Generating value with open government data: Beyond the programmer

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Abstract

Open government data (OGD) promises to yield many benefits for society, such as the development of innovative products and services. Investments have been made to increase the publishing of OGD and its usage by the general public. However, the use of OGD remains low in practice, as potential OGD users can lack awareness, skills and resources to exploit this data. Current attempts to remedy this issue (e.g. hackathons) attract only a small subgroup of the citizenry, that is, digital literates with knowledge in programming, and therefore outputs digital solutions. In this paper, we present a tentative methodology aiming at involving a larger part of the citizenry in ideation with OGD to find applications relevant to citizens' everyday lives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationRCIS 2019 - IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science: Towards a Design Science for Information Systems
EditorsManuel Kolp, Jean Vanderdonckt, Monique Snoeck, Yves Wautelet
PublisherIEEE Computer society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 29 May 201931 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)2151-1349
ISSN (Electronic)2151-1357

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period29/05/1931/05/19

Keywords

  • Citizen participation
  • Ideation
  • Methodology
  • OGD
  • Open government data

Cite this

Gebka, E., Clarinval, A., Simonofski, A., & Crusoe, J. (2019). Generating value with open government data: Beyond the programmer. In M. Kolp, J. Vanderdonckt, M. Snoeck, & Y. Wautelet (Eds.), Proceedings: RCIS 2019 - IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science: Towards a Design Science for Information Systems [8877054] (Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science; Vol. 2019-May). IEEE Computer society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RCIS.2019.8877054