call for papers per il Workshop “Open Knowledge for socio-economic development”, nell’ambito della Conferenza ICCSA

Maria Paradiso segnala la call for papers per un workshop, che ha proposto con Luigi Mundula, per la

Conferenza ICCSA.

Il workshop ha per titolo

Open Knowledge for socio-economic development

Di seguito quanto pervenuto:

Call for Papers, Short Papers and PHD Showcase papers

Workshop “Open Knowledge for socio-economic development”

The 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
            University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
                              ICCSA 2020
                            July 1-4, 2020

ICCSA 2020 is the next event in the series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications, previously held in Saint Petersburg – Russia (2019), Melbourne – Australia (2018), Trieste – Italy (2017), Beijing – China (2016), Banff – Canada (2015), Guimaraes – Portugal (2014), Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam (2013), Salvador da Bahia – Brazil (2012), Santander – Spain (2011), Fukuoka – Japan (2010), Suwon – Korea (2009), Perugia – Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia (2007), Glasgow – United Kingdom (2006), Singapore – Singapore(2005), Assisi – Italy (2004), Montreal – Canada (2003), and, as ICCS, in Amsterdam – The Netherlands (2002) and San Francisco – USA (2001).

Computational Science is a main pillar of most of the present research, industrial and commercial activities and plays a unique role in exploiting ICT innovative technologies.

The ICCSA Conference offers a real opportunity to bring together scientists of different disciplines, discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced solutions breeding new trends in Computational Science.

Submitted papers will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference proceedings to be published by Springer in Lecture Notes for Computer Science and, as post-Conference proceedings, Conference Publishing System (CPS). The authors of a selected number of top quality papers will be requested to extend their papers for further review and publication as special issues in highly recognized international journals.

 The details for paper submission can be found at the URL 

Workshop Abstract

Open knowledge also known as free knowledge is knowledge that is useful, usable and used with alternative legal, social or technological rules.

The key features of openness are:

  • Availability and access: information (data, software, documents) must be available in a convenient and modifiable format.
  • Reuse and redistribution: information must be provided under terms and upon common standards for data exchange that permit reuse and redistribution.
  • Universal participation: everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute and everyone can contribute to them.

Particularly, greater transparency of information about the Public Administration and its way of working help to regain public confidence in the institutions, motivating people to take a more active part in decision making processes. It also encourage them to support the institutions by inputting their own knowledge and abilities, consequently engendering a widespread spirit of collaboration between different public authorities and between them and the public, businesses and non profit organizations, so relaunching the economic value of the Public Sector Information.

In this perspective the main goal of the workshop is the promotion of the importance of the knowledge sharing in order to guarantee cultural growth and development, transparency, participation and inclusion. The topics covered will be analyzed from the technological, legal and political point of view critically exploring (but is not limited to) these relevant issues: 

–       The role of different type of open knowledge (open source software, open data and public data, open standard, open access, open government, open document, open infrastructure, open licenses,…) for the for the improvement of territorial and social development;

–       AI (bias and ethics); 

–       Open access to datasets in “near real-time” and use in the decision making process;

–       Knowledge sharing within the development of planning process;

–       Big data for Public Administration;

–       FOIA and open cultural heritage

–       Open Government as a new paradigm of innovation in public administration 

–       Open data as trigger factor of transparency, participation and collaboration. 

The workshop welcomes contributions on ICT and computational aspects, proposals and applications from a wide variety of scholars on the issues proposed. Informatic Engineers, Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects, Geographers and Economic Geographers, Applied Economists, Environmental Engineers, among others are welcome to contribute.


Themes: Smart cities, Open governance, Open Data, Open source, Collaborative mapping

Waiting for your participation,

best regards

Maria Paradiso, Flavia Marzano, Luigi Mundula