[OSGeo-Discuss] workshop on "Open Government: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards"

Mr. Puneet Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 20:24:45 PDT 2011

## Open Government

Announcing a workshop on *Open Government: Open Data, Open Source 
and Open Standards* organized jointly by [Dr Hanif. Rahemtulla][hr], 
Horizon Digital Economy Research and [Puneet Kishor][pk], Science 
Fellow, Creative Commons, in conjunction with the annual Open Source 
GIS Conference, June 21, 2011, Nottingham, United Kingdom. The 
workshop will be held at the [School of Geography/Centre for 
Geospatial Science][cg]> at the University of Nottingham.

[hr]: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cgs/people/Hanif.Rahemtulla
[pk]: http://punkish.org
[cg]: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cgs/index.aspx

This meeting follows and builds upon the [Law and the GeoWeb][lg] 
workshop on intellectual property issues with geographic data in the 
internet era, colocated with the annual meeting of Association of 
American Geographers, April 11, 2011 at the campus of Microsoft 
Research, Seattle, Washington.

[lg]: http://punkish.org/geoweb/index.html

The *Open Government* workshop will bring together speakers from 
across industry, research and academia to contribute towards some of 
the fundamental theoretical and technical questions emerging in the 
Open Data space (i.e., how to mark up and release open data; 
licensing models for governments and how to interface them to other 
open source and commercial licensing regimes; conflicts between data 
protection and transparency and structuring access to data by 
different groups). The session will be a series of presented papers 
with a lively explorative session which will inform, provoke and 
encourage discussion.

Proceedings of the Seattle and Nottingham workshops along with 
selected longer papers will be published in a special issue of the 
open-access [International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure 
Research][ij] published by the Joint Research Centre of the European 

[ij]: http://ijsdir.jrc.ec.europa.eu

## Speakers

Speakers reflect the broad spectrum of constituencies in the Open 
Data domain from across academia, research and the industrial 
sector. The following speakers are confirmed:

*   Professor David Martin, School of Geography, University of 
*   Professor Derek McAuley, Director of Horizon Digital Economy 
    Research, University of Nottingham
*   Dr. Peter Mooney, Department of Computer Science, University of 
*   Dr. Richard Mortier, Horizon Digital Economy Research, 
    University of Nottingham
*   Dr. Catherine Mulligan, Horizon Digital Economy Research, 
    University of Nottingham
*   Mr Ian Holt, Senior Technical Product Manager, Ordnance Survey, 
*   Dr. Chris Parker, GeoVation and Community Propositions, Ordnance 
    Survey, Southampton

## Contact

Registration for the Open Source GIS conference and workshop will 
commence shortly (see below for conference website). for further 
information please contact either [Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla][eh], 
Horizon Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham or 
[Puneet Kishor][ep], Science Fellow, Creative Commons.

[eh]: mailto:hanif.rahemtulla at nottingham.ac.uk
[ep]: mailto:punkish at creativecommons.org

## Further Reference

*   [OSGIS Conference][oc], University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
*   [Law and the GeoWeb][lg], Microsoft Research, Seattle, USA

[oc]: http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis11/os_home.html

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