8th International Summer School on Digital Government - opengov2021

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
28 Jun 2021 to 2 Jul 2021


The OpenGov Summer School course is equivalent to 3 ECTS credits.

The courses will be offered in various online ways, including lectures, tutorials, collaborative workshops and discussions.  Most importantly, the opengov2021 Summer School will include showcasing and hands-on experience with innovative platforms and services that are under development in a number of collaborative research projects.

Furthermore, the summer school programme follows the Samos 2021 Summit one for the first 3 days. The sessions of the Samos Summit have been indicated in the programme below. In addition, this year the summer school is organised in conjunction with the TODO research seminar covering the 2 final days. Additional lectures will be held every day only for the students of the opengov2021 summer school. 

opengov2021 Programme


CEST 9.00-10.30 11.00-12.30 13.30-15.00 15.00-16.00
EEST 10.00-11.30 12.00-13.30 14.30-16.00 16.00-17.00
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Day 1 - Monday 28th of June 2021

Samos Summit Session 1: Introduction to the Samos 2021 Summit Samos Summit Session 2: Artificial Intelligence in Governance Samos Summit Session 3: Innovative Digital Ecosystems Summer School Session
Introduction to Samos 2021 Summit and OpenGov Summer School
Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Governing algorithms - Perils and powers of AI in the public sector
Gianluca Misuraca, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Establishment of Sustainable Data Ecosystems
Slim Turki, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Lecture on Different Types of IS in Digital Government

Euripidis Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Tour de table - Short Presentation of Speakers
Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Multidisciplinary perspectives on emerging challenges, opportunities, and agenda for research, practice and policy
Yogesh Dwivedi, Swansea University, Wales
Robotic process automation in local government: a system for efficiency, or just another system to handle?
Ida Lindgren, Linköping University, Sweden

Keynote Speech: Responsible Use of AI in Governance
Günther Schefbeck, Austrian Parliament, Austria

Uncovering the Rules of Digital Government Automation
Tomasz Janowski, University Gdansk, Poland and Danube University Krems, Austria
Ethics in Digital Public Services
Elsa Estevez, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Approaches and use of AI in the public sector by the European Member States: Analysis of National AI Strategies
Colin Van Noordt, University of Tallinn, Estonia
AI Decision Making for Allocating Government Grant Funds
Linda Bower, Digital Tranformation Consultant, USA

Day 2 - Tuesday 29th of June 2021

Samos Summit Session 4: Workshop on Legal Informatics Samos Summit Session 5: Innovative Digital Public Services Samos Summit Session 6: Workshop on Innovative Digital Public Services Keynote Speech
Digital-ready policymaking and digital screening process.
Irene Matzakou, Deloitte Greece, Greece
Cecile Guasch, European Commission, Belgium
Blockchain as Innovation Lever for a Better and More Inclusive Society
Enrico Ferro, LINKS Foundation, Italy
Towards building an observatory for innovative public services in Europe
Georges Lobo, Peter Ulrich, European Commission, Belgium

AI as a mean to better inform policy-makers: True or False?

Sehl Mellouli, Laval University, Canada

To regulate or not to regulate: opening the AI black box for parliaments
Fotis Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece
Digital@KA - a marketplace for digital services in Karlsruhe
Richard Wacker, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany

Procurement of innovative public services
Ines Mergel, University of Konstanz, Germany

Towards innovative legislation drafting: LEOS and ManyLaws integration
Harris Alexopoulos & Michalis Loutsaris, University of the Aegean, Greece
(Interactive Session)

The implementation of European e-invoicing Directive and Standard in public procurement in Greece
Antonis Stasis - Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance, Greece

Elements of Innovation in Digital Pubic Services and how to describe them
Yannis Charalabidis, Panos Keramidis, University of the Aegean, Greece

(Interactive Session)

Cross-border Digital Public Services: Challenges and Opportunities for New Services
Robert Krimmer, University of Tartu, Estonia

Day 3 - Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Session 7: Digital Governance Skills Session 8: Workshop on New research Ideas Summer School Session Summer School Session
Building Digital Governance Competencies: Baseline for a Curriculum and Master Programme
Gabriela Viale Pereira - Danube University of Krems, Austria
Responsible digital transformations
Leif Skiftenes Flak, University of Agder, Norway

Lecture on Research methods in Digital Governance

Gabriela Viale Pereira - Danube University of Krems, Austria

Team up and Issue identification

Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece

Interoperability Academy as an enabler for advanced digital skills
Victoria Kalogirou, Georges Lobo, European Commission, Belgium
HORIZON Research Project Opprtunitites
Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, University of the Aegean, Greece
The evolution of the Interoperability concept: A European quest for simplicity and universality
Joep Crompvoets, Cesar Casiano, Maxim Chantillon, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Participants Interventions
Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece

(Interactive Session)

Project ETAPAS - Ethical Technology Adoption in Public Administration Service
Francesco Murredu, Lisbon Council, Belgium

Day 4 - Thursday 1st of July 2021

TODO Research Seminar on Open Data & Ethics TODO Research Seminar on Open Data Barriers and Evaluation TODO Research Seminar on Open Data Research in the University of Zagreb Summer School Session

Thickening Data and Ethics: From a Networked to an Entangled Paradigm
Stefano Calzati, Researcher at Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands

An adapted Technology Acceptance framework in assessing user intention to the reuse of National Positioning Infrastructure data in Thailand Agriculture
Warakan Supinajaroen, TU Delft, Netherlands

Legal aspects of open data: from establishing rules and obligations to protecting privacy

Anamarija Musa, Tihomir Katulić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Team work on research presentation

Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece

Establishing an Open Data Platform. Insights from the Public Transport Industry in Sweden
Hosea Ofe, TU Delft, Netherlands

Multimodal Travel Choice Based on Traveller's Preferences

Bia Mandžuka, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Using a game to change civil servants’ attitudes towards open data provision
Fernando Kleiman, TU Delft, Netherlands
Identifying and overcoming the barriers toward open geographical data for public undertakings
Frida Boone, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Open Data and Beyond: From Sharing Data to Sharing Models?

Igor Čavrak, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Day 5 - Friday 2nd of July 2021

TODO Research Seminar on Open Data Research in the University of Zagreb Keynote Speech on Open Data Discussion on current research projects in parallel break out rooms

Summer School Wrap up Session

Yannis Charalabidis, Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece

Interdisciplinary application areas of open data 

Martina Tomičić Furjan, Nikolina Žajdela Hrustek, Igor Pihir, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Keynote Speech on Open Data "Open Data developments in public administrations"
Pierre Baviera, CEO, Derilinx, Ireland
Parallel 1: Open Data related Research
Moderators: Bastiaan Van Loenen, Frederika Welle Donker, Delft University of Technology

The key elements for the open data in agriculture in Croatia.

Dragica Šalamon, Filip Varga, Alen Džidić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Keynote Speech on Open Data "From collecting and using data to sharing data publicly for reuse."
Adriano Amaral, Programme and Product Manager, Derilinx, Ireland

Parallel 2: Digital Government related Research
Moderator: Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean

Geospatial Openness: Selected Research Topics of the Faculty of Geodesy

Željko Bačić and Ana Kuveždić Divjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia