JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government: Announcements https://jedem.org/index.php/jedem <p>The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) is an Open Access e-journal offering a rigorous double-blind peer-review. Submitting to and publishing in JeDEM is free of charge (no processing charges or APCs).</p> <p>The journal aims to bridge innovative, insightful and stimulating research, testing and findings with practice and the work conducted by governments, NPOs, NGOs and professionals. JeDEM encourages articles which come from different disciplines or adopt an interdisciplinary approach, including eVoting, ePolitics, eSociety, business IT, applied computer gaming and simulation, cyberpsychology, usability, decision sciences, marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, media studies, communication studies, political science, philosophy, law, policy, legislation, and ethics. JeDEM provides up-to-date articles with ideas to be discussed, used and implemented, whilst at the same time also being a repository of knowledge. We encourage a diversity of methods and theoretical lenses, including critical studies in these thematic fields.</p> <p>We publish theoretical, practical and empirical research in the categories research papers, invited papers, project descriptions and reflections. Authors can submit to JeDEM as a response to a special issue call for papers or as an ongoing submission. For publication sections and their policies as well as information on indexing see the section <a title="About the Journal" href="https://jedem.org/index.php/jedem/about" target="_self">About the Journal</a>.</p> <p><strong>What are the main benefits of publishing with JeDEM?</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">Our journal is truly open access: Publishing and reading is free of charge.</li> <li class="show">JeDEM publishes a variety of publications: ongoing and completed research articles are selected after a rigorous blind peer review by experts in the field. We also publish reflections and project descriptions.</li> <li class="show">JeDEM is indexed with <a href="https://www.ebsco.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EBSCO</a>, <a href="https://doaj.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOAJ</a>, <a href="https://scholar.google.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google scholar</a>, <a href="https://www.scopus.com/search/form.uri?display=basic">Scopus</a> and the <a href="https://pkp.sfu.ca/ohs/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester</a>. Each article is identified with a <a href="https://www.doi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOI (Digital Object Identifier). </a></li> <li class="show">Due to the online publishing format, our publication process is comparably quicker than the one of traditional journals.</li> <li class="show">Papers published as articles that are not peer-reviewed can be extended and re-used for further publication, e.g. as regular peer-reviewed journal article.</li> </ul> en-US Call extended: Special Issue: “Co-creation and Participation Fueled by Open Data” https://jedem.org/index.php/jedem/announcement/view/55 <p aria-level="1"><strong>Background&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">In the past decade, a large diversity of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">policies</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">made open and machine-readable data the new default for government information&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">worldwide.</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;And not only government are openly sharing their data. Companies, researchers and citizens increasingly share the data they have collected with others.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Governments often&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">justify their efforts t</span><span data-contrast="auto">o publish</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;open datasets by&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">various</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;arguments ranging from economic&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">effect</span><span data-contrast="auto">s to broader societal</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">goals</span><span data-contrast="auto">,</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;including ane</span><span data-contrast="auto">c</span><span data-contrast="auto">d</span><span data-contrast="auto">o</span><span data-contrast="auto">t</span><span data-contrast="auto">al</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">best practice cases.</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Some countries&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">main</span><span data-contrast="auto">ly refer to value creation&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">concerning</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;public participation a</span><span data-contrast="auto">nd co-creation, including Obama’</span><span data-contrast="auto">s executive order from 2009.&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">Others stress that&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">opening government datasets</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">i</span><span data-contrast="auto">s</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;a</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;double-edged sword</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;with</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">rising costs&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">for publishing&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">to be paid by the&nbsp;tax-payer,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">diminishing p</span><span data-contrast="auto">ublic authorities’ possibil</span><span data-contrast="auto">ities</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to sell data&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">to generate profits and shift</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;profits to global companies.&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">Companies, researchers and citizens experience various other drivers for sharing their data, although these drivers may also overlap with each other and with those of governments.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Now, more than ten years after the peak in attention for open data started, the scope of open data research has&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">begun</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to shift more towards cases of open data&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">use,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">implementation,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">and&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">value creation and has slowly shifted towards&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">co-creation and participation</span><span data-contrast="auto">. However, much of this&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">co-creation and participation</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">research</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in the area of open data</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">is anecdotal</span><span data-contrast="auto">,</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">previous&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">research</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">limitedly</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">addresses the topics of co-creation and public participation&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">fueled by</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;open data.