30 Sep

Policy Compass at the Data for Policy Conference!

The Data for Policy conference is an independent initiative to promote interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral discussion between all stakeholders with interest in potentials of Data Science research to enhance government operations and policy-making.

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Policy Compass partners NTUA and CCC presented a scientific publication titled “Policy Compass: Prosperity Indicator-based Accountable Policy Analysis and Evaluation via Open Data Exploitation-Extended Abstract”.

30 Sep

Policy Compass in the Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) Conference!

The International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) is a regular forum for presentation and exchange of the latest research results concerning theory and applications of computational argumentation. COMMA topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal, semi-formal and informal models for argumentation
  • Dialogue based on argumentation
  • Strategies in argumentation
  • Argumentation and game theory
  • Argumentation and probability
  • Argumentation and narrative
  • Argumentation and computational linguistics
  • Argument mining
  • Analogical argumentation

A publication titled “Formalizing Balancing Arguments” was presented by Policy Compass partner Fraunhofer FOKUS, accompanied by a presentation of a demo prepared through the Policy Compass platform.

30 Sep

Policy Compass at OW2con’16!

Held for the eighth consecutive year, OW2con’16 brought together the OW2 open source community and technology experts, software architects, IT developers, project managers and decision-makers from all around the world.

Policy Compass was presented in the context of OW2con’16 as a service very relevant to the European Data Portal, the portal aiming to become the catalogue of all European public data providing them in all official languages of the European Union.

27 Jun

Policy Compass at DTGS 2016!

The mission of the DTGS Conference was to provide scholars and specialists with a representative platform to discuss contemporary information society development. The Conference addressed various issues of social, political, economic and cultural transformations in the age of digital technologies.

Policy Compass was represented by three partners: ITMO (also among the organisers of the conference), Fraunhofer FOKUS and NTUA.

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Policy Compass organised a project-dedicated workshop, where a platform demo was realised, along with an ITMO pilot presentation. Interesting discussions followed the two presentations, providing important feedback to the Policy Compass consortium.

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In addition, a project-related scientific publication was presented, titled “Digital Transformation: Is Public Sector Following the Enterprise 2.0 Paradigm?“.

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The respective presentation can be found here.

22 Apr

Policy Compass at Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days 2016!

The main theme of this year’s Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days conference (CEEEGOVDays 2016) was to explore how ICT can act as an enabler for transparent and open policy-making process.

The conference aimed to answer questions such as: How can IT contribute to the aforementioned goal? What are the chances and the risks of the use of ICT to promote a European system of Multi-Level eGovernance? What are best practices which could serve as a model for the development of such a system?

This conference addressed public sector practitioners and policy makers, industry professionals and academia alike. The disciplines covered were primarily information sciences, law and administrative science, political science, sociology and economics.

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Policy Compass was represented by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and presented a scientific publication titled “A New Indicator of Social Welfare: A Citizen Centered and Open Data Oriented Approach“.

You may find the respective presentation here.

14 Jul

Policy Compass Workshop in the EGOV 2015 and ePart 2015 Conference!

Policy Compass, along with other Global Systems Science projects, organised a Workshop in the context of the dual EGOV / ePart 2015 conference, titled “Enabling Effective Policy Making – Coupling the Power of the Data with the Wisdom of the Crowd”. The main purpose of the Workshop was to disseminate the project’s platform and up to date results to all participating stakeholders, as well as stimulate discussion on all participating projects.

More than 20 participants with various backgrounds (i.e. researchers, practitioners, policy makers etc.) participated in the workshop, contributing to a live and interesting discussion.

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NTUA DSSLab, partners of Policy Compass, gave a presentation (supported by a corresponding workshop paper) titled “Policy Compass project – Open Data Driven Policy Analysis and Impact Evaluation”.

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.

11 May

Participation in the EGOV/EPART 2014 Conference

EGOV ConferenceThe annual international IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) conference is the European core conference in the domain of ICT in the public sector. Together with IFIP ePart, the sibling conference on electronic participation, and frequently affiliated workshops on emerging topics, the IFIP EGOV 2014 conference, that will take place at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland between the 1st and 4th of September 2014 is expected to attract many participants from various domains of interest.
Taking advantage of this excellent scientific publication and dissemination opportunity, Policy Compass will present a scientific paper entitled “Fusing Open Public Data, Prosperity Indexes, Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Argumentation Technology for more factual, evidence-based and accountable policy analysis and evaluation”, presenting the overall Policy Compass notion and approach.
Exchange of ideas and knowledge and possible synergies amongst related projects and initiatives will also be sought by NTUA that will be representing the Policy Compass consortium.

12 Apr

Policy Compass at Samos Summit 2014

Samos2014Being recognized as one of the established and important summer events of the last few years, this year’s Samos Summit (Samos Summit 2014) that will take place between June 30 – July 5 2014 will be dedicated on ICT-enabled Governance.
Since the scope of Samos Summit 2014 totally falls in the interests and areas of application of the Policy Compass project, the Policy Compass consortium will be present in the event and will present and disseminate the project’s scope, as well as the up to date findings and advancements.

In addition, exchange of ideas and knowledge and possible synergies amongst related projects and initiatives will be sought.