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WeGov Overview Progress Month 20 @ IFIP e-government conference 2011

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WeGov Overview Progress Month 20 @ IFIP e-government conference 2011

  1. 1. EU Project WeGov – Where eGovernment meets the eSociety -- Overview -- Timo Wandhoefer GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences@ IFIP e-government conference 2011, EGOV2011, Delft August 28 – September 2, 2011
  2. 2. Research Project•• Funded with support from the European Commission (01/2010 – 06/2012)• SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME THEME ICT 2009.7.3 ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling• Consortium 2
  3. 3. Overall Objective “Enrich the two-way dialogue betweencitizens and politics throughout the internet” “Instead of developing a new eParticipationplatform, WeGov is build-up on the capability of Social Networking Sites” 3
  4. 4. ApproachNuclear phase-out Climate friendlyBridging-technology 4
  5. 5. DashboardHot topic opinion analysis [4] User behavior analysis [4]• Characteristic: agreement / disagreement • Measuring discussion activity• List of keywords >> most relevant comments >> Emotional comments 5
  6. 6. Graphical Outline 6
  7. 7. Progress• Use cases for citizen  politics dialogue [1]• Legal and ethical analysis [2]• Basic functionality extracted [3]• First prototype running a basic scenario [4]• Presentation German Parliament [5]• Scenario modification – ‘citations’ [6]• Initial toolbox evaluation  support policy maker’s everyday workflow 7
  8. 8. Future Works• Workshop eChallenges conference (Oct ‘11)• Final toolbox (Dec ‘11)• Evaluation of final toolbox (June ‘12) 8
  9. 9. References[1] M. Addis, S. Taylor, R. Fletcher, C. Wilson, F. Fallon, H. Alani, T. Wandhoefer, und P. Mutschke, “New ways for policy makers to interact with citizens through open social network sites - a report on initial results,” Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: an impact assessment (IPP2010), 16-17 September 2010, Oxford, UK. URL:[2] S. Joshi, E. Karamagioli, T. Wandhoefer, F. Fallon, R. Fletcher, C. Wilson, und B.I. Nasser, D5.1 Scenario definition, advisory board and legal/ethical review. URL:[3] Wandhoefer, Timo; Thamm, Mark; Mutschke, Peter (2011): Extracting a basic use case to let policy makers interact with citizens on Social Networking Sites: a report on initial results. In: Parycek, Peter; Kripp, Manuel J.; Edelmann, Noella (Hrsg.): CeDEM11 : proceedings of the international conference on e- democracy and open government ; 5-6 May 2011, Danube University Krems, Austria, Krems: Ed. Donau- Univ. Krems, S. 355-358. URL:[4] A. Claes, S. Sizov, S. Angeletou, J. Reynolds, S. Taylor, und T. Wandhoefer, D4.2 Initial WeGov toolbox, 2010. URL:[5] Wandhoefer, Timo; Thamm, Mark (2011): WeGov Projektvorstellung und Live Demo des Prototypen. Diskussion aktueller Anwendungsfälle. Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, 31.03.2011. URL:[6] Joshi, Wandhoefer, Thamm, Mathiak, Van Eeckhaute, „Rethinking Governance via Social Networking: The case of direct vs. indirect stakeholder injection“, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), 26-28 September 2011, Tallinn, Estonia. URL: coming soon... 9