Big Data, Public Management and Urban Governance
Call for Papers
May 31st–June 2nd, 2019
With the growing use of social media, mobile phone apps, other types of connected devices, and big data analytics, public agencies all over the world are facing growing challenges and opportunities in the new era of e-government, digital governance, and the ‘Internet of Anything’ environment. Public agencies must find ways to modernize their existing IT infrastructures to take advantage of emerging technologies. Also, public agencies must find novel mechanism to structure public-private partnerships in order to secure technical capabilities and at the same time invest in internal IT capability development. These open up new opportunities for public administration scholars to revisit some of the managerial, organizational, ethical, and governance questions and explore new methodological frontier that are unique in the Big Data environment. These challenges and opportunities are important to both practitioners and academia in the 21st century.
The China Institute for Urban Governance and the School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in collaboration with Bocconi University (Italy) and Queensland University of Technology (Australia) , will co-host a conference on “Big Data, Public Management, and Governance” on May 31stto June 2nd, 2019 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The conference will inviterepresentatives from well-recognized enterprises related to big data and editors from Journal of Urban Technology and Urban Governance Studies (in Chinese) to attend. The purpose of this conference is to build an international platform tofurther explore advanced analytical technologies related to Big Data anditsapplication in the field of public management and urban governance.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:
·The application of Big Data tools (e.g. data mining techniques; machine-learning algorithms; the Internet of Things) inpublic management and policy analysis, their benefits and challenges, and the implications for future management and policy research, both in China and globally;
·The promises andchallengesof Big Data tools in addressing the core questions of public managementandgovernance locally and globally;
·The foreseeable challenges of data governance related to the use of Big Data andArtificialIntelligence, such asconcerns of data privacy and sharing, algorithmic transparency and validation, and machine-to-machine (system-of-systems) networks issues (e.g. risk and dependency );
·IT modernization and adoption of emerging technology innovations in the era of big data and artificial intelligence systems;
·Efforts to secure data systems and data governance standardization approaches in the public sector.
Paper proposals shall have a length of approximately 1,000 words. We are open to papers that take any methodological approach and are especially interested in papers that take a multidisciplinary approach. All papers should strive to make a contribution to both theoretical development and practice.
Proposals (both English and Chinese proposals are accepted) should be submitted via the mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted papers in this conference will be organized into symposia inJournal of Urban TechnologyorUrban Governance Studies (in Chinese)after going through the peer review process.There is no registration fee.The conferencewill coveraccommodation andlocal meals for all conference participants with papers accepted (only one of the authors can get this allowance for co-authored papers).
Journal of Urban Technology(SSCI noted; 2017Impact Factor: 3.213)
Journal of Urban Technologypublishes articles that review and analyze developments in urban technologies as well as articles that study the history and the political, economic, environmental, social, esthetic, and ethical effects of those technologies. The goal of the journal is, through education and discussion, to maximize the positive and minimize the adverse effects of technology on cities.
Urban Governance Studies (in Chinese)
Urban Governance Studies, foundedby the China InstituteforUrban Governance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is based on Chinese experience and international vision of Urban Governance. The journalis aimed at solving practicalissues of urban governanceand strivingto promote the interactionsbetween Chinese stories and the theoretical frontier and practical dynamics atbothhome and abroad. It jointly promotesthe production of knowledgeand academic prosperityin theurban governance research.
May 31st-June2nd, 2019
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, XuhuiCampus, Shanghai, China
Proposal submission:March 31st, 2019
Notification for abstract acceptance:April 15th, 2019
Full paper submission:May15th, 2019
Registration:May 31st, 2019
Conference:June 1st-2nd, 2019
Professor Jiannan Wu,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, email@example.com
Professor Greta Nasi, Bocconi University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Alfred Ho,University of Kansas, email@example.com
Professor Kevin Desouza,Queensland University of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor J. Ignacio Criado,Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, email@example.com