Transparency

Call For Papers: Annual Privacy Forum 2016

Annual Privacy Forum 2016
bringing research & policy together
7-8 September 2016
Frankfurt

ENISA is organizing the 2016 edition of the annual privacy forum, in the light of the upcoming data protection regulation and the European digital agenda. Papers covering original work on the technological, economic, legal and societal aspects of the challenges that will come up with the implementation of the new framework are welcome. We particularly invite multidisciplinary papers that make it explicit how the presented work can contribute to bridging the gap between research and policy.

Moreover, in order to also encourage contributions from policy makers, representatives of competent authorities (such as Data Protection Authorities), industry experts, NGOs and civil society associations, we invite opinion papers from all stakeholders on the above mentioned topics. Opinion papers will reflect the opinion/position of the author(s) on the selected privacy-related topic. Both research and opinion papers should deal with at least one of the following aspects:

  • Implementation aspects of ‘by design’ and ‘by default’ paradigms
  • Implementation and adoption of PETs in today’s digital services
  • Modelling of data protection and privacy requirements, such as: machine readable representations and automatic evaluation of policies
  • Enabling transparency: technological and organizational challenges
  • Technical solutions for the enforcement and the implications of the subject’s right, e.g. right to erasure, access and correction
  • Aspects of privacy impact and risk assessment
  • Technical solutions for data portability
  • Sustainable business models for privacy friendly online services
  • Information and consent in online environments: practical solutions and implementations
  • Privacy awareness, reliability and usability of PETs
  • Trust services for the protection of personal data – privacy aware trust services (i.e. electronic certificates, signatures, etc.)
  • Security measures for the protection of personal data
  • Economics of privacy and personal data

Important dates

Submission of full papers: March 15, 2016
AoE Notification to author: May 10, 2016
Camera-ready copies: May 31, 2016

Full Call for Papers

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

Call for Chapter Proposals: Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency

Editors

Carlos E. Jiménez, (IEEE eGovernment, Department of Justice of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain)

Mila Gascó, (Institute of Public Governance and Management and Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management, ESADE Business School, Spain)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015

Full Chapters Due: June 30, 2015

Introduction

On January 2009, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government that declares the new Administration’s commitment to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government and establishing a system linking three principles: transparency, public participation and collaboration. Since then, public administrations around the world have embarked on open government initiatives and have worked to redefine their relationship with citizens and with each other. The benefits attributed to open government are many. They include the claims that open government leads to more effective decision making and services, safeguards against corruption, enables public scrutiny, and promotes citizens’ trust in government, included better achievements of effectiveness, efficiency or accountability.

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CFP: Policies & Governance for the Networked Society @HICSS47

“The Foundations of Innovation in Government Must Rest on Sound Policies, Governance Principles, Ethics,and Laws”

This minitrack explores the creation and implementation of public policies and laws to support, facilitate, and promote e-Democracy and e-Government and, as well as how these technologies impact and influence governance systems and public institutions towards open government. It will also explore challenges and solutions in emerging models of governance in relation to ICTs, and ethical issues arising in e-governance in the public sector. Topics and research areas include, but are not limited to: (more…)