9th International Summer School on Digital Government - opengov2022

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
4 Jul 2022 to 8 Jul 2022

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 opengov2022 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 2022 Summit for the first 3 days. The sessions of the Samos Summit have been indicated in the programme below. Additional lectures will be held every day only for the students of the opengov2022 summer school. 

opengov2022 Preliminary Programme

CEST 9.00-10.30 11.00-12.30 13.30-15.00 15.30-16.30
EEST 10.00-11.30 12.00-13.30 14.30-16.00 16.30-17.30
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Day 1 - Monday 4th of July 2022

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction Samos Summit Session 2: Disruptive Technologies for Administrations and Cities Samos Summit Session 3: Interoperability Solutions Summer School Session
"Introduction to Samos 2022 Summit and OpenGov Summer School
Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean, Greece"
Transformative impact of distributed technologies in public services
Stefano De Panfilis, FIWARE, Germany
The delivery of cross-border services ensuring User-centricity, interoperability and citizens' data sovereignty: ACROSS project
Anna Triantafillou, ATC, Greece
Lecture on Different Types of IS in Digital Government

Euripidis Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Opening Speech: Algorithmic BPR
Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean, Greece
"Citizen science and data-sharing boosting large physics research infrastructures
Francesco Mureddu, Lisbon Council, Belgium"
Interoperable Europe Academy
Victoria Kalogirou and Georges Lobo, European Commission

Keynote Speech 1: Urban Digital Twins as an instrument for demand-driven, cross-domain collaboration and evidence-based policymaking

What are the trends now or what the trends would be in the next years?
Irene Matzakou, Deloitte, Greece
NLP techniques to support customer service: Digital Government context
Nina Rizun, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

The AI-powered policy screening prototype

Zsofia Sziranyi and Vidas Daudaravicius, European Commission

Legal, cultural, and managerial challenges in Interoperability solutions: inGOV project
Efthimios Tambouris, University of Macedonia, Greece
Electronic decision support for policy makers: The challenge of evidence based policy making and law making
Guenther Schefbeck, Austrian Parliament, Austria


Day 2 - Tuesday 5th of July 2022

Samos Summit Session 4: Artificial Intelligence in Governance  Samos Summit Session 5: Citizen Science and Collaborative Governance Samos Summit Session 6: Workshop on New research Ideas Keynote Speech 
Citizen-driven AI against disinformation
Antonis Ramfos, ATC, Greece
SSI technologies for smart city ecosystems
Richard Wacker, YellowMap AG
Combinatorial Innovation and Government Automation Typology
Elsa Estevez, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Tomasz Janowski, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Benjamin David Roseth, Inter-American Development Bank, Jamaica
Ethics in AI application
Lilian Mitrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Preliminary results of an empirical study about AI applications in the parliamentary workspace
Fotis Fitsilis, Hellenic Parliament, Greece
Citizen Science and Collaborative Governance – past experiences and lessons learned for the future
Sven SCHADE & Peter ULRICH, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Framework for Federated Learning Open Models in e-Government Applications
Emanuel Guberović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
URBANAGE project
Susie Ruston McAleer, 21C

HORIZON Research Project Oportunitites
Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece

Detecting Medicare Fraud with Artificial Intelligence
Linda Bower, Digital Transformation Consultant, USA
Smart Sustainable Cities design and Disruptive Technologies – Industry and Society 5.0
Participants Interventions (Interactive Session)
Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece


Day 3 - Wednesday 6th of July 2022

Session 7: Workshop on Citizens Science

Moderator: Lieven Raes, DIGITAAL VLAANDEREN, Belgium

Keynote Speech 2: Tokenization for Sustainability
Enrico Ferro, LINKS Foundation
Research methods in Digital Governance
(+) Team up and Issue identification
Gabriela Viale Pereira, Danube University Krems, Austria
Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Lecture on Blockchain Technologies in public services and the use of open data

Stefano De Panfilis, FIWARE, Germany

Carbon Footprint Simulation Dashboard Functionalities (Interactive Session)
Harris Alexopoulos & Christos Karelis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Air quality sensors for sustainable cities and communities (Interactive Session)
Daria Yakushkina, SODAQ, Netherlands
Session 8: Workshop on Inclusive Citizens Science
Moderator: Carolina Doran, ECSA
Compair Athens pilot: Conclusions and further steps
Ilia Christantoni & Dimitra Tsakanika, DAEM, Greece
What is inclusion, how to see it and why is it important: 10 principles
Carolina Doran & Beatriz Noriega Ortega, European Citizen Science Association, Germany


Citizen Science best practices
Pavel Kogut, 21Consultancy, UK


Barriers to participation of groups (Interactive Session)
Carolina Doran, European Citizen Science Association, Germany


Day 4 - Thursday 7th of July 2022

Evaluation Methodologies in Digital Governance
Dimitris Sarantis, United Nations University
Text Analytics and its application in the area of digital governance
Nina Rizun, Gdansk University of Technology
Disruptive technologies and open data in supply management
Gerasimos Kontos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Team work on research presentation

Harris Alexopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece


Day 5 - Friday 8th of July 2022

Big Linked Open Legal Data and Interoperability
Michalis-Avgerinos Loutsaris, University of the Aegean, Greece
Efficient Open Data visualisation: the role of cartography
Ana Kuveždić Divjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Students' research projects on Open Data
Karlo Kević & Andrea Miletić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mohsan Ali, Maria Ioanna Maratsi, Georgios Papageorgiou, University of the Aegean, Greece

Summer School Wrap up Session