Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NOMAD Project News

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Policy Formulation & Validation
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3rd Newsletter

NOMAD is ready to be commercialised

NOMAD project, which was co-funded by the EC under the FP7 Programme, has reached its end on December. NOMAD has succeeded in providing its users with a fully automated tool-suite for modelling, content search and acquisition, classification and visualization without requiring any particular expertise or programming knowledge from them.
Furthermore, NOMAD enables policy makers and other users to receive insights to their proposals from citizens, before turning them into policies, by providing them with tools that can crawl their opinions in the social media and collect, as well as analyze spontaneous argumentation to them.

During last three years, the partners of the NOMAD project participated in and organized a variety of events, conferences and workshops, produced scientific publications, press releases and presentations.

NOMAD on the Press

December has been a very active month as far as NOMAD's publicity is concerned with a series of press releases and many reproductions. The articles published online are presented below and provide an overview of NOMAD's dissemination activities the last 2 months. 

NOMAD: An easy to use "tool" for decision making
Workshop on the "Formulation and Evaluation of policy proposals through NOMAD" organized within the framework of the project NOMAD "Policy Formulation and Validation through non-moderated Crowdsourcing" will be held on November 12, 2014

NOMAD project was presented in Greece and in Austria – A new policy formulation tool
The second round of pilots of the project NOMAD ("Policy Formulation and Validation through non moderated crowdsourcing") was successfully completed by conducting the relevant workshop in the Greek Parliament.

For more transparency in politics - visualization of political processes
Visual graphic representations can help explain complicated matters. With an intelligent visualization software based on adaptive technologies, political decision-making processes can now be easy to understand. This creates transparency and facilitates the understanding of citizens. Policy makers can then use the software to analyze the impact of policy measures. 

NOMAD: An innovative research project of the Aegean University  
The second round of the pilots of the project NOMAD ("Policy Formulation and Validation through non moderated crowdsourcing") was successfully completed by conducting the relevant workshop in Greek Parliament. The workshop was the third in a series of meetings held in order to present the results of the pilot applications developed during the health care, energy and open data projects, in business representatives, public authorities and members of non-governmental organizations.

NOMAD: A new way of policy-making using social networks and open data
Public consultation is a powerful tool for policy-making, as legislators come in direct contact with the social partners. In Greece we have seen in recent years the "bloom" of this process through platforms such as opengov, which gave the opportunity literally to every citizen with Internet access to submit its views on a new legislation.

NOMAD: An easy to use "tool" for decision making
Generated on the internet content during a consultation policy or not, is concentrated and, using algorithms "argument models" are created based on the ideas and arguments used by individuals concerning the issue in question.

You can still create a NOMAD application scenario

Τhe 3rd round of pilot workshops has been completed successfully with a variety of scenarios implemented by public body representatives, politicians, journalists, consultants, NGO representatives and researchers.

Although the project has reached its end, the online platform will remain available so that users can create even more domains and policies and test the efficiency and effectiveness of NOMAD. You can have access to the public scenarios through NOMAD platform. The figure below summarises the main steps of the NOMAD procedure from the creation of a domain to the formulation of a policy. 

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