International Society for Ethical Governance

 

International Conference on Public Administration

2014


New Challenges and Advances in Public Administration



Date: October 24-26, 2014

Venue: Chengdu, P.R.C.

Conference Sponsors

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), P.R. China

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), USA

Chinese Public Administration Society Journal (CPAS), P.R. China


Conference Co-sponsors

School of Public Administration, Moscow State University, Russia

PA Information Research Center of UESTC, P.R. China


Conference Host

School of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), P.R. China


A decade ago the first International Conference on Public Administration (2005) was launched in Chengdu, P.R.C., an initiative that sought to foster the intellectual and practical engagement of public administration professionals worldwide. The founders’ vision was an international event to bring together academics, practitioners, and students to share ideas and knowledge beneficial to the international public administration community. Indeed, it was also a moment in which the influence of globalization became recognized as more than an “economic” phenomenon; it was also a significant “governance” happening among nations worldwide. Thus the first ICPA embraced the theme “public administration in a borderless world of electronic communication, information exchange, and knowledge sharing.”


The 2005 ICPA set in motion annual conferences across the globe--England (2006), China (2007), the United States (2008), China (2009), Australia (2010), China (2011), India (2012), and South Africa (2013). Given this proud history of accomplishments, the 10th ICPA will emphasize the new advancements and challenges in public administration, past and present, with an eye on the decade ahead.


Papers and proposals that assess the accomplishments over the past decade and/or put forward the challenges ahead are especially welcomed. Methodologies that encompass case studies, survey research, best practices, and comparative analyses between and among countries are solicited. We are especially receptive to proposals that focus on the sub-themes below. However, we encourage all submissions that bring new ideas to any aspect of the overall conference theme.


Sub-themes, Topics, Questions . . . 

  1. Big Data--The incredible growth of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Sina Weibo, WeChat, and more) across the planet along with the continued enhancement of computer capacity to process huge data sets have given rise to powerful “big data analytics” to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other information useful to the business world and governments. Papers that examine big data analytics from a private or public perspective are welcomed.

  2. Privacy and Surveillance--The age of drones (also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles) and robotics is upon us. Spectacular applications in these technologies include surveillance of national borders, military operations, firefighting, pipelines, crops, search and rescue operations, and even speculation about commercial delivery of products to homes and offices. Given the intrusive nature of surveillance technology, the question of a person’s privacy is challenged. Papers that explore these new technologies and their impact on an individual’s privacy, including administrative and governance transparency are invited.

  3. Good Governance--What constitutes good governance? The answer to this question is wide-ranging and often controversial. Is good governance about ensuring social stability? Improving the living standard of ordinary citizens? Fostering prosperity? Producing social justice? Embracing ethical political leadership? Papers that compare and contrast the efforts across the globe or within a single nation to foster good governance are welcomed.

  4. Networking and Partnerships--Public organizations are collaborating with NGOs, private firms, and government agencies within and across national borders. Papers in this area should focus on what these agencies look like, their partners, agents, and so on to explore the emerging features of collaborative organization/management.

  5. Performance and Smarter Government--How can new technology help governments deliver services faster and save taxpayers money? Perhaps opening up government data to entrepreneurs and applying information technology could contribute to smarter government, There is little question that e-governments at all levels—local, state, national, transnational—are smarter. Yet, we need to know more precisely what the benefits are and how they are achieved.

  6. Human Resource Management--New developments and advancement in human resources management include: Identification and assessment of core values, Building professional administration and merit-based employment, Demographic influences on recruiting and retaining public employees, Promoting and valuing ethnic diversity, Talent acquisition, Competency assessment, Introducing and assessing performance management, Identifying training needs and strategies, Comparing compensation and benefits across and within work specialties, Papers that examine these topics and other new developments are invited.

  7. The Future--Public administration is an ever-changing field and profession. Papers in this category should address the changing nature of the field and the challenges ahead for aspiring professional administrators in developed and developing countries. There is a popular song that claims, “the future’s not ours to see, whatever will be, will be,” Maybe so but let’s exercise some creativity and peer into the future of our profession. Specific topics might be:

        -- Adapting to change in a global environment

        -- Taming technology for the betterment of humankind

        -- Governing across borders

        -- Creating new administrative processes and structures

        -- Developing new skills and competencies

        -- Enhancing administrative leadership

        -- Adopting new fiscal and accountability tools

        -- Exploring new ethical challenges

Authors will have the option to have their accepted papers published or not published in the official Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Public Administration by Press of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Authors who wish to have their papers nominated for “Best Paper Awards ”and are so selected will not have their papers published in the proceedings if preferred to have papers blind reviewed by recommended journals.  The Proceedings will be indexed by ISI Proceedings (Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities CPCI-SSH, ex-named as Index to Social Science and Humanities Proceedings - ISSHP) through ISI Web of Knowledge in USA.


The submitted papers should be written in English with Microsoft Word 2000 or higher edition. Authors should identify the primary subtheme where their abstract/paper should be placed. The abstract should describe the paper’s contents and briefly explain the paper’s relevance to the conference theme. Abstracts must identify the author(s) affiliation, email address, and not exceed one page. 


Important Dates

Paper Abstract Submission Deadline:    May 15, 2014

Full Paper Submission Deadline:    July 15, 2014

Paper Acceptance Notification:     Before August 31, 2014


All accepted papers will be published in the official Proceedings of 2013 International Conference on Public Administration by Press of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and will be sent to be indexed by ISI Proceedings (Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH, ex-named as Index to Social Science and Humanities Proceedings -ISSHP) through ISI Web of Knowledge in USA. The submitted papers should be written in English with Microsoft Word 2000 or higher edition. Authors should identify the primary sub-theme where their abstract/paper should be placed.


Contacts


Papers Submission outside China

(in Microsoft Word)

are to be e-mailed to:

donmenzel@verizon.net

To the attention of:

Donald C. Menzel, Ph.D.
President: American Society

for Public Administration 2005-2006
3930 American Drive

Tampa, Florida 33634, USA
Tel: 001-813-886-6332
Cell: 001-813-951-6079


Paper Submissions within China

(in Microsoft Word)

are to be e-mailed to:

icpapaper2014@163.com 

To the attention of:

Zhao Shu-rong, Ph.D.

School of Political Science and Public Administration

University of Electronic Science and 

Technology of China, P.R. China

Post Code: 611731

Tel: 0086-(0)28-61831756

Fax:0086-(0)28-61831756


Issues Relating to Letter of Invitation,

Visa Application and Accommodations

are to be e-mailed to:

icpa2014@163.com

To the attention of:

Zhao Shu-rong, Ph.D.

School of Political Science and Public Administration

University of Electronic Science and 

Technology of China, P.R. China

Post Code: 611731

Tel: 0086-(0)28-61831756


Issues Relating to 2014 ICPA  

Registrations are to be emailed to:

icpa2014@163.com


To the attention of:

Ms Lu Yuqing

School of Political Science and Public Administration

University of Electronic Science and 

Technology of China, P.R. China

Post Code: 611731

Tel: 0086-(0)28-61831756


More information on 2014 ICPA  will soon be released  at conference website:  www.aspanet.org and www.icpa-uestc.cn!