TED 06

Towards e-Democracy:
Participation, Deliberation, Communities

Mantova, Italy

24 - 26 October, 2006

Aula Magna, Fondazione Università di Mantova, Via Scarsellini, 2




Monday, 23/10


19.00 -           Welcome reception and registration

                        at Clos Wine Bar, Corte dei Sogliari, 3  

                        (offered by the Township of Mantova)


Tuesday, 24/10


  8.30 - 18.00 Registration 


  9.00 -   9.15 Opening ceremony.  Chair: Benedetta Graziano (Mantova’s City Council, Innovation)


                        Fiorenza Brioni (Mayor of Mantova)

                        Ivo De Lotto (University of Pavia)

                        Fiorella De Cindio (University of Milano, Co-Chair)

                        Fabrizio Ruggeri  (CNR-IMATI, Co-Chair)


                       Session 1. Chair: Ivo De Lotto (University of Pavia, Italy) .


 9.15 -   9.40 David Rios Insua (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

                       TED mission and achievement


  9.40 - 10.30 Liam Bannon (University of Limerick, Ireland)

                        Working through Technology - Representation, Mediation, Translation, (Mis-)Interpretation


10.30 - 11.00 Robert Krimmer (University of Wien, Austria)

                        Electronic Voting: Review and Outlook on Transforming Elections in the Age of the Internet


11.00 - 11.25 Coffee break


11.25 - 12.55 David R. Newman (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
                        Hands-on workshop on Valuing participation (only Group 1)


                        Lunch time


                       Session 2. Chair: Raimo Hamalainen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland).


14.00 - 14.50 Todd Davies (Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University, USA)
                        From Messages to Meetings: The Challenge and Promise of Online Deliberation


14.50 - 15.15 Carlo Buzzi, Andrea Brighenti and Letizia Caporusso (*)

                        (University of Trento, Italy)

                        Translating void and null ballots from paper to touchscreen


15.15 - 15.40 Fiorella De Cindio (*), Antonio De Marco and Leonardo Sonnante

                        (University of Milan and Milan Civic Network, Italy)

                        The election period as an opportunity to increase e-participation in a local community


15.40 - 16.05 Alberto Marini (*), Marco Padula and Amanda Reggiori 

                        (CNR-IMATI, CNR-ITC and Brescia Catholic University, Italy)                       

                        Wikipedia and wiki sites as channels for participation and collaboration


16.05 - 16.25 Coffee break


                       Session 3. Chair: Wolfgang Polasek (University of Basel, Switzerland).


16.25 - 16.50 Evika Karamagioli

                        (Government2you,  Athens, Greece)                        

                       Using ICT to enhance active participation in the policy making process: The EU approach


16.50 - 17.15 Jyri Mustajoki (*) and Raimo P. Hamalainen

                        (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

                        Web-HIPRE: Eight years of decision analysis software on the Web History, users and applications


17.15 - 17.40 Paulo Rosa (*), Goncalo Lobo and Angela Guimaraes Pereira
                        (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy, and New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

                        e2 FocusGroup ­extending electronic public participation


17.40 - 18.05  Anna Carola Freschi
                        (University of Bergamo, Italy)

                        e-democracy in context: the Italian case


18.05 - 18.30  Alexandros Xenakis (*), Evika Karamagioli and Vasilis Koulolias
                        (Government2you, Athens, Greece)

                        eRepresentative: A Web-Based Deliberation and Participation Platform for Elected Representatives

20.00 -            Cocktails in the City Council Room

                        Visit to the just restored Santa Maria della Vittoria church,  included in the Mantegna's itinerary,

                        on the occasion of the 5th centennial of the death of Andrea Mantegna

                        (offered by the Township  of Mantova)


Wednesday, 25/10


                        Session 4. Chair: Fiorella De Cindio (University of Milano, Italy).


