems.
Before we begin, we ask our keynote-speakers Mila Gasco, Robert Krimmer, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris to ten sentences around their keynote, expectations and their vision of the future.
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Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance at the Faculty of Social Science, in Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He is focusing on electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, the transformation of the public sector, and all issues further developing a digital society. Associate Editor of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ) where he is in charge of participation issues. He has been one of the lead experts for the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy and drafted Annex 1 of the CoE Recommendation (2009)1 on e-Democracy. Teaching on e-Governance, e-Democracy, incl. e-Participation and e-Voting as well as End-User Management Information Systems at Tallinn University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Danube University Krems, and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Mentor of more than twenty graduation theses. Author and/or editor of ten books/special issues of scientific journals. Author of some 80 international scientific articles. He has been cited some 640 times with an Hirsch index of 13 according to Google Scholar.
Robert Krimmer in ten sentences: What are the main assets of your keynote, expectations and your vision of the future? #cedem16
Estonia is known for being an e-everything country, some call it E-Estonia and probably rightly so, in particular due to its achievements in the area of e-voting being the only country worldwide to offer an Internet voting channel in all of its legally binding elections to all eligible voters. Similarly the aspirations of Estonia were also to build an e-democracy, where a number of attempts have been undertaken to build e-democracy instruments also in the area of e-participation. In the presentation we will analyse what forms and aims co-creation in public administration can take and see how successful Estonia has been to build an e-democracy.
The presentation will show what is necessary to build a functioning e-democracy and its relation to other parts of the digital eco-system.