[okfn-discuss] Call for Papers: Open Data Academic Research, OKFestival 2012

Kat Braybrooke kat.braybrooke at okfn.org
Wed Jul 18 12:11:53 UTC 2012


A quick note that the Open Data Academic research session at this year's
OKFestival <http://okfestival.org> has released its second call for papers
with a deadline of 3 August, 2012. This is a great opportunity for those of
you who are engaging with open data in academic environments to speak to
new colleagues working on similar initiatives from around the world.

The festival itself runs from the 17th to 22nd of September in Helsinki,
Finland, with core conference days on Tues the 18th of Sept to Thurs the
20th of Sept (Details at <http://okfestival.org/schedule>).

Best of luck and look forward to seeing many of you in Helsinki!


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| Kat Braybrooke | London, UK
| The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>
| Coordinator of OKFestival 2012 <http://okfestival.org/> & Regional
| Twitter @kat_braybrooke <http://twitter.com/kat_braybrooke> | Skype

***2nd Call for Papers: Open Data Academic Research at OKFest***

The Open Data research session will focus on the impact of Open Data
research within the academic environment. The session will bring together
the latest research concerning Open Data and Open Government Data, forming
an interdisciplinary mix of short presentations followed by a discussion

The panel will be 2 hours long, and invites submissions from a broad range
of disciplines. See below for potential topic ideas.

The aim of the workshop is to publish the accepted papers and outcomes in a
relevant journal/proceedings - more information to follow.
## Submissions*
Submissions should consist of a 2 page extended abstract of a position
paper of current research. Accepted authors will require to produce a 4-6
page paper and 15 minute presentation to be given at the workshop.

Please send submissions to: academictrack.okfest at gmail.com
Submission Deadline: *20th July*
Accepted Papers to be selected by *3rd August

## Possible Topics*
• *Mapping the movement: *What histories can illuminate current open data
practice? How should we understand the idea of an open data movement? What
can research tell us about the future directions a movement might take?
• *Open data impacts*: What impact is open data having in different fields?
What methods can be used to trace the impacts of open data?
• *Open data internationally*: What impact is open data having in different
countries? How is open data supporting transparency as well as
participatory engagement?
•* **Open data and democracy*: How is open data being used to support
democratic engagement, or impacting upon the democratic sphere?
• *Open data as a tool for research*: Exploring how open data can be used
in research, and tools for open data-driven research.

If you have any questions, please contact: academictrack.okfest at gmail.com***
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