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International Conference for E-Democacy and Open Government

Hong Kong
04.12.2014 - 05.12.2014
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.

Cedem Asia14

4-5 December 2014, Hong Kong


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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, with an aim of bringing 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

Extended submission deadline was 10 August 2014.  Download the Call for Papers as PDF document here:

Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 2014


Conference Tracks

CeDEM Asia 2014 seeks to critically analyze present and future developments in the field of e-democracy, internet freedom, open government, cyber-security, citizen participation and other emerging topics, with a special focus on the following themes:


Social media and citizen participation

  • Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement
  • Sustainability of e-participation
  • Social movements and citizen networks
  • Online campaigning and elections

Chairs: Debbie Goh and Natalie Pang,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Karine Nahon, University of Wahsington, USA


E-government and open government

  • 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

Chair: Randy Kluver, Texas A&M University 


Digital rights and Internet freedom 

  • Internet governance
  • Internet freedom and censorship
  • Surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
  • Digital divide and literacy

Chair: Fei ‘Chris’ Shen, City University of Hong Kong 


Future and emerging topics

  • Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics
  • Internet of things and government transformation
  • Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management

Chair: Akemi Chatfield, University of Wollongong 




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