ICT Solutions for Better Governance


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  • ICT Solutions for Better Governance

    1. 1. ICT solutions for good governance and growth : <br />It is all about decisions …<br />YannisCharalabidis<br />Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean<br />Manager, Greek Interoperability Centre<br />XII. BLED FORUM ON EUROPE, Bled 3-4 March 2011<br />
    2. 2. The problem: policy-making in a complex world<br />Rising number of tipping points, unpredictable “black swan” events: (financial and economic crisis; terrorist attacks, volcano ash cloud; large scale black-out; climate change)<br />Can’t be adequately addressed by traditional econometric models<br />Politicians are not used to evidence-based decisions<br />Explosion in authorship, co-creation and collaboration<br />Mass collaboration and participation<br />Open data, open innovation models<br />Government 2.0<br />More intelligence and more stupidity, more signal and more noise<br />
    3. 3. Governance: often silos-based, linear, obscure, hierarchical, over-simplified<br />Society: increasingly interconnected, flexible, fast-evolving, unpredictable<br />The Problem: Gap between Society and Governance<br />
    4. 4. The problem: many technologies needed to deliver on target:<br />Web Technologies<br />Systems & Services Technologies<br />“Hard”<br />Public Sector Service Systems <br />Workflow Systems<br />Enterprise Resource Management<br />Cloud computing<br />Web 2.0<br />Argument Visualization<br />Mixed Reality <br />Pattern Recognition<br />Serious Games<br />Electronic Participation<br />Translation Systems<br />Social Networks<br />PS Knowledge Management<br />Legal Structures Management<br />Business Intelligence<br />Data & Opinion Mining<br />Simulation<br />Forecasting - Backcasting<br />Optimization<br />Systems Dynamics<br />Adaptive Models<br />Behavioral Modelling<br />Societal Modelling<br />Social Simulation<br />Social Informatics<br />Management Tools<br />“Soft”<br />Society<br />Administration<br />
    5. 5. "The problems that we have created cannot be solved at the level of thinking that created them" Albert EinsteinSo ?<br />
    6. 6. A roadmap for ICT-enabled governance research, beyond 2010, to address global challenges: <br /><ul><li>What are the new needed research directions ?
    7. 7. How should we team-up among governments, industry and citizens ?
    8. 8. When should we expect results ?</li></ul>www.crossroad-eu.net<br />
    9. 9. 2020: A Paradigm Shift in Policy-making<br />More people involved (collaborative governance)<br />2020<br />2010<br />More accurate and analytical, modeling and simulation tools <br />More data available (the data deluge)<br />
    10. 10. The Grand Challenges for governance<br />www.crossroad-eu.net<br />
    11. 11. Model-based collaborative governanceResearch challenges<br />Integrated, composable and reusable models simulating large societal phenomena<br />Interactive, on-line and open simulation: the “objective function” is constantly evaluated so that action is taken<br />Collaborative modelling: citizens, NGO’s, businesses and administrations together <br />A massive campaign is needed for evidence-based decision making for governments<br />
    12. 12. Research challenges<br />Data-powered collective intelligence and action<br />Real-time, high-quality, reusable open government data <br />Privacy-compliant participatory sensing for real-time policy-making<br />Peer-to-peer public opinion mining<br />Intuitive, collaborative visual analytics of data for policy-making<br />User-generated simulation and gaming tools for public action<br />New institutional design of collaborative governance<br />
    13. 13. CROSSROAD: A collaborative journey …<br />… and a vivid research community<br />
    14. 14. Next Steps in ICT-enabled Governance<br />An FP7 research project, utilising social media and widgets to reach citizens and discuss on policy-making through different media and devices and then process interactions through on-line simulation tools to support decisions<br />www.padgets.eu<br />
    15. 15. Next Steps in ICT-enabled Governance<br />Model-based governance: A proposal for an IP project (10 M EUR) is under evaluation. Slovenia / Western Balkans is one of the key pilots (climate change and growth)<br />Open Governmental Data: A pan-european research project soon to start for Public Information curation and provision for governance scientists <br />
    16. 16. As a conclusion<br />We need a totally different set of tools for evidence-based decision making by governments<br />Societal Simulation and virtual reality will be the next “big thing” for governments that wish to make a difference<br />We need to go beyond pure ICT approaches and embark in a multi-disciplinary journey<br />We should not just “do things right”: we should “do the right things”<br />
    17. 17. ICT solutions for good governance and growth : <br />It is all about decisions …<br />Stay tuned at:<br />yannisx@aegean.gr<br />t-government.blogspot.com <br />