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Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Mai 2011

Danube University Krems
05.05.2011 - 06.05.2011
CeDEM11 brings together e-democracy, e-participation, e-voting and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and businesses.
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We would like to invite you to join us at the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2011. The conference addresses to universities, public, private and voluntary sectors. CeDEM11 will provide a platform to discuss ideas and create networks for future projects.
We kindly thank all participants who submitted papers and workshop proposals to CeDEM11. The high number of submissions reflects the increasing interest in the topics of the conference. We hope to offer an ideal exchange platform for researchers and practitioners and we are looking forward to seeing you in Krems.




Conference Programme Overview


  • 4 May 2011
    19:00 Pre-Conference Social Event (not included in the conference fee)

       Heurigen MÜLLNER - Stadtgraben 50, 3500 Krems

  • 5 May 2011
    9:00-19:00: Keynotes, Presentations of Papers, Workshops, Co-Chair Meeting
    19:30: Conference Dinner

       Hotel Steigenberger - Am Goldberg 2, 3500 Krems an der Donau

  • 6 May 2011
    9:00-17:00: Keynotes, Presentations of Papers, Lightning Talks
  • 7-8 May 2011
    Workshop: PhD Workshop on eVoting (not included in the conference fee)
    Workshop: Securely Exchanging Information through Technology (free)




  • Towards Distributed Citizen Participation
    Axel Bruns (Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane; Chief Investigator ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation; Senior Researcher Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre, AUS)
  • How pricing PSI may ruin innovation
    Stefan Gehrke (Member of the Board of Open Data Network e.V.; Founder and Partner, Büro für Neues Denken, DE)
  • Democratic Process in Online Crowds and Communities
    Caroline Haythornthwaite (Director, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, CAN)
  • How citizens can activate the state through new technologies
    Elke Löffler (CEO, Governance International, Birmingham; UK)
  • Deliberation that Matters
    Doug Schuler (Program Director for the Public Sphere Project; Member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA)




  • Open Government Data: good practice & proceedings (Carl-Markus Piswanger, BRZ, AT)
  • The OurSpace project: New e-participation procedures (Daniel van Lerberghe, Fondation EurActiv PoliTech, BE)
  • E-democracy policy and administration (Liia Hänni, Nele Leosk, e-Governance Academy, EE)
  • Electronic Decision making: bridging e participation and e voting (Manuel J. Kripp, E-Voting.CC, AT)




E-Democracy & E-Participation

  • How democratic is e-participation?
    Alina Östling (cancelled)
  • Institutionalising eParticipation in Europe
    Francesco Molinari
  • Challenges to local e-democracy
    Rickard Mikaelsson, Elin Wihlborg
  • Business process outsourcing in public sector
    Bojan Cestnik, Alenka Kern
  • Engaging Policy Communities Online?
    Rebecca Schild
  • Collaborative Behaviours in E-participation
    Noella Edelmann, Peter Parycek
  • Political lurkers?
    Christina Neumayer, Judith Schoßböck
  • Discussion of eParticipation topics in Greek political blogs
    Kostas Zafiropoulos, Dimitrios Vagianos, Vasiliki Vrana
  • Assisted Access Points to Services (and Internet)
    Sara Tavazzi, Miranda Brugi, Anjeza Saliaj
  • Toward a Sustainable E-Participation Model in Sub Saharan Africa
    Abinwi Nchise, Oneurine Ngwa, Victor Mbarika
  • E-Participation Strategies on Facebook: New Opportunities for Public Involvement in European Elections
    Marta Marcheva
  • Extracting a basic use case to let policy makers interact with citizens on Social Networking Sites
    Timo Wandhoefer, Mark Thamm, Peter Mutschke
  • Why social news sites matter
    Andras Szabo
  • Gadget-free democracy
    Cyril Velikanov


Open Government & Open Data

  • Open Government Data
    Christian P. Geiger, Jörn von Lucke
  • Municipal Open Data Catalogues
    Nataša Veljković, Sanja Bogdanović-Dinić, Leonid Stoimenov
  • Generation of knowledge from “good practices” as open government procedure
    Roumiana Tsankova, Anna Rozeva
  • Monitoring the Political Self
    Jakob Svensson
  • Fostering eGovernment as State Social Responsibility (SSR)
    Singara Karna Rao, Divya Kirti Gupta
  • Local Government and Social Networking Technologies in Germany: The Example of Twitter
    Peter Mambrey, Romy Dörr
  • Linking Public Service Broadcasting and E-Democracy
    Corinna Wenzel (cancelled)
  • Reputation Management as a Lever of Public Sector Innovation
    Elisabetta Raguseo, Paolo Mosconi, Enrico Ferro (cancelled)
  • The Role of Rights in the Transactional Civilization
    Alois Paulin



  • Voting software to support election preparation, counting, and tallying
    Denise Demirel, Richard Frankland, Darko Popovic, Melanie Volkamer
  • Selectio Helvetica: A Verifiable Internet Voting System
    Eric Dubuis, Stephan Fischli, Rolf Haenni, Uwe Serdült, Oliver Spycher
  • DualVote
    Damien Mac Namara, Ted Scully, Paul Gibson, Ken Oakley, Francis Carmody, Elizabeth Quane
  • Voter trust in the Netherlands between 2006 and 2010
    Leontine Loeber
  • Electronic Decision-Making in the Field of Law with special regard to the European Union
    Alexander Balthasar
  • Electronic Vote Counting and Transparency: A White Paper
    Siobhan Donaghy
  • eVoting System & Information Modeling Approach
    Roumiana Ilieva



2 Days Workshop: eVoting PhD


The workshop takes place on the Campus of Danube-University Krems directly after the Conference for E-Democracy & Open Government and last from Saturday 7 May until Sunday 8 May 2011. The PhD workshop on e-voting is organized by Melanie Volkamer and Manuel Kripp: For further informtion and registration click here.



2 Days Workshop: Securely Exchanging Information through Technology


Free workshop: In an interactive format over two days, May 7th and 8th, 2011 in Krems, Austria, the “Securely Exchanging Information through Technology” workshop will provide an explanation of, and solutions for, threats that are most often faced when using information and communication technologies for advocacy work. This workshop is organised by the Development Research Center's Encourage Exchange Initiative, Development Research Center, USA.  Workshop Summary (pdf) - Registration




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Conference Director

Mag. Michael Sachs

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2302
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4300
E-Mail: michael.sachs@donau-uni.ac.at
Website: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/egov
Danube-University Krems
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Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems

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