The 2016 European Data Forum EDF16 took place in lovely Eindhoven at the Evoluon. Much shaped like a flying saucer, this spectacular venue for two days gave home to Europe’s elite on data related topics. This years event was all focused on big data and data science. The importance of Big Data was stressed by TU Eindhoven president Jan Mengelers, CEO Eindhoven University of Technology. According to him, 50% of innovation in the future will have to be attributed to data ecosystems. That’s an enormous amount of change.
We gave a presentation on the effects of Big Data Analytics on policy making in the 21st. century.
We aim at enlarging our team with highly-motivated new full time researcher colleagues with a focus on social sciences, political science, communication science or computer/information science, presumably for a non-tenured position of 3 years (pre-doc or post-doc).
We at the Department for E-Governance and Administration are a vibrant interdisciplinary research team, always looking for dedicated new colleagues. During the last years our team grew steadily. We cover diverse topics such as law, social sciences, technology, psychology and statistics. As a national and international renowned research partner we deliver solutions in the domains of eGovernment, eParticipation, policy development and ICT for public administrations.
In the mid term we are looking for
one technically oriented position, ideally with a CS background, and
one position with a focus on science, society and/or communication in public administration.
5 questions to Efthimios Tambouris. Tambouris is from the Applied Informatics Department at University of Macedonia (GR). He held his keynote „Multidimensional Open Government Data“ at the CeDEM16 conference.
Your thoughts on e-democracy and open government in a nutshell?
What does open mean to you?
Name a good practice in e-democracy or open government?
Name a bad practice in e-democracy or open government?
What will be discussing at CeDEM in 2016?
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.
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 at the Danube University Krems.
Mila Gascó holds a MBA and a Ph. D. in public policy evaluation (Award Enric Prat de la Riba granted to the best Ph. D. thesis on public management and administration, given by the Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain).
Nowadays, she is a senior researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management and the Institute of Public Governance and Management, both at ESADE. In the latter, she is in charge of the e-governance, open government and smart cities areas of research. For seven years, she was a senior analyst at the International Institute on Governance of Catalonia. Mila Gascó has a lot of consulting experience on the information and knowledge society as well.
Mila Gascó in ten sentences: What are the main assets of your keynote, expectations and your vision of the future? #cedem16
More and more, public administrations are forced to co-produce
Co-production does not need ICT but ICT facilitate and speed up the processes of co-production
ICT-enabled co-production is meaningful in the framework of open government
Co-production has mainly to do with one of the three open government dimensions: collaboration
Open data and social media are important tools to do co-production
A co-production process is an open innovation process
Co-production can be related to open services
ICT-enabled co-production can be analyzed according to two criteria: ICT role in the process and citizens’ level of involvement
Two sets of factors influence co-production: organizational factors and citizens factors
ICT-enabled co-production is also influenced by the ICT factor
We are pleased to hear that the book Capitalizing on Creativity at Work edited by Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Cerne, Anders Dysvik, and Arne Carlsen was published on March 31, 2016. The Centre for E-Governance contributed with an article named „Government Ideation Systems“ (co-authors Peter Parycek, Ralph Schöllhammer, Judith Schossböck).
This contribution addresses governmental approaches and modes of innovation in governance which can increase transparency, support common interests and collaboration with citizens and communities. The idea is that participation and collaboration in policy-making can foster innovation within the public sector. As in other areas, more and more governments are realizing the potential of connecting to ideas of people and communities by means of information and communication technologies (ICTs).