Samos 2014 Summit on ICT-enabled Governance

Scope and Objectives
The 5th 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 2014 Summit focuses on the newest developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance.  Specific focus in this year’s summit will be given to the following topics:
  • Open and Linked Data applications, technological frameworks and standardization approaches
  • Global Systems Science approaches for evidence-based decision making and policy support in administration, business and society
  • Big data management technologies in policy support, with an emphasis in simulation, mining and visualization approaches
  • Interoperable infrastructures and cloud technologies for open and collaborative governance scenarios

The 5th Samos Summit is held in Doryssa Bay 5* Hotel, in Pythagorion, Samos on 30th June – 2nd July 2014.  In conjunction with the Summit, the 2nd International Summer School on Open and Collaborative Governance, is held on 30th June – 5th July 2014 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.

This year we are happy to announce the participation of SHARE-PSI 2.0 project organising his first workshop on "Uses of Open Data Within Government for Innovation and Efficiency". For more information please visit the call for participation:

The Samos 2014 Summit is co-organised by the University of Aegean, the Share-PSI 2.0 project on Open Data, the NOMAD and the EU-Community projects on Social Media – based policy making (co-funded by the European Commission), with the support of local authorities and organizations.

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, using the Springer/LNCS format.  
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: 15th April 2014 - closed
  • Notification of acceptance: 30th April 2014
  • Registration deadline: 15th May 2014

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