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Call: e-Democracy & e-Participation @IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

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e-Democracy & e-Participation @IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2021

Organized by the IFIP 8.5 WG in ICT & Public administration
& held 7-9 September 2021 University of Granada, Spain  

Deadline for submissions: 19. March 2021

The IFIP EGOV2021 conference represents the merge of the IFIP WG 8.5
Electronic Government (EGOV), the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP Electronic
Participation (ePart) and the Conference for E-Democracy and Open
Government Conference (CeDEM).The conference focuses on e-Government,
Open Government, eParticipation and e-Democracy, but on several other
related topics too, such as the role of social media, digital
transformation in society, Artificial Intelligence, policy informatics,
cybersecurity, legal informatics, smart governance and social

We look forward to your submission to the e-Democracy & e-Participation

The General e-Democracy & e-Participation track aims to present recent
developments in electronic participation and digital engagement covering
all relevant technical, political and social aspects. E-democracy and
e-participation and are multidisciplinary fields of study. They are
particularly timely and relevant in various contexts focusing on issues
such as participatory public service design engagement, open government
data, social media interactions, engagement in co-design and co-delivery
of services and top-down and bottom-up initiatives related to economic,
societal, public and welfare issues.

This is a multi-disciplinary track that aims to bring together
researchers from disciplines in order to present and discuss topics
related to e-participation and e-democracy, discuss new ideas, meet
other researchers and practitioners, and to facilitate future
collaborations. We welcome theoretical papers, qualitative and
quantitative papers, case studies, critical analyses, and encourage
authors to address challenges that can lead to further developments in
this area.

Areas of focus and interest include, but are not limited to, the
following topics:

  • Foundations of e-democracy and e-participation research including
    theories, methods, models and approaches
  • Enabling electronic decision-making (e-participation, e-voting) in
    times of a pandemic, such and COVID-19
  • Advances in participatory policy making using policy modeling,
    simulation, impact assessment and visualization methods and tools
  • New forms of analog and digital participation, participation and
    communication platforms, mobile media, social media and applications for
    citizens, Living Labs, innovation labs
  • Enhancing democracy and public participation using ICT and new
    technologies, AI,  block chains, etc.
  • Analysis of digital interactions between citizens, businesses,
    governments, service providers and other stakeholders
  • Advances in online deliberation and discourse, participatory
    budgeting, e-consultation, e-polling, and e-legislation,
    e-electioneering, e-campaigning and e-voting
  • Impact of big and open data on public engagement, sustainability of
    e-democracy, e-participation and citizen engagement
  • Analyses of good practices and key factors for success, motivational
    factors, and  reasons for failures
  • The impact of transparency, digital literacy, digital competences, and
    open access on  public engagement and democracy
  • Design and co-creation of participatory public services
  • Case studies on top-down and bottom-up initiatives in e-participation
    and e-democracy
  • The role of e-democracy and e-participation in national and global
    crisis situations
  • Citizen inclusion and digital divide: gender, age, education, etc.
  • New approaches to direct democracy, Inclusive e-Governance in the
    context of Regional Smart Specialization
  • E-democracy and e-participation projects: design, implementation,
    evaluation, quality and impact
  • Impact assessment and public value considerations in real world
    decision making
  • Digital research methods and big data applications for e-participation
    and e-democracy research
  • Critical perspectives: failures, bad experiences, co-destruction,
    digital hype but not reality, fringe groups

Track Chairs

  • Noella Edelmann, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Peter Parycek, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany / Danube-University Krems, Austria
  • Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Estonia