Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference

International conference on eParticipation (ePart) 2010 - the second international conference dedicated to eParticipation research. The conference will be held at Lausanne (Switzerland) on 29 August - 2 September 2010 in parallel to and co-located with the e-government conference 2010 organised by the IFIP WG 8.5. ePart 2010 is sponsored by IFIP WG 8.5.

The scope of the ePart 2010 covers the whole range of research in eParticipation. Its principal aim is to review research advances in both social and technological scientific domains, seeking to demonstrate new concepts, methods and styles of eParticipation.

The second ePart conference focuses on, but is not limited to, the following topics around eParticipation:

  • The Research landscape, directions and foundations
  • Research methods, method integration and techniques
  • Cultural and normative differences in eParticipation
  • Comparative analyses of eParticipation practices
  • eParticipation projects: design, implementation, evaluation, quality and impact
  • Technologies for eParticipation, policy modelling, simulation and visualisation
  • Online conversation and deliberation, eConsulation, ePoling, eLegislation, eElectioneering, eVoting, Social networking
  • Education, training courses, and curricula

The conference allows for four distinct types of submissions:

  • Completed research papers
  • Ongoing research and innovative projects
  • Workshops and panels on pertinent issues
  • PhD colloquium submission.


All accepted completed research papers will be published by Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, Springer Verlag (www.springeronline.com/lncs). Outstanding research papers from the conference might be selected for further development and publication in a special issue of the eParticipation Journal. Ongoing research and innovation projects papers will be published by Trauner Druck.


It should be reminded that especially for eParticipation projects, there are two submission options:

eParticipation research papers
The Research section invites integrated empirical/theoretical as well as conceptual work from eParticipation projects. These papers should have a strong focus on scientific rigour.
Papers in this section will be double blind reviewed by 3 reviewers for rigour, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will be published by Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, Springer Verlag (www.springeronline.com/lncs).

eParticipation projects
The Ongoing research, projects, and general development issues invites eParticipation projects and case descriptions of ongoing or completed projects. Emphasis must be given on project description, key challenges, lessons learnt, success factors etc. Papers in this section will also be double blind reviewed, but focus is more on relevance than scientific rigour. Accepted papers will be published by Trauner Druck.