Electronic Participation

4th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2012, Kristiansand, Norway, September 3-5, 2012. Proceedings

  • Efthimios Tambouris
  • Ann Macintosh
  • Øystein Sæbø
Conference proceedings ePart 2012

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33250-0

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7444)

Table of contents (14 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Speech

  3. Reviews

  4. Policy Consultations

    1. Citizens’ Evaluation of an Online Argument Visualisation Platform for eParticipation
      Eleni Panopoulou, Efpraxia Dalakiouridou, Efthimios Tambouris, Konstantinos Tarabanis
      Pages 49-60
    2. Structuring Japanese Regional Information Gathered from the Web as Linked Open Data for Use in Concern Assessment
      Shun Shiramatsu, Robin M. E. Swezey, Hiroyuki Sano, Norifumi Hirata, Tadachika Ozono, Toramatsu Shintani
      Pages 73-84
  5. Case Studies

    1. Using Online Carbon Calculators for Participation in Local Climate Initiatives
      Georg Aichholzer, Doris Allhutter, Stefan Strauß
      Pages 85-96
    2. Reference Process Model for Participatory Budgeting in Germany
      Sabrina Scherer, Maria A. Wimmer
      Pages 97-111
  6. Techniques and Analysis

    1. Model Based Critique of Policy Proposals
      Adam Z. Wyner, Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon
      Pages 120-131
    2. Online Communities Support Policy-Making: The Need for Data Analysis
      Roman Klinger, Philipp Senger, Sumit Madan, Michal Jacovi
      Pages 132-143
    3. Exploiting eParticipation Using an Ontological Approach
      Cleyton Slaviero, Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia, Cristiano Maciel
      Pages 144-155
    4. Public Policy Formulation through Non Moderated Crowdsourcing in Social Media
      Yannis Charalabidis, Anna Triantafillou, Vangelis Karkaletsis, Euripidis Loukis
      Pages 156-169
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Fourth IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2012, held in Kristiansand, Norway, in September 2012.
The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. This volume includes complete research work organised in five groups as follows: • Keynote Speech • Reviews • Policy Consultations • Case Studies • Techniques and Analysis.


crowdsourcing eParticipation linked open data online communities social media

Editors and affiliations

  • Efthimios Tambouris
    • 1
  • Ann Macintosh
    • 2
  • Øystein Sæbø
    • 3
  1. 1.Technology Management DepartmentUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Communications StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  3. 3.School of Management, Department of Information SystemsUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33249-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33250-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349