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SmartOpenData_D7. 8_Final Dissemination Report
 This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Seventh Programme for research, technological development
and demonstration under grant agreement No 603824.
Final Dissemination Report Deliverable D7.8 :: Public Keywords: Outreach, dissemination, publicity, community Linked Open Data for environment
protection in Smart Regions
D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) TableofContents
Executive Summary .................................................................................................................... 4 1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 5 2 Internal Dissemination ....................................................................................................... 6 3 External Dissemination....................................................................................................... 8 Online dissemination .............................................................................................................. 8 Off‐line dissemination .......................................................................................................... 11 Stakeholder Interaction ........................................................................................................ 12 4 Events Attended ............................................................................................................... 19 5 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................ 24 ListofFigures
Figure 1 Mrs Globe and Mr Cube ............................................................................................... 4 Figure 2 Giovanni Tummarello (Sindice) presenting the Italian pilot to the project team in Palermo. ..................................................................................................................................... 6 Figure 3 Number of sessions started in the project website ..................................................... 8 Figure 4 General and geographic information ........................................................................... 9 Figure 5 Visitors geographic distribution ................................................................................... 9 Figure 6 Percentage of returning visitors against new visitors ................................................ 10 Figure 7 Visitors origin type ..................................................................................................... 10 Figure 8 Social Networks interactions ...................................................................................... 11 Figure 9 Breakdown of external evaluators by sector (from D6.4) ......................................... 12 Figure 10 DanubeHack after the presentation of initial ideas for the projects ....................... 14 Figure 11 DanubeHack in fragments ........................................................................................ 15 Figure 12 IT&GIS projects director, CESEFOR Foundation ....................................................... 16 Figure 13 Informative sheet ..................................................................................................... 17 Figure 14 Official “Copernicus Masters Finalist label” ............................................................. 18 Version 1.0 Page 2 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Contractual Date of Delivery to the EC: 31 October 2015 Actual Date of Delivery to the EC: 21th December 2015 Editor(s): Phil Archer, W3C/ERCIM Contributor(s): Jesse Marsh, ARPA; John O'Flaherty, MAC; Jan Bojko, FMI; Karel Charvat, HSRS; Martin Tuchyña, SAZP; Jesús Estrada, TRAGSA; Rui Reis, DGT DOCUMENT HISTORY Version Version date Responsible Description 1.0 21/12/2015 ERCIM‐W3C Version for submission. Based on feedback and inputs from Partners.
0.3 10/12/2015 ERCIM‐W3C Updates based contributions. on partners 0.2 03/12/2015 ERCIM‐W3C Updates based contributions. on partners 0.1 01/12/2015 ERCIM‐W3C Initial draft based on feedback from Partners. The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Communities. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein. Copyright © 2015, SmartOpenData Consortium. Version 1.0 Page 3 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Executive Summary The SmartOpenData project brought together public sector bodies concerned with environmental issues as well as researchers and SMEs that can broadly be categorised as being from either the geospatial or Linked Data communities. Many partners had not worked together before and so one challenge faced was related to internal dissemination. The graphic presented by Frans Knibbe of Geodan at the project's Linking Geospatial Data workshop in March 2014 effectively summarises this difference in world views. Figure 1 Mrs Globe and Mr Cube The division proved to be very real in the early stages of the project, however, it has long been overcome and many partners are now working towards future collaborations. Externally, the pilots have provided opportunities for data holders and data users to work together, thus disseminating project results and, more importantly, a shared understanding of the issues and opportunities. An obvious manifestation of this coming together is that SmartOpenData led directly to the formation of the Spatial Data on the Web Working Group, collaboration between OGC and W3C that is attracting significant attention from around the world. These direct interactions between partners, inside and outside the project, are augmented by the usual online activities including the project website, LinkedIn group, Twitter feed and a long list of workshops and conferences at which SmartOpenData has been highlighted. Version 1.0 Page 4 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report 1
SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Introduction SmartOpenData has successfully completed its tasks, with 5 pilots showing the value and potential of Linked Open Data in the field of environmental protection, and has provided the impetus for collaboration between the two most relevant standards development organisations. Given this background, the partners have had a great deal to disseminate online, through conferences and via personal contacts. In addition, it has successfully brought together partners from the geospatial and Linked Data communities and so, in that respect, the project has disseminated expertise in both directions. A great deal of the project's most effective 'dissemination' has been through the pilots and their evaluation, the topics of D5.3 (Final iteration of pilots)and D6.3 (User group maintenance), 6.4 (Evaluation and assessment of pilots) & 6.5 (Evaluation and assessment of SmartOpenData infrastructure) respectively. This report focuses on the more general dissemination of the project in its final year. Version 1.0 Page 5 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report 2
SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Internal Dissemination SmartOpenData has a relatively large number of partners covering a wide area of Europe. Many of these partners were unknown to each other before the project began and so, as noted in D7.6, it required conscious effort to foster internal communication. The primary means of doing so have been the project mailing list and the regular Skype calls convened by the coordinator; however, the project has also acted as a network with several individuals meeting at events such as Geospatial World Forum. The result of this networking is perhaps best exemplified by the fact that Spazio Dati, TRAGSA and SINTEF; SAZP and W3C/ERCIM; HSRS and (again) W3C are all involved in joint proposals/tenders for future work although none of these parings had met before collaborating in SmartOpenData. Figure 2 Giovanni Tummarello (Sindice) presenting the Italian pilot to the project team in Palermo. More formally, the project's initial dissemination plan, D7.6, set three specific long term objectives for internal dissemination: 1. All partners to document developments on dissemination activities and to agree on future strategies. 2. To consolidate and update the production of dissemination materials and to create a wide Web community of users around SmartOpenData. 3. To be able to show the benefits of the SmartOpenData outcomes to any of the four external target groups. The first of these objectives has been met by partners working together on various dissemination activities including the INSPIRE conference, the Cluster Meeting of FP7‐ENV Open Data projects, ICT 2015, national and domain specific conferences and the workshops or hackathons (e.g. Linked Open Data workshop, or DanubeHack event, see below). A full list of events attended and activities carried out are listed in the next section. D7.5 (Market Analysis and Exploitation Report) gives details of the future exploitation agreement signed by all partners. Version 1.0 Page 6 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) The second and third objectives are covered by the modelling framework, pilots and the OGC/W3C working group which are the project outputs that will survive beyond the project. The website is being updated to focus on these outputs rather than providing news about the ongoing project activities and both it and the project Twitter feed are scheduled for continued maintenance at least until the publication of the final project deliverables. The end of project reports detail collaborative work undertaken particularly in work package 5 (the pilots) and work package 6 (that evaluated them). Version 1.0 Page 7 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report 3
SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) External Dissemination Online dissemination The online communication channels operated by the partners have continued to operate as one would expect. The LinkedIn group operated by Karel Charvat (HSRS) has reached 340 members (up from 288) and the LinkedIn Profile, created from scratch, has reached 277 contacts. The project's Twitter feed now has over 1300 followers (up from 400 a year ago). The project website has been actively maintained throughout the relevant period, with news of forthcoming events etc. As noted above, the project website is being updated to describe the outputs and lasting artefacts, and this will include links to the videos that summarise each of the pilot projects. The project’s twitter feed has attracted well over 1300 followers. This number is augmented significantly by individual partners retweeting messages and thereby reaching a much wider audience. Some project partners also include references and dissemination material in their web based portals. The