[Air-L] CFP Open Government and Open Information

Judith Schossboeck Judith.Schossboeck at donau-uni.ac.at
Mon Jul 4 07:31:10 PDT 2011

abstract submission deadline september 12, 2011.
JeDEM - Journal for eDemocracy and Open Government
Call for papers - Special Issue Vol. 3 (2):

Open Government and Open Information
Guest Editors
Olivier Glassey begin_of_the_skype_highlighting    
end_of_the_skype_highlighting, IDHEAP, Lausanne
(olivier.glassey at idheap.unil.ch)
Theresa Pardo, Center for Technology in Government, University at
Albany, State University of New York (tpardo at ctg.albany.edu)
Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia (tambouris at uom.gr)
Concepts and policies that emphasise the idea of openness (Open
Government, Open Data, Open Access) are currently discussed with view to
their potential to strengthen transparency and accountability. They are
seen as promising ideas for the vitalisation of citizens’ interest in
politics, but also for economic and scientific innovation. These
developments are expected to lead to more engagement and collaboration
within public institutions and the development of respective tools and
Topics include, but are not limited to:
The transformation of governments and politics through Open Government
Public policies for open information and adaption
New forms of content production and collaboration
The changing relation between the citizen, the state and ICT
The challenges, hurdles and risks of Open Data and open information 
Strategies of publishing information and their evaluation
Re-examination of the concept of the Digital Divide with view to open
information policies
Governmentality and surveillance, data privacy and protection
Issues and cases of Open Government Data for the provision of added
value services 
Technological and organizational issues of existing Open Government
Data initiatives such as data.gov and data.gov.uk

In particular, the call wishes to address the following questions on
the intersection of social sciences and technology:
Has the emphasis on openness brought new imperatives and state
philosophies on the table? To what extent will it influence existing
cultures and politics?
How are these concepts perceived and evaluated by politicians and
What is the future of Open Data and open information in an era of
budgetary constraints?
Which new technical developments based on open information are
promising and why?
What is the effect on the increasing use of Data on the Digital Divide
(Open Data Divide) or content production (Data journalism)?
How can Open Government Data applications transform our everyday life?
Which strategies of implementation and policy making are known and
should be applied?

Relevant articles from international and interdisciplinary perspectives
are welcomed from across the social and technical sciences. We also
encourage authors to hand in policy papers and case studies as well as a
critical reflection of existing methods and approaches.
Submission Guidelines
Articles submitted for consideration must be written in English.
Length of paper: 8,000-12,000 words, including footnotes.
Template and guidelines:
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 12.09.2011
Notification of acceptance: 10.10.2011
Camera ready paper: 07.11.2011
Publication: 20.12.2011
JeDEM is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal. All journal content,
except where otherwise noted, is licensed under the Creative Commons
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