International Conference on

Public Participation and Information Technologies

Lisbon, 20 - 22 October 1999

Objectives

Abstracts accepted

Topics Program

Guest speakers

Organizing institutions

Conference Committees

Post-Conference News

Conference Book

ICPPIT Task Force

Letters Al Gore / Sampaio

Conference Conclusions

Previous Conference info

last update: 11 May 2003


Post-Conference News

(top is recent, bottom is older)

April 2003

ICPPIT03 this November: It is confirmed, the next edition of the International Conference on Public Participation and Information Technologies will take place at MIT, Cambridge, USA, 10-12 November 2003, and will be co-organized by CITIDEP and MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. Check the ICPPIT03 web site for updated news.

March 2002

ICPPIT99 CD-ROM: The complementing CD-ROM, with a digital version of the Conference Proceedings and near 3 hours of video from the Conference sessions (including a full transcript of the videoconference with MIT), is already being distributed to participants. You can place an order on-line for both book and CD-ROM . All registered participants will receive a free copy, but we do not have address information for all participants. if you did not include your mail address in your paper or registration form, or if you changed address / email since then, you must send the on-line form, in order to receive it.

March 2001

ICPPIT99 Book: The Conference Proceedings are already being distributed to participants. You can place an order on-line. All registered participants will receive a free copy, but we do not have address information for all participants. if you did not include your mail address in your paper or registration form, you must send the on-line form, in order to receive it.

November 2000

ICPPIT99 Proceedings: The Conference Proceedings are already printed. The book, formally presented during the BNT Colloquium, will be distributed with a CD-ROM, which is in the process of completing last tests. You can place an order on-line. All registered participants will receive a free copy, but should as well send the on-line form, in order to certify updated address data.

October 2000

ICPPIT99 Proceedings: The Conference Proceedings are in press and will be available for orders late October 2000. The formal presentation of the ICPPIT99 Book is planned for 13 October 2000, during the joint CITIDEP - Lisbon Municipality Colloquium on "Public Libraries and New Technologies", in Forum Lisboa, Portugal.

September 2000

ICPPIT99 Conclusions: After review by the Conference Committee and participant feedback, we have now the final version of the Conference Conclusions.

August 2000

ICPPIT99 Conclusions: All ICPPIT99 registered participants are welcome to read the Conference Conclusions Draft and send feedback (dead-line: 25 August 2000).

July 2000

Author Information: In order to make sure all author information about to be published on ICPPIT99 Proceedings is correct, please check the guidelines, then check in your web abstract, and in case something is missing, please send us on-line all required correct information (dead-line: 20 August 2000).

May 2000

Abstracts on the web: The ICPPIT Task Force published already all the ICPPIT99 abstracts on the web. Please check and notify us if you find any mistake.

March 2000

Funding update: The ICPPIT Task Force is actively pursuing the fund raising efforts to publish the ICPPIT99 Proceedings, having so far colected near 50%. Recent sponsors are the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Ministry of Education.

February 2000

Session photographs: One by one, photographs of ICPPIT sessions are showing up. If you have any, send them (in jpeg file format) to citidep@earthlink.net.

January 2000

Conference Proceedings: The Conference Commitee, with the help of ICPPIT Task Force, is in the process of completing the publication of the full Conference Proceedings. All registered ICPPIT99 participants have the right to a free copy and will be notified by email when the publication is available. The Conference Proceedings will be also available for acquisition by mail. All interested colleagues are welcome to reserve their copies in advance to citidep@earthlink.net

December 1999

Post-Conference meetings: CITIDEP-USA met, with a ICPPIT-related agenda. Interested colleagues may check the meeting minutes

November 1999

ICPPIT Task Force: Several ICPPIT99 participants, including Conference Committee members, constituted a ICPPIT Task Force, to help on the remaining ICPPIT related tasks, prepare next edition of this Conference, and keep the ICPPIT community informed of common-interest initiatives and events. One of the immediate tasks at hand is to publish on the web all ICPPIT99 abstracts. Check the minutes of its first meeting. All contributions are welcome.

October 1999

ICPPIT99: The ICPPIT99 took place as planned, with 99 registered participants. Check the Program, and the letter addressed by V.P. Al Gore


Objectives

The International Conference on Public Participation and Information Technologies (ICPPIT) aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners using information technologies to support public participation, as well as researchers on fields related to participatory democracy and/or information technology.

The rationale behind ICPPIT is the notion that new information technologies can be widely used to foster public participation, hence full citizenship and better, more transparent, decision-making. Environment-related decision-making is leading the efforts in this direction, and there are good examples, but usually with limited scope, perhaps because public participation is not commonly considered a priority field in the research and development of new information technologies, and vice-versa. One aim of ICPPIT is thus to promote such research, and to provide a forum to debate a common research agenda.

While technology-related papers were welcome, it was not intended to focus the Conference only on technology applications. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the theme, and unlike many scientific conferences, ICPPIT was deliberately conceived as a meeting ground for people with different backgrounds, from social sciences, humanities and arts to environmental sciences and computer science and technology.



Topics

Papers were accepted for the following suggested topics, under the general theme "Public Participation and Information Technologies" (PP-IT):

1. Role of PP-IT in global environmental and development policies (e.g., global climate and environmental change). [more about the topic]

2. PP-IT and new democratic models and expressions (e.g., electronic democracy, referendum, NGOs, historical analysis)

3. PP-IT and planning (at national, regional or local levels).

4. PP-IT in environmental impact assessment.

5. Public access to information (e.g., technology, process, rights and costs).

6. PP-IT role in teaching, education and arts.

7. Human-computer interface technology.

8. Impact of PP-IT in organizations and public administration.


More topic details here.

The Conference Program elaborates on the Topics.



The organizing institutions


CITIDEP - Research Center on Information Technologies and Participatory Democracy

CITIDEP is a private, non-profit, multi-national research institution, with 60 associates in 8 countries. CITIDEP's primary objective is to study participatory democracy, in particular through the research, development and demonstration of new information technologies, of its impacts, and of ethical, social, political and planning frameworks that enable participatory mechanisms in the information society.

UNL/FCT - New University of Lisbon, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at the New University of Lisbon (DCEA) is the largest Portuguese University department in the field of the environment, with a faculty of 50, offering graduate and undergraduate programs and conducting research on a wide selection of domains, including land-use planning, modeling, and information technologies - decision support systems as applied to environmental issues.

The Conference is also supported by the International Forum of Portuguese Researchers



Program Committee




Conference Committee





Conference Site

The Conference took place at the AIP Conference Center (Associação da Industria Portuguesa - FIL), Praça das Industrias, Alcantara/Sto Amaro, in Lisbon.




You can check here maps of the Lisbon Metropolitan area, and of the ICPPIT99 Conference Center area.

You can enjoy here some photos of Lisbon and of near the ocean coast (Guincho - Cabo da Roca).

"© courtesy of CMLisboa



Secretariat

Registration Form and payment, as well as any registration and payment-related issue, should be mailed to:

ICPPIT secretariat

C/o. Ms. Fátima Correia

Department of Environmental Science and Eng.

New University of Lisbon

2825-114 MONTE DA CAPARICA

Portugal

Phone: +351-1-294 8552 or 294 8397

Fax: +351-1-294 8551 or 294 8554

Email: fundacao@mail.fct.unl.pt



All matters related to Conference papers should be addressed to the Conference Committee (citidep@earthlink.net)


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