TED 06

Towards e-Democracy: Participation, Deliberation, Communities

Mantova, Italy

24 - 26 October, 2006


Last update: 23/10/2006

For the past four years the European Science Foundation programme Towards Electronic Democracy (TED) has focused on the development of methods to address societal issues via the WWW and favour e-participation using the methodologies of modern decision analysis and support to involve citizens and stakeholders in the actual process of decision making: a true step towards e-democracy rather than the e-administration techniques that, by and large, have been emphasised by e-government initiatives. At TED's heart is a vision to develop methodologies which enable multiple decision analyses to be communicated, explored and, indeed, built over the WWW, thus providing the mechanism by which stakeholders may be drawn more closely into the decision making process.

This conference occurs at the end of TED's funding cycle and aims both to reflect on progress over the project and to set future research agendas.

The conference is organised by CNR-IMATI, is sponsored by the Township of Mantova and will be hosted by the Fondazione Università di Mantova.

Information is available on

  • topics of interest
  • invited speakers
  • abstracts and slides (NEW!)
  • scientific and organising committees
  • participants
  • final programme
  • conference site (University of Mantova, Aula Magna, Via Scarsellini 2)
  • abstract and papers submission
  • proceedings
  • registration, deadlines and address for inquiries
  • registration form
  • financial support
  • hotels
  • tourist information
  • travel information
  • TED Workshop on Facilitation issues in e-democracy (Manchester, UK, 13-15/11/2006)


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