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
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:
- facilitate close and sustained co-operation between eParticipation researchers from different academic disciplines, in order to improve the quality of research and understanding on all sides,
- assess and compare research already made on eParticipation in cities, regions and countries across the US and Europe,
- identify eParticipation research challenges for both researchers and government.
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:
- Barriers to eParticipation across the US and Europe,
- Research discourse analysis techniques to explore agenda setting, and alliance building at different levels,
- Current and emergent eParticipation technological infrastructures,
- Current and emergent eParticipation methods, and
- Emerging criteria which allow evaluation of eParticipation initiatives to be undertaken in a systematic and standardised.
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
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