Hands-on workshop on Linked Open Statistical Data (LOD)

Workshop on LOD organised by the Horizon 2020 research project OpenGovIntelligence

An NTTS 2017 satellite session; Brussels 16 March 2017 (18:30-20:30)

Linked Open Data is an area being studied by the European Statistical System (ESS), and is dealt with in depth in one of the strands of the ESS Vision 2020 project DIGICOM.

In this workshop, linked open statistical data will be briefly introduced along with a short presentation of the OpenGovIntelligence project. The main aim of the workshop is to inform participants and also facilitate them exploring and exploiting statistical data using linked open data technologies and tools that are developed within the project.

Preparation needed

At the core of this satellite session, participants will be able to try out the OpenGovIntelligence tools themselves, using their own hardware. The only preparations needed by the participants to benefit from the hands-on part is to bring their own (wifi-enabled) laptop.


For the most up-to date programme and precise timeslots, please refer to the online version.
  • Welcome address
    Christine Kormann (Eurostat)
  • The OpenGovIntelligence project
    Efthimios Tambouris (University of Macedonia/CERTH), Evangelos Kalampokis (University of Macedonia/CERTH)
  • LOD in the ESS: initiatives, enablers and challenges - a PwC study for Eurostat
    Nikolaos Loutas (PwC)
  • The use of Linked Open Statistical Data in the Flemish Government
    Paul Hermans (ProXML)
  • OpenGovintelligence Tools 
    Bill Roberts (Swirrl)
  • Hands-on evaluation of the tool
    A hands-on exercise supported by the OpenGovIntelligence team