The Samos 2012 Summit on Open Data and Interoperability was co-organised by the University of Aegean, the Greek Interoperability Centre of the National Technical University of Athens, the ENGAGE eInfrastructures project (co-funded by the European Commission) and the ENSEMBLE Support Action (under the auspices of the Future Internet Enterprise Systems cluster of DG Connect), in order to foster international cooperation and strive for a new research and practice agenda in open data, collaborative governance, enterprise interoperability and future internet systems.
- Raise the legal and administrative barriers which prevent the spreading of open data
- Support research on metadata, core vocabularies and visualization, as new ways of discovering and using open data
- Promote innovation and entrepreneurship on open data applications for the public
- Support open data use by science, in a global effort to reach evidence-based decision making on societal problems
- Promote scientific approaches in solving interoperability issues, and especially the Interoperability Scientific Foundations
- Strive for open data and interoperability “killer-apps”, in order to illustrate the power of ICT tools towards wider audiences
- Foster collaboration among scientific communities, industry, SMEs, public sector and citizens, towards an ecosystem where the immense potential of open, interoperable data will be exploited