The UW iSchool presentation on Open Data and Collaborative Governance

The University of Washington (UW) 

  • The University of Washington is a multi-campus university in SeattleTacoma and Bothell.

  • UW has 16 colleges and schools and offer 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter.

  • UW confers more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees annually.

The UW Information School: A Home for Innovators and Leaders

As a leading member of the iSchool movement, the UW is a model for other information schools around the globe. The UW iSchool's approach to information instruction and scholarship builds on the traditional roles filled by information professionals and infuses this with a strong emphasis on the technologies through which information is increasingly delivered. By tackling key social and technical problems in the information field, the iSchool has become an important link between users of information and designers of information systems, connecting society with the information it needs.

Research Conversations: Open Data Challenges

Open Data and Collaborative Governance: Perspectives and Research Challenges

Presented by Professor Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean

This research conversation presents current innovations and initiatives in the area of collaborative governance. Open and linked data, social media – based policy deliberation and electronic participation, policy modeling and simulation, serious games, citizen-driven service development, collective awareness and social innovation, opinion mining and sentiment analysis constitute new, interdisciplinary research areas for administrations worldwide, promising a more transparent and effective governance model. Participants will have the chance to see the state of the art and practice in European Union member states and projects, reflect upon the challenges and foreseen obstacles to overcome through applications of information and communication science. Learn and join open worldwide initiatives and research communities working on open and collaborative governance and see the future trends in ICT-enabled governance and policy informatics.

View of the class filling-in, before the lecture

Yannis Charalabidis and Jochen Scholl at UW 

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