Events

7.10.2015: Share-PSI 2.0 Berlin Workshop: Maximising interoperability — core vocabularies, location-aware data and more

Share-PSI 2.0 network organizes a workshop that address the topic of interoperability, vocabularies and location-aware data. This is last of the Share-PSI 2.0 workshops and it takes place on 25th and 26st November 2015. It is hosted by Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS).

Topics discussed during the workshop should include but are not limited to:

  • How can existing vocabularies be used to provide semantic interoperability?
  • How can data publishers be supported in maximising the interoperability of their data sets within and across domains?
  • As location is often the common point between different datasets, how should location be represented?
  • How can public authorities support multilingualism?
  • How can the technical interoperability of datasets be maximised?
  • How can public authorities publish data that will be persistent, i.e. still be available after the particular project or department that created it has ceased to exist?

Participation in the workshop is free. If you would like to lead a session, please submit your session proposal by 25th October 2015. If you would like to submit a paper for a plenary, please do so by 17th October 2015. Please see the Berlin Workshop website for details.

Sessions will be presented as workshop tracks so that those sessions won't overlap. The specific tracks for the Berlin event are:

  • interoperability between Smart Cities
  • working with location data
  • aspects of the European Data Portal

Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector. It brings together government departments, standards bodies, academic institutions, commercial organisations, trade associations and interest groups to identify what does and doesn't work, what is and isn't practical, what can and can't be expected of different stakeholders. The impetus for the Share PSI 2.0 Thematic Network is the revised European Directive on the Public Sector Information. The main activity of the network is to organise a series of workshops examining different aspects of PSI. In each workshop, the network partners with direct experience will present their case studies. The output of the workshops will be offered as input to the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group.

Share-PSI 2.0 is co-funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme; Agreement no. 621012.

For more information please see the Share-PSI 2.0 website.

2.4.2015: Share-PSI 2.0 Krems Workshop: A self sustaining business model for open data

Share-PSI 2.0 network organizes a workshop that address the topic of self sustaining business models for open data. This workshop takes place on 20th and 21st May 2015. It is hosted by the Danube University Krems, Centre for E-Governance and it is collocated with the CeDEM 2015 Conference.

The aim of this workshop is to identify good practice of the open / big data / PSI business ecosystem that will serve others by lowering entry barriers to start a data driven business and help the public sector establish a sustained data flow. Participation in the workshop is free. Deadline for the session proposals and the plenary papers is 20th April 2015. Please see the Krems Workshop website for details.

Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector. It brings together government departments, standards bodies, academic institutions, commercial organisations, trade associations and interest groups to identify what does and doesn't work, what is and isn't practical, what can and can't be expected of different stakeholders. The impetus for the Share PSI 2.0 Thematic Network is the revised European Directive on the Public Sector Information. The main activity of the network is to organise a series of workshops examining different aspects of PSI. In each workshop, the network partners with direct experience will present their case studies. The output of the workshops will be offered as input to the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group.

Share-PSI 2.0 is co-funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme; Agreement no. 621012.

For more information please see the Share-PSI 2.0 website.

19.1.2015: Share-PSI 2.0 Timişoara Workshop: Open Data Priorities and Engagement

Share-PSI 2.0 network organizes a workshop “Open Data Priorities and Engagement.” This workshop takes place on 16th and 17th March 2015 and it is hosted by the West University of Timişoara Blvd. V. Parvan 4, Timisoara 300223, Timis, Romania.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in Open Data, however the participants are required to submit a session proposals or plenary paper by 1 February 2015. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • On dataset priorities
    • What are the key criteria for prioritising datasets for publication?
    • How can the priorities of the producers and the users be balanced when selecting datasets for publication?
    • Should producers of the same category (e.g. municipalities or local governments) publish a common set of datasets (e.g. budgetary data, public transport data etc.)? If yes, how should this common set of dataset should be identified and how can these datasets be provided in a coherent and interoperable manner?
    • Should the potential for reuse, both for commercial and non-commercial purposes, play a role in the section process? If so, how can this potential be measured and/or evaluated?
    • How do you create synergies and avoid redundant efforts when establishing and maintaining an overview/inventory of the data in the organisation? And how is this coordinated across different teams working on, for instance, open data, information security, archiving, performance reporting, knowledge management etc.
  • On engagement
    • How can public bodies engage the potential reusers of their data?
    • What methods are available to reusers of your data to send you feedback about your data?
    • How do you handle feedback received so as to improve your data?
    • Should data producers track use of, and demand for, data? If so, how?
    • How does data visualisation foster participation in political and social life, and increase transparency of government?
  • Related Questions
    • How can/should public authorities respond to community efforts to crowd source data that replicates official data that is not open? (e.g. address data)
    • What could be the role of standard disclaimers or positive statements (sometimes known as 'proclaimers') to communicate the extent to which data can be guaranteed to be complete?
    • What quality aspects need to be considered for different types of data?
    • What are the challenges and possible solutions for the persistent maintenance of data over time?

