12. October 2011 – 17:16 by Centre for E-Government
In modern democracies, people are to be empowered by means of information and communication technologies. Transparency and access to data, new ways of interacting with government and democratic institutions cause profound changes in society. Social media and the new forms of societal behaviour, including content generation, collaboration and sharing as well as network organisation change our understanding of politics and business. Governmental and private internet services have increased the citizens’ independence and flexibility. However, enthusiastic ideas and projects often failed to produce the expected results as technology is only the basis for new forms of organisation and interaction. CeDEM12 seeks to critically analyse present and future developments in e-democracy and open government. >> https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/cedem
CeDEM12 presents the following tracks:
- Government 2.0
- Social/Web Media and Public Administration
- E-Politics and E-Campaigning
- European Citizen Initiative
- Participatory Budgeting
- Bottom-Up Movements
- Open Data and Open Access
Submission Deadline: 12/12/2011
We would like to invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as business, public authorities, NGO, NPOs and education institutions to submit their papers, reflections as well as workshop proposals. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to the emerging conference topics. This year we want to encourage practitioners to submit papers as we provide a specific section for non-academics. Conference language is English.
The conference proceedings will be published with the Edition Danube University; additionally, the complete proceedings will be made accessible online. A selection of best research papers and case studies of CeDEM12 will be published with the Open Access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government. (www.jedem.org)
- Research papers shall be 12 pages maximum and will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
- Case studies/project papers shall be 12 pages maximum and will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
- Reflections shall be 4 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs.
You can download last year’s conference proceedings at the conference website!
- Deadline for the submission of papers and workshop proposals: 12 December 2011
- Conference: 3-4 May 2012
26. August 2011 – 14:38 by Asociacion Ciudades Kyosei / Pedro Prieto-Martin
Ashoka Foundation, with the support of Google, has launched Citizen Media: A Global Innovation Competition. Well, it was launched more than one month ago, but you still have 19 days (till Sep 14th) to present a proposal.
This competition is very related to the e-Participation field, as Ashoka considers it as linked with the fields of “Citizen participation” and “Journalism”.
Ashoka and Google are seeking innovations that will allow global citizens to have a voice and the information they need to make change. The competition welcomes solutions that work with any communication or information technologies—not just the Internet. The contest is open to solutions around the world: you ara allowed to present you entry in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Thai, Indonesian, Mandarin or Japanese.
Some of the benefits mentioned for participants are:
- Connect to a global online community that supports the impact you are making, or seeking to make, on the ground.
- Gain visibility with our community and our competition partner, Google.
- Position yourself as a candidate for an Ashoka Fellowship within our News & Knowledge program.
The prizes of the competition are:
- One of four US $5,000 cash prizes in unrestricted funding to boost your project.
- Consideration for an Ashoka Fellowship—complete with a three-year living stipend, international recognition, and access to a network of systems-changing social entrepreneurs.
Have a look at the webpage of Ashoka Changemakers for more details.
PS: By the way, there is an entry for our Kyopol System. We would be more that pleased if you’d like to give us any feedback about our proposal.
23. August 2011 – 16:48 by Rolf Luehrs
The European Comission published a call for tender to implement an European Commission Open Data Portal.
The purpose of this tender is the purchase of services:
- to develop and administer a web portal to act as single point of access to data sets produced and held by European Commission services (and by extension to data sets produced and held by other European Institutions/bodies and other public bodies);
- to assist the Commission with the definition and implementation of a data set publication process;
- to assist the Commission with the preparation of data sets for publication via the portal;
- to assist the Commission in supporting for engaging the stakeholders’ community interested in re-using the published data sets.
Deadline: September 19th. For detailed information see : https://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/open_data/call_tenders/index_en.htm