SmartOpenData project website includes a number of feeds from other sources, links to related projects, and news feed from the project itself. This is maintained actively by the project coordinator to ensure that content is up to date and that visitors have a reason to return. The Google translate option makes it readable in many languages although SAZP has gone one step further and created a local website about the project at http://smartopendata.sazp.sk. Some interesting stats of the project website are displayed in the following graphs: Figure 3 Number of sessions started in the project website This graph highlights the increase of visits during second year, especially on June‐October 2015 period, when the internal/external/interviews evaluation processes were on‐going. Version 1.0 Page 8 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Figure 4 General and geographic information Figure 5 Visitors geographic distribution The previous images demonstrate that SmartOpenData has succeeded in creating a well‐
established European community with also a high presence from the United States (14%). Version 1.0 Page 9 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Figure 6 Percentage of returning visitors against new visitors Figure 6 point out that SmartOpenData web site has succeeded in the creation of a stable group of users besides a high number of new visitors. The stabilization of this second group will be a new task to be carried out by Coordination in the following years. Figure 7 Visitors origin type Also, it is possible to know the sources of web page visits. For example, 44.6% of visitors reach the web page using other website as starting point. The main origins of this kind of references were web sites or projects as W3C, SmartOpenData partners, DAPAAS project, INSPIRE sites, CKAN sites or MELODIES project. Those references are a good demonstration of the links established by the project with many other public bodies, institutions and European projects. Version 1.0 Page 10 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Another interesting exercise is to check the link between Visits and Social networks. Figure 8 Social Networks interactions Actually, more than 500 new sessions have been obtained from Twitter or LinkedIn connections. Consequently, this demonstrates that the attention paid to those channels has been useful. In some cases also domain specific websites have been used in order to widely disseminate the SmartOpenData project related activities (eg. announcement of SmartOpenData external survey via national INSPIRE portal in Slovakia1). Off‐line dissemination Aside the individual dissemination activities done by project consortium members, set of information factsheets and leaflets2 have been prepared and translated into the national laguages with the support of the consortium members. These helped in increase of the awareness of the project on national, regional and local level. 1
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http://inspire.enviroportal.sk/clanky/smartopendata‐verejna‐konzultacia http://www.smartopendata.eu/public‐deliverables
Version 1.0 Page 11 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Stakeholder Interaction Online dissemination activities described above, while necessary in reaching a general audience, have a relatively low impact compared with the much higher impact of direct interaction with stakeholders in which SmartOpenData has been very successful. In several pilots, project partners worked with outside organisations to realise particular goals. For example the Irish pilot included direct work with the Burren Geopark Authority, Open Government Partnership, Irish Heritage Council and the (Irish) National Monument Service. In Sicily, ARPA worked with the Cities of Palermo and Bagheria, and the local digital innovation community, led by OpenDataSicilia. This collaboration was initiated by ARPA when it hosted the SmartOpenData project meeting in July 2015. The workshop: “Linked Open Data: Connecting Open Data sources to understand environmental impacts” attracted ca. 30 external participants including the University of Palermo and several SMEs from Palermo and Catania: (EtnaHitech, Panoptes, Gaffé Galante, the ARCA incubator). The initial workshop was followed by further workshops and hackathons (see next section). SmartOpenData project also helped to establish closer cooperation between the INSPIRE and eGovernment initiatives in Slovakia, where SAZP as environmental agency responsible for the INSPIRE implementation3 managed to establish close interaction with the NASES agency established by the Government office of the Slovak Republic in order to support development of e‐Government services in Slovakia4. The result of this effort was in close cooperation on related national eGov and OpenData initiatives (e.g. SK OpenData consultation5, or DanubeHack6). The dissemination plan identified four classes of interested party that the project should reach: •
data providers; •
the community of technologists working in the same field; •
SMEs outside the project who can make use of the data; •
users of the services created by SMEs. Figure 9 Breakdown of external evaluators by sector (from D6.4) 3
http://inspire.enviroportal.sk/kontakty http://www.nases.gov.sk/26687/ 5
http://inspire.enviroportal.sk/clanky/verejna‐konzultacia‐sk‐open‐data 6
http://www.danubehack.eu/?
