New Special Issue of Jedem out: “Open Data: growing up and getting specific”

We are very happy to announce that Vol. 6 No. 1 (2014) of JeDEM, the eJournal of E-Democracy and Open Government, has just been published. This time we have been working with guest editors Johann Hoechtl, Tim Davies, Marijn Janssen and Ina Schieferdecker on the topic “Open Data”, a field of studies that has, during the recent years, been “growing up and getting specific”.


Special Issue on Open Data including Invited Papers from the SharePSI project

This special issue contains a variety of research papers addressing this topic from different views and providing recent research results. The papers in this issue deepen the understanding of open data and show that the subject of open data is moving from the general to the study of specifics. The special issue also includes invited papers presented at the first public meeting of the SharePSI project. Share-PSI 2.0 is the European network for the exchange of experience and ideas around implementing open data policies in the public sector.

You can access the full issue for free here.

About the Guest Editors

Johann Höchtl graduated from University of Vienna and Vienna University of Technology in Business Informatics. He is research fellow at Danube University Krems, Center for E-Governance, Austria His projects include EU-funded research projects and national grants in the domain of social media application in administration, and security. He is former member of OASIS SET TC standardisation group. Johann Höchtl is member of OKFN Austria and member of Cooperation Open Government Data Austria, where he is heading data quality sub working group. Apart from his professional work he was advisor to the E-Georgia strategy for the public administration.

Tim Davies is a PhD Candidate in the Web Science Doctoral Training Center at the University of Southampton, and an affiliate of the Harvard Berkman Centre for Internet and Society. He has worked with the World Wide Web Foundation as research lead for the Open Data in Developing Countries program, as well as supporting numerous other projects at the intersection of technology and governance.

Marijn Janssen is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek-Professor in “ICT and Governance” and head of the ICT section of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. He serves on several editorial boards and is involved in the organization of a number of conferences including IFIP EGOV and ICEGOV. He published over 300 refereed publications. More information:

Ina Schieferdecker is the Open Data Coordinator at Fraunhofer FOKUS and chairs Model-Driven Engineering and Quality Assurance of Software-Based Systems at Freie Universität Berlin. She is member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering. Besides other things, she leads the first German open data portal in Berlin and coordinated technically the German data portal

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