Preparing for Open Data of the future. Activities and projects for transparency and e-governance at IODC16
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Preparing for Open Data of the future. Activities and projects for transparency and e-governance at IODC16

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The International Open Data Conference (IODC) is a space to share different open data projects currently executed on the main existing interest areas. The regional talks with specialists coming from everywhere in the world gave an idea of the actual situation and the future of open data.

More than 1.500 participants from more than a hundred countries attended the 82 sessions scheduled at IODC16, where more than 330 experts from 50 different countries shown their works and reflections on the importance of open data as a high-value asset in 24 sectors, including healthcare, environment, journalism, agriculture, education, transport or smart cities.

The election of Madrid as the host city of the event this year is motivated by its privileged geographical location, which has helped to promote the participation of North Africa and Latin America in IODC16. Also, Spain is one of the leading member states in open data and a reference for other countries, as indicated in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report Government at a glance, which places the country in sixth position. Likewise, the Open Data Barometer, developed by the Web Foundation, place Spain in 31th position in a total of 86 countries, meaning an advancement of four position during this past two years.

 Oscar Corcho from Universidad Polytechnica de Madrid and CLARITY partner attended the conference and provides below recommendations on sessions for open data users to get information on projects on e-governance, transparence and smart cities.

Visualizar´16

From 26th September to 5th October UPM researchers were coordinators of projects submitted to this IODC pre-event celebrated at Medialab Prado under the title Ciudades Abiertas - Open Cities.

Meeting APORTA

This meeting was held on 3th October. Three different groups talked to the attendees about global cooperation and local impact – under the title ‘Local and global actions to promote key action areas on the global road map’.  

Open Cities Summit

On 5th October, the Open Cities Summit continued with a workshop on Standards and interoperability in which attendees could get a clear idea on new standards of open data for smart and open cities.

Building an inclusive data revolution

This was the title of the main session of IODC in which Oscar Corcho (CLARITY partner) talked about The OjoAlData1000 initiative for harmonizing datasets in Smart City open data portals. This session took place on 7th October.

Visit the International Open Data Conference web for a complete overview of the conference.

Update and News
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    Next Generation Internet

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    The internet is a technology ‘commons’ unlike anything before – a shared benefit and shared responsibility for all of its users. It was never designed to perform the tasks it is expected to perform, and it is certainly not future proof as-is. We need to do better in making sure that the internet as a shared global technical and social infrastructure is able to carry its heavy responsibility. This is especially relevant as we are about to embark on fascinating new journeys where we depend entirely on a safe, secure and open internet as a carrier - including an expected flood of connected devices on the outside and inside of our bodies, vehicles, buildings and infrastructure.

  • 18Jul

    Real digital innovation requires a paradigm shift

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    The sharing economy is having an enormous impact on our cities. In the coming years new technological developments will change them even more drastically. The question is: who owns the platforms? The Google's and Airbnb's of this world, who are unaccountable and primarily in it for the money? Or the platform cooperatives, who focus on open technology, the commons and actual sharing? Should we take it one step further and radically change our economic thinking?

  • 18Jul

    New policy addresses gaps in eHealth service provision

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    Brand new data and cyber security policy from the Department of Health (UK) addresses gaps in eHealth service provision identified the by CLARITY consortium. Just days after the CLARITY consortium submitted their Gap Analyses, which highlights gaps within the current provision of open eGovernment services, the UK Department of Health has announced plans to increase spending on cyber and data security to more than £50m, and also for introducing digital systems that allow patients to track how their data is used, and by whom.  This report thus responds to the following gaps highlighted in CLARITY work so far.

     

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