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="none">Special Issue Objectives and Example Topics</span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">This special issue focuses on selected research that contributes to the theme&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">“</span><span data-contrast="none">co-creation and participation fueled by open data</span><span data-contrast="none">”</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">In this special issue</span><span data-contrast="none">, we consider that more impact can be realized with open data when multiple actors work together to create, provide, and use</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;open data. Especially when the use of open data crosses domains and research disciplines, this might increase the impact of open data. For example, many&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">global societal problems, such as climate change, migration, mobility</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and energy transition, require the collaboration of various disciplines to develop appropriate solutions. By combining&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">data</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;derived from multiple&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">thematic areas</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and combining skills and knowledge from&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">various</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;actors (e.g.</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">researchers, citizens, entrepreneurs</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">policymakers</span><span data-contrast="none">)</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;new, innovative insights&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">can be obtained</span><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">Examples of this&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">co-creation and participation initiatives fueled by open data are hackathons, innovation contests or joined app&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">development (e.g., Concilio, Molinari, &amp; Morelli, 2017; Juell-Skielse, Hjalmarsson, Johannesson, &amp;&nbsp;Rudmark, 2014; Purwanto, Zuiderwijk, &amp; Janssen, 2019, 2020).</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">T</span><span data-contrast="none">he special issue</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;will address a broad range of topics that should help readers&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">better understand both the generic and specific aspects of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">co-creation and participation fueled by open data.&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">It is not&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">merely focused on open government data, but also covers research, business and citizen data.&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">Within this scope, we&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">invite</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;original research papers&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">and&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">theoretical contributions that advance the field of research.&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">We</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;welcome</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">qualitative</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">and quantitative contributions</span><span data-contrast="none">, particularly such&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">that combine rigor and relevance</span><span data-contrast="none">, including critical perspectives</span><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">Topics</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;may include, but are not limited to:</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Participation</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and engagement</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;of citizens, companies</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and other actors in both open data provision and&nbsp;use;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Collaborative forms of open data value creation, involving different actors (government, citizens, companies, NGOs, researchers, etc.);&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Governance&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">issues for using open data to address&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">societal problems&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">that cross disciplinary&nbsp;boundaries</span><span data-contrast="none">;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Quality issues of co-created open data</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or data collected by&nbsp;citizens</span><span data-contrast="none">;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Evaluations, models</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and frameworks of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">the&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">political, social, environmental</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or economic impact</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;of open&nbsp;data</span><span data-contrast="none">;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Promising directions and pathways for the improvement of public services utilizing open data through co-creation and&nbsp;participation;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Evaluations, models</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;or frameworks addressing the re-usage of open&nbsp;data</span><span data-contrast="none">;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Assessments of cross-border or cross-domain generic services based on different open data&nbsp;offers</span><span data-contrast="none">;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Best practices, evidence</span><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;showcases</span><span data-contrast="none">, and critique</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">the&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">impact of open&nbsp;data</span><span data-contrast="none">;</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">Benefits and challenges of using open data in public services co-creation processes.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p><span data-contrast="none">To build an evidence basis for open government data, we invite thos</span><span data-contrast="none">e interested in the field but unsure whether their work may align with th</span><span data-contrast="none">is special issue’s goals</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to correspond with&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">Anneke Zuiderwijk (</span><a href="mailto:a.m.g.zuiderwijk-vaneijk@tudelft.nl"><span data-contrast="none">a.m.g.zuiderwijk-vaneijk@tudelft.nl</span></a><span data-contrast="none">)</span><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p aria-level="1"><strong>Timeline&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">August 1, 2021 -</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">extended&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">d</span><span data-contrast="auto">eadline for submissions&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">November 15</span><span data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">2021 – results from&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">the&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">first round of reviews</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;decisions&nbsp;to the authors</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">January 15, 2022&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">– deadline for resubmissions</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">February 15, 2022&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">–&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">editorial</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;review</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;&amp; final decision to the authors</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="show" data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">Finalize special issue in&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">April&nbsp;2022</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p aria-level="1"><strong>Guest Editors&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="auto">Gregor Eibl</span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto"> (<a href="mailto:gregor.eibl@donau-uni.ac.at">email</a></span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto">)</span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Gregor Eibl is an expert in the field of e-government and open data, with working experience in digitalization of the public sector at the Austrian Federal Chancellery for more than a decade. In this role, he was the main responsible person for the development of the national open government data portal.