Samos Summit on Open Data and Interoperability for Governance, Industry and Society
Organised by University of Aegean / Greek Interoperability Centre of National Technical University of Athens / ENGAGE eInfrastructures project (managed by European Commission) / ENSEMBLE Support Action
From 02/07/2012 to 04/07/2012
Open data provide an unprecedented opportunity for societies to move towards transparency, evidence-based decisions, enhanced cohesion, public engagement and trust. Public sector information may be offered as ”open data” in many forms and through different media: from simple datasets describing traffic or unemployment, to web services linking and mashing information from different sources, to interactive visualization of complex phenomena, to citizen-based data gathering and transmission. This way, new information is made available to scientists, citizens and enterprises for developing and offering value-adding services, thus forming a supply chain around publicly available open data.