Workshop: ICT and political participation: innovations in digital democracy

Workshop: ICT and political participation: innovations in digital democracy

Conference: Ethics of the new media

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23 – 25 May 2016

Supported by the IPSA RC10

Organized by the Faculty of Political Science and InMed Institute in partnership with DEL research network

Call for papers


InMed Institute and Faculty of Political Science supported by IPSA’s Research Committee 10 on Electronic democracy and in partnership with DEL research network are organizing IPSA Workshop on “ICT and political participation: innovations in digital democracy ” on 23-24 May 2016. Following topics are announced:


Workshop topics


  • E-voting, e-Consultation, Online deliberative polls, e-Legislation, e-Voting, e-citizens and smart cities
  • Civil society and e-Campaigning
  • Role of Social media and Web 2.0 in participation
  • Online protests, E-initiatives
  • Online communities, imagined communities, national identity and online participation
  • Privacy and ethical considerations in eParticipation
  • Online engagement in national and global crisis situations

Conference topics

  • Ethical issues of nonprofit media
  • New media and identity crisis
  • Privacy in new media
  • Professional and non-professional approach
  • Citizen journalism and ethics
  • Reliability, linking, integrity
  • Partisan journalism and conflict of interest

Interested participants should first submit an abstract (a 300-word outline) of their paper by 15 March, 2016, indicating clearly its subject and scope, and including a provisional title. The abstracts received will be peer-reviewed and authors will be notified of the outcome by 1 April, 2016.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to send the full paper or presentation by 15, May 2016.
The conference language is English.

We invite individuals from academic and practical backgrounds as well as public administration offices, public bodies, NGOs, education institutions and independent organizations, to submit their contributions.

Costs :
EUR 70 – for authors
EUR 85 – for participants

The fee includes conference entry, proceedings and social program during the conference.
Pre-conference social program is to be announced.

Important dates:

15 March, 2016          Abstract submission: please submit a 300-word abstract by
1 April, 2016              Notification of acceptance of abstracts

15 May, 2016             Full paper/presentation submission

23 – 24 May 2016      Workshop
25 May 2016              Conference


Please send all submissions by electronic mail in pdf format to
All submissions are subject to a double-blind full paper review by at least 2 reviewers. To facilitate the review process, please write a separate cover sheet with the paper title and affiliation/s and omit the affiliations in the actual paper.

Participants who are not contributors (i.e. who do not propose a paper) can apply through our web site Please note that the number of non-contributing participants is limited so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

For further information please visit:

Workshop Chairs :

Prof. dr. Nenad Prelog (president)
Doc.dr. Domagoj Bebić (secretary general)

Contact Details :

Milica Vuckovic (coordinator)
Šibenska 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
t: 01 307 9113 f: 01 307 9113