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  • 07/19/10


  • 1. Ubiquitous Participation Platform for Policy Making UbiPOL Karim AL-YAFI RA, ISEing Research group Brunel Business School, Brunel University Building Perfect Council Websites ‘10
  • 2. Agenda
    • UbiPOL Motivation & Concept
    • Aims & Objectives
    • UbiPOL Architecture
    • UbiPOL Consortium
    • Expected Impacts
  • 3. UbiPOL Concept
    • Low participation due to low awareness of political issues by citizens
    • Intervening into citizens’ every day life to increase awareness of political issues that affect their life.
    • Context awareness to find most relevant political issues at the right time and right place
  • 4.  
  • 5. Project Aims 1- UbiPOL aims to provide a ubiquitous participation platform that allows citizens to participate in the policy making process during their everyday life through providing relevant policies and others opinions that affect their life wherever they are located 2- To provide policy makers with the necessary intelligent tools to observe citizens’ reactions and behaviours through the policy making life cycle
  • 6. Project objectives
    • To develop an executable framework to model the policy making process
    • To develop a Ubiquitous Participation Platform
    • To develop generic UbiPOL services and applications that can be re-used for ubiquitous participation of citizens in policy making processes in different cultural contexts and different sectors
    • To validate the platform and services via field trials
  • 7. Opinion / Policy Base Opin/Pol Mining Engine PLM Instances Process Engine UbiPOL Backend Components & Elements Identity Mgt External POI base Interface v UbiPOL Server v
  • 8. UbiPOL consortium
    • Brunel Univ. (UK) – Pervasive computing, coordination
    • Sabanci Univ. (TR) – Opinion mining
    • Corvinus Univ. of Budapest (HU) – Ontology
    • Basar soft (TR) – Navigation on mobile devices
    • PDMFC (PT) – Scalability
    • Fraunhofer (DE) – Identity & security
    • IPASA – Mobile computing
    • EASYC – Field trial in the UK (South Yorkshire)
    • Turksat (TR) – Field trial in Turkey (Istanbul)
  • 9. WP3 (PDMFC) Ubiquitous Participation Platform WP4 (BASA) UbiPOL services and applications CORV BRUNEL EASYC TURKSAT SU PDMFC BASAR Tracking svc. Authentication svc. Retrieval/notifi. svc. Knowldg sharing svc. WP5 (EASY) Concept Evaluation Evaluation metrics Evaluation Applications Ontology & repository Security &identity Mobile computing Scalable server Map data processing WP2 (BRUNEL) PMWF Model WF Modeling Validation FOKUS IPASA Privacy/ data mining Tracking engine
  • 10. Impact of UbiPOL Improved empowerment and engagement in policy making processes Increased trust of citizens through transparency and feedback More efficient collection of feedback to continuously improve governance UbiPOL Increased awareness of policies via penetration into citizen’s usual life Increased transparency via tracking service (opinion tag) Fresh opinion collection (No loss as it is captured when it is created)
  • 11. Thank You!! Q & A