Luigi Reggi’s website
gathered a number of academics, practitioners and, moreover, hundreds of research questions still unanswered. These questions were then clusteredinto omogeneous groups such as “the value / ecosystem of OpenGovernment”, “What do citizens want?”, “Government capabilities”, etc. Asa second step, research questions were considered by four lenses: 1) lawand policy, 2) management, 3) technology and 4) cross-cutting. ProfessorInes Mergel reported on this in her blog: day one and day two.Furthermore, a full list of all the questions is now available in a CTG reportprepared by Meghan Cook and M. Alexander Jurkat, which also include aninteresting list of the biggest challenges faced in Open Government asperceived by the participants.EU CROSSROAD project and US CTG workshop came up with quite similarresearch themes and questions, with CTG themes mainly comprised in thefirst section of CROSSROAD taxonomy “Open government Information andIntelligence for transparency”. Other CROSSROAD areas partially incommon with the US approach are, for example, “Social computing, citizenengagement and inclusion” and “Identity management and trust ingovernance”.
In the following table I try to combine some of the most interestingaspects of the CROSSROAD and CTG exercises, that is a robustidentification of research clusters and the use of “lens”corresponding to different disciplines.
Questions and themes are grouped together on the basis of
fromgovernment to citizens and back fromcitizens andbusinessesto government
Open /linked data “supply side”
Open / linked data “demand side”
: how to meet citizen andbusinesses needs? How to support data use and re-use?3.
: How to involve the citizen in collaborationprojects / activities?