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[ecrea] 2009 Conference on Electronic Democracy

Tue Apr 07 13:20:04 GMT 2009

2009 Conference on Electronic Democracy
7.-8.9.2009 University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna,

Submissions deadline: 17 May 2009

There are a number of eDemocracy applications, ranging from
transparency sites and information, discussion, deliberation and
consultation platforms to decision-making and voting systems, thus
encompassing the entire democratic process. As technical devices have
matured and feasibility is largely not considered an issue any more,
other questions are now considered:

     * To what extent can eDemocracy support and enrich our democracy?
     * What and where are the interfaces, what methods can be used to
integrate eParticipation in present public administration processes?
     * How can we ensure that the greatest number of people are reached
and are able to use the means of participation?
     * How can the modern media support political education?
     * How can the Internet increase participation in political
     * What are the limitations and the risks of eDemocracy?
     * How may traditional Decision Support Systems be included in the
eDemocracy framework?
     * How may microeconomic models (eg, game theory) contribute to the
understanding of the dynamics created by electronic citizen

The EDem 2009 presents the unique opportunity to look into these
questions and discuss the answers. During the conference experiences
will be shared, examples of good (and maybe not so good) practice
analysed, the State-of-the-Art and future scenarios will be presented
and discussed.

We are looking for contributions on all areas and levels of electronic
democracy and participation systems, projects can also be submitted,
and, if accepted, would be presented as examples of *hands-on*
demonstrations of E-Democracy and E-Participation.

The main conference language is English; submissions in German are also

We invite individuals from academic and professional backgrounds as
well as public administration offices, public bodies, NGOs, education
institutions and independent organisations to submit their

The EDEM conference series is jointly organised by the Danube
University Krems and the University of Economics and Business
Administration, Vienna.


     * Submission of papers (max. 10 pages): 17.5.2009
     * Notification of acceptance: 19.6.2009
     * Final paper submission: 19.7.2009

     * Pre-conference program: 6.9.2009
     * Conference: 7./8.9.2009

Conference Chairs:
* Alexander Prosser (University of Economics and Business
Administration, Vienna, Austria)
* Peter Parycek (Danube University Krems, Austria)

Program Committee
* Georg Aichholzer (Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)
* Sylvia Archmann (Federal Chancellery, Austria)
* Lasse Berntzen (Vestfold University, Norway)
* Thomas Buchsbaum (Austrian Foreign Ministry, Council of Europe/CAHDE,
* Yannis Charalabidis (National Technical University of Athens -
eGovernment & eBusiness Research, Greece)
* Noella  Edelmann (Danube University Krems - Centre for E-Government,
* Peter Filzmaier (Department of Political Communication, Danube
University Krems, Austria)
* Matjaz Gams (University of Ljubljana - J. Stefan Institute,
* Julia Glidden (21c Consultancy Ltd, UK)
* Thomas F. Gordon (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
* Hans Hagedorn (Zebralog, Austria)
* Christian Heise (, Germany)
* Chuck Hirt (Central and Eastern European Citizens Network, Slovakia)
* Dan Jellinek (Headstar, UK)
* Michel Klein (HEC, France)
* Bozidar Klicek (Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University
of Zagreb, Croatia)
* Ah Lian Kor (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
* Rudolf Legat (Austrian Environmental Agency, Austria)
* Rolf Luehrs (TuTech Innovation GmbH, Germany)
* Ann Macintosh (Leeds University, U.K.)
* lle Madise (Legal Adviser to the President of the Republic of
* Edith Maier (University College St. Gallen, Switzerland)
* Ursula Maier-Rabler (University of Salzburg, Austria)
* Josef Makolm (Ministry of Finance, Austria)
* Jeremy Millard (Danish Technological Institute, Denmark)
* Francesco Molinari (IDEAL-EU, Italy)
* Peter Mambrey (Fraunhofer - FIT  Institut fr Angewandte
Informationstechnik, Germany)
* Robert Mller-Trk (INTECO, Germany)
* D. R. Newman (Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland)
* Graham Orange (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
* Flooh Perlot (Institut fr Strategieanalysen, Austria)
* Matt Poelmans (Burgerlink, Netherlands)
* Peter Reichstdter (Austrian Chancellery, Austria)
* Christian Rupp (Austrian Chancellery)
* Gnther Schefbeck (Austrian Parliament, Austria)
* Erich Schweighofer ( Institut fr Europarecht, Internationales Recht
Rechtsvergleichung, University of Vienna, Austria)
* Tom Steinberg (, U.K.)
* Roland Traunmller (University of Linz, Austria)
* Tom van Engers (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
* Melanie Volkamer (Universitt Passau, Germany)
* Silke Weiss (Ministry of Finance, Austria)
* Hilmar Westholm (Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)
* Andy Williamson (Hansard Society, UK)
* Frank Wilson (Interaction Design Ltd, UK)
* Maria Wimmer (University of Koblenz, Germany)

Submissions and further information:

I look forward to seeing you there!

Noella Edelmann

Noella Edelmann BA, MSc, MAS

EDem 09 ( )
EDem 08

Centre for E-Government
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30
3500 Krems
Tel.: ++43 2732 893 2303
(noella.edelmann /at/

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Dept. of Communication
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University of Helsinki - Finland
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