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Keynote: Stefano Bertolo

  1. 1. Open Data Technologies in FP7 Stefano Bertolo European Commission DG INFSO, E2, Technologies for Information Management 8 April 2010, Vienna, Austria data.gv.at - meetup
  2. 2. Our view • Re-use of government data is increasingly being recognized as an opportunity for economic growth and job creation, and as a way to bring Governments closer to citizens, more democracy, greater accountability, increased transparency, etc.
  3. 3. What will this bring? • Wider access to government data • New products and services • Greater choice for consumers • New businesses • New jobs • Economic growth
  4. 4. The role of the European Commission • A common EU legislative framework (PSI Directive in 2003; review in 2009; more legislation in 2012?) • Monitoring its implementation and application (SW, IT and POL infringements) • Funding of projects • Economic analysis • ePSIplatform • PSI Group
  5. 5. More information on policy http://ec.europa.eu/information_society /policy/psi/index_en.htm www.epsiplatform.eu
  6. 6. Where are we? • Legislation in place: PSI Directive • Very active group of MS (UK, ES, NL, DK, FR) …but… • Limited number of success stories UK - http://data.gov.uk/ DK - http://digitaliser.dk ES – http://www.aporta.es
  7. 7. What have these initiatives in common? • Recognition of the big potential value of government data • Key political support and commitment • Promises (and actions) to provide better services to citizens and business
  8. 8. Why is this not happening (yet) elsewhere? • Limited political support • Resistance to change (traditions) • Financial issues (cost recovery; no money for PSI portals) • Market position of “commercial” PSBs vs. Reusers • Practical issues (where is the data?)
  9. 9. Technical difficulties • Coordination • Conceptual modelling • Quality • Integration • Scalability • Documentation, training
  10. 10. Coordination • http://www.okkam.org – Reusing identifiers – Entity centric web http://sig.ma • http://www.neon-project.org – Reusing ontologies
  11. 11. Conceptual modelling • http://www.okkam.org – Reusing identifiers • http://www.neon-project.org – Reusing ontologies
  12. 12. Quality Curation problem http://blog.freebase.com/2010/03/26/preview-freebase-gridworks/ Linking problem: sparseness, precision, freshness – Anonymous 1 • Linking, lots of EU PSI linking – Anonymous 2 • Linking, lots of EU national PSI linking
  13. 13. Integration • Push: RDF publishing of pre-existing resources (e.g. databases, corpora) – http://www.neon-project.org – Anonymous 2 • Pull: Working with established software stacks – http://www.iks-project.eu (Salzburg!!)
  14. 14. Scalability • Reasoning at web scale – http://www.larkc.eu (Innsbrück!!) • Bridging the RDF performance gap – Anonymous 2
  15. 15. Documentation, training • Anonymous 1 • Obligatory section of all projects we fund
  16. 16. The near Future • ICT 2010 Brussels 26-29 Sept http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/ • PSI open data networking session
  17. 17. The FP7 Future • FP7 Work Programme 2011-12 • To be unveiled at ICT 2010 • DG INFSO/E2 – Focus on technology, performance • DG INFSO/H2 – Government applications
  18. 18. Conclusion 1 • Large funding investment in FP6, FP7: we are glad to see it used • Uneven state of open data developments across EU countries: we’d like to see it reduced • Hopes for a EU-wide data commons as a foundation for transparency, understanding and services
  19. 19. Conclusion 2 • We are always interested in your ideas: get in touch • We talk to a lot of people: we can help you find partners • Get involved in our operations: you may discover opportunities, people, ideas
  20. 20. Thank you stefano.bertolo@ec.europa.eu

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