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CeDEM Asia 2016

International Conference for E-Democacy and Open Government, Asia 2016

Daegu, South Korea
07.12.2016 - 09.12.2016
Following ten successful conferences in Austria and two inspiring conferences in Singaproe and Hong Kong, we are looking forward to open a new forum in Asia for exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration.

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CeDEM Asia 2016 will be hosted in Daegu (South Korea)
from 7-9th December 2016.


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Following ten successful conferences in Europe and two groundbreaking conferences in Asia, the International Conference on E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) Asia 2016 will be hosted in Daegu, South Korea, on December 7-9th, 2016.


City University of Hong Kong, Danube University Krems, Cyber Emotions Research Center (YeungNam University), World Association for Triple helix and Future strategy studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan), and Singapore Internet Research Centre (Nanyang Technological University), jointly organise CeDEM Asia 2016 with an aim of bringing together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social media, mobile technology, open data and digital innovation in the future of citizenship and governance. The conference allows interdisciplinary perspectives to 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.



Conference Programme

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Cedem Asia 2016 Programme


  • Eun-Ju Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Michael L. Best, United Nations University,  Macau
  • Rich Ling, University of Colorado, USA



  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: “How to fill people with enthusiasm for political topics via social media”
    • Sayasat Nurbek, Director, Institute of Public Policy, Kazakhstan
    • Astik Sinha, Bharita Janata Party, BJP, India
    • Ben Guerin, New Zealand National Party, New Zealand
    • Rajit Hewagama, United National Party, Sri Lanka
    •  Pheaktra Neth, Spokesman of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge Tribunal), Cambodia
  • City University of Hong Kong: “Social Media and Citizen Engagements in Asia”
    • Tetsuro Kobayashi, Hong Kong
    • Muneo Kaigo, Japan
    • Marko Skoric, Hong Kong
    • Randy Kluver, USA


  • Heike Hermans.Korea.The promises of digital political communication and the reality in South Korea
  • Maurice Verger.Netherlands.Twitter analytics as indicator of news engagement
  • Manuela Hartwig.Japan.Post-COP21 environmental politics on the Internet The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MoE) on Twitter 
  • Muneo Kaigo and Sae Okura.Japan.An Analysis of Japanese Local Government Facebook Profiles: Fans and Engagement by Policy Areas
  • Ivo Babaja.Croatia.Open Government and National Sovereignty
  • Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen.Denmark.eGovernment and Governance: The Danish-Japanese timelines and models compared
  • Myojung Chung and T Makana Chock.Singapore, USA.Health risk communication in the digital era: Extended parallel process model in the social media context
  • Dal Yong Jin.Canada.Understanding of Smartphone Divide: From Digital Divide to Digital Inclusion in the Smartphone Era
  • Tamas Molnar and Andrea Ko.Germany & Hungary.Usability of M-government Systems for the Elderly
  • Ben Huffman.Japan.E-Participation in the Governance Process: Redefining its Worth and Modality
  • Robert Krimmer.Estonia.Internet Voting: Elections in the (European) Cloud
  • Malgorzata Gorazek.Austria.Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps as Decision Support Tool for Smart Cities - Application in Smart Mobility
  • Leonidas Anthopoulos and George Giannakidis.Greece.Realizing, Modeling and Evaluating City’s Energy Efficiency: the case of InSmart in the city of Trikala, Greece
  • Sofia Shwayri.USA.From using infrastructure to its modification: The development of Seoul’s e-Governance model
  • Ji-In Chang, Yea Sung Kim, Aei Jung Song and Joo Hyun Park.Korea.Differing visions of the smart city in Korea



  • Noella Edelmann and Judith Schossböck, Austria, HongKong: “The Motivation(s) Behind Open Access Publishing”


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Eunjulee_Eun-Ju Lee (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Professor in the Department of Communication at Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Her research has focused on social cognition and social influence in computer-mediated communication and human-computer interaction. She has published over 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters and won several top paper awards from various divisions of International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). She was a Board Member-at-Large of ICA representing East Asia (2009-2012) and has served as Associate Editor of the ‘Journal of Communication and Human Communication Research’. She co-edited ‘Media Psycholog’y and is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of ‘Human Communication Research’.



MichaelbestDr. Michael L. Best directs the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. He is a professor, on leave, with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. Professor Best is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the widely read journal, Information Technologies and International Development and he leads the Global Computing column for Communications of the ACM. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab.
Best's research focuses on information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social, economic, and political development. In particular he studies mobile and Internet-enabled services and their design, impact, and importance within low-income countries of Africa and Asia. He researches engineering, public policy, and business issues as well as methods to assess and evaluate development outcomes. Professor Best is also interested in the impact of ICTs on the development-security nexus and on post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation.


RichlingRich Ling (PhD, University of Colorado, sociology) is the Shaw Foundation Professor, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also has works closely with Telenor Research and has an adjunct position at the University of Michigan. Prof. He has written ‘The mobile connection’ (Morgan Kaufmann, 2004), ‘New Tech, New Ties’ (MIT, 2008) and ‘Taken for grantedness’ (MIT, 2012). He is a founding co-editor of ‘Mobile Media and Communication and the Oxford University Press series on Mobile Communication’.


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Cooperation with #DISC2016 - Call for Papers

#DISC2016 endorsed by INSNA: International Network for Social Network Analysis proudly announces its fourth annual conference to be hosted in Daegu, South Korea, on December 8-10th, 2016. DISC annual conference started in 2013, and attracted hundreds of scholars, industry leaders, and public sector experts from all around the globe. In 2016, #DISC2016 will have a special joint panel with the CeDEM ASIA 2016 on December 9, Friday. Government officials from Asian countries, leading scholars, and CEOs using open data are joining the special session. Download the Call for Papers below:

Call for Papers: #DISC 2016


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Further Information and Contact

Organisation of CeDEM Asia 2016 in Daegu

Conference Programme and CeDEM Asia Conference Series


Mag. Michael Sachs

Telefon: +43 (0)2732 893-2308
Donau-Universität Krems
Department für E-Governance in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems

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