The term eDemocracy was first introduced over ten years ago ¡V initially in the context of eVoting and then later in the context of eParticipation or wider citizen involvement in decision making. The rapid rise of Social Media around the world has more recently linked the term to eRevolution. From the Arab Spring ¡V where Social Media tools such as Facebook, Twitter or Youtube - were used to disseminate information and to organize protests in countries such as Iran, Tunisia and Egypt through to the anti-Wall Street protests which have swept the western world social media is now seen as a powerful tool for citizen engagement in the democratic process.
Governments and politicians at all levels now also regularly use social media in order to interact with and enga-ge their constituencies as well as to make existing public data available to everybody. Whether we talk in terms of eGovernment 2.0, Open Data or eRevolution, the concept of eDemocarcy has come a long way over the past decade. The purpose of this Special Interest Track is to shed light on recent developments in this highly topical areas and to discuss exciting new projects, experiences and future (research) directions -especially from a infor-mation systems perspective.
Possible topics to be addressed include but are not limited to:
Research Papers should be original, unpublished elsewhere and no longer than 5,000 words.
All accepted papers will be published in the Bled eConference Proceedings on the web and on CDs (with ISBN and CIP number).
Panel and workshop proposals should indicate the title, the chair and the panelists (name, position, affiliation, country, e-mail), the topic and issues to be discussed (1 page).
Templates for Research Papers and panel/workshop proposals are available at the Conference web-site.
Detailed information about electronic submission and other issues are available at the Conference web site.
SIT eDemocracy: from eRevolution to ePar-ticipation Co-chairs
Research Track Chair
eCenter | Faculty of Organizational Sciences | University of Maribor Kidriceva 55a, SI-4000 Kranj, Slovenia | Phone: +386 4 2374 291 | Fax: +386 4 2374 299 | E-mail: BledConference@fov.uni-mb.si | http://BledConference.org.
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eBled 2012 is the 25th eBled conference and this is a reason to celebrate. What began as a Slovenian conference with topics around Electronic Data Interchange is for decades now an International forum for researchers, practitioners and policy makers and attracts participants from all over the world. Throughout the first twenty five years, the Bled conference went along with the new Economy, the Digital Revolution, financial turmoils and the political and societal changes in Europe. All aspects of electronic interaction - eEverything - is the theme of the Bled electronic commerce conference series.