CfP: CeDEM Asia 2016

CeDEM Asia 2016

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.

The submitted papers will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

CeDEM Asia 2016 seeks to critically analyse present and future developments in the field, with a special focus on the following themes:

Track: Social media and citizen participation

Track Chairs

  • Tetsuro Kobayashi, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
  • Natalie Pang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Soo Young Bae, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


  • Social media, citizen mobilization & engagement; Sustainability of e-participation
  • Social movements and citizen networks
  • Online campaigning and elections
  • Digital divide and literacy
  • Social media-enabled crisis and disaster management


Track: E-government and e-democracy

Track Chair

  • Francis Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
  • Yueping Zheng, Sun Yat-Sen University, China


  • 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, Internet freedom and censorship; Surveillance, privacy, and cyber-security
  • Cross-border interoperability of e-government artefacts – approaches and standards

Track: Smart cities and emerging topics

Track Chair

  • Leonidas Anthopoulos, Business School, Technological Education Institute of Thessaly, Greece
  • Sofia T. Shwayri, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Alois Paulin, Technical University of Vienna, Austria


  • Becoming a smart city: Best practices, failures and practical challenges;
  • Successful technologies for integrating all dimensions of human, collective, and artificial intelligence within the city;
  • The internet of things and co-production; Interoperability
  • Relations of innovative technologies, democratic societies & concepts of “Smartness“
  • The social implications of technology, social cities, the best options for citizens, avoiding the negative impacts of technology
  • Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics

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Important Dates

  • Submission deadline for full papers and workshop proposals: June 30th, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2016
  • Camera-ready paper submission: October 15th, 2016
  • Conference dates & location: December 7-9th, 2016