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Posted Nov 27th 2019

Call for papers: Algorithmic Transparency in Government

Information Polity

Guest co-editors:
Sarah Giest (Leiden University)
Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen (Utrecht University)

Introduction
Machine-learning technologies and the algorithms that power them hold a huge potential to make government services fairer and more effective, ‘freeing’ decision-making from human...

Posted Nov 2nd 2019

Huge congratulations go to St Andrews CRISP Researcher Meghan McNamara who has achieved her first publication. In the words of her supervisor and co-author, Professor Steve Reicher, Meghan is definitely one to watch!  Released last week in Frontiers in Psychology the paper is entitled ‘The Context-Variable Self and Autonomy: Exploring Surveillance Experience, (Mis)recognition, and Action at...

Posted Oct 2nd 2019

CRISP Director, Professor Charles Raab, has been appointed as a member of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG). The BFEG is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office. The remit of the group includes consideration of the ethical impact on society, groups and individuals of the capture, retention and use of human samples and biometric identifiers for...

Posted Oct 2nd 2019

Professor William Webster, with Professor Albert Meijer, have recently published a special issue of the journal Information Polity (Vol.24, No.3) on ‘Governing smart cities’. The special issue takes a critical look at some of the emergent governance issues in smart city environments. The issue places significance on social, institutional and historical contexts alongside technological issues...

Posted Oct 2nd 2019

CRISP has been successful in helping secure research funding with Muscat College in Oman to assess citizen engagement with e-participation initiatives. The Project Team includes Dr. Tamanna Dalwai, Dr. Menila James, Professor William Webster, Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Alshukaili and Dr. Arockiasamy Soosaimanickam. The research is funded by The Research Council (Sultanate of Oman) via the Block...

Posted Jun 4th 2019

Smart Governance for Sustainable Cities Cycling Citizen Summit
Summary

Participants
São Paulo: NGOs, municipality, activists, journalists, researchers, students;
Glasgow: experts, policy makers, researchers, cycling activists, the general cycling public; Utrecht: citizens, cycling associations, public officers from local and regional government, researchers, a traffic...

Posted Apr 18th 2019

Surveillance Camera Day will be a national event to encourage a conversation about the use of surveillance cameras in modern society. The day is not meant to be a celebration of surveillance cameras, but is intended to encourage awareness about surveillance cameras and a debate about how they are used in society. Of particular importance, is the pressing need for a nationwide conversation...

Posted Apr 17th 2019

Elaine has joined CRISP as a researcher on the ESRC funded SmartGov project. Her recent doctoral research examines the use of 'acceptable use' rules and processes in the UK library sector. Elaine will be based at the University of Stirling.

Posted Mar 18th 2019

The 2019 Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) will be held in Belfast, North Ireland from 11-13 September 2019. The Conference is being organised in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast. For this conference, the Permanent Study Group on e-Government requests (1) abstracts for papers relating to the meeting theme of innovation labs, and (2) those...

Posted Feb 8th 2019

Professor Pete Fussey has been asked by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner to lead a new strand of his national strategy focusing on human rights. The work will focus on foregrounding and embedding human rights principles into national surveillance policy instruments. A blog post of planned work has been published on the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's website here.

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