San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alongside the 3rd International Open Government Data Conference in Ottawa, on May 27th 2015, the Open Data Research Network will host a one day academic workshop, consisting of a series of paper presentations and discussion panels.
About the symposium
As open data becomes firmly cemented in the policy mainstream, there is a pressing need to dig deeper into the dynamics of how open data operates in practice, and the theoretical roots of open data activities. Researchers across the world have been looking at these issues, and this workshop offers an opportunity to bring together and have shared dialogue around completed studies and work-in-progress.
Researcher papers have been invited on topics including:
- Theoretical framing of open data as a concept and a movement;
- Use and impacts of open data in specific countries or specific sectors, including, but not limited to: government agencies, cities, rural areas, legislatures, judiciaries, and the domains of health, education, transport, finance, environment, and energy;
- The making, implementation and institutionalisation of open data policy;
- Capacity building for wider availability and use of open data;
- Conceptualising open data ecosystems and intermediaries;
- Entrepreneurial usage and open data economies in developing countries;
- Linkages between transparency, freedom of information and open data communities;
- Measurement of open data policy and practices;
- Critical challenges for open data: privacy, exclusion and abuse;
- Situating open data in global governance and developmental context;
- Development and adoption of technical standards for open data;
Paper submissions are due by 28th February, and these pages will be updated with a schedule of papers as they are confirmed. See here for paper submission details.
We expect the event will consist of a series of presentations and discussion, as well as round-table discussion sessions on research topics. The symposium will be curated to bridge between research, policy and practice communities.
The event will also include an AGM for the Open Data Research Network, formalising a new model of membership and governance for the network.
Attendance at the symposium is free, and tea and coffee will be provided. There will be a number of nearby outlets selling reasonably priced lunches.
Alongside the 3rd International Open Government Data Conference
This event takes place as a fringe event to the 3rd International Open Government Data Conference (IOGDC) which takes place on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May in the same venue. You will need to register separately for IOGDC here.
Logistical details (travel, hotels etc.) for participants will be available at http://opendatacon.org/ over the coming months.
We are working in partnership with IOGDC to secure travel funding for those with accepted papers, and participants from developing countries. You can apply for travel support on the main IOGDC registration form.
When & Where
Open Data Research Network
The Open Data Research Network connects scholars and practitioners looking at the social dimensions of open data policy and practice around the world.