[epsi-coord] update Conference - talks with Lukasz

Daniel Dietrich daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
Mon Dec 17 16:13:55 GMT 2012

Please find the session description for the sessions I am responsible for.

All best

On 11 Dec 2012, at 19:08, Marc de Vries wrote:

Dear all,
This afternoon I had a chat with Lukasz. Please find below an update, and please note that it holds specific points for actions for most of you, marked with an @ and underlined.
1.       Lukasz has managed to bring in high level Polish representatives for the opening session, being:
a.  Michal Boni - Minster for IT in Poland – who will be talking about a law on open resources which he will launch in the next month (15 mins)
b.  Raphael Trzaskowski – Member of the European Parliament – who will address the main theme of the conference: ‘Gotcha! - getting everybody on board’ (10 mins)
Of course, at this level, there is always a risk that they will drop out last minute, but having two of them reduces that risk. Also Lukasz and agreed that, given this high level, we should not lengthen the opening session by requesting a video from Ms Kroes. So we will just leave that.
2.       As to speakers in the parallel sessions:
a.  Session C: Open Data in Poland: the state of play (ePSI team member responsible: Daniel)
An expert from the Polish Ombudsman has offered to participate. Also Lukasz has other good contacts. @Daniel, please continue the contact you already established with Lukasz.
b.  Session E: Privacy by design (ePSI team member responsible Hans/Katleen)
Two key experts from Poland have committed themselves to participate: dr Wojciech Wiewiorowski - Polish Data protection Officer and Xaweri Konarski – partner in the leading law firm in Poland on ICT and law. @Hans, Katleen, it would be good if you could pick up the dialogue with them (via Lukasz), also stressing the point that this is not a purely legal session, but rather from the angle of how technology can help addressing privacy when opening up data.
c.  Session F: Session Being small: incubating Open data policy in small countries (ePSI team member responsible Ton)
Lukasz strongly suggests to officially invite Gabriella Ivacs (national Archives Hungary), who has a lot of interesting things to say. @Ton, can you follow up together with Lukasz (I know that you are in contact already, and you have a lot of other interesting names in there)? You could also consider inviting Hristo Konstantinov from APIS Bulgaria, a legal publisher that is using case law from Bulgarian courts (and who has been attacked by the Bulgarian government that wants to exploit the information themselves. I met him some weeks ago in Brussels and he certainly would like to come to Warsaw).
d.  Session G: Big data and open data: two of a kind? (ePSI team member responsible Tom)
Lukasz can bring in Polish reps from either IBM or Microsoft. We agreed that it will be good to have them, irrespective of whether they will sponsor or not. @Tom, can you pick up the dialogue with them, via Lukasz?
e.  Session H: Licensing of Open Data: Creative Commons, own or none... what is best?
Alek Tarkowski, Lukasz colleague, is certainly in. He is the CC leader in Poland. @Katleen, can you follow up via Lukasz?
3.       Also, we have a few other people from the University of Poland of the Cyber Law department that we should definitely involve. It concerns:
a.  dr Arwid Mednis, the leader of the department and an expert in Polish internet-related law circles and two of his students:
b.  Przemek Pałka, law student, head of the CyberLaw scientific circle. He recently analysed the issue of the public information in the context of personal privacy (and how the privacy is being used not to reveal public information) and of public information pricing.  He could talk, how the price for access to data should be set not to block the right to access these data, but to avoid abuse of this right, and
c.  Jan Chmielewski, law student, member of the CyberLaw - he specialises in re-use and in the problems caused by copyrighted information in public data. He could cover the issue of access to public information (and the re-use of it) in a situation, when somebody adds something to the public information and says now it's copyrighted - how to real with the issue and where is the boundary.
Obviously, they would fit well in the session on Open data in Poland (Daniel), but it might also fit into the session on licencing (Katleen). Possibly, we could also think of something different: like what should legal research be focusing on the coming years? We may want to use the open mic session for that. @all, please consider and let’s discuss our next CC.  
4.       I would very much like to finalize the program as soon as possible, so @all could you please:
a.  Chase your speakers and moderators and get their confirmations in
b.  Fill out the description of your sessions and mail that back to me this week (see my email of 5/12 below)
c.  Market the event in your networks
