Efthimios Tambouris in 10 sentences: Keynote, expectations, vision of the future and #cedem16

CeDEM – the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government – brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Danube University Krems.

Before we begin, we ask our keynote-speakers Mila Gasco, Robert Krimmer, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris to ten sentences around their keynote, expectations and their vision of the future.

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Tambouris-profilEfthimios Tambouris
Efthimios Tambouris is an Associate Professor of “Information Systems and eGovernment” at the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Before that, he served at Research Centers CERTH/ITI and NCSR ‘Demokritos’ and the ICT Industry. Dr. Tambouris holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and an MSc and PhD from Brunel University, UK. During the last sixteen years he has initiated, coordinated and participated in numerous EU-funded research projects mainly in the field of eGovernment. He is an expert for the European Commission and CEN. He is co-chair of the IFIP International Conference on eParticipation (ePart) and has more than 150 scientific publications.

Efthimios Tambouris in ten sentences: What are the main assets of your keynote, expectations and your vision of the future? #cedem16

  • In my keynote, I will present multidimensional open data and, hopefully, I will convince CEDEM participants on their importance.
  • I will illustrate that most open data are actually statistical data thus can be considered as multidimensional open data.
  • This suggests that knowledge accumulated during the last decades on data warehouses, OLAP operations, business intelligence and the like can be actually reused with open data while new opportunities exist.
  • I will claim that a precondition for all these to happen is to model open data using appropriate technologies, such as the RDF data cube vocabulary.
  • I expect that participants will appreciate the potential of further exploiting multidimensional open data.
  • My vision is a world of distributed but connected open data that are machine-understandable and thus can be logically perceived by users as a single, local database.
  • This will enable performing a variety of analyses for many difference purposes, from commercial to scientific.
  • A new world of data-driven opportunities might become possible using multidimensional open data!


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