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W3C/EC Workshop: Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:17:41 +0000
Message-ID: <4F5A1105.2010308@w3.org>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
For many years, W3C has been a keen promoter of Open Data, fostering a 
culture in which public administrations make their data available, 
ideally in machine processable formats. Many governments have embraced 
the idea with enthusiasm, setting up national data portals.

As part of the FP7-funded Crossover Project [1], W3C and the European 
Commission are running a workshop in June, just ahead of the Digital 
Agenda Summit, to ask a simple question: what is all the 'new' 
government open data being used for?

To be held in the prestigious Berlaymont building, headquarters of the 
European Commission, the workshop will focus solely on uses of open 
data, not its publication. In particular, the workshop will highlight 
uses of data for tools that aid policy modelling, for citizen 
empowerment and in data journalism.

I would be grateful for any forwarding, Tweeting or other broadcast of 
this announcement. Thank you.


[1] http://www.crossover-project.eu/

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Phil Archer
W3C eGovernment
http://www.w3.org/egov/

http://philarcher.org
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