Travis Kriplean of the University of Washington Department of Computer Science has posted a summary of Professor Peter Muhlberger’s panel entitled Information Technology and Public Deliberation: Research on Improving Public Input into Government, held at dg.o 2010: The 11th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 17-20 May 2010 in Puebla, Mexico.
The panel included:
- Mr. Kriplean’s presentation on Reflect, a tool enabling users to add summaries to online comment boards;
- A presentation by Mark Deckert of the University of California Santa Cruz Department of Computer Science on using the Metavid Congressional video service as a platform enabling scientists to comment on others’ scientific testimony at Congressional hearings;
- A presentation by Professor Peter Muhlberger of the Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications about the Deliberative E-Rulemaking (DeER) project, and particularly about the technology used in the project and his team’s experience collaborating with government agencies to test that technology.