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Nyílt kormányzati adatok és nyílt adatpolitika - szakcikkeket várnak a JeDEM különszáma számára július 30-ig

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Call for Papers: JeDEM Special Issue on Open Government Data and Open Policies
Submission deadline: 30 July 2014
In efforts to increase openness, transparency and participation, governments around the world have drafted Open Government policies and established Open Data as an integral part of modern administration. Open data and public sector information has been held out as a powerful resource to support good governance, improve public services, engage citizens, and stimulate economic growth. The promises have been high, but the results have been modest so far and more and there are more and more critical sounds.  Policies have not resulted in gaining the desired benefits and implementations have been criticized for its technology orientation and neglecting the user perspective. These policies and implementations are now under scrutiny, with important questions to be asked about: whether the results justify the efforts; about how different outcomes from open data can be secured; and who is benefiting from open data in different countries and contexts?

JeDEM Journal for eDemocracy is inviting submissions to the following topics:

Ongoing and finished projects using open government data: benefits, opportunities and challenges;
Innovation and efficiency use-cases of open data within government;
Visualisation, simulation and gamification that seeks to reduce the complexity of open government data;
Smart cities, smart regions and the enabling effects of open data
Economic aspect of open data: including open data business models
Encouraging data usage by commercial and non-profit developers;
Policies for stimulating use, institutional arrangements
Political and legal aspects of open data, including it’s relationship with Right to Information/Freedom of Information policies;
Privacy and open data: tensions between open government data and citizen’s privacy rights;
Global perspectives: open data as a phenomenon of developed countries, or a global phenomena? Differences and similarities across countries, cities and regions.
The impact of open data on the public sector workplace of the future: personal opinions and a human-face vs. administrative decisions and procedures.
Open data shifting boundaries at the intersection of public administration and public sphere: citizens as public agents and civil servants as member of the community
Open data infrastructures, ontologies, methods and tools and their impact
Open data is both a social and technical phenomena, and studies are needed that explore the interaction of technology and policy. Many national data portals from Germany and Austria to the USA and the Philippines, already adhere to agreed meta data standards for describing data, and the G8 Open Data Charter has committed members to harmonising meta-data. However, open online data by its nature makes not halt at national or organisational boundaries. To deliver on the European Digital Agenda 2020 vision of digital common market, the UN vision of a post-2015 ‘data revolution’ enabling greater coordination, of the goal of advocacy organisations in joining up data from across countries to track financial flows and to root out corruption, it needs to be easier to join up data across countries. The European Commission has already elaborated a meta data description to help bridge data from different EU member states administrations and to mitigate language barriers of data descriptions, and efforts are ongoing to develop a wide range of open data standards, covering issues from aid and public contracting, to parliamentary records and public transport timetables. This accumulated knowledge is collected by the SharePSI-project and should inform the W3C working group Data on the Web. Increasing open data interoperability is an ongoing and current challenge which administrations worldwide have to deal with.

Therefore this issue of JeDEM is additionally calling for submissions in these areas:

Requirements, costs & benefits, as well as evaluation, of existing standardisation efforts: including a focus on metadata, naming schemes, and URI schemes;
Procedures for publishing open data, including identification of data, preparation of data, and handover from internal departments to Open Data Portals;
Efforts for interoperability of open datasets, including extending existing core vocabularies;
The impacts of open data interoperability demands on internal organisational change and processes;
The connections or conflicts between technical requirements from developers and other re-users of data, vis-a-vis the data currently supplied through Open Data Portals;
Legal standardisation, licensing and liability – and their impact on developer and other third-party re-use of data

Author guidelines
Length of paper: 7,500-12,000 words, all drafts have to be typed double-spaced, the format has to be Word for processing reasons.
JeDEM encourages scientific papers as well as case studies, project descriptions and reflections. More guidelines for authors and Word template can be found here: http://www.jedem.org/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Submission deadline: 30 July 2014
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About the LAPSI project

LAPSI is a project in the FP7 program of the European Union.
Legal Aspects of the Public Sector Information and Re-use.
Timespan: 30 months. Participants: 20 institutions and organistions. Coordinator: University of Torino.
Kick-off Meeting: Torino, 26-28 March, 2010

Role of HUNAGI in the LAPSI Project

HUNAGI contribution is related mainly to the Geographic Information which are produced, maintained and used in land management, including surveying, mapping, cadastre and land registration, remote sensing and serviced by relevant spatial data infrastructures. From a national economic point of view, the uniform land registration system operating in Hungary is one of the most important databases of the country. This system allows to obtain over the time updated legal and geometric data, as well as other information (e.g. on ownership, land uses, mortgages, etc.). The cadastral maps integrated into the uniform land registration system show spatial relations and references of rights, facts and other information appearing on the property sheets, serving as a basis of engineering planning for the national economy. The national spatial data infrastructure can be built on this uniform, authorized and public land registration system, in small partial modules, following the EU INSPIRE Directive. HUNAGI will participate to all Working Groups and actively take part to Working Groups 01, 03 and 04. It also makes its facilities available to host one of the thematic network seminars or conferences.

About the HUNAGI Team of the LAPSI Project

Team members:
Piroska Zalaba (FvM FTF www.fvm.hu), dr. Szabolcs Mihály (FÖMI www.fomi.hu), dr.József Mlinarics (MATISZ www.matisz.hu), Ferenc Hargitai (MATISZ www.matisz.hu), István Sponga (Neumann-Ház Nonprofit Kft www.neumann-haz.hu), Dr. Tamás A. Kovács (Dr. Kovács A. Tamás Ügyvédi Iroda www.kovacsatamasiroda.hu), Dr. Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp, Team leader (HUNAGI www.hunagi.hu)

Barkóczi Zsolt (HUNAGI www.hunagi.hu), Tóth Sándor (FVM FTF www.fvm.hu)
Klóser Anikó (Meh EKK www.ekk.meh.gov.hu), dr. Marosán Andrea (MeH EKK), dr. Csiszér Gábor (MeH EKK)
Temporal replacements: Éva Harbula for Dr. Szabolcs Mihály (FÖMI)

About the Team Leader

Gabor Remetey-Fülöpp is Secretary General of Hungarian Association of Geo- information/HUNAGI. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering (Budapest) and a second diploma in automation in geodesy. Among his numerous experiences he has been part of the EU Acquis-related institutional development project (1998-2006), of the EC INSPIRE Experts Team (2001-2006), and of the Drafting Team, National SDI Strategy (2004-2006). He also took part to ePSIplus activities.