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Workshop Open Government Data at UNU Institute, Macau

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.



CfP: Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions

The 15th IFIP Electronic Government and e-Participation Conference (IFIP EGOV—ePart) 2016 will be held from Sunday, September 5 to Wednesday, September 7, 2016 under the local auspices of the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) and the University of Minho in Guimarães, Portugal, and

Track Chairs:

  • Peter Parycek (lead), Danube University Krems (Austria)
  • Mila Gascó, Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE Business & Law School (Spain)
  • Olivier Glassey, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

The annual international IFIP EGOV conference is the top-2 ranked core conference in the domain of ICT in the public sector and the public sphere. As part of this conference, the Smart Governance, Smart Government, Smart Cities & Smart Regions Track focuses on the orchestrated interplay and balance of smart governance practices, smart public administration, smart resources and talent leverage in urban and regional spaces facilitated by novel uses of ICT and other technologies. Areas of focus and interest include, but are not limited, to the following topics:

  • Smart governance as the foundation to creating smart urban and regional spaces (elements, prerequisites, and principles of smart governance)
  • Smart government (focal areas, examples, current practices, cases, potential pitfalls) – Smart partnerships (triple/quadruple helix, public-private partnerships, citizen participation)
  • Smart cities and smart regions (cases, rankings and comparisons, critical success factors)
  • Collective intelligence for cities and regions
  • Smart grids and the Internet of Things (infrastructure, transportation, education, governance, environment, health care, safety, security, and energy)
  • Smart carbonless and clean individual and public mobility – Smart devices and their novel use in public management
  • Smart (technology-facilitated) practices such as payment systems, identification systems, etc. – New cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities in smart technologies
  • SMART as a public-sector planning and management principle (Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Results-based, and Time-bound)

FORMATS Across its tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2016 conference hosts several distinct formats of contributions:

  • Completed research papers (max. 12 pages, published in the IFIP EGOV proceedings of Springer LNCS)
  • On-going research and innovative projects (max. 8 pages, published in alternate proceedings by IOS Press)

Beyond the tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2016 conference also hosts:

  • Posters (max. 2 pages) to be exposed along the welcome reception – Workshops and panels on pertinent issues
  • Short abstracts (2 pages)
  • PhD colloquium submissions (max. 8 pages) all to be included in the alternate proceedings published by IOS Press.

These formats encourage both scientific rigor and discussions of state of the art as well as innovative research approaches, work in progress, and studies of practical e-government or e-governance projects along with papers on system implementations.

Prior to the conference, a PhD student colloquium will be held providing doctoral students with an international forum guided by senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. Read more about the submission guidelines and review criteria on the conference website:


  • March 15, 2016 – Submission of papers (hard deadline-no late submissions allowed)
  • April 15, 2016 – Submission of workshop/panel/poster/PhD colloquium contributions
  • April 30, 2016 – Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions for papers
  • May 15, 2016 – Notification of acceptance for workshops/panels/posters/PhD colloquium contributions
  • May 31, 2016 – Camera-ready papers of completed research on-going research, posters, workshop and panel descriptions



  • Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington, USA
  • Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Maria A. Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Tomasz Janowski, United Nations University (EGOV), Portugal
  • Delfina Sá Soares, University of Minho, Portugal

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



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
      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

Slot D: Smart City Wien

Smart City Wien – We want to talk (Lukas Stockinger)

Das Leitziel der Smart City 2050 Wien ist beste Lebensqualität bei gleichzeitiger Ressourcenschonung. Dies kann mit umfassenden Innovationen gelingen. Leuttürmer der Umsetzung der Smart City-Strategie Wien wurden in der Session vorgestellt.

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