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Scientific foundations training and entrepreneurship activities in the domain of ICT -enabled Governance

The Samos Summit
"Government 3.0"

in conjunction with
The 6th International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance

The 9th Samos 2019 Summit On ICT-enabled Governance

in conjunction with
The 6th International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance
The 9th Samos Summit on ICT-enabled Governance offers an unprecedented opportunity to see, interact with and influence cutting-edge Information and Communication Technologies research projects and initiatives. Attended by high caliber experts from research, administrations and enterprises worldwide, the Samos 2019 Summit focuses on the newest developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance, under the main headline.
Specific focus in this year’s summit will be given to the following areas of ICT-enabled governance, aiming at delivering high-level insights on the new roadmap for research and practice:
  • Future Public Services theoretical approaches and examples from all levels of public administration, especially combining societal citizens' knowledge and effort with information systems 
  • New technological evolutions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Bots and Agents, Data Mining, Internet of Services and Things, and more.
  • New models and tools for the open provision of legal data to citizens and businesses, through advances semantics, AI-based text mining, utilising High-Performance Computing 
  • New epistemological approaches for the main elements of Government 3.0, such as ontological resources and definitions, neighboring scientific domains, taxonomies of research topics, training curricula, future roadmaps, and foresight
The 9th Samos Summit will be held at Karlovassi, Samos, Greece, co-organised by the University of the Aegean / Information Systems Laboratory the Manylaws Project and the Government 3.0 Project, funded by the European Commission. Samos Summit is a collaborative, non-for-profit event. 
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Call for contributions

You may state your idea or intention to take part in one or more of the following ways:
  • An extended abstract of an unpublished research paper, on one or more of the key subjects of the Summit, (typically 2000 words + pictures). Academic paper proposals will be invited to form a Special Issue in a well established Journal.
  • An on-site presentation on one the subjects of the Summit (typically 20 minutes, via slides). Usually, a presentation based on a new approach, an innovative project or a research outcome. 
  • A presentation via skype (10 minutes, slides), as above.  Skype presentations are limited to one per session.
  • A position statement at a workshop (5 minutes, talk/slide), in any of the workshops that are in the agenda. 
  • Organisation of a new workshop (45 or 90 minutes), on one of the key topics.
  • A hands-on session or tutorial at the summer school (60 minutes, slides/systems). Expect classes of 10-15 students, each with laptop and mobile device.    
You may send your initial ideas (typically 1/2 a page, stating your intention/contribution type, title and abstract), to yannisx @ / cc alexop @
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OpenGOV2019: Summer School on Government 3.0

The 6th International Summer School
 "on ICT - enabled Governance: Government 3.0"

(1-5 July)

The 6th International Summer School (01 – 05/07/2019) focusing on Technologies and Applications for Government 3.0, a really growing and offering great challenges domain, is taking place in the beautiful island of Samos. 
The aim of the opengov2019 Summer School is to enable participants' involvement in Open and Collaborative Governance issues and their accompanied technologies with hands-on workshops and discussions around the most prominent technologies of the domain (such as big and open linked data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, crowdsourcing mechanisms, policy modelling and simulation, opinion mining and sentiment extraction and visualization), and offer appropriate additional skills towards shaping a successful researcher, a competitive employee and a well-informed public servant. 
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The topics addressed by the opengov2019 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:

  • Big and Open Linked Data applications and technologies
  • Big Open Legal Data services and infrastructures
  • Machine Learning & Data Mining
  • Blockchain in e-government
  • Gamification in e-government
  • Data-intensive decision making
  • Personalised Public Services
  • Open Government & E-Democracy
  • Social media and web 2.0 platforms and services for governance
  • Policy modelling and electronic policy deliberation (e-participation)
  • Artificial Intelligence tools and techniques
  • Smart Cities
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Mobile and cloud technologies for open and collaborative governance 
  • Interoperable infrastructures: Technical, semantic and organisational interoperability
  • Voting and polling in the present technology environment, seeking further possibilities
  • Deliberative Democracy. Tools available. Tools to be developed
  • Objections to direct democracy. Examining weaknesses, like (arguably) the risk of manipulation of opinions, easy polarization, populism, and demagoguery. How it relates with data protection and privacy issues - citizen right

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