Governments attach much attention to the opening and linking of data to serve transparency, innovation, better resources utilization, and related objectives. At the same time, datification produces more and more data (big, linked and potentially open) that can be used for a variety of purposes. This data deluge has resulted in many new applications and services. However, despite the efforts undertaken, the progress in utilizing such data is falling short of its potential and government ambitions. The seminar will introduce the concepts of big, linked, open data, outline how such data is being produced through datafication processes, and present innovative applications and the latest research results in the area. The focus will be on combing varieties of data using platforms that bring together public organizations, businesses and citizens.
Marijn Janssen is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in ICT & Governance and head of the Information and Communication Technology section of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electronic Business Research (IJEBR), Electronic Journal of eGovernment (EJEG), International Journal of E-Government Research (IJEGR), Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Information Systems Frontiers (ISF). He was ranked as one of the leading e-government researchers in a survey in 2009 and 2014 and has published over 350 refereed publications. More information.
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