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Metadatos abiertos e interoperabilidad semántica: Open Government Metadata

Metadatos abiertos e interoperabilidad semántica: Open Government Metadata | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it

En términos generales, los metadatos son datos que informan sobre recursos -otros datos-. Ayudan a identificar sus contenidos y, por tanto, son necesarios para clasificar, indexar, encontrar, compartir y reutilizar (entre otras cosas). Podríamos asociarlos a “palabras clave” sobre los recursos. Por tanto, son elementos clave a tener en cuenta desde la perspectiva semántica de la interoperabilidad...

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Smart Territories' Governance (I): ...When Interoperability and Big Data mets Open Government | IEEE CS e-Government

Smart Territories' Governance (I): ...When Interoperability and Big Data mets Open Government | IEEE CS e-Government | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
Official WebSite of the IEEE Computer Society e-Government STC
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Presentation of the IEEE Computer Society e-Government experts, Prof. Francisco Falcone & Carlos E. Jimenez, on May 10th 2013 in Tarragona, Spain, invited by the Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department (DEIM) of the Rovira i Virgili University. Speakers explain their holistic perspective of key technologies and its aligment's importance, in Public Organizations.

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UN General Assembly Plenary Adopts "Right to Privacy in the Digital Age" Resolution - IEEE Computer Society e-Government

UN General Assembly Plenary Adopts "Right to Privacy in the Digital Age" Resolution - IEEE Computer Society e-Government | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it

By the terms of that text, the Assembly established, for the first time, that "human rights should prevail irrespective of the medium, and therefore the need for protection both offline and online". General Assembly calls upon Member States to "review their procedures, practices and legislation on the surveillance of communications, their interception and collection of personal data, including mass surveillance, with a view to upholding the right to privacy by ensuring the full and effective implementation of all relevant obligations under international human rights law".

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This document has been adopted by UN some days later of publication of the Report and Recommendations of The US President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.

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A view from the G-cloud

A view from the G-cloud | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
Government ICT has seen a significant change over the last few years, with smart governments starting to leverage the scalability and agility of the cloud to drive value for money initiatives.
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13 ways to unlock the potential of open government

13 ways to unlock the potential of open government | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
Nine experts offer their thoughts on making open data initiatives work for all citizens
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UK Government backtracks on key open data and FOI commitments

UK Government backtracks on key open data and FOI commitments | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
The UK has withdrawn some of its key open data and freedom of information (FOI) commitments in its latest national plan, which aims to boost transparency, participation, and accountability in the public sector.
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Handling of data crucial to ‘smart city’ idea

Modernizing municipalities will take more than steel, concrete and construction crews.
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Biometric data could help create sustainable cities of a smart nature

Biometric data could help create sustainable cities of a smart nature | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
The urban information economy, where data is used to track how individuals behave and interact in city environments, could be used to redesign systems from healthcare to transport
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Big Data, News and Geography: Research Update | MIT Center for Civic Media

Big Data, News and Geography: Research Update | MIT Center for Civic Media | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
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5 Things You Need to Know About Big Data

5 Things You Need to Know About Big Data | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
Like the cloud, big data is another buzzword that has been openly tossed around without proper understanding of what it means and why it matters. For CTOs, who are in charge of taking the enormous amount of data that is sent ...
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Big data is like a puzzle. Put it together in a way that works for your organization, and you can help it thrive.

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Government Networks Unprepared for Cloud, Big Data Transitions

Government Networks Unprepared for Cloud, Big Data Transitions | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
A new survey of federal network managers reveals that government agencies are not ready for the arrival of the 'big five' tech transformations -- cloud computing, big data, security, mobility and data center consolidation.
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Big Data: Making Cities Smarter

Big Data: Making Cities Smarter - The Huffington Post
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"Big Data is everywhere. Harnessing the power of Big Data will help design smarter cities in the future. The real opportunity for Big Data lies not only in the early adoption use cases, but in places we haven't thought of yet"

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IEEE Computer Society. Computer Magazine special issue on e-Government Interoperability. Call for Papers.

