September 25, 2018
Buenos Aires, ArgentinaRegister Now!
Open Data Research Symposium 2018
We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Open Data Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday 25 September 2018 in the lead up to the International Open Data Conference 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As open data become entrenched in the policy mainstream, there is an ongoing need to delve deeper into the dynamics of open data practices. At the same time, there is a need to maintain a critical perspective and to develop empirically-tested theories on the publication, use and impact of open data.
The 3rd Open Data Research Symposium (ODRS) offers researchers an opportunity to share completed research to inform our understanding of open data’s contribution to society. It is also an opportunity to shape the open data research agenda such that the knowledge produced by the research community is both relevant and robust.
ODRS, as a forum that brings researchers together, will also serve as the occasion to explore the resurrection of the Open Data Research Network (ODRN). The research community will be invited to provide input on how best to create a vibrant, invaluable and inclusive open data research network.
Submissions that reflect critically on a variety topical and emerging themes are invited. Submissions are invited from all disciplines, though with an emphasis on empirical social research. Cross-country, interdisciplinary, and cross-sector collaborations are particularly encouraged.
The format of the 2018 Symposium will be similar to that of the 2016 Symposium, that is, one full day divided into morning paper presentations and afternoon workshops. However, for the 2018 Symposium we aim to have fewer parallel sessions as well as fewer papers per session to allow for extended and constructive interaction between presenters and participants. We anticipate 8 to 12 papers being selected overall.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Deadline: 11 June 2018 - CLOSED
Paper submissions should be made in the form of extended abstracts (2-4 pages) providing a summary abstract (up to 300 words), introduction (including problem statement and research question), methodology, findings and conclusions, with references and 1-2 diagrams/figures if appropriate. A template is available for the submission of extended abstracts. Authors of accepted abstracts and workshops will be invited to submit full papers. Full papers of accepted abstracts will be due by 3 September 2018. Abstracts should be submitted via Easy Chair.
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALSWorkshop proposals are invited for the afternoon session. Proposals should outline activities or topics for discussion that will contribute to shaping the open data research agenda or share tools or processes relevant to the research community. Workshops held at ODRS16 included “Getting to grips with the impact of open data”, “Research infrastructure for open data research”, and “A Common Open Data Assessment Framework”. There is no strict template for workshop proposals but they should include details of the organiser, the themes addressed by the workshop, the anticipated outcome, and the proposed format.
Workshop proposals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and are due no later than 15 May 2018.
ODRS18, with support from OD4D, will make available 3 travel grants to the value of USD 1,500 each to the presenting author of accepted papers, provided that full versions of the accepted papers are submitted on or before 3 September 2018.
- Stefaan Verhulst The GovLab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
- Francois van Schalkwyk University of Stellenbosch
- Emmy Chirchir Münster University
- Michael Canares World Wide Web Foundation
- Tim Davies Open Data Services Co-operative