Calls for papers: E-Justice and E-Democracy/E-Participation Mini-tracks @ ECEG 2015

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:

E-Justice mini-track at ECEG 2015


[…] 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-Litigation
  • E-Judiciary organization
  • E-Discovery
  • Informed decisions


e-Democracy and e-Participation mini-track at ECEG 2015


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.

HT Brendan Remenyi

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