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  • Organisation
    European Commission & Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO)
  • Open Forum Title
    Progress of Global Internet Policy Observatory - Open debate on usability and inclusivity of the platform
  • Description
    The objective of the Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO) is to provide technical tools that will make
    information on Internet policy and governance widely accessible for interested communities (countries,
    NGOs and interest groups, which may have been marginalised in Internet debates and decisions).
    The main idea behind GIPO is to apply advanced technologies (data mining, semantic analysis and data
    visualisation) to data that is already available in order to overcome the problem of information overload and
    its fragmentation. Information comes from different countries in different languages, from different sources
    and in different forms. In this context the issue of multilingualism (inclusivity) as well as the form of
    presenting the information and the way users interact with it (usability) is crucial. It is not only linked with
    the user interface, but also with the categorization and taxonomies, the semantic services, etc.
  • Speakers
    AGENDA:
    1. Introduction to GIPO by Cristina Monti, European Commission
    2. Presentation of beta version of GIPO tool by Luis Meijueiro, Fundacion CTIC
    3. GIPO as an information "engine" for other initiatives by Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab
    4. Towards a "Federation roadmap" for online Observatories by Kasia Jakimowicz, Open Evidence
    5. Q&A / Open Discussion
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  • Background paper
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