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International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2014

Danube University Krems
21.05.2014 - 23.05.2014
The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age.
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This was CeDEM14, thank you for joining us: short video!

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Winner of the CeDEM14 Best Paper Award!


The following authors were nominated for the  Best Paper Award:

  • Alois Paulin: “Through Liquid Democracy to Sustainable Non-Bureaucratic Government”
  • Damien Mac Namara, J Paul Gibson and Ken Oakley: “Just Like Paper – a Baseline for Classifying E-Voting Usability”
  • Maximilian Heimstädt, Fredric Saunderson and Tom Heath: Conceptualzing Open Data Ecosystems: A Timeline Analysis of Open Data Development in the UK
  • Micha Germann, Flurin Conradin, Christoph Wellig and Uwe Serdült: “Five Years of Internet Voting for Swiss Expatriates”
  • Raimondo Iemma, Michele Osella and Federico Morando: “Breaking Public Administrations’ Data silos: The Case of Open-DAI and a comparison between open data platforms"

And the 2014 winners were:

Raimondo Iemma, Michele Osella and Federico Morando with their paper “Breaking Public Administrations’ Data silos: The Case of Open-DAI and a comparison between open data platforms".


Winners Best Paper Cedem14


This is what the reviewers said about the paper:

„The papers says something which has not been said before. Furthermore, the comparison of open data portals functionality is a very valid actual use case many administrations and companies face today. It’s good to see an in-depth comparison so others can decide on quantitative and qualitative figures instead of picking automatically CKAN as the elephant in the room.“


„Benchmarking high-end solutions for todays problems was very useful and insightful to read.“


„The paper is “esthetically” well written, with good references, and presents a project (still ongoing: pilot services are being developed) for sure relevant: an open source platform designed to expose data as services, directly pulling from legacy databases of the data holder. The comparison with other platforms is well done.“


„Open data platforms are a very challenging area – both technically and politically – and this paper provides a good introduction to the main requirements for such platforms and an overview of different implementations“


„I chose this one as it addresses questions often put forward: which approach for OD to use and why.“



CeDEM14 Programme!

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Keynotes at CeDEM14

Photo: innokomm
Photo: Jeanne Holm
Alexander Gerber
Jeanne Holm
Photo: Philipp Müller
Photo: Mohamed El-Sioufi
Philipp Müller
Mohamed El-Sioufi

Alexander Gerber on Scientific Citizenship

(innocomm Research Center for Science & Innovation Communication, DE)

Professor for International Science Communication at Rhine Waal University (Germany) and Director of the German Research Centre for Science and Innovation Communication. Previously Alexander Gerber was Head of Marketing & Communications at Fraunhofer Group (ICT) for 7 years, and founded InnoVisions Magazine in 2006. The information scientist has also worked as a journalist / author / film director in the area of science and innovation for a long-time. He initiated and coordinated the well-known "Trend Study on Science Communication", and focuses his research on interactive media and the socio-political dimension of communicating science and innovation. In addition, Alexander Gerber is an elected member of the Governing Board of Euroscience, Chair of its Editorial Board and delegate to the ESOF Supervisory Board.


Jeanne Holm on Open Data

(Evangelist, Data.gov, U.S. General Services Administration, US)

 As the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House), Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. Jeanne is the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, ontologies, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov) and pioneering knowledge architectures within the US Department of Defense. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, and Chair of the W3C eGovernment Group, and has more than 130 publications on information systems, knowledge management, and innovation. She is a graduate of UCLA, the Drucker School of Management, and Claremont Graduate University. She is an instructor at UCLA and formerly at Pepperdine University and her courses focus on knowledge management, social network analysis, and collaborative systems. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Competia’s Champion of the Year, three best practice awards from the APQC, and has led NASA to an unprecedented three global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.


Philipp Müller on Statehood, the Deep Web, and Democracy

(Computer Sciences Corporation and Business School of University Salzburg, AT) 

Philipp S. Mueller is a principal at Capgemini and academic dean of the business school of Salzburg University. His research is focused on strategy in digital network societies. He is the author of Machiavell.net (2012) and Criticizing Global Governance (2003). He has taught at Harvard, Sciences Po, and Universidad de los Andes and has a PhD from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.


Mohamed El-Sioufi on (E)ngaging communities through global thinking for local actions

(United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT)

Mohamed El Sioufi is the Coordinator of the Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch at UN-HABITAT. He has over 38 years of experience practicing, advising and teaching in the field of human settlements. His experience bridges policy and technical advice, professional practice, academia, research and training. Since 1995 he has worked for UN-HABITAT in capacity development, policy advice, technical cooperation, and in the development of global norms and guidelines. He also coordinates the Global Housing Strategy that aims at “Placing Housing at the Centre”, an innovative initiative that utilizes social and professional media to facilitate sharing of up-to-date case studies and activities as they unfold in the field as well as developing and sharing evidence-based research among practitioners, local and central authorities, civil society to guide national and city housing and slum upgrading strategies in the context of sustainable urban development. Dr El Sioufi has initiated Habitat’s Participatory slum Upgrading Programme that is operating in more than 40 countries in the African, Arab States, Caribbean and Pacific regions.


CeDEM Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government


The CeDEM represents a continuation and development of the E-democracy conference initiated in 2007. The Centre for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems has been organising conferences on e-democracy and public administration since 2007. The CeDEM was first presented in 2011, and in the meantime also boasts a spin-off in Asia, held for the first time in November 2012.

Papers submitted are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process (with a 50% rejection rate) and if accepted, are published in the proceedings (Edition Donau-Universität Krems) in paper format and online according to open access principles. Workshops proposals, PhD colloquium papers and reflections that have been selected by the chairs will also be published in the proceedings. Authors of the best peer-reviewed papers will be asked to re-submit their revised and extended papers for the autumn issue of the Centre for E-Governance‘s open access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (www.jedem.org).
The CeDEM offers a PhD Colloquium in cooperation with the Danube University Krems’ Platform for Political Communication and netPOL (www.netpol.at). The PhD Colloquium provides PhD students the opportunity to present their work and gain feedback from experts as well as meet other PhD students. Students from any stage of their PhD are invited to submit their papers on any of the conference topics.


The CeDEM also provides participants an Open Space on 23 May, where participants can democratically choose and organise in barcamp style their own presentations, workshops, birds of a feather, events, meetings etc.


We look forward to seeing you at the CeDEM14!

Noella Edelmann & Peter Parycek (Conference Chairs)



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