[Geowanking] Workshop on "Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards"

Mr. Puneet Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Wed May 4 19:33:57 PDT 2011


## Workshop on "Open Government: Open Data,  Open Source and Open Standards"

You are invited to attend a workshop titled [Open Government: Open Data, 
Open Source and Open Standards][og] organized jointly by 
[Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla][hr], Horizon Digital Economy Research and 
[Puneet Kishor][pk], Creative Commons

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

[og]: http://punkish.org/opengov/index.html
[hr]: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/computerscience/people/Hanif.Rahemtulla
[pk]: http://punkish.org
[oc]: http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis11/os_home.html
[cg]: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cgs/index.aspx

This workshop builds on the [Law and the GeoWeb][lg] 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 (i.e., how to mark up and release open data; licensing models for 
governments and how to interface them to other open source and commercial 
licensing regimes; conflicts between data protection and transparency and 
structuring access to data by different groups). 

[lg]: http://punkish.org/geoweb/index.html

The following speakers and topics have been confirmed:

*   Dr. Peter Mooney, Geotechnologies Research Group, Department of 
    Computer Science, NUI Maynooth (NUIM), Co. Kildare. Ireland
    > Producing and consuming open data
    
*   Professor David Martin, School of Geography, University of 
    Southampton, Southampton
    > Mapping the UK population over time: a universe of new possibilities
    
*   Zach Beauvais, Talis
	> Linked data
	
*   Dr. Chris Parker (GeoVation and Community Propositions) and 
    Ian Holt (Web Services), Ordnance Survey, Southampton
    > Tackling global challenges through open innovation and geographic 
    information
    
*   Dr. Catherine Souch, Royal Geographical Society
	> The Open Data revolution and data literacy in higher education
	
*   Dr. Katleen Janssen, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI), 
    Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
    > Privacy and legal implications of open data
    
*   Professor Derek McAuley, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, 
    University of Nottingham
    > Exercising our rights over information about us

## Proceedings

Proceedings of the Redmond and Nottingham workshops along with 
selected longer papers will be published in a special issue of the 
open-access [International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure 
Research][ij] published by the Joint Research Centre of the European 
Commission.

[ij]: http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu

## Contact

Please register for the workshop at the main [OSGIS web site][rg]. 

[rg]: http://osgis2011.wufoo.com/forms/third-open-source-gis-conference-osgis-2011/

For further information please contact either [Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla][eh] or 
[Puneet Kishor][ep].

[eh]: mailto:hanif.rahemtulla at nottingham.ac.uk
[ep]: mailto:punkish at creativecommons.org




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