A system of innovation to activate practices on open data: The Open4Citizens project

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Abstract

The increasing production of data is encouraging government institutions to consider the potential of open data as a public resource and to publish a large number of public datasets. This is configuring a new scenario in which open data are likely to play an important role for democracy and transparen-cy and for new innovation possibilities, in relation to the creation of a new generation of public services based on open data.
In this context, though, it is possible to observe an asymmetry between the supply side of open data and the demand side. While more and more insti-tutions are producing and publishing data, there is no public awareness of the way in which such data can be used, nor is there a diffuse practice to work with those data.
The definition of a practice for a large use of data is the aim of the Open4Citizens project, which promoted initiatives at different levels: at the level of immediate interaction between citizens, experts and open data, at the level of the creation of an ecosystem to work with data and at a level that could support the institutionalisation and consolidation of the new practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
EditorsHendrik Knoche, Elvira Popescu, Antonio Cartelli
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2018
Pages99-109
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92021-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92022-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development: The interplay of data, technology, place and people - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 23 May 201825 May 2018
http://slerd.org/2018

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
LocationAalborg University
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period23/05/201825/05/2018
Internet address
SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume95
ISSN2190-3018

Keywords

  • Open Data
  • Innovation
  • Citizens Participation

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