City University of Hong Kong, Danube University Krems, Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan), and Singapore Internet Research Centre (Nanyang Technological University) jointly organize the International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) Asia 2014 at City University of Hong Kong. CeDEM Asia 2014 aims to bring together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of citizenship and governance, and analyze current research, best practices, and emerging topics that are shaping the future of e-government, e-democracy and open government in Asia and around the world.

CeDEM Asia 2014 will be hosted by the Department of Media and Communication and the Department of Public Policy at the City University of Hong Kong, and will be held on December 4-5th, 2014. The submitted papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review and accepted papers will be published in the open access conference proceedings. CeDEM Asia is a spin-off event of the renowned international conference series on e-democracy and open government taking place every year since 2007 at the Centre for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems, Austria.

 

Call for Papers

Following six successful conferences at the Danube University of Krems and the inaugural CeDEM Asia 2012 in Singapore, we are looking to open a new forum in Hong Kong S.A.R. for exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of e-democracy, internet freedom, open government, cyber-security, citizen participation, smart cities and other emerging topics. CeDEM Asia 2014 seeks to critically analyse present and future developments in the field, with a special focus on the following themes:

Conference Programme
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Conference Programme (Oct/30)

Keynotes
  • Tomasz Janowski, Head, United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU- EGOV), Guimaraes, Portugal Keynote Janowski
  • Homero Gil de Zuniga, Chair Professor Director, Media Innovation Lab (MiLab), Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria Keynote Gil De Zuniga
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    Social media and citizen participation

    Chairs: Debbie Goh & Natalie Pang, Nanyang Technological University
    • Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement
    • Sustainability of e-participation
    • Social movements and citizen networks
    • Online campaigning and elections

    E-government and open government

    Chair: Randy Kluver, Texas A&M University
    • ICTs and their use for governmental transformation
    • Open data, transparency, participation and collaboration in government
    • Cultures of governance, access and openness, crowdsourcing for government
    • Roles of policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists in facilitating open governance
    • Electronic identity
    • Cross-border interoperability of e-government artefacts - approaches and standards

    Digital rights and Internet freedom

    Chair: Fei ‘Chris’ Shen, City University of Hong Kong
    • Internet governance
    • Internet freedom and censorship
    • Surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
    • Digital divide and literacy

    Future and emerging topics

    Chair: Akemi Chatfield, University of Wollongong
    • Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics
    • Internet of things and government transformation
    • Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management

    Confirmed Keynotes

    • Janowski, Tomasz, Head, United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU- EGOV), Guimaraes, Portugal
    • Gil de Zuniga, Homero, Chair Professor Director, Media Innovation Lab (MiLab), Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria

    Conference Chairs

    • Skoric, Marko M., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
    • Kwak, Nojin, University of Michigan, USA
    • Parycek, Peter, Danube University Krems, Austria

    Program Committee

    • Andrade, Norberto, University of California, Berkley, USA
    • Anthopoulos, Leonidas, TEI Larissa, Greece
    • Baek, Young Min, Yonsei University, South Korea
    • Bruns, Axel, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    • Charalabidis, Yannis, University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Chatfield, Akemi, University of Wollongong, Australia
    • Cordella, Antonio, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
    • Fu, King-Wa, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R, China
    • Goh, Debbie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Janowski, Tomasz, United Nations University, Portugal
    • Jung, Joo-Young, International Christian University, Japan
    • Kaigo, Muneo, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Kim, Yong-Chan, Yonsei University, South Korea
    • Kluver, Randy, Texas A&M University, USA
    • Kobayashi, Tetsuro, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
    • Kor, Ah-Lian, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
    • Krimmer, Robert, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
    • Liew, Kai Khiun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Lin, Wan-Ying, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
    • Nahon, Karine, University of Washington, USA
    • Pang, Natalie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Park, Han Woo, Yeungnam University, South Korea
    • Paulin, Alois, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    • Peixoto, Tiago, World Bank, USA
    • Robertson, Scott, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    • Sachs, Michael, Danube University Krems
    • Shen, Fei "Chris", City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
    • Soon, Carol, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Van Kranenburg, Rob, Sociotal: Smart Cities, Belgium
    • Weiyu, Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Zheng, Lei, Fudan University, China
    • Zhou, Baohua, Fudan University, China
    • Zhu, Jonathan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

    Submission Guidelines

    The conference proceedings will be published and made available online under a Creative Commons License for open access. In addition, a selection of best papers and case studies from CeDEM Asia 2014 will be published with the OA eJournal of E-Democracy and Open Governement (www.jedem.org) in 2015.



    Submission Categories

    Submission must be made in English. can choose among the following categories:

    • Research papers, case studies and policy papers should be 12 pages maximum and will be peer-reviewed. If you submit in this category, please follow the instructions for peer-review.
    • Reflection papers, work-in-progress and ongoing research papers should 6 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs.
    • Workshop proposals should be no more than 2 pages and will be selected by the chairs.

    Peer Review

    This is only relevant for papers submitted in the category research papers, case studies and policy papers: To ensure the integrity of the double-blind peer-review for submissions to this conference, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors being known to reviewers. The authors of the document shall replace their names in the text, references, footnotes and metadata with "Authors" only.


    Submission Portal

    By submitting to CeDEM you agree to publish your work in the conference proceedings. Please use the template and limit the length of you submission accordingly. You Your submission must be as PDF. If you have troubles in the submission process, contact michael.sachs@donau-uni.ac.at


    Presentation

    Authors are expected to present their papers at the conference. Authors will be informed about their presentation slot (date, time, room) when the conference programme is ready.


    Important Dates and Registration Fees

    • Submission deadline for full papers and workshop proposals: July 15th, 2014
    • Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2014
    • Camera-ready paper submission: October 15th, 2014
    • Conference dates & location: December 4-5th, 2014, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

    Registration Fees

    Regular Fee
    • Faculty / Professional: HKD 2400.- (EUR ~240, USD ~310)
    • Student / Activist: HKD 1200.- (EUR ~120, USD ~155)
    Any regular conference fee (online/offine) must be settled by 24 November 2014.


    Further Information and contact:


    Local Organizing Committee

    • Shen, Fei ‘Chris’, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
    • Servaes, Jan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
    • Skoric, Marko M., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
    • Walker, Richard M., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.

    Peer Review Management

    • Sachs, Michael, Danube University Krems, Austria