Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
General eParticipation Track
eParticipation refers to the use of Information and Communication Technologies to enhance political participation and citizen engagement. eParticipation is by definition a multidisciplinary field of study. Today, eParticipation is particularly timely and relevant in various contexts and in diverse environments, e.g. digital democracy; participatory public service design; use of open government data in eParticipation initiatives; use of social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) by citizens, governments and civil servants; top-down and bottom-up eParticipation initiatives related to the economic and welfare issues, etc.
The General eParticipation Track serves as an umbrella for all eParticipation-related topics except the special-topics track of Policy Modelling and Policy Informatics (which will launch its own Call for Papers). In particular, it also covers emerging and special topics in eParticipation research.
Areas of focus and interest include but are not limited to the following topics:
This track hosts two distinct formats of contributions:
Beyond the tracks, the dual IFIP EGOV/ePart 2015 conference also hosts:
all to be included in the alternate proceedings published by IOS Press.
Prior to the conference (that is, on Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31), a PhD student colloquium will be held providing doctoral students with an international forum guided by senior scholars for presenting their work, networking opportunities and cross-disciplinary inspiration. Read more about the submission guidelines and review criteria on the conference website.
** Special Issue **
A special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG - http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=IJEG) targeting eParticipation is scheduled after the conference. The authors of all accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in this special issue (after review).
All papers should be submitted to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=egov2015
Efthimios Tambouris (lead), University of Macedonia, Greece
Øystein Sæbø, Agder University, Norway
Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Please check the conference website for an updated list.