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Version 1.0 Page 12 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) The first, third and fourth of these was met through both the pilots and the subsequent evaluation. The latter reached a wider group of external organisations as detailed in D6.4 and D6.5. D6.4 report includes a useful graphic of the breakdown of the sectors consulted and is repeated here as Figure 9. For many partners, Linked Data is a largely unknown technology and so it has been necessary to reach out to the second target group, the community of technologists working in the same field, to help increase skills and to fulfil the pilots. For example, Jindřich Mynarz of the University of Economics in Prague provided support to SAŽP in their work that fed into the work done by SpatioDati and W3C/ERCIM in developing the RDF representation of INSPIRE. The community has also been engaged through the publication and promotion of the RDF representation of the parts of INSPIRE relevant to SmartOpenData. The vocabularies at http://www.w3.org/2015/03/inspire/ were presented at the 2015 INSPIRE conference in Lisbon which led to some interest being shown in their continued development. Moreover, they're recognised by the JRC which, at the time of writing, is calling for some pilot studies for the use of INSPIRE in RDF to be carried out in the first half of 2016. Those pilots are likely to determine the nature of future efforts to provide an RDF representation of the INSPIRE data model. The biggest engagement with 'the community of technologists working in the same field', however, is through the Spatial Data on the Web Working Group operated by W3C and OGC. That group was only made possible by SmartOpenData and, although it is too early to provide quantifiable data, the amount of attention it is receiving suggests that the international standards it is developing will have significant impact. For example, the Slovak pilot includes the Metasearch enhanced OGC crawler. This provides a tabular view of the various services available online via OGC standards like the Web Feature Service, Web Map Tile Service etc. collectively known as WxS services. A likely outcome of the OGC/W3C working group is the definition of how to wrap those services in software that automatically creates human and machine readable Web pages for each of the items behind the service. This would mean that not just the service, but the data behind the service would be discoverable enabling tools such as the Metasearch enhanced OGC crawler to provide a much richer experience. A final relevant activity that emerged from SmartOpenData and the joint W3C/OGC working group is a mini project called Coverages and Earth Observation in Linked Data, CEO‐LD7. With funding from the UK Foreign Office, a small group of scientists from China and the UK are supporting the formal working group in delivering a new standard on 'Coverages' – that is, data laid out on a spatial grid. The project is being led by CODATA, the International Council for Science's Committee on Data for Science and Technology. As well as SmartOpenData, the work is also relevant to the MELODIES project which is also participating both in the CEO‐LD project and the formal working group. 7
http://www.w3.org/2015/ceo‐ld/ Version 1.0 Page 13 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Away from the world of standards, SAZP, CCSS, FMI and HSRS worked with others to organise a large scale hackathon in Bratislava. Running from 15‐17 October, Danubehack8 was designed to encourage use of open data, particularly geospatial data, including SmartOpenData linked open data, models and infrastructure. SAZP is among those committed to sustaining their support for Linked Open Data and so the hackathon is part of a long term strategy. Many innovative projects and ideas were presented and the winner received €1500 and a virtual server for a year to help to continue the work that seeks to turn unused land in the Bratislava region into productive farmland. Although participation on the event was free of charge, selection of the participants was announced based on the registration form, where organisers wanted to identify the motivation of the applicants to take part as well as ensure the event will meet their expectations. Based on real attendance lists as well as direct interaction with the participants their structure they mainly represented private sector, academia, non‐governmental organisations and individual enthusisats. Surprisingly with some exemptions, representation from the public sector was not as originally expected, anyway some interesting datasets as well as workshop slots were provided by the representatives from Slovakia and other countries. Figure 10 DanubeHack after the presentation of initial ideas for the projects 8
http://www.danubehack.eu/
