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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, IT INNOVATION CENTRE

The IT Innovation Centre is an applied research centre advancing information technologies and their uptake in industry, commerce and the public sector. Part of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, the Centre is an international leader in applied research in Future Internet technologies including social media, socio-economics, secure service-oriented systems, information discovery and decision support, and digital asset creation and management.

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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for the Open University to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the Open University's very nature: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia. We chose to call this convergence Knowledge Media. Knowledge Media is about the processes of generating, understanding and sharing knowledge using several different media, as well as understanding how the use of different media shape these processes. Our research is aligned with a number of broad strategic threads, currently Future Internet, Knowledge Management, Multimedia & Information Systems, Narrative Hypermedia, New Media Systems, Semantic Web & Knowledge Services and Social Software.

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UNIVERSITY KOBLENZ-LANDAU

The institute "WeST - Web Science and Technologies" works on issues related to the usage and the technologies of the World Wide Web. Researchers consider the technical aspects of the Web being a globally networked information system and information services as well as the personal and social aspects of Web usage. They aim at understanding the structure and evolution of the Web, for making the Web even more useful and for ensuring its future prosperity and usefulness. Germane to these aspects are the novel technologies of the Semantic Web, Web Retrieval, Multimedia Web, Interactive Web and the Software Web.

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GOVERNMENT TO YOU

GOVERNMENT TO YOU (Gov2u) is an international non-profit association created by a group of visionary professionals from the fields of Legislative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and community activism aiming to suggest and promote tools that facilitate the everyday work of elected officials and that offer citizens a greater stake in political discourse by enabling them to contribute their ideas, suggestions, and opinions. Gov2u has significant experience in various eVoting and eParticipation projects and is internationally recognized as a pioneer organization in the field of eDemocracy.

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GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

The GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is an institution which supports and facilitates scientific work at every stage of the research process by providing information, consultation, and data. GESIS is based upon extensive research programs providing services in data, methodolody, and speciliased information. In addition, GESIS delivers individual information and consulting services.

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HANSARD SOCIETY LTD

An independent, non-partisan political research and education Society, we believe that the health of representative democracy rests on the foundation of a strong Parliament and an informed and engaged citizenry. The Hansard Society was founded in 1944 and we work in the UK and around the world to promote democracy and strengthen parliaments.

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STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

eGovlab is part of Stockholm University, which is one of the largest universities in Sweden. SU’s Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) cooperates with more than thirty universities and has participated in a large number of projects funded by EU, NIH, the World Bank, and other international and national agencies. DSV is placed in the Stockholm suburb of Kista and is an integral part of Kista Science City, which is one of the most advanced and leading ICT clusters in the world. DSV is one of the oldest and largest academic departments of ICT in Sweden.

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