Network of Excellence in Internet Science

ODQ2015

Open Data Quality 2015

ODQ2015: Open Data Quality: from Theory to Practice

Monday 30 March 2015

The amount and variety of open data published by governments is increasing. A sufficient level of data quality is one of the preconditions for an effective open data reuse, which in turn is supposed to increase governments’ transparency and to create business opportunities. In particular, the “open” nature of a data set magnifies the implications of its contextual quality: open data are supposed to stimulate serendipitous reuse and generate unexpected mixes and matches, but this requires that virtually anybody with the required technical is able to understand the data, port them to other systems, etc.

ODQ2015 aims at setting up a multidisciplinary dialogue that translates theoretical inputs for the evaluation of data quality (including a focus on the assessment of linked open data quality) into the adoption of shared practices for quality assurance. To this end, the workshop will firstly review the main theoretical references on open data quality evaluation, including recent contributions by researchers in the field. Secondly, examples of good and bad practices of open government data publication will be presented and discussed. Finally, the workshop will take theory and practice as inputs to define pragmatic “tool chains” and pipelines to be adopted by data publishers so to ensure that their data is of high quality, and can be enriched and versioned over time.

Location

Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 3 , 85748 Garching bei München, Germany, Institut für Informatik, room tbd

Key Dates

Deadline for submission (short papers, 2-4 pages): 15 February 2015

Notification of acceptance: 27 February 2015

Deadline for camera ready: 6 March 2015

Workshop: 30 March 2015, 10:00 - 18:00

Organising Committee

Antonio Vetrò - Technische Universität München

Lorenzo Canova - Politecnico di Torino

Raimondo Iemma - Politecnico di Torino

Federico Morando - Politecnico di Torino

Programme Committee

Antonio Vetrò - Technische Universität München

Lorenzo Canova - Politecnico di Torino

Raimondo Iemma - Politecnico di Torino

Maximilian Irlbeck - Technische Universität München

Federico Morando - Politecnico di Torino

Marco Torchiano - Politecnico di Torino

Xin Wang - University of Southampton

Full information can be found on the Nexa Center's for Internet & Society website