Lisbon Workshop: Skeleton Agenda

The agenda will evolve right up to and during the workshop. All session details are subject to modification but these are expected to be minor improvements, not wholesale re-writes.

Wednesday 3rd December

- Coffee, Registration and Conference Speed Dating

Get your badge, get a coffee, work out how you're going to spend the next 2 days by talking to session leaders.

- Welcome

Welcome from Paulo Neves, AMA President

Facilitatior: Phil Archer, W3C. Scribe: TBA [notes]

- Parallel Sessions A

Come To My Session! Don't know which parallel session to go to? Come to the plenary room to hear each facilitator describe his/her session in 60 seconds. Don't be late or you'll miss it!

Share-PSI 2.0 Track
Room 1

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

LAPSI Track
Room 2

What should licenses for re-use should look like?

Facilitator: Prodromos Tsiavos, National Documentation Center (HEL)
Scribe: TBA [notes]
Target audience: TBA

A discussion of the features of licensing for reuse, with a focus on specific challenges, such as interoperability. The discussion will include hints on how to overcome these challenges.

The objective of this session is to provide a clear set of issues that Public Sector Bodies (PSBs) have to deal with when releasing their Public Sector Information (PSI) for reuse in accordance with Directive 2013/37/EU, as amending Directive 2003/98/EC. The discussion will then go through the different points touched by the LAPSI 2.0 project’s Licensing Guidelines, which focus on the question of the optimal licensing approach based on the best practices of various Member States and the results of previous work conducted by the Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI I and II) projects.

This session will also cover essential steps from the entirety of the life-cycle of PSI, from the moment it is obtained or created by the PSB to the moment it is made available for reuse through a variety of means.

LIDER Track
Room 3

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

Open Track
Room 4

FINODEX

Facilitator: Miguel García (Zabala Innovation Consulting) [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]
Target audience: SMEs, entrepreneurs or representatives of organisations and networks reaching to them.

The session will facilitate a debate about the generation of business from the reuse of open data in the context of the FINODEX project.

FINODEX, Future Internet Open Data Expansion, is a European Project co-funded by the European Commission that is fostering the creation of innovative services and products based in open data and in the developments coming from other EU projects within the Future Internet Public Private Partnership, FI-PPP.

The FI-PPP has been in charge of the creation of the biggest European platform for developers, FIWARE, which seeks to provide a truly open, public and royalty-free architecture and a set of open specifications that will allow developers, service providers, enterprises and other organizations to develop products that satisfy their needs while still being open and innovative.

FINODEX is an accelerator for SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs from Europe, offering funds and services totally free and under a two open calls scheme. The first of those will be closing on 19th of December and a new one is planned for the spring of 2015.

Within this session, the FINODEX call for proposals will be briefly introduced to open then the conversation about the first call itself, our expectative for new businesses generation thanks to FINODEX, sort out any kind of doubt about the operative of the project and have a debate about the business models that can be attached to open data in a wider sense.

- Coffee

- Plenary Session

Facilitatior: Phil Archer, W3C. Scribe: TBA [notes]

  • Miguel Poiares Maduro, Cabinet Office Minister for Regional Development (TBC)
  • Robert Madelin, Director General of the European Commission DG CONNECT (TBC)
  • Noël Van Herreweghe, CORVe [paper]

- Lunch

- Parallel Sessions B

Come To My Session! Don't know which parallel session to go to? Come to the plenary room to hear each facilitator describe his/her session in 60 seconds. Don't be late or you'll miss it!

Share-PSI 2.0 Track
Room 1

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

LAPSI Track
Room 2

Steps to a suitable redress mechanism

Facilitatior: Maja Lubarda, Information Commissioner (SLO) [paper]
Scribe: Maria Magnolia Pardo, Murcia University (ESP) [notes]

Discussion on the suitable features of an appropriate redress mechanism related to the access and reuse of PSI including some good and bad European examples.

This session is aimed at pointing out good practices with regards to the PSI framework for institutional embedding and enforcement. Policy makers, the public sector, civil society, businesses and the general public have all broadly accepted the value of public sector information (PSI) for economic growth, public participation and accountability. In many countries, there is a “right to information” and the re-use of PSI and open data are encouraged. When the new PSI directive will be transposed in the Member States of the European Union, citizens and businesses will have a right to re-use information held by public sector bodies.

However, having such a right is not useful, if one cannot enforce it. Therefore, it is essential that the right to re-use PSI is supported by an effective redress mechanism. Criteria to which redress mechanisms should answer have to be identified, to provide the reusers with sufficient guarantees and to ensure that the economic potential of PSI can actually be realised. For each criterion, one or more “good examples” can be described from redress processes already existing in different EU Member States. These examples may serve as inspiration for other organisations or countries when implementing or adapting their redress mechanisms.

