Basic conditions, availability, and the value added of open data in comparison

In this workshop we will bring together ideas and best practice examples of open data projects with an impact for the society, government or business. Open data is a global trend but differences exist in its implementation and use. Accordingly, we are going to compare how open data is made available in South East Asia and in Germany and try to answer the following questions together with the attendees:
What are the basic conditions in Southeast Asia and Germany to make open data available?
How is the access to open data provided in Southeast Asia and Germany?
What is the value added of open data in Southeast Asia and Germany?
Participants can share their experience according to their regional backgrounds or experience with different regions. Finally, the exchange may help us to understand why some projects are successful and others fail.

Who we are:

Dr. Agnes Mainka: I am a researcher at the Department of Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. My research interests are smart cities, social media, libraries and open government. As a lecturer I am working together with students on Open Data projects. Further I am an active member of the OK Lab Düsseldorf and participate in open government activities together with OKNRW. Within the ASIS&T community, I am bridging information science with open data, open government and open innovation.

Dr. Tobias Siebenlist: I am a researcher at the Department of Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. My main research interests are (emotional) information retrieval, natural language processing and digital humanities. As a lecturer I focus on developing software projects with undergraduate and graduate students.

M.A. Katsiaryna S. Baran: I am a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Information Science at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. My main research fields are information markets and social network services. I am working together with Dr. Agnes Mainka and Dr. Tobias Siebenlist on an Open Data project (basic conditions and legal requirements for Open Data in NRW).
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