Future Open Digital Society

Call for papers for: Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

The special issue aims to attract interdisciplinary contributions to understanding future open digital societies and bridge academia, government, and the private sector’s perspectives in information sciences, social sciences, digital culture, law and public administration. Collaborative vision for the future open technology and architecture ensures that the public sector’s delivery of e-services engage citizens, increase efficiency and foster innovation within the state. 

We especially welcome discussion where the public sector and academia or private sector and academia focus on solving wicked problems (Rittel & Webber, 1973) and the possibilities for current and future changes in society and technology (Lorino 2018). Specifically, new approaches to e-service delivery using state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and paradigms with ethical and societal implications embedded into e-governance design (Masso, Lauritsin, Opermann & Kalmus, 2020; Verbeek, 2006). The special issue further aims to provide awareness and knowledge on novel methodological approaches for solving wicked problems going beyond the co-design, -production, -creation and design thinking (Björgvinsson, Ehn & Hillgren, 2010). 

We welcome submissions to this special issue. Topics covered include:

  • Data analytics, machine learning and AI
  • Open digital society
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Digital competencies and culture
  • Digital transformation of government services

Article length

  • Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices. 

Deadline and Submission Details:

  • July 26th, 2021 Open for submissions 
  • August 7th, 2021 Author deadline
  • February 4th, 2021 Final approval

To submit your research, please visit ScholarOne  https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jices

To view the author guidelines for this journal please refer to author guidelines.

For all questions, please contact the Guest Editors:

Merja Bauters - [email protected]

Ingrid Pappel - [email protected]

Riccardo Tommasini - [email protected]

Kai Pata - [email protected]