IEEE Computer Society. Computer Magazine special issue on e-Government Interoperability. Call for Papers. | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it

Computer seeks submissions for an October 2014 special issue on e-government interoperability. Important topics for this special issue on e-government interoperability, include, but are not limited to:

 

   interoperability and security and privacy in e-government;

   open government and interoperability;

   e-government interoperability and smart cities;

   infrastructure for e-government cloud computing, (government cloud) and interoperability;

   dimensions of e-government interoperability (semantic, technical and organizational);

   interoperability and governance;

   e-government interoperability maturity models and evaluation;

   e-government interoperability strategy and frameworks;

   interoperability in e-justice.

 

Articles should be original and understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer's readership. Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.

 

The guest editors for this special issue are:

 

Carlos E. Jiménez, IEEE Computer Society e-Government STC;

Agusti Solanas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili;

Francisco Falcone, Universidad Pública de Navarra.

 

Final submissions due: 1 February 2014
Acceptance notification: 1 May 2014
Final papers due: 1 June 2014
Publication date: September 2014.

 

For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.

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eHealth Interoperability Framework Study - European Commission

eHealth Interoperability Framework Study - European Commission | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
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The study on the eHealth Interoperability Framework, financed by the European Commission, has been finalised. It defines a vision of an EU eHealth Interoperability Framework.

It also assesses some technical specifications from the epSOS interoperability framework and from two consortia, IHE and Continua Health Alliance, against the identification criteria of the annex II of the Regulation on European Standardization.

These results will be used to specify the deployment of cross-border eHealth services in the frame of the Connection Europe Facility (CEF), but they will also potentially be used for national, regional or project based deployments.

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España: ¿En la senda de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto?

España: ¿En la senda de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto? | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
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En este artículo, ponemos de manifiesto la importancia del proceso de creación de leyes como un elemento que también puede ser indicador de la apertura real de un gobierno. Así, focalizados en el proceso relativo a la creación de las leyes, presentamos una llamada de atención sobre hechos que bien podrían cuestionar las líneas de trabajo de un Estado –en teoría- comprometido con la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP).


Si en lo más obvio además de producirse agravios a la separación de poderes, el Estado deja de observar los dictados y normas aprobados y acordados en el ámbito del Derecho Internacional ¿puede decirse que ese Estado tenga intención real de seguir la senda de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto?

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The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan | The White House

The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan | The White House | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration released the second U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, announcing 23 new or expanded open-government commitments that will advance these efforts even further.
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cander05's comment, March 9, 12:44 AM
I think it's a good idea for own communities, and it's nice to see that Obama cares about getting citizens informed and involved.
Ann Marie Rydberg's curator insight, March 12, 10:00 PM

I thought that this article was very interesting, and I applaud the Obama administration for striving towards a more transparent government.  I think that it is very hard as citizens to understand everything that the government is doing and how these things affect our everyday lives.  Hopefully, plans like this one will make it easier for citizens to be more aware of what's happening in the white house.  However, I did find this article to be pretty biased.  It is a .gov site, so I obviously expected it to be very pro government, but it seemed a little too good to be true.  I do think that this National Action plan could be very good, but I'm not quite as confident in its success as the author of the article is. 

 

Buster Meyer's curator insight, April 15, 9:39 PM

This article talks about how President Obama is trying to make the government better so everyone it applies to everyone in the U.S. I think this would be good because more people wouldn't disagree with it and would follow it. 

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Smart cities international case studies: global innovators - Publications - GOV.UK

Smart cities international case studies: global innovators - Publications - GOV.UK | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it

Case studies on 6 of the leading smart cities worldwide. This document reports on the experiences and identifies lessons learned from 6 leading cities around the world:

Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Boston, Barcelona, Hong Kong.

 

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"This document reports on the experiences and identifies lessons learned from 6 leading cities around the world:

Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Boston, Barcelona & Hong Kong. 

While all cities are unique, they also have common objectives and face common challenges. This study of 6 cities focused on how these cities are addressing their challenges, and how they are adapting their organisations to deliver new digital services to their citizens. It highlights common themes for cities adopting smart approaches to city management."

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"This document reports on the experiences and identifies lessons learned from 6 leading cities around the world:

Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Boston, Barcelona & Hong Kong. 

