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ICEGOV 2022 – Paper Session 3

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 | 11:00 - 13:00 | Tejo Room


Open government, civic participation, and engagement (1/3)

Digital technologies are instrumental in improving the openness, transparency, and accountability of institutions and the participation and engagement of citizens in societal activities. They offer governments the possibility to streamline and transform their communication processes and relationships with citizens, businesses, and other non-government actors through multiple digital channels. This more engaging governance model brings together the government and other stakeholders for discussion and policy-making decisions from the early stages of policy formulation until the monitoring of its implementation. It also provides open and linked data across all sectors of the economy, thus enhancing transparency, accountability, and springing entrepreneurship. This Track seeks innovative contributions in the form of new approaches, case studies or more theoretical and visionary papers that cross the boundaries of traditional bureaucracy and show the potential of e-Participation, e-Voting, collaborative and participatory online politics, and the future of digital democracy. This Track also invites papers on the application of crowdsourcing in the public sector to collect policy‑relevant information, knowledge, opinions, proposals, and ideas from citizens and public value co-creation with citizens and businesses. The role, adoption and use of social media to promote and transform civic participation and engagement is also a topic of interest of this Track.


#1 - Analyzing opinions of subscribers about artificial intelligence and manpower issues in newspaper coverages | Aki Nagano (Independent Researcher, Japan)

#2 - The promise of e-Participation: a review of government practices | Leif T Sundberg, Katarina Gidlund (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)

#3 - Open government data as a panacea against corruption and mismanagement | Mara Mendes, Jessica Voigt (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany)

#4 - Reconnecting the government and civil society? Assessing the effects of Taiwan open government national action plan | Tong-yi Huang, Zong-Xian Huang (National Chengchi University, Chinese Taipei)

#5 - Unified vocabulary in official gazettes: an exploratory study on procurement data | Ruben Interian, Isela Mendoza, Flavia Cristina Bernardini, José Viterbo (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)


António Tavares
University of Minho
Efthimios Tambouris
University of Macedonia
Yogesh Dwivedi
Swansea University
(United Kingdom)