12 Jun

Policy Compass 5th Plenary Meeting @ Cambridge, UK

The 5th Plenary Meeting of the Policy Compass consortium, accompanied by a two-days technical one, was hosted by the Cambridgeshire County Council in Cambridge, UK between the 9th and 11th of June, 2015.

The participants had fruitful exchange of ideas on the upcoming milestones regarding the project’s platform, as well as on the plans for the Policy Compass pilots’ operation.

Past and future dissemination activities, as well as the project’s exploitation plan,  were also discussed.

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11 Jun

Policy Compass at EMCIS 2015!

The European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS) is an annual research event addressing the IS discipline with regional as well as global perspective. EMCIS 2015, held in Athens, Greece, brought together researchers from around the world in a friendly atmosphere promoting free exchange of innovative ideas.

Policy Compass, represented by Brunel University and DSSLab NTUA, organised a workshop in the context of EMCIS 2015. A demo of the (under development) Policy Compass platform was showcased to participants, followed by active discussions and exchange of ideas and opinions.

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In addition, both Brunel University and DSSLab NTUA presented scientific papers relevant to the Policy Compass developments and findings titled:

  • Navigation in Politics – Fuzzy Cognitive Map and Argumentation Approach for Policy  modeling and Analytics” and
  • Policy Impact Evaluation through Prosperity Metrics and Open Data Sources” respectively.
10 Jun

Policy Compass at 4th International Symposium on Operational Research!

The 4th International Symposium and 26th National Conference on Operational Research was held in Chania, Greece between 4th and 6th of June 2015 aiming to disseminate recent scientific advances in operational research and management science (OR/MS) and to promote international co-operation among researchers and practitioners working on OR/MS.

DSSLab NTUA, partners in the Policy Compass project, gave a project-oriented presentation titled “Policy Impact Evaluation Through Prosperity Metrics and Open Data Sources“.

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Participants were engaged in an active discussion on the project’s findings and advancements, as well as for the upcoming milestones and next steps.

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The respective presentation can be found here.