Version 1.0 Page 14 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Figure 11 DanubeHack in fragments Main ambition of this event was to create space, where people can present what can be done with the open (where relevant geo) data resources, technologies, ideas and knowledge. Another even more important dimension of this event was the willingness to provide also space where people representing various types of stakeholders (from producers to the users) can meet and exchange their experience and knowledge. Based on that, the event was running in two parallel sessions, where the hackathon part was dedicated to the coding and development of new apps, services or data resources based on the list of identified possible resources (Data, Catalogues and Tools)9 originally collected by the SmartOpenData consortium members. Out of 14 ideas introduced on the beginning of the hackathon part, 9 projects managed to present their results after two days of intensive work. Some ideas did not find sufficient support, whilst others merged to those presented in the final summary. It was challenging task for the panel of judges members to select the best ones as all projects presented impressive results. Anyway winning apps were selected from the areas of local transport, interaction of municipalities with the citizens as well as supporters for the local farmers and related initiatives. Second part was dedicated to the workshops, which were defined by the organizers together with the participants, including the “Open (Geo) Data in my country” panel session. Workshops presented latest data and technology resources, examples of successful Open Data projects, practical guidelines how to present open data projects, or data sharing related presentation with interesting discussions. The results of the both tracks are available via event website and the feedback provided by the 75 participants was the strongest satisfaction organizers could receive. As a very important result, due to article “Latvia goes to Open Data Society via European Research Projects” in Parliament Magazine (issue 403, Dec 15 2014) and dissemination activities via Latvian Open Technology Association, Open Data representative in the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development joined IMCS to attend 9
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l9‐j‐
0lhb2NBKU7VBC5IlhYRURBnDdZHtGLoEteDE9E/edit?pli=1#gid=0 Version 1.0 Page 15 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Open Data Projects Cluster Workshop with SmartOpenData, MELODIES and Switch‐On projects in Brussels. Therefore, Latvian government was influenced to speed up open data process in Latvia by demonstrating real pilots of SmartOpenData project. On the other hand, SmartOpenData project results in the context of the Spanish public administration has been really significant. In addition, during the development of the Spanish‐Portuguese pilot, it has been very important the active participation of four SMEs and local authorities in the Galician region of Maceda. In order to more widely disseminate the project results among one of its more important users (SMEs) TRAGSA started the definition of a technical workshop in the month of June 2015. In this workshop, an interesting list of conferences was split into four main groups: •
Introduction: Technical explanation about LOD and administrative justification. Online connection with the Project Officer regarding GEO‐GEOSS initiatives. •
Forestry and environmental management: public and private aspects •
Public and Private Data •
Demonstrations, projects and applications. Figure 12 IT&GIS projects director, CESEFOR Foundation Version 1.0 Page 16 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Figure 13 Informative sheet The workshop "The value of forestry information and its socio‐economic activation" (in Spanish), was jointly organized by the National Research Institute and Agricultural and Food Technology (INIA) and Tragsa Group last October 29. The event brought together key players in the forestry sector and rural development as MAGRAMA (Spanish Ministry of agriculture), Government of La Rioja region, companies and groups of companies (COSE, CESEFOR, FORA) and academic and research institutions (University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Valladolid, INIA), pushing forward joint strategies and dialogue among different areas of knowledge. The meeting also featured an online connection with DG Research ‐ European Commission that highlighted the main guidelines of GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) – GEO initiatives and the supporting strategies to Open Data and Linked Open Data by the European Commission. Version 1.0 Page 17 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) SmartOpenData was invited to participate in the T‐Systems Big Data Challenge 2015 and its proposal reached the final elimination stage. This call was particularly interested in solutions that offer benefits to European citizens and their public administrations, which face challenges in meeting increased demand for mobility, urban logistics, tourism, and more while simultaneously reducing negative environmental impacts. The most professional implementations that use satellites in combination with other data sources on the big data platform have been considered for the prize. Figure 14 Official “Copernicus Masters Finalist label” Version 1.0 Page 18 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report 4
SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Events Attended The following table shows the events at which the project has been promoted through conference papers, presentations specifically about or that highlight SmartOpenData, meetings etc. Events with significant SME participation are highlighted with an asterisk. Events that were organised by SmartOpenData partner(s), or where the partner organised a specific session, are shown in bold (cf. those where SmartOpenData was present at someone else's event). Date 26.Nov 2014 28 Jan Place 10‐12 Mar 11 Mar 21 Apr Dissemination activity Co‐organised by the SAZP with the presentation of the latest SmartOpenData progress Pruhonice, CZ INSPIRUJME SE (Let's get inspired) CZ&SK conference Ennis, IE Organised by MAC to Meeting with Clare County inform them of the project Council staff. pilots and their wider benefits Partner SAZP, CCSS MAC Latvian Open Technology Association conference and discussion‐round table “Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society” Presentation “Latvia goes to Open Data society via European Research projects” with SmartOpenData as an example and participation in discussion‐round table Open Data Workshop ‐ Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Attended as an SME input to the discussions there. This was mainly attended by MAC Irish public sector organisations. OGC Technical Committee* Spatial Data on the Web WG meeting plus discussions with participants about SmartOpenData Dublin, IE InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Conference, Attended as an SME and briefly presented SmartOpenData and its outputs that might be MAC commercially exploited. This was mainly attended by SME’s and investment companies. London UK Open Geo Standards Forum* Presentation on Linked Geospatial Data with SmartOpenData as the example 18‐19 Riga & Jelgava Feb 2015 19 Feb Event Dublin, IE Barcelona IMCS, HSRS W3C/ERCIM W3C/ERCIM Version 1.0 Page 19 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report Date Place Event SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Dissemination activity Partner Attended as an SME and briefly presented SmartOpenData and its outputs that might be commercially exploited MAC W3C/ERCIM (with OGC) 21 May Dublin, IE "Investing in Europe's Future ‐ Digital Opportunities for Ireland" 27 May Lisbon Geospatial World Forum/INSPIRE conference* Presentation of Spatial Data on the Web WG and its SmartOpenData origins 27 May Lisbon Geospatial World Forum/INSPIRE conference* Presentation: INSPIRE’D linked open data towards water framework directive accomplishment addressing DGT water management sustainability and inducing economic growth 29 May Lisbon Geospatial World Forum/INSPIRE conference* Presentation of SmartOpenData pilots and RDF vocabularies 10/6 Southampton ISO TC 211 meeting ISO's primary geospatial Presentation of Spatial Data standards working group. on the Web WG and its The meeting was hosted by SmartOpenData origins UK mapping agency, Ordnance Survey)* 12 Jun Lisbon AGILE conference, an academic conference on geospatial data. Detailed presentation of the project including the RDF W3C/ERCIM representation of INSPIRE Limerick, IE Building Sustainable Innovation Cultures workshop organised by Engineers Ireland Attended as an SME and briefly presented SmartOpenData and its outputs that might be commercially exploited. 12 Jun 15‐16 Jun 2015 Copenhagen 16 Jun 2015 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Limerick, IE 18 Jun 30 Jun 9th GEO European Projects Workshop Prague SAZP, HSRS, W3C/ERCIM W3C/ERCIM MAC Poster presentation about SmartOpenData motivation, IMCS, HSRS goals and role of LOD in pilots EnviroIForum conference Co‐organised by the SAZP with the presentation of the latest SmartOpenData progress SAZP Digital Strategies for International Markets Seminar Attended as an SME and briefly presented SmartOpenData and its outputs that might be commercially exploited MAC Presentation of Spatial Data on the Web WG and its SmartOpenData origins W3C/ERCIM The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics conference Version 1.0 Page 20 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report Date 2 July 2015 7 July Place Event 14‐15 Sep 16 Sep News in linked data presentation OSS Conf 2015 Palermo Workshop presenting the LOD issue, the Workshop “Linked Open SmartOpenData project, Data: Connecting Open the ARPA pilot, and round Data sources to table with local digital understand environmental innovation community and impacts”* SMEs. Included presentations by many partners Palermo 20ca at the workshop, over 100 at the event overall Digital innovation community (mostly individuals and SMEs from Sicily but also other regions of Italy) 7‐8 Sep Dissemination activity Žilina, Slovakia Three‐day event “Open Data Sicilia ODS2015 Summer Edition” *(workshops, hackathons, etc.). Session dedicated to SmartOpenData 4 September 18‐19. 