LIDER Track
Room 3

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

Open Track
Room 4

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

- Coffee

- Parallel Sessions C

Come To My Session! Don't know which parallel session to go to? Come to the plenary room to hear each facilitator describe his/her session in 60 seconds. Don't be late or you'll miss it!

Share-PSI 2.0 Track
Room 1

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

LAPSI Track
Room 2

Access and Accessibility for Data

Facilitatior: Linda Austere, Providus (LV) [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Access is the first step one needs to go through when he/she wishes to reuse data. When is access enabled? Is there a difference between access and accessibility? What about accessible data that cannot downloaded nor reused: are they really open?

Reuse of government information naturally requires access to the information. However, the PSI Directive itself does not oblige Member States to provide access. This can be explained by the fact that the legislative competences of the EU to regulate access to public sector information within a national setting. The PSI Directive applies to documents that are already made publicly accessible under the national rules for access to documents (art. 1(3) PSI Directive). It does not add to them or change them. An important improvement of the PSI Directive as amended in 2013 is that it requires rather than invites Member States to allow the re-use of documents of information that can be accessed under national access regimes (art. 3(1) PSI Directive). Effective access is a conditio sine qua non for re-use. This session discusses the relationship between Directive 2003/98/EC (PSI Directive) and national access regimes and the methods by which good practices can be identified and structured with rights of access to data. Good practices have an effect on the three main aspects: data must be discoverable (what information is held by which organisation?), available (public under FOIA, at reasonable terms and prices) and usable (meeting user needs, e.g. as regards format, timeliness, etc.).

Open Track
Room 3

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

Open Track
Room 4

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

- Session Reports

Brief (5 minute) summaries from each track: Share-PSI, LAPSI, LIDER plus one from each open track session.

End of Day 1

Thursday 4th December

- Coffee

- Plenary Session

Facilitatior: Makx Dekkers, AMI Consult. Scribe: TBA [notes]

  • Steve Adler, IBM/W3C Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group
  • The Economic Impact of PSI, Georg Hittmair and Marc de Vries [paper]
  • Plenary paper [paper]
  • Plenary paper [paper]

- Coffee

- Parallel Sessions D

Come To My Session! Don't know which parallel session to go to? Come to the plenary room to hear each facilitator describe his/her session in 60 seconds. Don't be late or you'll miss it!

Share-PSI 2.0 Track
Room 1

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

LAPSI Track
Room 2

The most known challenges of PSI Access and Re-USE: Intellectual Property (and Data Protection)

Facilitatior: Freyja van den Boom [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

IPR is traditionally perceived as a tool for development; however they reveal to be an obstacle for an easy access and reuse of PSI. The same goes for Privacy and Personal Data protection rules. How can we overcome these challenges?

The discussion is aimed at identifying best practices on legal rules, contractual transfers of rights and other issues in the area of public sector works in different European Union countries. A particular attention is devoted to cultural institutions legal rules and practices as well. More precisely, this session focusses on three different levels of the public sector works production and circulation:

  1. legal rules on protectability of works;
  2. legal rules and contractual practices on rights ownership;
  3. legal rules and other practices implemented within the cultural institutions.

The LAPSI 2.0 network can share its experience in identifying some good practices, based on a questionnaire that was prepared and answered by the partners of the network. In particular, the LAPSI 2.0 network identified some best legal rules on protectability of public sector information eligible for copyright protection, some good and bad legal rules on rights ownership of PSI covered by copyright protection and some best practices on the transfer of such rights. In the area of cultural institutions the LAPSI 2.0 network identified some best practices as to the metadata exploitation, access and re-use to cultural content.

Open Track
Room 3

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

Open Track
Room 4

Session Title

Facilitator: TBA [paper]
Scribe: TBA [notes]

Brief description of why people should come to this session.

- Bar Camp Pitches

Time keeper: Heather Broomfield, Difi

Pitch your idea for an afternoon session in 60 seconds or less.

Ideas will be collated and sorted into rooms during lunch.

- Lunch

- Bar Camp Sessions (Round 1)

Take your pick from the sessions on offer and vote with your feet.

- Coffee

- Bar Camp Sessions (Round 2)

Take your pick from the sessions on offer and vote with your feet.

- Wrap Up

Facilitator: Heather Broomfield, Difi

Brief summaries from each of the 8 barcamp sessions (2 mins each)

Final words; André Lapa, AMA, Phil Archer, W3C.

End of Day 2