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 conference’s 2017 edition will be held on May 17 – 19, 2017 in Krems an der Donau, Austria and will be organised by the Center for E-Governance at the Danube University of Krems.
The Centre for E-Governance has been organising conferences on e-democracy and public administration since 2007: the E-democracy Conference Series began in 2007, and the CeDEM, first presented in 2011, represents the development and continuation of the conference series. Since 2014, CeDEM is also held biennially in Asia (CeDEM Asia).
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. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to the conference topics.
The CeDEM also provides an Open Space, where participants can democratically choose and organise in a barcamp style their own presentations, workshops, birds of a feather, events, meetings etc..
Full papers are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process and if accepted, are published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and available online on IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Workshop proposals, PhD colloquium papers and reflections that have been submitted and selected by the chairs are published with Edition Donau-Universität Krems and available online according to Open Access principles.
Authors of the best peer-reviewed papers will be asked to re-submit their revised and extended papers for the autumn issue of the Centre for E-Governance’s Open Access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government. Since 2014, the CeDEM conference presents the author/s of the best paper with the “CeDEM Best Paper Award”. Papers are nominated for this award by the reviewers during the peer-review process, the best paper is then selected by the CeDEM’s track directors.
The CeDEM offers a PhD Colloquium in cooperation with the Danube University Krems’ Platform for Political Communication and netPOL. The PhD Colloquium provides PhD students the opportunity to present their work and gain feedback from experts as well as meet other PhD students. Students from any stage of their PhD are invited to submit their work and invited to apply for the “CeDEM PhD Colloquium Bursary”.
Keynotes at CeDEM17
- Ramon Gil-Garcia – Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, US
- E-Democracy and E-Participation: Chairs: Fiorella De Cindio (University of Milan, IT), Mauri Kaipainen (Södertörn University, SE), Alon Peled (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL)
- Social Media, Public Administration and Citizen Engagement: Chair: Marko Skoric (Nanyang Technological University, SG), Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen (Tallinn University of Technology, EE), Natalie Pang (Nanyang Technological University, SG)
- Open Collaborative Government: Chairs: Muneo Kaigo (University of Tsukuba, JP), Sylvia Archmann (Austrian Chancellery, AT)
- Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation: Chairs: Anneke Zuiderwijk (TU Delft, NL), Johann Höchtl (Danube University Krems, AT), Ramon Gil-Garcia (University at Albany, US)
- Citizens’ Participation in Democratic Governance Processes through ICT in Africa: Chairs: Johnstone Baguma – Kumaraki (Toro Development Network, UG), Wakabi Wairagala (CIPESA, UG), Wilfred Warioba (Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance, TZ)
- Open Access: Chair: Antonio Vetró (Nexa Center for Internet & Society, IT), Lorenzo Canova (Nexa Center for Internet & Society, IT)
- Communities, Participation and Civic Engagement: Chairs: Jakob Svensson (Uppsala University, SE), Judith Schossböck (Danube University Krems, AT), Peter Mambrey (Universität Duisburg-Essen, DE)
- Information Visualization for the People: Chairs: Michael Smuc (Danube University Krems, AT), Florian Windhager (Danube University Krems, AT)
- Connected Smart City: Chairs: Carlos E. Jiménez Gómez (estratic, EE), Francisco Falcone (UPNA/IEEE STC e-GOV, ES), Gabriela Viale Pereira (Danube University Krems, AT), Jörn von Lucke (Zeppelin University, DE), Norbert Kersting (University of Münster, DE)
- E-Voting Chairs: Robert Krimmer (Tallinn University of Technology, EE), Jesus Cano (IEEE eGovernment Co-chair, UNED, USPCEU, EU)
- Emerging Issues in E-Democracy and Open Government Chairs: Martijn Hartog (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, NL), Bert Mulder (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, NL), Yuri Misnikov (St. Petersburg State University, RU)
- Identity, Privacy, and Security: Chair: Reinhard Riedl (Bern University of Applied Sciences, CH), Bettina Rinnerbauer (Danube University Krems, AT)
CeDEM17 Best Paper Award
Every year, the CeDEM conference presents the author/s of the best paper with the “CeDEM Best Paper Award”.
The procedure used for the CeDEM Best Paper Prize is as follows:
- Step 1: All full papers submitted to the conference are “eligible” for the prize.
- Step 2: During the review process, the reviewers can nominate one or more papers for the prize.
- Step 3: The papers with the highest numbers of reviewer nominations and peer-review scores are shortlisted.
- Step 4: All the track directors are requested to review the shortlist and choose 1 paper.
The PhD Colloquium provides PhD students the opportunity to present their work and gain feedback from experts as well as meet other PhD students. Students from any stage of their PhD are invited to submit their work in relation to any of the conference topics.
The CeDEM provides an Open Space, where participants can have their own style of presentations, workshops, birds of a feather, events, meetings etc.. Participation in the Open Space is free and open to the public.
CeDEM17 Bursary for PhD Students
The CeDEM bursary is applicable only for authors submitting to the PhD Colloquium. We are pleased to offer 6 bursaries for authors submitting to the PhD Colloquium:
- 3 bursaries for the best PhD submissions: a 3-day conference fee waiver and accommodation at the Kolping Hotel (Krems) for the duration of the CeDEM16 conference.
- 3 bursaries: a 3-day conference fee waiver.
- Noella Edelmann (Danube University Krems, AT)
- Peter Parycek (Danube University Krems, AT)
- Gerlinde Ecker (Danube University Krems, AT)
- Arthur Lupia (University of Michigan, US)
- Jeremy Millard (Third Millennium Governance, DK)
- Peter Filzmaier (Danube University Krems, AT)
- Stevan Harnad (American Scientist Open Access Forum; Universite du Quebec, CAN; University of Southampton, UK)
- Steve Clift (E-Democracy.org, US)