The event E-Participation is a module consisting of the lecture E-Participation (2 SWS) and the related seminar E-Participation (2 SWS).

Audience for the module:

  • Master Information Systems in second year
  • Master E-Government in first year
  • Master Informationsmanagement in second year
  • Master Web Science in second year

Module description:

  • new exam regulations (from winter 12/13): 04WI2010
  • old exam regulations (before winter 12/13): E-Participation WIMW06 as well as equivalent to 'Implementation of Business Informatics, module WIMW04


8th November 2013, 13:00 - 18:00, Room E 524

Amount of work:

  • presence: 60 hours
  • self-study: 120 hours


  • The whole module (lecture and seminar) will be held in english.

Course assessment:

  • Participation along the lecture - with engagement in group works
  • Seminal works and presentations along the block seminar, which will be held in february 2014
  • Topics for seminal works will be assigned along the lecture.


Learning objectives of module


  • are able to describe the domain of e-participation and to distinguish it from e-government
  • have knowledge about theories and methods of e-participation
  • know tools and technologies used in e-participation
  • are able to apply a structured engineering approach to plan, analyze and design e-participation projects
  • know about cases and are able to categorize and assess these cases along methods used, tools and technologies deployed, success of the project and impact generated
  • know key success criteria, different evaluation methods and how successful current and past e-participation projects are/were
  • can estimate the impact and value-add of e-participation.

Content of lecture and seminar

The course will provide a deeper understanding of the field e-participation. It will deal with the following contents:

  • Overview of e-participation as a research field
  • Research methods, theoretical grounds as well as tools and technologies for e-participation
  • Methods for analyzing, conceptualizing and managing e-participation projects
  • Introduction to selected cases of e-participation. The cases will be investigated along theoretical grounds, methodological approaches used in the case implementation, technical and organizational settings, as well as impact of e-participation endeavor and use of solution. Presentations given along the lecture will be complemented by students along their seminal works.
  • Monitoring and evaluating e-participation projects
  • Impact of e-participation to society and assessment of the public value-add

Format guideline for seminal works

Seminal works have to comply to the format template of ACM. Length of papers: max. 8 - 10 pages. This includes the list of references.


  • Proceedings of annual eParticipation conferences (Springer LNCS)
  • R. Davis (ed.), The Web of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Deliverables of DEMO-net. See www.demo-net.org
  • Project cases and deliverables of MOMENTUM and respective projects. See www.ep-momentum.eu
  • Proceedings of Online Deliberatin 2010, Leeds University Business School, UK, 2010
  • OECD, 2003, Promise and problems of e-democracy. OECD study
  • Macintosh, A. & Coleman, S. (2004). Promise and Problems of E-Democracy, Challenges of online citizen engagement, OECD
  • Initiative eParticipation & Stiftung MITARBEIT (Hrsg.): E-Partizipation - Beteiligungsprojekte im Internet. Verlag Stiftung MITARBEIT: Bonn, 2007
  • Case descriptions from www.epractice.eu

Further reading will be provided in the SVN along the lecture.