[Air-L] CfP EDem10 4th International Conference on eDemocracy

Hans J. Scholl jscholl at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 27 09:10:08 PST 2010


4th International Conference on eDemocracy
6 and 7 May 2010
Danube University Krems, Austria

*A revolution doesn*t happen when a society adopts new tools. It
happens when society adopts new behaviours* (Clay Shirky)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
* Stevan Harnad (American Scientist Open Access Forum; Universite du
Quebec a Montreal, CAN; University of Southampton, UK)
* Ismael Peña-López (Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)
* Jochen Scholl (The Information School, University of Washington,
* Micah L. Sifry (Personal Democracy Forum, TechPresident, New York,
* Andy Williamson (Hansard Society, London, UK)

Call for Papers
Scientific eDemocracy visions and models have been developed since the
1960s, but it is now, during the first decade of the 21st Century, that
they are becoming reality, being tested and implemented. Extensive IT
provides the necessary basis, but it is not the developments in IT alone
that are responsible for successful eDemocracy projects - it is due all
those who use and apply them, as they adopt new behaviours and change
old ones. The new, digital generation lives and breathes new values:
they collaborate, compile content together, share their ideas, create
networks on social platforms and organise themselves quickly and simply.
The new values held, the new behaviours adopted, the changed mindset,
along with improved usability and a still-increasing use of the
internet, has led to a rapid and radical change in our society.

The EDem10 focuses on these changes which can be seen occurring in
different areas and which are manifest in different way:
* Transparency & Communication (freedom of information, free
information access, openness, information sharing, blogging,
micro-blogging, social networks, data visualization, eLearning,
empowering, *);
* Participation & Collaboration (innovation malls, innovation
communities, bottom up, top down, social networks, engagement and
accountability, collaborative culture, collaboration between C2C, G2C,
* Architecture, Concepts & Effects (access and openness, user
generated content, peer production, network effects, power laws, long
tail, harnessing the power of the crowd, crowd sourcing, social web,
semantic web, ...);
* Different Fields: open government initiatives, eDemocracy,
eParticipation, eVoting, eDeliberation;
* Approaches and Disciplines: law & legal studies, social sciences,
computer sciences, political sciences, psychology, sociology, applied
computer gaming and simulation, democratic theory, media and
communication sciences;
* Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches;
* Research Methods.

On primary aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners. We
would like to invite individuals from academic, applied and practitioner
backgrounds as well as public administration offices, public bodies,
NGO/NPOs, education institutions and independent organisations to submit
their research and project papers.

The main conference language is English; submissions in German (with an
abstract in English) are also acceptable.

EUR 105,- for authors and PEP-NET Members
EUR 125,- early bird rate for participants who register until
EUR 145,- for participants who register after 28.02.2010

The fee includes conference, proceedings and social program during the
A pre-conference social program will be announced later.

Submission of papers (max. 10 pages): Extended Deadline - 1 March
Notification of acceptance:  2. April 2010
Camera-ready paper submission: 12. April 2010

Conference: 6-7 May 2010

To submit your paper, please visit the conference website
All submissions will be submitted to a double-blind full paper review
by at least 2 reviewers.

Further Information
Conference Website: www.donau-uni.ac.at/edem<http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/edem>
Direct contact: michael.sachs at donau-uni.ac.at<mailto:michael.sachs at donau-uni.ac.at>,
noella.edelmann at donau-uni.ac.at<mailto:noella.edelmann at donau-uni.ac.at>
The Proceedings will be published by the Austrian Computer Society.
The EDem conference series is jointly organised by the Danube
University Krems and the University of Economics and Business
Administration, Vienna.

Noella Edelmann BA, MSc, MAS

EDem10 Conference

eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government

Digital Government Blog

Centre for E-Government
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
3500 Krems
Tel.: ++43 2732 893 2303
noella.edelmann at donau-uni.ac.at<mailto:noella.edelmann at donau-uni.ac.at>

Dr. Hans J (Jochen) Scholl, MBA
Associate Professor
The Information School
University of Washington
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370C
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840, USA
Skype: jochenscholl
Phone: (206) 616-2543
Fax: (206) 616-3152
Website: http://faculty.washington.edu/

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