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The 7th Samos 2016 Summit On ICT-enabled Governance : 
“Smart Cities - Smart Governance - Smart Entrepreneurship”
Monday, July 4 – Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Samos, Greece

The 4th International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance
Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8, 2016, Samos, Greece

Scope and Objectives

The 7th 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 2016 Summit focuses on the newest developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance, under the main headline “Smart Cities - Smart Governance - Smart Entrepreneurship”. Specific focus in this year’s summit will be given to the following areas of ICT-enabled governance, aiming at delivering high level insights on the new roadmap for research and practice:
- Smart Cities development frameworks, practices and applications 
- Smart Governance examples from all levels of public administration
- Best practices on Smart Entrepreneurship, including high technology startups and social entreprises  

The definition of "Smart" in this year's Summit refers to the application of the following principles in governance:

- Utilisation of advanced Information and Communication Technologies
- Open to citizens' participation, or showing a collaborative character
- Economical in use of resources (energy, water, money or other)
- Applying a new or disruptive and efficient process 

The 7th Samos Summit will be held in a Samos Hotel, by the Aegean Sea.  The Samos 2016 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.
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