[open-development] Call for Proposals: International Open Government Data Conference 2012, data.gov / World Bank, July 10-12, DC

Tariq Khokhar tariq at khokhar.net
Tue May 1 21:01:31 UTC 2012


(cross-posted to open-government)

Please note the call for session and talk proposals for the International
Open Government Data Conference 2012 to be held on July 10-12th in
Washington DC and co-hosted by the World Bank and the US Government's
Data.gov team:

http://www.data.gov/communities/conference  (follow link to "Call for

With both an "Open Government" and "Open Development" perspective, the
theme of the conference is "Putting Data to Work". We're looking for
practical, technology and policy focussed contributions that address key
questions like:

-  What is the story of open government data over the last two years and
how are we seeing the data put to work?
-  Are Open Development and Open Government really social and economic
-  How do we avoid the trap of focusing just on compliance rather than the
full potential of Open Data?
-  What are successful applications involving citizen-generated data and
it's combination with official sources?
-  How to manage your government data assets with the same rigor and
consideration as any piece of public infrastructure? Should we be investing
in open data at a time of fiscal austerity?
- What open data related standards and policies are most useful?
- What is the intersection of Big Data and Open Data? What role does cloud
computing have to play?

And more!

This will be a high-level event with international government, private
sector and civil society participation and although the number of formal
session slots is limited, there will be other opportunities to participate
and network, including lightning talks and an un-conference / open space.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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