Data

Recent industry reports detail how data volumes are growing rapidly, with annual increases up to 40%. Data volumes of Facebook are by themselves estimated to be as big as the entire World Wide Web was in 2004.

Exploiting this data - extracting actionable meaning out of the mass of unorganised and often volatile material in many languages, analysing, using and re-using it- could transform the Web and the way we handle information once and for all. It could facilitate our lives through innovative ICT applications, lead to better support for decision-making and planning, give research in different domains a major boost, and improve interaction between online, social and enterprise usages. In this scenario, the ability to draw knowledge out of data would change the Internet in a way similar to the changes brought about by the ‘search’ and ‘social media’ revolutions in recent years.

The proposed workshop will explore the potential of data, some of the most promising economic and business aspects involved, and discuss how policy for data and our investment in R&D can better address the challenges of businesses and the public sector and further support innovative business development.

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European Commission sets up working group with governmental data portals

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Submitted by Valentina Bazzarin on Wed, 2013-03-27 10:18

The European Commission invites metadata experts who directly or indirectly work for a governmental data portal to participate in a Working Group that will define a common model for exchanging information about data sets between data portals in Europe. http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/dcat_application_profile/news/european-...

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Launch of a new Open Data platform

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Submitted by Laia Canals Ele... on Mon, 2013-02-25 13:54

The European Commission has just launched a beta version of an Open Data platform: http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data.
This portal aims at providing access to open public data from the European Commission, as well as access to data of other institutions, bodies, offices and agencies. The data is accessible to the general public, who can download it and reuse it, and at the same time, data publishers and application developers can use new functionalities enabled by the semantic technologies.

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Cloud Contracts: the DaaS Best Practice Introduction

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Submitted by nucciopiscopo on Thu, 2012-11-08 09:39

Taking into consideration the risks associated with Cloud contracts, a set of best practices that assist organizations in defining the best possible DaaS agreement are introduced: http://cloudbestpractices.net/2012/11/04/applying-maas-to-daas/. Best practices help define regulation controls that determine when and how applications can be deployed in the Cloud.

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Summary of online and face-to-face discussions, presented to #DAA12 plenary

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Submitted by paul.miller on Sun, 2012-06-24 15:24

I gave a short presentation during the #daa12 plenary on Friday 22 June.

I had three minutes in which to summarise the THREE main challenges, plus a set of 3-5 tangible actions.

The notes I used are included, below. A longer and more detailed report will be delivered to the Commission in the next few weeks, and they will no doubt disseminate this in due course.

Data Workshop report-back

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Summary Presentation I gave to start Data workshop on 21 June

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Submitted by paul.miller on Sun, 2012-06-24 15:19

All

in case they are of interest, the slides I presented on 21 June to summarise this online discussion are here; https://www.dropbox.com/s/ksscbsjwnwdy48k/Digital%20Agenda%20Assembly%20...

The presenter notes for many of the slides contain additional facts, figures, etc.

Paul

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Big data and the policies we need for Data Markets

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Submitted by Oscar Wijsman on Tue, 2012-06-19 16:46

Over the past period we have seen an increase in the possibilities to gather, analyse, trade and use data. Examples are data about people, services, objects and processes. Data is gathered via search engines, social networks, smart phones, sensors, cameras and other means. Additionally, many big data analysis tools are available that e.g. can filter and visualize the data. In short: the economic and social impact of big data is already huge and will only become more important.

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Summary presentation for workshop "Data" and live streaming

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Submitted by staff on Tue, 2012-06-19 14:14

We're happy to inform you that the workshop on Data will be streamed live at this link.

As you know, the online discussion will directly feed into the Digital Agenda Assembly.
We embed below the summary presentation of the online debate that will be presented at the workshop.

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Open Apps: Open Source released as Open Data

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Submitted by Olcoz on Wed, 2012-06-06 19:44

We are finishing a decree project to enable openness and reuse of applications developed for Basque Government's Public Sector (If you would like to know a little bit more about it you can check the opinion published at Free Software Foundation Blog, for example,http://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2012/06/04/common-sense-in-the-basque-coun...). We plan to publish or release these Open Applications (Open Apps) into Public Domain following Open Data mechanisms.

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Open (Government) Data and Business Needs

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Submitted by kalte2707 on Thu, 2012-06-07 23:32

Taking a look at the way data is provided as open (government) data by the public administrations in Europe today (regarding formats, SLAs, support, licenses, APIs, meta data et al) and comparing this with the existing business needs (requirements for open data business) for the re-use of open data by e.g. European enterprises - there is a huge gap that needs to be filled - this can be done by providing / creating an infrastructure managed by public administration itself or by a intermediary (e.g.

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Smart City generates a lot of data. It's a Big Data case.

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Submitted by mgarrigap on Tue, 2012-04-17 20:59

Several european cities do a new management approach: it's called "Smart City".

At the end of 2009 more people lived in cities than in rural areas for the first time, and the trend is for the urban population to keep growing (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.URB.TOTL.IN.ZS/countries/1W?displ...)

So, we need to manage cities more and better, we need creativity, innovation, ideas to break the mould of urban management today.

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Big Data, Open Data and eHealth in an ecosystem

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Submitted by Oscar Wijsman on Fri, 2012-04-20 11:14

Big Data is the term given to data collections that are so big, complex and unstructured that they are no longer manageable using the usual tools such as conventional databases. To be able to manage such data collections, more and different knowledge will be needed in the future. Knowledge about standards, filters, meta-data, techniques for storing, finding, analysing, visualising and securing data, and sector-specific editing of data. Increasingly, an extreme amount of computing power will be needed, such as that provided by a supercomputer.

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Excellent EC report on eHealth and Open Data

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Submitted by Oscar Wijsman on Wed, 2012-05-30 10:58

The eHealth Task Force issued an excellent report "Redesigning health in Europe for 2020". See http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/docs/policy/ta...

It clearly shows the importance (and need) of breaking the data silos, opening up the (big) data and get the value out of it. This is a subject that must be discussed at the Assembly and needs a very strong guidance from the EC.

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Data should be easy to provide and share by non-ICT-skilled citizens

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Submitted by ocorcho on Tue, 2012-05-15 12:24

Most of the tools for data provision and sharing are still difficult to use by people who do not have a high-ICT profile, what keeps us still in a Web1.0-like context, with data providers being the ones that publish data sources and making it difficult for others with no data sources available but with willingness to collaborate in such publication.

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Sensor data will explode: trust needed

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Submitted by freekbomhof on Thu, 2012-06-07 10:15

There are reasons to believe that sensor data will explode around us. This raises many questions, especially trust questions. Do we trust the data on which we base our decisions? If yes, on what grounds? Google has more or less introduced a mechanism for trust in websites: their PageRank algorithm serves as a primary trust indicator for many people. We will need such an indicator for sensor data as well.

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New educational content for the data society

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Submitted by alorza on Wed, 2012-05-30 19:10

The open data policies are useful in the context of a society that knows how to extract value from data. The educational system must take a leading role. We propose two types of issues:

- Include, in child educational programs, content aimed at all citizens understand the information constructed from data, especially numerical data, tables and graphs.

- Teach how to use data from specialties (vocational training and university). For example, application development from data, data visualization, data journalism ...

The goals are:

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