Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards

On May 17, 2011, in Workshop, by GIScience Research Group

This workshop, titled “Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards” is organized jointly by Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla, Horizon Digital Economy Research and Puneet Kishor, Creative Commons.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the annual Open Source GIS Conference, June 21, 2011, Nottingham, United Kingdom, and will be held at the School of Geography/Centre for Geospatial Science at the University of Nottingham.

For more information, including the conference programme, visit:

This workshop builds on the Law and the GeoWeb workshop held recently at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, and will bring together speakers from across industry, research and academia to contribute toward some of the fundamental theoretical and technical questions emerging in the Open Data space.

The following speakers and topics have been confirmed:
* Producing and consuming open data by Dr. Peter Mooney, Department of Computer Science, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
* Mapping the UK population over time by Prof. David Martin, School of Geography, University of Southampton
* Curating geographic and other data by Zach Beauvais, Talis
* Discussant: Bob Anderson, Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham
* Legal implications of open data by Dr. Katleen Janssen, ICRI, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgiu
* Open rights campaign, Javier Ruiz Diaz, Open Rights Group
* Exercising our rights over information about us by Prof. Derek McAuley, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham
* Discussant: Prof. Estelle Derclaye, Faculty of Law, University of Nottingham
* Tackling global challenges through open innovation and geographic information  by Dr. Chris Parker and Ian Holt,  Ordnance Survey, Southampton
* Topic TBD by Diane Cabell, Director, iCommons
* Discussant: David Martin

Please register for the workshop at the main OSGIS web site by June 3, 2011.

For further information please contact Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla (Hanif.Rahemtulla[AT] or Puneet Kishor (punkish[AT]

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