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International Research Workshop on Understanding eParticipation

In conjunction with dg.o2006, The 7th Annual National Conference on Digital Government Research
San Diego, California USA, 21 - 24 May 2006
(Submissions closed)


The goal of the workshop is to identify and understand the barriers facing the eParticipation research community in its efforts to advance research in the area and to share its results globally. eParticipation, for the purposes of this workshop, describes efforts to broaden and deepen political participation by enabling citizens to connect with one another and with their elected representatives using information and communication technologies.

The workshop has the following objectives:

This is an exciting and challenging research area, which requires a novel combination of technical, social and political measures. This workshop seeks research white papers on issues such as:

Call for Participation

Submissions are now closed

Workshop Program Committee:


(Main Contact) Professor Ann Macintosh, International Teledemocracy Centre, Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT, UK.
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 455 2421 Fax: +44 (0) 131 455 2282

Professor Stephen Coleman, The Institute of Communications Studies, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Telephone: 0113 3435872

Dr Jeremy Rose, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Telephone 0045 96 35 89 17


Dr. Stuart W. Shulman, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Senior Research Associate, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Suite 600 Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
412.624.3776 (v) 412.624.4810 (f)

Professor Yigal Arens, Co-Director, Digital Government Research Center, Director, Intelligent Systems Division, Industrial and Systems Engineering, USC/Information Sciences Institute, 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA
Phone: 310-448-8766
Fax: 310-822-0751

Dr Eduard Hovy, Co-Director, Digital Government Research Center, Deputy Director, Intelligent Systems Division, Dept of Computer Science, USC/Information Sciences Institute, 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA
Phone: 310-448-8731
Fax: 310-822-0751

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