</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp; In addition, he brings four</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;years of research experience in the topics of open government, e-government and smart government.&nbsp;His&nbsp; experience&nbsp;includes the coordination of an EU-funded research project, the coordination of national grant projects in the domains of foresight of digitalization impacts, open government strategy evaluation and legal design of the administration. He is co-founder&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">and active member&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">of the Cooperation Open Government Data Austria and acted as a reviewer for funding agencies, journals and conferences.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> More information can be found <a title="info Eibl" href="https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/universitaet/organisation/mitarbeiterinnen/person/4295301457">here.</a></span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="auto">Anneke Zuiderwijk</span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto"> (<a href="mailto:a.m.g.zuiderwijk-vaneijk@tudelft.nl">email</a>)</span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Anneke Zuiderwijk is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on theory generation&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">to develop</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;infrastructures and institutional arrangements that incentivize both open data sharing and use behavior by governments, researchers, companies</span><span data-contrast="auto">,</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and citizens. Anneke obtained her PhD with distinction</span><strong><span data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</span></strong><span data-contrast="auto">only awarded to the top 5% of TU Delft PhD candidates. Because of her contributions to scientific&nbsp;research&nbsp;she received the international Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">was ranked as one of the most influential open data researchers worldwide (see Hossain, Dwivedi &amp; Rana, 2016). Anneke was invited as a keynote speaker for various conferences and events (e.g.</span><span data-contrast="auto">,</span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the International Conference on ICT-enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities, 2020).&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">More information can be found <a title="information Zuiderwijk" href="http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/AZuiderwijkvanEijk">here</a>.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="auto">Wei&nbsp;Jeng</span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto"> (<a href="mailto:wjeng@ntu.edu.tw">email</a>)</span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Wei Jeng is an assistant professor at Department of Library and Information Science at National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She completed her LIS PhD studies at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jeng’s research explores how people share information, data, and resources in the digital age. Given the increasing need in academic communities to manage a huge amount of data, her long-term research goal is to provide insights on improving research infrastructure for scholars in all disciplines, particularly social sciences, humanities and related scholarly communities. More information can be found <a title="Information Jeng" href="http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~wjeng/&nbsp;">here</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="auto">Mila Gasco</span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto">-Hernandez</span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="auto"> (<a href="mailto:mgasco@albany.edu">email</a>)</span></strong></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Mila Gasco-Hernandez holds&nbsp;a&nbsp;MBA and a Ph. D. in public policy evaluation. Nowadays, she is the Associate Research Director of the Center for Technology in Government as well as a Research Associate Professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, both at the University at Albany – SUNY. Dr. Gasco-Hernandez has considerable consulting experience on the information and knowledge society as well. Her areas of research are mainly related to information and technology in government and, among other, they include digital government, open data and open government, public sector innovation, and smart cities.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> More information can be found <a title="Information Gasco-Hernandez" href="https://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/faculty/mila-gasco-hernandez">here</a>. </span><span data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="none">References</span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Concilio, G., Molinari, F., &amp; Morelli, N. (2017).&nbsp;</span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Empowering Citizens with Open Data by Urban Hackathons</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM), Krems, Austria.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240,&quot;335559991&quot;:720}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Juell-Skielse, G., Hjalmarsson, A., Johannesson, P., &amp; Rudmark, D. 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(2020). Citizen engagement with open government data: Lessons learned from Indonesia’s presidential election.&nbsp;</span><em><span data-contrast="auto">Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy</span></em><span data-contrast="auto">. doi:</span><a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-06-2019-0051"><span data-contrast="none">https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-06-2019-0051</span></a><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559739&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240,&quot;335559991&quot;:720}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></p> JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government 2021-03-11 IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2021 Conference: call for papers https://jedem.org/index.php/jedem/announcement/view/54 <p><strong>IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2021</strong></p> <p><strong>Organized by the IFIP 8.5 WG in ICT &amp; Public administration</strong><br><strong>&amp; held 7-9 September 2021 University of Granada, Spain</strong><br><strong><a href="https://dgsociety.org/egov-2021/">https://dgsociety.org/egov-2021/</a> </strong><br><strong>Deadline for submissions: 19. March 2021</strong></p> <p>The IFIP EGOV2021 conference represents the merge of the IFIP WG 8.5 Electronic Government (EGOV), the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP Electronic Participation (ePart) and the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Conference (CeDEM).The conference focuses on e-Government, Open Government, eParticipation and e-Democracy, but on several other related topics too, such as the role of social media, digital transformation in society, Artificial Intelligence, policy informatics, cybersecurity, legal informatics, smart governance and social innovation.</p> <p>Looking forward to seeing you there!</p> JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government 2021-01-10 Issue 12(2) of JeDEM is out now! https://jedem.org/index.php/jedem/announcement/view/53 JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government 2020-12-17