Alon Peled

JeDEM No. 7(2) 2015 out now!

jedem logoWe are pleased to announce a little pre x-mas present: The newest issue of our open access e-journal at JeDEM.org.

This issue comprises the best papers of the CeDEM 15 conference in May 2015 in Krems, Austria. 

Included are the keynotes by Shauneen Furlong and Alon Peled held at the CeDEM15 Conference at Danube University Krems, research papers from CeDEM and a paper submitted to the JeDEM open submission system. The keynotes’ articles describe the challenges to transformational government and the linking (or “wazing”) of the world’s government data resources. The authors investigate transparency in open governments, the critical factors in the use and publication of open data, the motivation to share knowledge in public administrations using new media technologies, as well as cities’ commitment to open data.

Read the latest issue here.

There will also be a new JeDEM CFP out at the beginning of 2016 – watch this space!

Until then: Merry Christmas!

Karine Nahon, Alon Peled, and Jennifer Shkabatur are winning the Best Paper Award #CeDEM15 #video

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We congratulate the winners on the #CeDEM15 Best Paper Award: Karine Nahon, Alon Peled and Jennifer Shkabatur with their paper “Cities’ Open Government Data Heart Beat”

 

This is what the reviewers said about the paper:

“…it is clearly written, notable urges the right questions in current International transparency debates, has a clear written methodology and addresses interesting insights and discussion points.”

“…lies on real research and has a practical value……”

“…an innovative and really practical approach to measuring Openness…..”

“…provided a very valuable new methodology for measuring open government data at the level where it arguably matters most i.e. local”

“…not only interesting but extremely useful in terms of advancing best practice in the Open Data field.”

 

5 questions to Alon Peled #CeDEM15

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During our CeDEM15 conference, Noella Edelmann asked Alon Peled from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 5 questions around Open Government and E-Democracy.

5 questions to…
Alon Peled
Associate Professor and Political Scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  1. In a nutshell: What are your thoughts in Open Government and E-Democracy?
  2. What does “open” mean to you?
  3. Could you name a good practise in E-Democracy or Open Government?
  4. …and how about bad practises?
  5. What are we going to talk about at CeDEM25?

More informations

“Wazing the Information Super Highway: Linking the World’s Open Data Resources” Alon Peled #CeDEM15 #keynote

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Who produces the greatest amount of data? US Congress Library ? No (=the size of bacteria). Google? No (=size of a merlin bird). NSA? No (=size of a whale). It is the Federal Agencies. Alon Peled in his keynote “Wazing the Information Super Highway: Linking the World’s Open Data Resources”.

#CeDEM15 Keynote
“Wazing the Information Super Highway: Linking the World’s Open Data Resources”
Alon Peled
Associate Professor and Political Scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

All #CeDEM15 Keynotes

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#CeDEM13 day 1, morning, Track: Open Data, Transparency (..)

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(Guerilla knitting by @anked still here from #CEDEM12 !! :-))

Here you’ll find minutes of the Open Data Session on the first day of CEDEM13. Presentations: 4. Room occupancy: full. Weather report: Lovely late morning sunshine.

Re-Designing Open Data 2.0

Alon Peled
At the moment, open data is moving forward. This contribution is dealing with a categorisation of criticism towars Open Data (named “Open Data 1.0 Criticism) like bad design or unrealistic goals, technology obsession etc. Beside the need of conceptualising this criticism, there is certainly a place for Open Data, but open does not neccessarily mean free. There could also be an intern arena created between agencies we have to be aware of. (more…)