Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Policy making via social media and open data : The NOMAD project

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NOMAD, making citizens’ voices heard

Policy Formulation &Validation througn non-moderated crowd-sourcing

NOMAD is about interpreting citizens' opinions, judgements and prejudices available on web and using them as core information to support multiple stages of the policy life cycle from the definition of the political agenda, the creation, the implementation and the monitoring of policy proposals. 
NOMAD is a web platform whose main purpose is to provide decision-makers with fully automated solutions for data acquisition, argument extraction, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, argument summarization and visualisation that work in a collaborative form in the policy-making arena. The NOMAD toolsuite successfully integrates the NOMAD policy making tools under a single work environment making it easy for the users to switch between the modules.

NOMAD addresses a specific audience of policy makers, political parties, domain experts, advisors, governments, NGO’s, academics, communication specialists, researchers, application and service developers and media institutions.

In order to validate the value of NOMAD in the policy making arena we conducted three different pilots, covering different languages and thematic fields; Greek pilot for energy, UK pilot for immunotherapy and Austrian pilot for open data. Documenting the piloting experiences will provide the opportunity to collect selected testimonies from pilot users that might serve as references with regard to the value of the NOMAD tools and give inspiration as to possible ways to put them in place in participative policy-making environments.
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NOMAD's Pilots

The 2nd round of the UK, Greek and Austrian pilot workshops of the EC NOMAD project was concluded successfully on November 2014. They all took place in Athens and Vienna. The workshops showed that the interest of policy makers, journalists and researchers has risen since the first round of pilots and that they are interested in further interacting with the NOMAD software platform. More people came in touch with NOMAD and tried out its tools and online interface. The feedback received from the interaction with the main stakeholders, the questionnaires and some applications of NOMAD to smaller case studies will lead to further improvement of the NOMAD platform.

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Through the use of NOMAD the HeP  identified the “sentiment” of the active citizens and the arguments involved in the rationale of the objectives set by the Greek authorities and assessed the impact of NEP with special emphasis on the use of wind energy in Greece.

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Through the use of NOMAD EAACI & CP wanted to identify the multidimensional impacts of allergic diseases in patients’ life and the awareness of immunotherapy, as an effective treatment, ultimately aiming to further substantiate EAACI’s policy proposals in EU commission for immunotherapy promotion.

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Through the use of NOMAD the Austrian Parliamentary analysed the public debate on open government data and freedom of information policies in order to obtain a clearer picture of the positions of major interest groups towards the OGD movement and towards the movement for a freedom of information act.

Presentation of the Austrian Parliament Pilot Workshop

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Major recent events 

The 5th Samos Summit on ICT-enabled Governance offered an unprecedented opportunity to see, interact with and influence cutting-edge Information and Communication Technologies research projects and initiatives.  Attended by high caliber experts from research, administrations and enterprises worldwide, the Samos 2014 Summit focuses on the newest developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance. 

NOMAD project was presented at this year's EACCI Congress, which took place on June 9th this year at Copenhagen, Denmark. The audience consisted of 35 senior-level policy makers and 8,000 delegates from over 100 countries. The EACCI Congress, hosted by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, offers a unique opportunity to learn about new discoveries and exchange experience with professionals in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.

The NOMAD project was presented at this year's CeBIT ICT Exhibition, which took place between March 10th and 14th this year at Hannover Messe, Germany. CeBIT is the world's largest and most international Information technology trade exposition. At CeBIT 2014, the leading professionals of the ICT sector came together and showcase an extensive range of ICT products

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