Using the Internet to involve citizens in decision-making represents
both a promise and a challenge. The PhD program
“Fortschrittskolleg Online Participation” brings together more
than a dozen PhD students from six different disciplines with
practitioners from local administration and consulting companies that
initiate and implement real-world participatory processes on the
Internet. This article introduces the program's main research aims and
provides a summary of its structure that represents a response to the
challenges of such a multi- and transdisciplinary research effort.
it - Information Technology is a strictly peer-reviewed scientific journal. It is the oldest German journal in the field of information technology. Today, the major aim of it - Information Technology is highlighting issues on ongoing newsworthy areas in information technology and informatics and their application. It aims at presenting the topics with a holistic view.