4‐6 Sep SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) SAZP ARPA, plus all partners Giovanni Vacante presented “Linked Open Data per l’Ambiente: il percorso del progetto SmartOpenData” Jesse Marsh presented “Ma ci si guadagna con l’Open Data?” ARPA Presentations and discussions with fellow projects. TRAGSA, SAZP, W3C/ERCIM, HSRS, MAC, FBK, IMCS Brussels Cluster meeting with MELODIES and SwitchOn projects* Dresden During the conference Czech pilot was presented 19th International and during the Hackaton Conference on Information the NFI data in the RDF Systems for Agriculture and format from the Czech Forestry ISAF 2015 Republic and Slovakia were visualised together in a map. Nottingham Partner FMI, HSRS, CCSS OGC Technical Committee* Spatial Data on the Web WG meeting plus discussions with participants about SmartOpenData W3C/ERCIM Presented “Geospatial Linked Open Data for the GeoTechnology of the Future – SmartOpenData” MAC 02 Oct Dublin, IE GIS Ireland 15 conference 7 Oct Hradec Králové Poster presented detailing National Forestry Inventory work done in workshop SmartOpenData project FMI Version 1.0 Page 21 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report Date 8‐10 Oct 14 Oct 15‐17 Oct Place Palermo ARPA HQ (Palermo) Bratislava Event Urban Thinkers’ Campus (event linked to the UN’s HABITAT III) Over 100 Smart City thinkers: mainly architects, planners, and ICT experts. SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Dissemination activity The role of ARPA in opening up data in the context of SmartOpenData referred to in the plenary debate. Partner ARPA Operational workshop. Ca 15 between ARPA technical staff, ODC representatives* Co‐design of the ARPA Open Data strategy and discussion on the long‐term ARPA use of SmartOpenData tools and infrastructure. Danubehack (hackathon)* Large scale hackathon with multiple projects and partners, promoting use of open data, especially geo and environmental data. SAZP, HS‐RS, CSSS, FMI, MAC Two ODS speakers Andrea Nelson Mauro and Andrea Borruso followed by presentation of ODS activities, specific mention of the collaboration with ARPA in the debate on the role of public sector. ARPA 16 Oct Palermo SmartCityExhibition SCE2015, , Session on “ConfiscatiBene.it: Open Data e trasparenza antimafia” 19 Oct Limerick, IE SmartOpenData video of the Irish Pilots Described SmartOpenData and its enabled services in Ireland MAC Lisbon “Building Apps Based on Open (Spatial) Data” session at ICT2105 Conference.* Attended SmartOpenData session as an SME to share Ireland’s Pilot services. MAC, TRAGSA, IMCS, HSRS, CCSS Lisbon “Open Data in Action” session at ICT2105 Conference.* Co‐organised the session with aim to demonstrate the cooperation of SmartOpenData with the COMSODE project SAZP Madrid “El valor de la información forestal y su activación socioeconómica” workshop at INIA.* Open Workshop about Forest Information with multiple European projects, TRAGSA, UPM universities, companies and SMEs Limerick, IE EUROGI draft policy position paper on Linked Data and Ontologies. Input SmartOpenData’s experience and recommendations on GI/LOD. 20 Oct 22 Oct 29 Oct 11 Nov MAC Version 1.0 Page 22 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report Date 16 Nov Place Limerick, IE SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Event Dissemination activity Irish Stakeholders Workshop. Presented and demonstrated “SmartOpenData enabled European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) & Heritage Ground Truthing Services” Partner MAC, LCCC Version 1.0 Page 23 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015 D7.8 Final Dissemination Report 5
SmartOpenData project (Grant no.: 603824) Conclusion The project represents a successful collaboration between public and private sectors that have proved the potential of the Linked Data approach in a series of pilots. This has entailed direct involvement with stakeholders within and outside the project, giving the partners plenty of opportunity to disseminate their results. The outputs are set to persist and be discoverable well beyond the life of SmartOpenData through: ‐
a revised website that will promote the outputs, as opposed to the project's progress; ‐
easy to watch videos summarising the pilots with further information available; ‐
the international standards being written by the W3C and OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group, the impetus for which came from the project; ‐
follow up projects and activities already underway. Version 1.0 Page 24 of 24 © SmartOpenData Consortium 2015