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OpenData Barometer - ODB Global Report, Third Edition

ODB Global Report

 Third Edition

by OpenData Barometer

What is open data & why is it important?

In a well-functioning democratic society, citizens need to be informed and have access to information on government policies and progress.

Open data — data which is freely available and shareable online, without charge — dramatically reduces the time and money citizens need to invest to understand what government is doing and to hold it to account.

At the same time, because open data is made available in bulk and in formats that simple computer programmes can analyse, comparing and combining data from different sources becomes faster and easier, even across national boundaries.

This greatly enhances the ability of policymakers, scientists and entrepreneurs to find solutions to complex development problems.

According to the open definition, to be truly open, data should be:

1. Available online so as to accommodate the widest practical range of users and uses.

2. Open-licensed so that anyone has permission to use and reuse the data.

3. Machine-readable so that large datasets can be analysed efficiently.

4. Available in bulk so that it can be downloaded as one dataset and easily analysed by a machine.

5. Free of charge so that anyone can access it no matter their budget

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SENSE4US project participated in the 13th European Semantic Web Conference 2016

SENSE4US project participated in the 13th European Semantic Web Conference 2016 (ESWC 2016). The ESWC 2016 took place from May 29th, 2016 to June 2nd​, 2016 in in Anissaras, Crete, Greece. The ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies.

Building on its past success, ESWC is seeking to broaden its focus to span other relevant research areas in which Web semantics plays an important role. For more information about the 13th ESWC 2016 you can visit its website:

During the demo session of the ESWC conference, SENSE4US project presented the sentiment analysis of Demo paper:

"SentiCircles: a platform for contextual and conceptual sentiment analysis".


European Commission Report 2015 - Future-proofing eGovernment for a Digital Single Market

Future-proofing eGovernment for a Digital Single Market
European Commission Report 2015

Read more about the report in European Commission's website

European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) - eGovernment

This publication provides an overview of eGovernment services and the various policies, programmes and funding mechanisms in the European Union supporting their development. It also summarises benchmarks of EU progress in this area, and describes future challenges in establishing open digital government.



Using technology to improve public services and democratic participation

EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service

Author: Ron Davies
Members' Research Service
September 2015 — PE 565.890

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ICT Proposers' Day 2016, 26&27 September 2016 - Registration open!

ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event.

The event will focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 in the field of Information & Communication Technologies. It will offer a unique and exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. 

Registration for the event is now open (it will close on 19/09).

You will find more information about the event, the networking opportunities, as well as practical information about how to get to Bratislava and the venue on the ICT Proposers' Day 2016 website.