OKCon (Open Knowledge) 2010: Programme

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Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
11.00 – 12.45 State of the Nation Open Data and Development Panel (TBC)
14.00 – 15.15 Ideas and Culture Open Bibliographic Information Open Data and the Semantic Web Meetings
15.30 – 16.45 Community Driven Research Civic Information Short Talks: I Meetings
17.00 – 18.15 Open Gov Data and PSI in the EU Tools Short Talks: II Wikimedia UK

Talk Overview


Chair: Becky Hogge

  • A Year in Review, Rufus Pollock, http://okfn.org
  • Local Government Data, Chris Taggart, http://openlylocal.com
  • Bibliographic Data and the Public Domain, Matthias Schindler, Wikimedia DE
  • Open Science, Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge
  • Linked Open Data, Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig
  • Open Licensing for Data, Jordan Hatcher, Open Data Commons
  • The Post-Analogue World, Glyn Moody, opendotdot
  • Open Philanthropy – in search of change agents (short talk/announcement), Helen Turvey, Shuttleworth Foundation


Chair: Bill Thompson

  • Data Spheres, Adnan Hadzi Goldsmiths: University of London/Deptford.TV
  • Open Images: An Open Media Platform Enabling the (Re)use of Audiovisual Heritage, Maarten Brinkerink, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision TBC
  • Open Shakespeare, James Harriman-Smith
  • Making the Physical from the Digital, Ben O’Steen


Chair: Jonathan Gray

  • The Itinerant Poetry Library, Sara Wingate Gray, *The Itinerant Poetry Library
  • Dickens Letters, Iain Emsley
  • Journal Commons: Open Process Academic Publishing in Practice, Toni Prug & Juan Grigera, School of Business & Management, Queen Mary: University of London
  • OpenCitations.net – publishing bibliographic citations as Open Linked Data using CiTO (Citation Typing Ontology), David Shotton, University of Oxford


Chair: Zach Beauvais

  • Utilizing, creating and publishing Linked Open Data with the Thesaurus Management Tool ‘Pool Party‘, Thomas Schandl punkt.net Services
  • Towards a Korean DBpedia and an Approach for Complementing the Korean Wikipedia based on DBpedia, Eun-kyung Kim, Matthias Weidl, Key-Sun Choi, Sören Auer, KAIST & Universität Leipzig
  • Open Government Data on a Large Scale: The Challenges, Jeni Tennison (TBC)
  • Open Data and Local Councils, Stuart Harrison, Lichfield District Council


Chair: Peter Murray Rust

  • Collaborative Structuring of Knowledge by Experts and the Public, Tom Morris and Daniel Mietchen, Citizendium
  • Dig the new breed: how open approaches can empower archaeologists, Anthony Beck
  • Clear Climate Code – Our Role In Global Warming, David Jones and Nick Barnes, Clear Climate Code
  • !OpenStreetMap, Emilie Laffray, !OpenStreetMap


Chair: James Casbon

  • Centralized and Distribute Revisioning of Data based on the CKAN experience, Rufus Pollock and John Bywater
  • Large scale data handling and revisioning: Experience from the Genome, Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Sanger Centre
  • Can !ScraperWiki actually work?, Julian Todd and Aidan !McGuire, Scraper Wiki
  • Using the Institutional Repository to publish research data, Christopher Gutteridge, University of Southampton/EPrints Project


Chair: Heather Brooke (TBC)

  • The Straight Choice, Richard Pope
  • What you say is who you are: How open government data facilitates profiling politicians, Maarten Marx and Arjan Nusselder, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam
  • Election Data, Francis Irving, Edmund von der Burg, mySociety, YourNextMP, Democracy Club
  • Where Does My Money Go?, Panel from Project Team


Chair: Rufus Pollock

  • Open Government Data in Norway, Olav Anders Øvrebø, University of Bergen
  • Open Government Data in Germany, Daniel Dietrich, OKF Germany/Open Data Network
  • Access or re-use of PSI? A cookie if you get it right!, Katleen Janssen, ICRI/K.U.Leuven
  • PSI and Open Government Data in Europe, Chris Corbin, ePSIplatform
  • Open Law and Democracy experiences in France (short talk), Benjamin Ooghe and Tangui Morlier, Regards Citoyens


Chair: TBC

  • Open Development Data, Panel discussion


Chair: Joseph Seddon

  • Wikimedia and Education…. the road not taken?, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee
  • Tropenmuseum and Wikimedia, Hay Kranen, Wikimedia Nederlands
  • Wikimedia Nederlands Library project, Jose Spierts, Wikimedia Nederlands
  • Wikimedia and beyond: The future, Panel Discussion: Jan-Bart de Vreede, Joseph Seddon, Jose Spriets, Mathias Schindler (TBC)


  • UK researchers’ behaviours and the drive for open knowledge, Branwen Hide, ‘Research Information Network’
  • Turning Academic Publications into Social Objects – Building Successful Online Research Networks with the Last.fm Model, Victor Henning & Jan Reichelt, Mendeley Research Networks
  • Global Ideas Banks: Part Deux, Hugh Barnard
  • TRUSTlibrary.org MUSTart.org Gift Economy?, Ed Whyman, MUSTart.org
  • The Evolution of Software: Why Open Beats Closed, Tomas Rawlings, University of West of England/FluffyLogic Development
  • From real to digital communities: Building a software archive for Trinity Community Arts, Dr Annie Berry, Ryan Northey & Dr Edson Burton, Trinity Community Arts
  • Peer 2 Peer University, Nadeem Shabir, Talis & John Britton, Flat World Knowledge & Peer 2 Peer University
  • University x.0, Francois Taddei, Ariel Lindner, Livio Riboli-Sasco, Samuel Huron, Antoine Mazières, Tim Anglade, Wiser-U
  • Open Energy Data, Lisa Evans
  • Learning by design? Genre typologies and peer interaction in open educational resources, Panagiota Alevizou & Tina Wilson, Open University TBC
  • Providing open data for non-commercial and commercial purposes – an outline of ‘Open Natura 2000′ project, Dariusz Glazewski, mediaSELF
  • Can We Have Our Cake and Eat It Too?: The Potential of a “Datatrust” to Open Personal Data While Protecting Privacy, Alex Selkirk, Common Data Project
  • The Panton Principles, Open Data in Science Working Group, The Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Public Domain Works api, Tatiana de la O
  • How to connect your open data to your document space — the GATE family, Hamish Cunningham

  • The Cost of Britain’s Energy (Longterm United Kingdom Energy Supply (LUKES) project), Lisa Evans

  • The Genero Project – Ubiqutous access to free culture, Øystein Jakobsen, Norwegian NGO !FriBit
  • Nigeria, Cybercrime and ‘Open Music’ (Internet Safety, Security and Privacy Initiative for Nigeria (MISSPIN) project), Gbenga Sesan, *Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
  • The Open Climate Initiative – as proposed to the recent House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology inquiry into the ‘Climategate’ affair. The primary recommendations of full disclosure of data and source code on publication of papers in climate science were strongly endorsed by the committee in its report of March 2010. Now there’s a need to hold those responsible to the mark – and make the movement international. The example set in an area of high public interest could further open knowledge in many others, Richard Tyrwhitt-Drake

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