5.       Finally, Lukasz has also kindly offered to host the day before event (ePSI Workshop) and the Saturday Open Data Hackday at his office (where we can certainly bring in around 30 people). As to the Hackday, he wondered whether we could help him with the organisation. I told him that we have experiences in this field. at Ton, Daniel: would you be able to help out and discuss this when you touch base with Lukasz? Possibly, also Paul Suykerbuyk and Frank Verschoor could step in (they offered to help as well).
OK, so far so good. We will walk through the status during the CC next Monday.
Van: Marc de Vries [mailto:info at devriesmarc.nl]  
Verzonden: woensdag 5 december 2012 11:31
Aan: 'epsi-coord at lists.okfn.org'
Onderwerp: follow up on our CC 3/12 - Warsaw Conference
Dear all,
Monday we had a lengthy chat on the Warsaw Conference. The logistics are to a large extent dealt with, as well as the program. The crucial thing right now is to (a) market the event and (b) get the speakers in. To remain within planning, we need to do this in the coming 1-2 weeks.
As discussed, we allocated the task to invite speakers between ourselves. Essentially, there are three roles: (a) the team leader over the session (you) that has the overall responsibility and coordination over the session (b) the moderator (possibly also being one of the speakers), who is responsible for the substance of the session and the plan how to go about, including time management and keeping the speakers on a leash (c) the speakers who will give short presentations about the subject of the session. Yesterday I sent you draft letters that you can use to invite your speakers as well as follow up templates your moderators can use towards the speakers. So the sequence of things is:
1.       You identify and invite your speakers and moderator (draft invitation sent to you on Monday)
2.       After confirmation, you call the moderator and discuss with him your and his/her ideas as to the substance
3.       After that the moderator picks this up and fines tunes everything with the speakers (draft follow up messages to moderator and a draft for him/her to sent out to the speakers sent to you on Monday)
4.       You keep the coordination and you are the linking pin between your session and the project
To give your speakers an idea of where you would like to head with the session, you need to expand a bit on the title of the session, preferably in the form of a dilemma or description of the tensions or big questions surrounding this issue. As an example, I drafted something on the session of liability and charging. I would be pleased if you could do so by next Monday, allowing me to also include this in the program.
Short description
Transport Data: from local to national to European
Open Data and liability: fiction or faith?
In spite of large ambitions in the field of open data, governments are often scared off by potential liabilities that may arise when opening up data for re-use. What are the type of risks we are talking about and to what extent are they real? Assessing this, what are the yardsticks to be applied? And to the extent that they are real, how can they be addressed? This session will provide all answers!
Open Data in Poland: the state of play
This session will introduce the most awesome and interesting PSI reuse projects of the last year(s) in Poland. Polish pioneers and practitioners will briefly introduce their trailblazing PSI reuse projects. After the round of presentations we will look into specific challenges and lessens learned from these projects. Starting from there we will shift the discussion to broader PSI reuse issues, such as the legislative framework and data release practice in Poland and discuss how barriers could be overcome.
Charging policies in practice: experiences from the Satellite data domain
Should governments recover parts of their public task costs from charging for re-use, or should they rather provide the data for free? The new European GMES program that will start off in 2013 will generate an unprecedented amount and quality of satellite data: Where this is a ‘new’ type of PSI, without charging policy legacy, it provides a perfect case for addressing this charging dilemma, that may teach us wise lessons for the future. Anybody interested in pricing of PSI should not miss this one.
Privacy by design:
Being small: incubating Open data policy in small countries
Big data and open data: two of a kind?
Licensing of Open Data: Creative Commons, own or none... what is needed?
Crisis and open data: a show stopper or accelerator?
How does the current economic crisis affect governments policies on PSI re-use? And how does it effect the actual release of data? Should and can data be released at zero or marginal costs in times of tight budgets? This session will discuss the challenges for PSI release and PSI reuse under the signs of the economical crisis. Experts panelists will also discuss how open data can actually help with some aspects of the crisis. 
Let’s turn this last ePSI event into a real success and let’s make sure we enjoy it.
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