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Volume 11 Issue 2, ECEG 2013 / Dec 2013  pp324‑388

Editor: Frank Bannister & Walter Castelnovo

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Special Issue Editorial  pp324‑325

Frank Bannister & Walter Castelnovo

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Using Classification and Roadmapping techniques for Smart City viabilitys realization  pp326‑336

Leonidas Anthopoulos et al

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Fashioning the Tools for e‑Government Change: A Targeted Use of Activity‑Based Costing  pp337‑347

Paul J. Jackson

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Risk Analysis to Overcome Barriers to Open Data  pp348‑359

Sébastien Martin1

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Abstract: Despite the development of Open Data platforms, the wider deployment of Open Data still faces significant barriers. It requires identifying the obstacles that have prevented e‑government bodies either from implementing an Open Data strategy or f rom ensuring its sustainability.This paper presents the results of a study carried out between June and November 2012, in which we analyzed three cases of Open Data development through their platforms, in a medium size city (Rennes, France), a large cit y (Berlin, Germany), and at national level (UK). It aims to draw a clear typology of challenges, risks, limitations, barriers, all terms used by the different stakeholders with diverse meanings and based on different motivations. Indeed the issues and constraints faced by re‑users of public data differ from the ones encountered by the public data providers. Through the analysis of the experiences in opening data, we attempt to identify how barriers were overcome and how risks were managed. Beyond pass ionate debates in favor or against Open Data, we propose to consider the development of an Open Data initiative in terms of risks, contingency actions, and expected opportunities. We therefore present in the next sections the risks to Open Data organized in 7 categories: (1) governance, (2) economic issues, (3) licenses and legal frameworks, (4) data characteristics, (5) metadata, (6) access, and (7) skills. 


Keywords: Keywords: Open Data, open government, e-government


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Evaluation and Assessment of Editable Signatures for Trusted and Reliable Public Sector Data  pp360‑372

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Measuring the Public value of e‑Government: The eGEP2.0 model  pp373‑388

Alberto Savoldelli et al

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