CFP: Workshop on Open Gov Data Standardisation @Informatik2013 – EXTENDED Deadline

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THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED: New submission deadline 30. April 2013


Mutually agreed interface descriptions laid out in standards help to reduce a system’s complexity in manifold ways. Standardised processes will simplify governance, increase service delivery quality and enable collaboration beyond system boundaries. Major standards in use today were set up by raw consensus (e.g. http) with others being established by a more conventional standardisation gremium (e.g. GSM). Standards get erected by jurisdiction, by industrial agreement or because of long-lasting, widespread and habituated usage, assigning different roles and meanings to actual standards usage and enforcement patterns.
The workshops goal is to discuss the important aspects of OGD standards, their terms of use in daily application as well as the significance of OGD standards for international collaboration.

Public Administration data usage makes no halt at national borders. Apps and applications, visualisations and forecasts, built by open source developers, companies and associations rely on open, structured data and contribute to cross-border added value. Mutual agreement on OGD standards and their terms of use will improve interoperability and foster open data usage within DACH, Europe or in a truly international context. Agreements may be made in these areas:

  • requirements, costs & benefits as well as evaluation of existing standardisation efforts in DACH and Europe with a focus on Metadata and naming schemes (URI-concepts)
  • publication process and hand-over from internal departments of public administration to OGD portals
  • technical requirements and expectations of the developer community in relation to the status quo of OGD portals and the
  • legal aspects including terms of use, license and liability

Workshop Goal

The Workshops goal is to give answers, identify missing expertise and sketch a process model to the following questions:

  • Would OGD in a DACH/pan-European/global context benefit of a standardisation process on the technical layer or does the promise of Linked Data suffice to agree on the semantic layer?
  • What is the current status quo of standardisation in different countries?
  • Which organisational processes are in place in those countries to support OGD standardisation?
  • Would the topic of OGD benefit of a cross-country standardisation approach? Would an European, overarching approach help to quicker realize the promised benefits of OGD (economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, more informed thus qualitative decisions)
  • Standards now and in the future: Which importance will the ongoing standardisation efforts of OGD have in the future?

Target Audience

  • Public Administration Open Data and information management responsibles, CIOs
  • Researchers with a focus on public administration, process innovation and information management
  • Public Administration IT Solution and Infrastructure Architects
  • Political decision makers
  • (Open Source, Open Data) developers

Organizing Committee

  • Peter Parycek, Johann Höchtl, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Jörn von Lucke, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS Germany
  • Marianne Fraefel, Alessia Neuroni & Reinhard Riedl, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Workshop Language

  • English

Workshop Methodology

  • Invited speakers
  • Moderated panel discussions
  • Workshop paper presentations
  • Aggregation and dissemination of results


Submission deadlines

  • Workshop paper submission due: 22. April 2013 EXTENDED DEADLINE 30. April 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: 20. May 2013
  • Registration for Informatik 2013: 30. June 2013 (At least the presenting author is required to register for Informatik 2013, registration fee is dependent on the number of days planed to attend)
  • Submission of camera-ready version: 1. July 2013. Accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Informatics.

Preceding Workshops

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