 8.45  -  9.35  Gregory Kersten

                        (Concordia University, Canada)

                        E-negotiations and the design of participatory processes with configurable multi-user software platforms


 9.35 - 10.00  Wolfgang Polasek (*) and Jose Maria Moreno-Jimenez
                        (University of Basel, Switzerland, and University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Me&u-Integration: a tool for understanding and exchanging cultural and political values in a common European society


10.00 - 10.25 Jose Maria Moreno-Jimenez (*), Juan Aguaron, Maria Teresa Escobar and Alberto Turon
                        (University of Zaragoza, Spain)                       

                        Philosophical, methodological and technological foundations of e-cognocracy


10.25 - 10.50 Carlos Grima and Jose A. Rubio (*)
                        (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

                        Role organisation and permits in a democratic virtual community  


10.50 - 11.15 Coffee break


                        Session 5. Chair: Simon Wilson (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland).


11.15 - 11.40 Raimo P. Hamalainen (*), Jyri Mustajoki and Mika Marttunen

                        (Helsinki University of Technology and Finnish Environment Institute, Finland)

                        We have the tools ­ How to attract the people? Creating a culture of Web-based participation in environmental decision making


11.40 - 12.05 Carlos Grima (*) and Jose A. Rubio
                        (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

                        A general Architecture for e-government support


12.05 - 12.45 Giovanna Parmigiani and Umberto Emiliani
                        (LTT - Province of Parma, Italy)                        

                        An e-vote experience: the Province of Parma and the e-democracy project Pa.ì.S (discussion and demo)


14.00 - 15.30 David R. Newman (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
                        Hands-on workshop on Valuing participation (only Group 2)


                        Free afternoon


19.30 - 21.30 Social dinner at  Trattoria Due Cavallini, Via Salnitro 5



21.30 -           Visit to the Mantegna's exhibit at Palazzo Te


Thursday, 26/10


                        Session 6. Chair: Fabrizio Ruggeri (CNR-IMATI, Italy).


 9.00 -  9.50   Simon French

                        (Manchester Business School, UK)

                        The TED programme: Issues and Progress in Deliberative e-Democracy


 9.50 - 10.15  Miroslav Karny (*) and Tatiana V. Guy
                        (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)                        

                        Fully probabilistic decision making in services of e-democracy


10.15 - 10.40 Frank McGonigal
                        (University of Central England in Birmingham Business School, UK)                        

                        Electronic direct democracy for complex decision making


10.40 - 11.05 Andreas Kuehn, Reinhard Riedl (*) and Wolfgang Polasek
                        (Universities of Zurich and Basel, Switzerland)

                        Life cycle management for boundary objects in e-government


11.05 - 11.30 Coffee break


                        Session 7. Chair: Miroslav Karny (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic).


11.30 - 12.00 Johann Gamper

                        (University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy)

                        The eBZ Initiative: A Knowledgeable Transition Towards E-Government


12.00 - 12.25 Nan Zhang, Simon French, Colum Dain, Clare Bayley and Angela Cassidy
                        (Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK)                        

                        Mental model mapping in food chain risk management


12.25 - 13.15 David R. Newman (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
                        Hands-on workshop on Valuing participation (Groups 1 & 2)


                        Lunch time


                       Session 8. Chair: Simon French (Manchester Business School, UK).


14.30 - 14.55 Jesus Rios Aliaga (*) and David Rios Insua
                         (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

                        Supporting e-participatory budgets


14.55 - 15.20 Jose Manuel Vera and Jesus Messia (*)
                        (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

                        Legal support for participatory budgets and e-participatory budgets


15.20 - 15.45 Manuel Villoria and Angel Iglesias (*)

                        (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

                        Participative budgets and the role of public administration: theoretical background, and case study from Spain


15.45 - 16.10 Roman Efremov (*), Alexander Lotov and David Rios Insua
                        (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

A framework for participatory group decision support using Pareto frontier visualization, goal identification and     arbitration


16.10 - 16.30 Coffee break


                       Session 9. Chair: David Rios Insua (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain).


16.30 - 17.45 Round table on the future of TED


17.45 - 18.00 Closing ceremony