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.

30 Mar

CfP: “Enabling Effective Policy Making – Coupling the Power of the Data with the Wisdom of the Crowd”

You are cordially invited to participate to the Workshop entitled “Enabling Effective Policy
Making – Coupling the Power of the Data with the Wisdom of the Crowd“.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the eGov/ePart 2015 Conference. eGov is established as the major European event addressing eGovernment Research with the sponsorship of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the up-to-date methodologies and findings of five of the projects constituting members of the Global Systems Science (GSS) cluster and promote active dialogue among the participants.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for the submission of papers: 01 June 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2015
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 15 August 2015
  • Workshop: 31 August 2015

Papers Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must be in English and describe original work.
  • Papers should not exceed 12 pages in total.
  • Papers will be peer-reviewed.
  • Authors should submit their contributions by email to the Workshop Organisers via email, sending their contribution to the following addresses askous_@_epu.ntua.gr and skous_@_epu.ntua.gr

Workshop Programme Committee

  • Prof. D. Askounis (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Prof. H. Lee (Brunel University)
  • Dr. Y. Glikman (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
  • Prof. J. Psarras (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Assoc. Prof. C. Koutras (University of Peloponnese)
  • Dr. S. Koussouris (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Dr. S. Mouzakitis (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Dr. F. Lampathaki (National Technical University of Athens)

For more details, please find the relevant CfP here.

17 Feb

Policy Compass 3rd Plenary Meeting @ Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

The 3rd Plenary Meeting of the Policy Compass consortium, accompanied by a two-days technical one, took place in the Fraunhofer FOKUS premises in Berlin, Germany between the 9th and 11th of February, 2015.

The desirable advancements from the technological point of view, as well as the up to date achievements were mainly discussed. Fruitful discussions on the project’s publications and dissemination activities were also realised.

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27 Nov

Policy Compass at eChallenges 2014!

The eChallenges 2014 conference was held in Belfast, Ireland between 29th and 30th of October 2014 and provided an international forum to foster ICT related entrepreneurship and innnovation, share experiences, increase awareness of innovative applied ICT applications and research results, and identify opportunities for research collaboration under Horizon 2020.

DSSLab NTUA, partners in the Policy Compass project, presented a scientific paper titled “Towards more factual, evidence-based, transparent and accountable policy evaluation and analysis: The Policy Compass approach“.

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The respective presentation can be found here.

25 Nov

Policy Compass Presentation at the GSS Meeting!

On Wednesday November 19th the Global Systems Science (GSS) Cluster came together in the EC premises in Brussels, Belgium.

More than 50 participants watched the presentations of the cluster’s projects and were engaged in an active and fruitful dialogue focusing on ideas’ and knowledge exchange, as well as on investigation of possible synergies amongst the presented projects.

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Policy Compass was presented by Fraunhofer FOKUS and received interesting questions and suggestions.

The relevant presentation can be found here.

EU-Community, CONSENSUS, SENSE4US, GLODERS, ePOLICY, EUNOIA, INSIGHT, EVERYAWARE, XLIKE, CONGAS, Simpol, GrowthCom, SYMPHONY, CRISIS and MOOC for Policy (Etoile) were also presented in the context of the GSS Cluster meeting.

25 Nov

Policy Compass Presentation at EGOSE 2014!

The EGOSE 2014 was held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation between 18th and 20th of November and addressed issues of concern within the Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy.

ITMO, both organisers of the EGOSE Conference and partners in the Policy Compass project, presented a scientific paper on “Assessing Governmental Policies’ Impact through Prosperity Indicators and Open Data“.

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The respective presentation can be found here.

16 Sep

Policy Compass at EGOSE 2014!

The EGOSE 2014 (Electronic Governance and Open Society:
Challenges in Eurasia) aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy. The Conference provides a platform for networking and collaboration of eGovernance experts in the Eurasian area.

EGOSE 2014 will be held at St. Petersburg, Russian Federation on November 18-20, 2014.

Policy Compass will be represented by ITMO partner which is among the main organisers and contributors of the EGOSE 2014 Conference.

08 Sep

Policy Compass at EGOV / ePart 2014!

The IFIP EGOV conference, together with IFIP ePart, brings together leading researchers and professionals from across the globe and from a number of disciplines.

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), partner of the Policy Compass project, presented a scientific paper in the context of EGOV / ePart 2014 (entitled “Fusing Open Public Data, Prosperity Indexes, Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Argumentation Technology for more factual, evidence-based and accountable policy analysis and evaluation”), relevant to the project’s concept and approach.

The relevant presentation can be found here.

10 Jul

Policy Compass in t-Gov 2014!

The aim of the t-Gov workshop was to provide a common platform for academics and practitioners to discuss and present original research highlighting issues related with technical, organisational, managerial and socioeconomic aspects of both (e) and (t)-Government implementation and adoption.

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Brunel University presented a scientific paper in the context of t-Gov 2014 (entitled “Evidence-Based, Transparent and Accountable Policy Analysis and Evaluation – The Policy Compass Approach”), relevant to the project’s concept and approach.

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The relevant presentation can be found here.