TODO International Conference on Open Data


November 28 - December 2, 2022

Zagreb, Croatia

TODO International Conference on Open Data successfully held at the University of Zagreb from November 28 to December 2, 2022

TODO International Conference on Open Data (International Conference on Open Data: Open Data Challenges and Opportunities in Times of Crisis and Growth) was officially opened on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Dubrovnik Hotel. Introductory and welcoming speeches were given by the Vice-Rectors of the University of Zagreb, Associate Professor Anamarija Musa and Professor Jurica Pavičić, Professor Almin Đapo, Dean of the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, Professor Elizabeta Ivičević Karas, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Assistant Professor Ana Kuveždić Divjak, project coordinator from the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, and Hrvoje Meštrić, the Head of the Directorate for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Education. 

The conference took place from Monday, November 28, to Friday, December 2, 2022, with 8 sessions, 5 panel discussions, two keynote lectures by eminent professors and two workshops. This interdisciplinary scientific conference covered a wide range of topics on legal, political, social, financial and technical challenges in the provision and use of open data, in general and in specific sectors (for example, traffic data, geospatial data, etc.). In addition to scientists, the conference was attended by experts from public authorities and private sector organizations, as well as users of open data and other interested stakeholders, from a dozen different countries (7 European and 3 non-European). More than 200 participants attended the conference, both live and online, since the conference was held in a hybrid mode

On Monday, in addition to the panel on fiscal transparency, a workshop on high-value datasets was held. After the official opening of the conference on Tuesday, there was a panel on open data policies in a comparative perspective and a lecture (keynote speech) by Professor Marijn Janssen from Delft University in the Netherlands. Two more sessions followed, on the possibilities of open data for improving the transparency of public administration and for the development of the private sector. On Wednesday, two sessions were held - on open data ecosystems and applications based on open data, as well as two panels – one on legal aspects of open data in general, and another on open data in the context of GDPR. The fourth day of the conference started with a lecture by Professor Joep Crompvoets from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), followed by a session and two panels on the topic of geospatial data.

On the last day of the conference, on Friday, a workshop was held on mapping and visualization of open data, followed by a session on media and cultural aspects of open data, as well as session containing poster presentations. The final speech with the conclusions and summaries of the conference was delivered by the Vice-rector, Professor Anamarija Musa. 

More information about the TODO project is available at the official website of the project

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