Linked Open Statistics Infrastructure

(A) Presenter

Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia and ITI-CERTH

(B) Category

Mature proposal corresponding to concrete call

(C) Partners needed

National and International statistics offices

(1) Objective

The main objective of the project is to develop an e-Infrastructure for Linked Open Statistics. This will capitalise on developing and linking existing national statistics technical infrastructures and processes hence providing a European statistics space for data analysis. 
This will enable statistical analysis at a European scale while preserving national and local investments. 
So far, linked data technologies have proven to have the potential for linking data at a web scale. However, when it comes to statistics, a number of challenges exist with current technologies and processes e.g. in terms of performance, usability, maturity, governance, privacy etc. 

(2) Methods

In this project, we will advance current technologies & processes and develop new tools to cope with the challenges at hand. For this purpose, a number of research centers, IT companies and statistics offices need to work together. 

(3) Expected results

At the end of the project, it is expected that a European e-Infrastructure will have been developed along with relevant processes. This will enable publishing and linking statistical data as well as analysing and visualising statistical data.