JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government: Announcements <p>The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) is a Q3 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="" 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="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EBSCO</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOAJ</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google scholar</a>, <a href="">Scopus, </a> <a href=";tip=sid&amp;clean=0">Scimago</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public Knowledge Project metadata harvester</a>. Each article is identified with a <a href="" 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 Wed, 05 Jul 2023 03:05:23 -0700 OJS 60 Special Issue: Digital Sovereignty - Interdisciplinary insights into digital technology and infrastructure, information privacy and digital security <p><strong>Title</strong></p> <p>Digital Sovereignty - <span style="font-size: 0.875rem;">Interdisciplinary insights </span>into digital technology and infrastructure, information privacy and digital security</p> <p><strong>Guest Editors</strong><br /><a href="">Univ.-Prof. Dr. Edgar Weippl, Research Group Security and Privacy, University of Vienna, Austria</a> </p> <p><a href="">Dr. Johanna Ullrich, Networks and Critical Infrastructures Security Research Group, SBA Research, Austria,</a> </p> <p><a href="">Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Parycek, Department for E-Governance and Administration, University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria</a></p> <p><a href="">Ass.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Lampoltshammer, Department for E-Governance and Administration, University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria</a></p> <p><strong>Important Dates</strong></p> <p>- Submission open until 31st of December 2023<br />- Issue to be published June 2024<br />- Ongoing submissions are possible</p> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> <p>In our technologically advanced, multiply connected and increasingly complex world digital space has become an economically, politically, and socially significant domain. As such it falls subject to competing interests of globally dispersed agents, which are exceedingly hard to reconcile, as they may differ immensely with respect to their underlying aims and values. In response to the need to navigate this challenging and potentially hostile environment “digital sovereignty” has emerged as a key issue in recent research and policy development. The concept refers to the capacity for autonomous action within the digital sphere and connects three underlying and equally important dimensions of conscious and deliberate technology utilization:</p> <p>1. Digital Technology and Infrastructure,</p> <p>2. Information Privacy, and</p> <p>3. Digital Security.</p> <p>As we rely more and more on digital technologies to facilitate work processes and support communication, we become increasingly dependent on digital infrastructures such as microchips, cloud services, and social media platforms. As a result, their design and structural requirements provide the framework within which various challenges to autonomous agency arise and need to be addressed. Some of these challenges are privacy related and concern the proper collection, storage, handling and dissemination of personal and personally relevant information. They require a purposeful and responsible approach to dealing with data and the development and implementation of appropriate data protection measures. Others relate to security in general. The security dimension has a much wider scope since security challenges can emerge on every level of technological infrastructure and are not limited to vulnerabilities that bear the risk of violating privacy. Network reliability and the integrity of operational processes can be equally at risk. As digital technologies are constantly evolving, resulting in ever more intricate threats to privacy and security, these critical foundations of digital autonomous agency need to be continuously monitored, assessed, and provided for.</p> <p>With this special issue we want to contribute to this endeavor by inviting submissions focusing on (but in no way limited to) the following areas of interest: </p> <p>- Normative framework and conceptual foundations for digital sovereignty.</p> <p>- Implications digital sovereignty measures (or lack thereof) have for functionality, economic viability, innovation, (international) cooperation, and sustainability of governmental, institutional, or economic processes.</p> <p>- Requirements of resilience-enhancing measures to increase the availability of systems.</p> <p>- Vulnerability of central systems as single points of failure. </p> <p>- Reliable assessment of privacy and security risks (Business Impact Analysis, Privacy Impact Analysis).</p> <p>- Requirements for and compatibility of realizing different security and/or privacy objectives.</p> <p>- Potentials and risks of digital sovereignty measures to influence and shape economic, political, and societal structures (Digital Humanism).</p> <p>- Normative requirements on privacy and security measures resulting from digital infrastructure being classified as public good.</p> <p>- Unintended effects the implementation of digital sovereignty measures might have.</p> <p> </p> <p>We especially encourage submissions that draw on interdisciplinary perspectives and combine insights from such fields as political science, international relations, law, computer science, sociology, philosophy, and economics.</p> <p> </p> Wed, 05 Jul 2023 03:05:23 -0700 EGOV 2023 5-7 September 2023: Call for Papers <p>The annual IFIP EGOV2023 will be hosted 5-7 September 2023 in <strong>Budapest</strong> by the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. The conference focuses on e-Government, Digital Government, Open Government, Smart Government, GovTech, eParticipation and e-Democracy, and related topics like social media, digital transformation, Digital society, artificial intelligence, policy information, policy informatics, smart cities, and social innovation. Several types of submissions are possible, including completed research, ongoing research, reflections &amp; viewpoints, posters, and workshops.</p> <p>Part of the conference is a PhD Colloquium, which offers a limited number of PhD bursaries. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to the conference topics and a variety of research approaches (conceptual, case study, survey, mixed or other suitable methods). The PhD colloquium will be held on Monday 4 September 2023.</p> <p>The conference is organized by the IFIP 8.5 Working group (WG8.5) and the Digital Government Society (DGS). The aim of WG 8.5 is to improve the quality of e-government information systems at international, national, regional and local levels. The WG8.5 emphasis is on interdisciplinary approaches for information systems in public administration. DGS is a global, multi-disciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners interested in the development and impacts of digital government.</p> <p>All details here: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Contribute to these tracks:</p> <p><strong>General E-Government and E-Governance Track</strong></p> <p><strong>General e-Democracy &amp; e-Participation Track</strong></p> <p><strong>ICT and Sustainable Development Goals Track</strong></p> <p><strong>Digital Society Track</strong></p> <p><strong>AI, Data Analytics &amp; Automated Decision Making Track</strong></p> <p><strong>Smart Cities (Government, Districts, Communities &amp; Regions) Track </strong></p> <p><strong>Open data: social and technical aspects Track</strong></p> <p><strong>Emerging Issues and Innovations Track</strong></p> <p><strong>Digital and Social Media Track</strong></p> <p><strong>Legal Informatics</strong></p> <p>Deadline for submission: 31.03.2023</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2023 04:30:39 -0700 Annual JeDEM Conference Special Issue scheduled for Summer 2023! <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government will publish its annual conference special issue in Summer 2023, showcasing a special selection of papers consisting of the nominees for the Best Paper Award of the IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-ePart conference held in September 2022 in Linköping (Sweden). </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">This issue will bring together some of the most significant research papers in electronic governance, electronic participation, electronic democracy, and on several other related topics including the role of social media, digital transformation in society, Artificial Intelligence, policy informatics, cybersecurity, legal informatics, smart governance and social innovation. </span></p> Thu, 01 Dec 2022 06:30:23 -0800