On January 27th, 2012, I attended a workshop in Sheffield, United Kingdom on current FP7 eGovernance and Policy Modelling projects. This was an opportunity to hear from and meet participants in other projects, largely based in the United Kingdom. The information (somewhat augmented) about the workshop is below. My colleagues in the IMPACT Project, Professor Ann Macintosh and Neil Benn, presented our side of the story.
Presentations of some current EU FP7 Projects
Tools to support policy-making using computational argumentation.
Professor of Digital Governance, Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Citizenship, The University of Leeds.
Tools in a carbon-reduction context.
Dr Steve Cassidy, MRCMH, Edinburgh
Michael Gardner, University of Essex.
Tools in a sustainable development context.
Gary Simpson and Jonathan Gay –EASY Connects, South Yorkshire.
A toolset that will allow citizens and public administration decision makers to engage interactively in group planning, simulation and assessment of governmental policy.
Prof Paul Foley, Tech4i2 Loughborough/Brussels.
Reinforcing links between different global communities of policymakers, researchers, experts and citizens through a combination of content production and ad hoc and online and offline animation.
Prof Paul Foley, Tech4i2
Supporting the decision making process through opinion-mining and visualisation tools.
Tina Balke, University of Surrey.
A tool for filtering and redirecting public service enquiries using text analytics and an ontological information structure.
Policy making and the real world
Presentations of three new Interreg IVC projects with South Yorkshire partners covering sharing of current best practice in environmental policy making, set in a wider vision for Sheffield.
Policies which are required to enable Sheffield to become an exemplar in tackling climate change.
Edward Murphy. Technical Director. Mott MacDonald.
Sheffield sustainable development policy.
Adrian Hacket, Building for Future, Sheffield.
Ian Bloomfield, Durham County Council
Dr Bridgette Wessels, ICOSS, University of Sheffield
By Adam Wyner
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