Applications Open for the 2015 OpenGov Summer School

13 May 2015

In order to promote education and knowledge dissemination in the area of ICT-enabled governance, the third International Summer School on Open and Collaborative Governance will be held in the Island of Samos (Greece) from 29th of June to 3rd of July 2015, in conjunction with the Samos Summit 2015 on ICT-enabled Governance.

The summer school is open to pre- and postgraduate, MSc and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and practitioners in the areas of ICT, Management, Political and Social Sciences. Successful candidates must show a promising academic or business track in the scientific areas of the Summer School. The deadline to register is May 31, 2015.

The topics addressed by the Summer School include a wide span of information and communication technologies and social science issues, covering the whole cycle of decision making under the following thematic areas:
• Open and Linked Data applications and technologies
• Global Systems Science approaches for evidence-based decision making and policy support
• Big data management technologies in policy support
• Interoperable infrastructures and cloud technologies for open and collaborative governance scenarios
• Social media and web 2.0 platforms and services for governance
• Policy modelling and electronic policy deliberation (e-participation)
• Citizens’ opinion mining and sentiment analysis
• Technical, semantic and organizational Interoperability
• Legal, security and trust issues in open governance

The initiative is organized by the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering of the University of the Aegean, in collaboration with ISMB and the Delft University of Technology, and it is being supported by several European projects and initiatives in the area of electronic governance.