[okfn-discuss] Call for Papers - Open Data Academic Research at OKFest

Laura Newman laura.newman at okfn.org
Mon Jun 25 15:32:49 UTC 2012

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***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

Kind regards,

Laura Newman
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: lauranewmanonskype
Twitter: @Newmanlk
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