While all cities are unique, they also have common objectives and face common challenges. This study of 6 cities focused on how these cities are addressing their challenges, and how they are adapting their organisations to deliver new digital services to their citizens. It highlights common themes for cities adopting smart approaches to city management."

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Delivering on the promise of open government data

Delivering on the promise of open government data | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
The open data vision is a bold one but it will take considerable work to make a reality. What impact has it really made so far?
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WikiRendum's curator insight, November 9, 2013 5:33 AM
Our research finds that 55% of countries surveyed have open data initiatives in place, yet less than 10% of key government datasets across the world are truly open for reuse.
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Hacking Into ‘Smart Cities’ | EngagingCities

Hacking Into ‘Smart Cities’ | EngagingCities | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
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Technology like this is about people identifying local problems that are shared across communities, taking advantage of democratized technology and open networks, and stepping in to craft and deploy their own solution.


We need to teach Arduino (robotics) to high school kids in the Bronx, and not just grad students at New York University

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For open government, there is absolutely no turning back

For open government, there is absolutely no turning back | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
OGP 2013: Despite recent surveillance revelations, there has never been a better time for the world to think about what it means to be open
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Open Government Partnership summit

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WikiRendum's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:49 AM

Transparency is often uncomfortable for governments, as Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude acknowledged in an opinion piece for the Public Leaders Network in 2012, when the UK took over as co-chair of the OGP. Transparency, said Maude, "is taking governments squarely outside of their comfort zone", but should be embraced, not resisted. He noted the passion and commitment from countries across the world to the principles of accountability and transparency. "There is," he said, "absolutely no turning back".

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Open government should mean much more than better service delivery

Open government should mean much more than better service delivery | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
Finbarr Livesey: Open data, digitisation, efficient services are all desirable, but we need a policymaking process that involves vox populi
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Harrie Custers's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:26 AM

Elections becoming redundant?

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25 Electronic Invoicing Providers sign Charter to ensure Free Interoperability, Roaming - E-invoicing Platform

25 Electronic Invoicing Providers sign Charter to ensure Free Interoperability, Roaming - E-invoicing Platform | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
25 companies specialized in the electronic invoicing operations gathered around GS1 France have officially signed the E-invoicing Interoperability Charter.
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Report for the European Parliament, in response to NSA Internet surveillance

Report for the European Parliament, in response to NSA Internet surveillance | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
All existing data sharing agreements between Europe and the US should be revoked, and US web site providers should prominently inform European citizens that their data may be subject to government surveillance, according to the recommendations of a...
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“a full industrial policy for development of an autonomous European cloud computing capacity”

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Brazilian government launches own cloud offering

Brazilian government launches own cloud offering | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
The setup is based on open-source software and will support 80 municipalities.
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The initiative led by the Federal Data Processing Service (SERPRO) will offer an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio — however, only IaaS, based on the open-source cloud platform OpenStack, will be available initially. According to SERPRO, the software-as-a-service offering will be based on Red Hat technology and is currently being tested.

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Is it easy for non-programmers to reuse government open data?

Is it easy for non-programmers to reuse government open data? | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it

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OGPNews's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:01 PM

Two really interesting examples about the challenges (and ultimately success) of actually using open data when you're not a programmer, or don't have all the skills analysts do.

 

The author concludes that there is "still a long, long way for agencies to go with open data. Right now the data released around the countries by state and local jurisdictions is often hard to match up, being in different formats, collected in different ways, presented in different ways and often is not directly comparable from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Federally there's not the same issue, however different agencies use different geographic areas, different terminology and different formats, again, for releasing data.

However there are now many tools online which can help make some of this imperfect public data more usable and useful - and you no longer need to be a programmer to do it."

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White Paper: G-Cloud 2.0 - Government Cloud Computing Best Practices

White Paper: G-Cloud 2.0 - Government Cloud Computing Best Practices | Government as a Platform | Scoop.it
Igniting Digital Government transformation through government cloud computing This is the accompanying white paper for our UK event focused on the G-Cloud program, covering headline points of how the Cloud is igniting innovation and modernization ...
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