- Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics,
University of Thessaly. Short CV
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1975. He graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology, University of Patras, Greece (1998), and he received his PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (2004). He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the University of Thessaly at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. His research interests include Web Information Management, Internet Technologies, Semantic Web Technologies, and Linked Data, as well as Online Social Network Analysis. He has more than 40 articles in international journals and more than 100 papers in international refereed conferences. Until today he has participated in more than 10 European and National funded Research Projects.
- Stefan Decker, Professor, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany.
- Benjamin Heitmann, PhD, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Short CV
Benjamin Heitmann is a post-doctoral researcher at the Database and Information Systems chair (Informatik 5) at RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include approaches for balancing privacy and data mining through data analytics approaches with built-in privacy guarantees, as well as personalisation using knowledge graphs and the architecture of data intensive ecosystems. He is a member of the program committee for the SEMANTiCS conference and the ESWC Semantic Web Conference. In addition, he has worked as a software architect and team leader on collaborations with high profile industry clients.
- Vangelis Karkaletsis, Software & Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos».
- Vassilios Peristeras, Asst. Professor, International Hellenic University. Short CV
Vassilios Peristeras is Assistant Professor at the International Hellenic University, School for Science and Technology in Thessaloniki, Greece. His teaching and research focus on digital transformation, interoperability, information management and open data. For the period 2010 – 2016, he has worked as Programme Manager in the European Commission, ISA Programme being in charge for semantic interoperability, open data and coordinated the revision of the European Interoperability Framework. Before that, he has worked as researcher and consultant in various organizations including the United Nations and the National University of Ireland Galway, where he initiated and coordinated several international R&D eGovernment projects. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals/conferences and has served as editor, program committee member and reviewer in more than 60 journals, books, and conferences.
- Michalis Vafopoulos, Software & Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos» Short CV
Michalis Vafopoulos is an affiliated researcher at the Software & Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of the National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos».
His research and speeches are focused on Web economics and business, economic networks, linked open data, Web philosophy and Web literacy.
In 2006 joined the faculty of the Department of Cultural Informatics at the University of Aegean. In 2009 served as local chair of the first Web Science conference in Athens (websci09.org) and co-founded the Master in Web science at the Mathematics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2010, initiated PublicSpending.net which interconnects and analyses more than 1.5 trillion euros of global public expenditure.
In 2011 published the monography “The Web Economy: Goods, Users, Models, and Policies” which serves as a textbook in postgraduate studies. The next year introduced “Being, Space, and Time on the Web” in WWW conference and the Metaphilosophy journal. In 2014 addressed the keynote in Web Economy Festival and in 2015 has been elected as a member of the Board in the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society and director of Open Data Institute Athens. In 2017 serves as Program member in MyData 2017.
He has written the bestselling book «Living with the Web» (in Greek), which presents both the social and technical aspects of the Web as an integrated part of everyday life.
Today, in the context of YourDataStories and BigDataEurope H2020 projects, he is working on the notion and engineering of Linked Open Economy as a top-level conceptualization that interlinks the major economic open data.
- Deadline of paper submission: 20/8/2017 10/9/2017*, 15:00 CET
- Notification of Acceptance: 20/9/2017
- Workshop: 22/11/2017
Big data, data analytics, personal data, open data, linked data, metadata, data journalism, data science, data infrastructures….and still you can add a new “data” phrase!
Data has become a buzzword used in a number of disciplines, by technical and business communities. At the same time, the growing interaction among corporate, governmental and personal information spaces introduces a novel set of opportunities and challenges for the economy.
The DATA ECONOMY workshop will try to engage scholars and professionals from multiple disciplines including economics, management, open governance, data science, computer science and software engineering in discussions related to how digital data, scattered in decentralised information systems and applications and being accessible via the Web, change the economy and the ways we are doing business.
Accepted papers in the Data Economy workshop will be awarded a free day pass to the conference for the 22th of November 2017
Possible topics for discussion (but not limited to):
- Economic theory and practice related to online data and the Web (e.g. Web economics)
- Data infrastructures (and open standards) for the economy (e.g. open banking standard)
- Data and information strategies and policies
- Open data as a tool in economic policy
- Open data for business and economic development
- Financial data transparency (e.g. open ownership, open budgets)
- Business practices and the economic impact of GAFA
- Business intelligence and data analytics
- Business models and value creation in data-oriented environments
- Data and content based e-commerce
- The role of data in the Digital Single Market in Europe
- Open Scientific Data and the European Open Science Cloud
- Computational economy and big data in finance
- Big data in operational research, business intelligence and economic analysis
- Personal data and Personal Information Management systems (PIMS): markets, business models and consumer behaviour
- Economic implications of data transparency and algorithmic (or AI) accountability
- Social media analytics: business models and economic impact
- Measuring the data economy (e.g. open data indices, societal impact etc.)
- Legal issues in the data economy
- Security issues for data economy stakeholders (e.g. in security for data centres, cloud infrastructure, user authentication etc.)
- Privacy as a commodity and privacy-related aspects of monetising user data
Paper submissions are through EasyChair
The organisers of the Data Economy workshop kindly invite you to submit research full papers (10-20 pages) presenting new results and short papers (6-9 pages) with disruptive ideas and work-in-progress, shedding light on how online data change economy and business. Accepted papers will appear in a post-conference proceedings volume to be published by LNCS Springer. Submitted papers should follow the INSCI Paper Submission Guidelines.
The tentative agenda has been formed as follows:
10:00 - 10:20Building a European Data EconomyDaniele Rizzi, European Commission, DG Connect - Invited speaker Short CVDaniele Rizzi has a degree in civil engineering from the Politecnico di Milano University. He spent most of his professional life working on the development of information and communication systems and tools, in particular in the domain of spatial information, both in the private and the public sector. Daniele joined the European Commission in 1993, where from 2004 to 2012 he worked on the adoption and implementation of a European spatial data infrastructure (INSPIRE). Since December 2012 he contributes to the development of policies in support to the European data economy in Commission's Directorate-general for Communications Networks, Content and Technology; he works in particular on the deployment of Open Data Portals as part of a European infrastructure facilitating data re-use. 10:20 - 11:20 Presentation of research papers 11:20 - 11:40 Discussion 11:40 - 12:10 Coffee break 12:10 - 12:30Turning data from coal into diamondsNikos Loutas, PwC - Invited speaker Short CVNikos is coordinating Data and Analytics within PwC’s Consulting practice in Belgium. He has helped several organisations develop their data strategies and implement advanced analytics solutions. Nikos is a lover of data and semantics. He believes that (big) data value will not be driven from volume or velocity, but mainly from linking various data and deriving insights and knowledge from the connections. 12:30 - 13:30 Forum: 4 min. 1-slide pitches about data economy issues (based on-site proposals during Coffee break)
Michalis Vafopoulos, vafopoulos at gmail com