Invitation for event at KTH: Open Data for Academics – Keynotes and Panel Discussion

Open Data is quickly gaining ground and have the potential to change society in major ways. But what will this major change entail? What will the effect be for you as a researcher? Will it just mean more work? Or will Open Data be valuable for future research? How can you as a researcher contribute or take advantage of this development? How can linked open data be useful for academics?

With increasing demands that the research results should benefit and inform society, how can academics reach out with their data to the general public? Can greater access of Open Data and Open Access publications create possibilities for academics in developing countries? And even if we have all kind of data, how do we make sense of it? What is needed to make it understandable and interesting?

Three thought-provoking presentations and a panel discussion by some of the most progressive thinkers in the area will be highlighting different aspects of the use and re-use of Open Data for academics. A cool monthly-long contest will be presented during the event. Don’t miss it!

All registered participants will get a light lunch. Please observe that there is a limited amount of seats, so sign up right away!

The event will be held at Visualization Studio (VIC) at KTH on the 5th of May in Stockholm from 10:00-15:00, hosted by KTH in partnership with Open Knowledge Sweden and Wikimedia Sverige.

Agenda: Open Data, Research and Professional Use
10:00-10:30 – Welcome – morning “fika” and a presentation of the venue

10:30-11:00 – An Update on Open Acess, Margareta Fathli, KTH Library

11:00-11:30 – Wikidata and Open Access – Bringing your research to the ones that need it the most, Jan Ainali, Wikimedia Sverige

11.30-11.45 – Open Data Census, Asmen Gul, KTH

11:45-12:15 – Agile Visualization of Open Data, Mario Romero, KTH (HPCViz)

12:15-13:00 – Lunch

13:00-14:00 – Panel Discussion – Open Data in five years – Dante’s Inferno or a Stairway to Heaven.

Led by:
Mario Romero, KTH (HPCViz)
Serdar Temiz Open Knowledge Sweden/ KTH Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Jan Ainali, Wikimedia Sverige

TBD
14:00-15:00 – Mingle

To sign up and get your seat please click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-data-for-academics-5th-may-2015-tickets-16630620634