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[ecrea] call for papers IJEG special issue on Electronic Participation

Thu Jul 09 10:31:44 GMT 2015

International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG),

Special Issue on Electronic Participation (eParticipation)

Guest Editors

Dr. Efthimios Tambouris (lead), Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied
Informatics, University of Macedonia, GREECE, email (tambouris /at/
Dr. Konstantinos Tarabanis, Professor, Dept. of Business Administration,
University of Macedonia, GREECE, email (kat /at/
Dr. Øystein Sæbø, Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Systems,
University of Agder, NORWAY, email (oystein.sabo /at/
Dr. Panos Panagiotopoulos, Lecturer in Information Management, Queen
Mary University of London, UK, email (P.Panagiotopoulos /at/


Electronic Participation (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.

Subject coverage

Topics of particular interest include, without being limited to, the

  * eParticipation research including theories, methods, models and
  * The role of social and mobile media and Web 2.0 in eParticipation;
  * Transparency and open access for eParticipation;
  * Design and co-creation of participatory public services; bottom-up
  * Privacy, security and ethical considerations in eParticipation;
  * Advances in eParticipation Domains: Online deliberation and
    discourse, participatory budgeting, eConsultation, ePolling, and
    eLegislation, eElectioneering, eCampaigning and eVoting;
  * Advances in participatory policy making using policy modelling,
    simulation, impact assessment and visualisation methods and tools;
  * eParticipation and big data;
  * Smart cities and the role of citizens;
  * Environmental Information Systems and citizen participation;
  * The role of eParticipation in national and global crisis situations;
  * Comparative analyses of eParticipation practices;
  * Impact assessment and public value considerations of eParticipation
    on real world decision making;
  * Digital literacy and its consequences for eParticipation;
  * eParticipation projects: design, implementation, evaluation, quality
    and impact

Notes for prospective authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B.
Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely
re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained
from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a double-blind peer review process and
must be submitted online. Please read our information on preparing and
submitting articles

Please communicate your submission intentions and any inquiries for this
special issue to the guest editors. For general inquiries regarding IJEG
please contact Dr. Dimitris Gouscos, Assistant Professor, Faculty of
Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens, email
(gouscos /at/, IJEG Editor-in-Chief.

Important dates

    - submission of manuscripts:        20 October 2015
    - interim notification to authors:  20 December 2016
    - revised versions due:             20 March 2016
    - final notification to authors:    20 April 2016

This special issue is scheduled for publication during the second
semester of 2016.


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