e-DEMOCRACY 2019 2019 : 8th International Conference on e-Democracy: Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age
Call For Papers
The ever-evolving digital age is becoming more intelligent and the future internet is shaping up. Technologies supporting the digital transformation, such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain technologies, and robotics are developing in unprecedented rhythms. A new digital environment emerges, promising a lot, but also raising concerns about democracy itself and individual rights and freedoms.
The relatively recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has profoundly influenced public opinion and -as written by many- has changed the world and the way citizens see their digital future. The effects of fake news and targeted political campaigns enabled by data misuse on democratic processes raise serious concerns. There are also fears of affecting the outcome of a democratic election itself. Moreover, the rapid development of technologies supporting the digital transformation, which is largely driven by significant economic benefits, raises concerns about the impact on privacy and, in general, on individual rights and freedoms.
How can we safeguard our democracy against such threats?
How can we create an intelligent digital world while ensuring individual rights and freedoms?
Will our future digital world be privacy-friendly and secure to withstand attacks and malicious activities?
Which ethical principles should govern the evolution of our digital future?
Will this fast moving and intelligent digital world be trustworthy and embraced by the citizens?
These are the questions and the focus of the 8th occasion of the International Conference on e-Democracy that will be held in Athens, the cradle of democracy, on 12-13 December 2019. The conference is organized by the Scientific Council for the Information Society, in co-operation with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and a number of European and Greek Universities, Academia and Research. It is intended, as in previous occasions, to provide a forum for presenting and debating the latest developments in the field, from a technical, political, legal, and regulatory point of view.
The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, panels, Ph.D. colloquia and sessions, workshops, special, regular and poster sessions.
List of Topics
Also, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
e-Democracy and e-Participation
Tools for supporting freedom of expression, opinion, assembly and association
Supporting children’s rights online
Information and Consultation Platforms
Collaborative working environments for e-Democracy
Social computing and e-Democracy
Citizen-sourcing and Policy Informatics
Citizen centered applications
Transparency in online applications
Protection against disinformation
Security, Data Protection/Privacy and Trust
Security, Privacy, and Trust in Online Social Networks
Risk Analysis and Management
Software and System Security
Blockchain Technology and its applications
Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
Identity Management, Identity Theft, and Trust and Reputation Management
Artificial Intelligence for Security and Data Protection
Security and Privacy Audit, Risk and Governance
Security and Data Protection Education
Human aspects of security
Privacy by Design and Default Methodologies
Privacy Impact Assessment Methodologies
Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Measuring and Quantifying Privacy
Privacy Modelling and Analysis
e-Crime, e-Fraud and Digital Forensics
Cyber Crime Detection and Prevention
Internet Fraud, Cyber War
Computer Forensics and Antiforensics
Social, legal and ethical issues
Transparency and Accountability in Data Protection
Ethics in Digital Societies
Surveillance Technologies and Legal Implications
Freedom of Information and Expression, and Privacy
Social factors of collaborative creativity
Anonymity vs accountability
Ethical principles of AI Systems
Ethics in Robotics
Instructions for Authors
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science series, (https://www.springer.com/series/7899). Papers should be at most 15 pages long, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS style (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).
Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edemocracy2019.
Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of 29 July 2019 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.
Furthermore, it is planned, as previously, to invite the authors of selected accepted papers in order to extend their work for further publication in the Emerald journal Information and Computer Security (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ics#) and to participate (after the necessary enhancements) to the evaluation process for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Governance (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijeg)
The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.