The 1st International Summer School (01/07/2013 – 06/07/2013) focusing in Technologies and Applications for Open and Collaborative Governance, a really growing and offering great challenges domain, in a beautiful island.
The aim of the e-Gov Summer School is to enable participants involvement in “Open and Collaborative Governance” issues (such as open data, croudsourcing, accurate and analytical modeling and simulation tools, data analysis, mining and visualization technologies), and offer appropriate additional skills towards shaping a successful researcher, a competitive employee and an well-informed citizen.
e-Gov 2013 Summer School
The Summer School on Open and Collaborative Governance (e-GOV Summer School) organized by the University of the Aegean in Samos island, provides a unique opportunity for participants to interact with internationally acclaimed scientists and researchers in the domain of ICT-enabled Governance, to develop their skills in the areas of policy modelling, information management, social media in governance and more.
The topics covered by the e-GOV Summer School cover a wide span of information and communication technologies and social science issues, under the following thematic areas:
- Open and collaborative governance models and practices
- Open and linked data acquisition, curation and publishing
- 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
- Electronic government infrastructures and services (e-government)
- Technical, semantic and organisational Interoperability
- Legal, security and trust issues in open governance
Courses will be offered in various ways, including lectures, tutorials, collaborative workshops and round table discussions. Most importantly, the Summer School will include showcasing and hands-on experience with innovative platforms and services that are under development in a number of collaborative research projects.
The team of Summer School instructors has a long track in academic training, industrial research projects and scientific publications in the areas of ICT-enabled governance. and in conjunction with the mixture of the participants/students may lead to scientific papers writing and innovative project proposals.
In parallel with e-Gov Summer School, the 4th Samos Summit on Digital Innovation, taking place the same week in Samos, will give the opportunity to Summer School participants to meet the business and scientific leaders on the domain of e-government.
The main research areas for e-Governance
The domain of Open and Collaborative Governance (OCG) constitutes a multi-disciplinary scientific area, aiming to support administrations in structuring policy and delivering high quality services towards citizens and businesses in an open, collaborative way. Embracing topics such as e-Government, e-Governance, e-Participation, policy modelling and collective awareness, OCG models and practices constitute a new way of governance for administrations at any level, internationally.
The main research areas for e-Governance are as follows:
- Model Based-Governance (Policy modelling; Societal Simulation)
- Participative Governance (New models for public dialogue and decision making; Opinion mining and sentiment analysis)
- Data-powered collective intelligence (Open and linked, static and dynamic data; Personalisation, Search and Visualisation)
- Government Service Utility (Cloud infrastructures, Interoperability, Identity and Trust; New targets for service execution [1-stop, 1-second, 1-cent]; Service co-creation by citizens and enterprises)