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Mini Track Call for Papers on Design for Data Driven Government

Mini Track Chair: Martijn Hartog, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

ECDG 2018 Mini Track Call for Papers on Design for Data Driven Government

Digital solutions are often incidental, ad hoc and project based, but will become pervasive with the on-going adoption of the Internet by citizens and governments, transforming information into knowledge using, for example, the Semantic Web. A functional data driven government will not be supported by a single digital solution, but rather by a large number of different platforms and solutions to cope with increasingly complex and dynamic societies. There will be different actors and smart participating citizens responsible for more executive tasks. A point of interest is the quality of design, the design process and the fact that requirements for citizens differ from professional based requirements within governmental bodies. Current developments in the information society towards a participatory society requires wider attention and a more structured treatment for design.

With this track we aim to broaden and deepen analysis, strategic developments, future studies and innovation for (digital) citizens and (digital) governments on quality, synergy and implementation. This track therefore seeks to consider what is the character of such an ‘ecology’ of digital democratic solutions? What are its requirements and its architecture?

Academic researchers, practitioners and professionals, designers/developers are invited to reflect on the strategic role of design for (e-)democracy by discussing design theories, scenario’s, concept studies and methods for:

  • E-participation, co-creation, co-design, e-democracy, self-governance, networks, smart cities, IT infrastructures and architectures, standardizations, design theories, methods and frameworks;
  • Design theories, methods and frameworks for e-democracy and e-governance
  • Designing qualities, processes and criteria
  • Challenges of participatory and co-design
  • The necessity of new competences for designers.