The Samos 2015 Summit on ICT Enabled Governance

The 6th Samos 2015 Summit
On ICT-enabled Governance : “Beyond Government 2.0”
Monday, June  29 – Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Samos, Greece

The 3rd International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance
Monday, June  29 – Friday, July 3, 2015, Samos, Greece

Scope and Objectives
The 6th Samos Summit on ICT-enabled Governance offers an unprecedented opportunity to see, interact with and influence cutting-edge Information and Communication Technologies research projects and initiatives. Attended by high caliber experts from research, administrations and enterprises worldwide, the Samos 2015 Summit focuses on the newest developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance, under the main headline “Government 2.0 and Beyond”. Specific focus in this year’s summit will be given to the following 4 areas of ICT-enabled governance, aiming at delivering high level insights on the new roadmap for research and practice:
-          Information (big, open and linked data, information processing and visualization for governance)
-          Infrastructures (cloud infrastructures, machine intelligence, pervasive computing)
-          People (collaborative decision making, social media in governance, social computing)
-          Organisation (legal issues, process re-engineering, interoperability guidelines and standards)

The 5th Samos Summit is held in Doryssa Bay 5* Hotel, in Pythagorion, Samos on 29th June – 1st July 2014. In conjunction with the Summit, the 3rd International Summer School on Open and Collaborative Governance, is held on 29th June – 3rd July 2015 in Doryssa Hotel, offering the possibility to younger members of the research community to enjoy tutorials, project workshops and panels on how ICT transforms governance and policy making.

The Samos 2015 Summit is co-organised by the University of Aegean, the Share-PSI 2.0 project on Open Data and the the EU-Community project on Social Media – based policy making (co-funded by the European Commission), with the support of local authorities and organizations.

Samos Summit is a by-invitation only, non-for-profit event.
More information and registration applications at

Submission of Applications for Participation
Interested organizations, research project and initiatives, individual researchers or practitioners are encouraged to submit applications for presentations, project demonstrations, project workshops and/or summer school tutorials on the topics of the summit. 

Applications must be sent as one-page abstract including title, author, type of participation targeted (presentation, demonstration, workshop, tutorial or other) and elaborating on the main points, in MS-Word or PDF file.

Applications must be sent via email to: 
Yannis Charalabidis
Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean 
(yannisx -at-

Important Dates:
  • Submission of presentation applications deadline: 15 April 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2015
  • Registration deadline: 30 May 2015

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