Calls for papers have been posted for two legal-informatics-related mini-tracks — on E-Justice and E-Democracy/E-Participation — at ECEG 2015: European Conference on eGovernment, to be held 18-19 June 2015 in Portsmouth, England, UK.
Both calls have submission deadlines of 27 November 2014.
Here are brief excerpts from the calls:
[…] This mini-track seeks to examine e-justice in the context of e-democracy and e-government. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- E-justice and social networking
- E-Justice and the legal profession
- E-Judiciary organization
- Informed decisions
This track focuses upon the practice and potential for digital technology to revitalise and extend the democratic process. […]
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- The extent to which e-Democratic practice might reverse disenfranchisement and disengagement from traditional/current democratic systems.
- Innovative focuses upon the potential of e-Participation and e-Democracy to transform representative government. Egs. improving upon current e-Petitions which simply reproduce their off-line equivalent; improving consultative and deliberative processes between elections.
- Identity verification and privacy protection in e-Democratic processes such as e-Voting and agenda setting.
- The application of e-Participation within organisations and the potential responsibilities of TNCs (Transnational Corporations) in empowering the consumer-citizen.
- e-Democracy as a facilitator of the evolution and redesign of democracy into a more responsive system which actually improves on our current system rather than just reproducing it in electronic form. The need to formalise the e-Democratic tools and practices to give them legal status.
For more details, please see the calls.