Alongside the presentations this workshop will offer a lot of opportunities for discussion within a small groups meeting to discuss particular themes. There are several ways in which you can participate:

  • Lead a session – the session proposal (1 or 2 pages in length) should describe the discussion you would like to lead and the experiences you have to offer.
  • Give a plenary talk – a position paper up to 5 pages summarizing your talk is expected.
  • If you do not wish to lead a session or give a plenary talk, you can still attend the workshop. In such case indicate your interest in the topic in a short position paper. The intention is to make sure that participants have an active interest in the area, and that the workshop will benefit from their presence.

You can read the full call for participation on the Timişoara Workshop website.

Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector. It brings together government departments, standards bodies, academic institutions, commercial organisations, trade associations and interest groups to identify what does and doesn't work, what is and isn't practical, what can and can't be expected of different stakeholders. The impetus for the Share PSI 2.0 Thematic Network is the revised European Directive on the Public Sector Information. The main activity of the network is to organise a series of workshops examining different aspects of PSI. In each workshop, the network partners with direct experience will present their case studies. The output of the workshops will be offered as input to the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group.

Share-PSI 2.0 is co-funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme; Agreement no. 621012.

For more information please visit the Share-PSI 2.0 website.

24.9.2014: Share-PSI 2.0 Lisbon Workshop: Encouraging open data usage by commercial developers

Share-PSI 2.0 network organizes a workshop “Encouraging open data usage by commercial developers.” This workshop takes place on 3rd and 4th December 2014, in National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Lisbon, Portugal.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in Open Data, however the participants are required to submit a short position paper by 12 October 2014. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • successful commercial exploitation of public sector data;
  • barriers to commercial exploitation of public sector information;
  • experiences of commercial/public sector interaction;
  • expectations met and unexpected outcomes of working with open data in a commercial environment.

Alongside the presentations this workshop will offer a lot of opportunities for discussion within a small groups meeting to discuss particular themes. There are several ways in which you can participate:

  • Lead a session – the position paper should describe the discussion you would like to lead and the experiences you have to offer.
  • Give a plenary talk – a position paper up to 5 pages summarizing your talk is expected.
  • If you do not wish to lead a session or give a plenary talk, you can still attend the workshop. In such case indicate your interest in the topic in a short position paper.

You can read the full call for participation on the Lisbon Workshop website.

At the workshop a separate LAPSI Track is being organized by LAPSI 2.0, the European Thematic Network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the legal aspects of PSI and its commercial exploitation with the LAPSI partners.

Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector. It brings together government departments, standards bodies, academic institutions, commercial organisations, trade associations and interest groups to identify what does and doesn't work, what is and isn't practical, what can and can't be expected of different stakeholders. The impetus for the Share PSI 2.0 Thematic Network is the revised European Directive on the Public Sector Information. The main activity of the network is to organise a series of workshops examining different aspects of PSI. In each workshop, the network partners with direct experience will present their case studies. The output of the workshops will be offered as input to the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group.

Share-PSI 2.0 is co-funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme; Agreement no. 621012.

For more information please visit the Share-PSI 2.0 website.

19.3.2014: Samos Workshop - Uses of Open Data Within Government for Innovation and Efficiency

Share-PSI 2.0 network organizes a workshop “Uses of Open Data Within Government for Innovation and Efficiency." This workshop is hosted by the University of the Aegean on the island of Samos, Greece, and in conjunction with the 5th Samos Summit on ICT-enabled Governance, 30 June to 1 July, 2014.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in Open Data, however the participants are required to submit a short position paper by 13 April 2014. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • uses of open data within government for innovation and efficiency proving the value of open data within the public sector;
  • improvement in public service delivery;
  • examples of open data utilisation for policy making purposes;
  • visionary ideas on open data utilisation within society and policy modelling;
  • new approaches for public sector information processing and visualisation;
  • open data and citizen participation in information gathering / crowdsourcing;
  • the open data feedback loop — communication between organizations that publish data and users of the data;
  • collaboration between different communities.

You can read the full call for participation on the Samos Workshop website.

Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector. It brings together government departments, standards bodies, academic institutions, commercial organisations, trade associations and interest groups to identify what does and doesn't work, what is and isn't practical, what can and can't be expected of different stakeholders. The impetus for the Share PSI 2.0 Thematic Network is the revised European Directive on the Public Sector Information. The main activity of the network is to organise a series of workshops examining different aspects of PSI. In each workshop, the network partners with direct experience will present their case studies. The output of the workshops will be offered as input to the W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group.

Share-PSI 2.0 is co-funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme; Agreement no. 621012.

For more information please visit the Share-PSI 2.0 website.

25.10.2013: New European project COMSODE.eu

Since October 1st, 2013 we cooperate with our colleagues from Slovakia, Italy and Netherlands on a research project COMSODE financed by the European Union. The goal of the project is to develop software components and methodologies which will make publication and consumption of open data easier. Within the project we will cooperate with several institutions in EU countries and we will publish their data as open. We will try to cleanse and link the data so that their exploitation is as easy as possible. The project has started recently, news will appear at the project web site.

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