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International Conference for E-Democacy and Open Government

Hong Kong
04.12.2014 - 06.12.2014
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

4-6 December 2014, Hong Kong



Online Documentation of CeDEM Asia 2014:





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Conference Programme


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 4-6th, 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.



Conference Programme and Venue

Conference Venue


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


Tomaszjanowski Homerogildezuniga
Keynote Janowski
Keynote Gil De Zuniga


Research Papers

  • Wilfred Yang WangRemaking Guangzhou: Political Engagement and Place-making on Sina Weibo
  • Lotta WesterbergSocial Media and Change Agents in Iran Perspectives from Tehran and Baluchistan
  • Pauline LeongPolitical Communication in Malaysia: A Study on the Use of New Media in Politics
  • Odgerel Ulziikhutag,Suvdmaa Tuul and Bat-Erdene Jalavsurene-Voting Development in Mongolia
  • Carol Soon and Jui Liang SimChinese-language bloggers in Singapore: Apoliticised and blogging alone
  • Verena Grubmüller, Irmgard Wetzstein, Karin Rainer and Katharina GötschFrom the academic debate to real-world use and back: Theoretical and practical implications of social media as communication channel in crisis and disaster management
  • A. John Sinclair, Timothy J. Peirson-Smith and Morrissa BoerchersThe role of e-governance and social media in creating platforms for meaningful participation in environmental assessment
  • Yannis Charalabidis, Euripidis Loukis and Yiannis KoulizakisSocial Media in Policy Making: the EU Community project approach
  • Jing Zeng Can microblog based political discussion contribute to public deliberation in China? A case study of deputies’ microblogging interaction with the public during the 2013 National People’s Congress.
  • Junhua ZhangAn Illusion of E-Democratization - China’s Social Memory in the Country’s Blog Narratives
  • Sanju Menon and Zhang WeiyuA Value-based Design Approach for Online Deliberation
  • Alois PaulinRedefining Digital Government - Reaching beyond Myths, Unsustainability and the Digital Divide
  • Montathar Faraon, Georg Stenberg, Jurlind Budurushi and Mauri KaipainenPositive but skeptical: A study of attitudes towards Internet voting in Sweden
  • Natalie Pang and Qinfeng Zhu How YouTubers saw The Little India Riot
  • Tetsuro Kobayashi and Azusa KatagiriTerritorial Issues and Support for the Prime Minister: A Survey Experiment on Rally-'Round-the-Flag Effect in Japan
  • Leonidas AnthopoulosEvaluating Green Smart City’s Sustainability with an Integrated System Dynamics Model
  • Jörg Hebenstreit “Cyberbalkanization - The Local Fragmentation of the Global Village?


  • Melissa Cate Christ and Daisy TamCrowdsourcing logistics OR The role of open data, citizen participation and social media in enabling ethical food systems and reducing food waste: Surplus food practices as commons
  • Jamie Wardman and Darcy ChristOpen Data Asia: Moving Beyond First Principles


  • Karolina Koc-Michalska and Darren Lilleker Political communication, Internet and social networks. European Parliament electoral campaigning in the comparative perspective (2009 – 2014)
  • Jing ZengInformation construction in crisis communication: Applying ANT to digital media environments.”
  • Wilneida NegrónPolitics as Usual or Transformation? Unraveling the “Social Embeddedness” of Social Media in Political Conflict and Participation
  • Marco Prandini and Laura SartoriWhy electronic voting?
  • Marie Neihouser, Jean Yves Dormagen and Julien BoyadjianThe logics of access to the audience on the social network Twitter
  • Zhendong Ma, Arndt Bonitz, Lucie Langer, Regina Berglez, Reinhard Kreissl and Stefan VoglA Structured Analysis of Digital Identity for e-Government Services
  • Muneo KaigoSocial Media and Red Tape in Japan
  • Dragana LazicWhat did the May Floods Bring?: Facebook, Self-Reliance and Solidarity
  • Qinfeng Zhu, Marko Skoric and Tai-Quan PengInternet penetration and public service delivery A longitudinal study of the first-level administrative divisions in China (1997-2012)
  • Chung-Hong Chan and King-Wa FuDifferential opinions among Hong Kong online social media, traditional news media, opinion polls and the government consultations on methods for selecting chief executive in 2017
  • Joo-Young Jung and Yong-Chan KimThe influence of opinion leadership, followership, and curatorship on mass media connections and political participation
  • Vivian Hsueh-Hua ChenOnline Participation and Public discourse: A case study in Singapore
  • Jöhann Höchtl and Peter ParycekThe Case of



Conference Dinner 

The conference Dinner takes plase at "Chao Yang Chinese Cuisine."

Please gather at the lobby of CMC at 18:00 for taking the coach to the Restaurant.






Open Space on Saturday, December 6th

The CeDEM Asia Open Space is an opportunity for participants to organise their own presentations, sessions, events, workshops, birds of a feather, networking, etc. Partcipants do not need to register their talks and topics in advance. Simply show up at the given time at the conference location and engage with the partcipants. Surely, you will be able to meet with academics and professionals that have prfound knowledge and inspiring ideas about the topics we discuss at CeDEM Asia 2014. It is the ideal networking and discussion space.


Attendance and active participation is open to the public and for free.


We meet at 10 am at the conference venue and orgainise the sessions in order to start at 10:15; we will close at 1 pm. If you are interested in attending and/or presenting at the Open Space and you need further information in advance, please contact with Michael Sachs.


We are happy to already announce a workshop on "Your Local Smart City: Data-based Governance and the Legacy of Democracy" as you can see on the PDF below:

Workshop: Your Local Smart City




Social Programme on Saturday, December 6th

Social Programme on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 (2pm-7pm).
The social programme is about "Urban Hiking in Hong Kong: The Peak to Kennedy Town Trail".
If you want to participate, we kindly ask you to register in advance. You find further details on the PDF below.

Social Programme Cedem Asia 2014




Informal Get-Together on Wednesday, December 3rd

We will meet for an informal get-together on Wednesday night from 6:30pm onwards. The place is called V-King Lounge Bar & Diner.


If you join us, please send an E-Mail notification to Michael Sachs in advance; otherwise, just drop by.

Beware; any expenses at this event are not covered in the conference fee.




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Mag. Michael Sachs

Telefon: +43 (0)2732 893-2308
Donau-Universität Krems
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A-3500 Krems

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