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Subject: [ E-CFP ] Special Issue on Innovation through Open Data
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Date received: 22 Mar 2013
Deadline: 01 Aug 2013
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Special issue of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied
Electronic Commerce Research

Guest Editors: Marijn Janssen, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Natalie
Helbig, Anneke Zuiderwijk

The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce
Research is planning a special issue on Innovation through Open

The opening of data has been hailed for its innovative capacity
and transformative power. Over the last years, many politicians,
companies, scientists, and citizen communities have paid
considerable attention to the demand of opening data of both
public and private organizations. An important event in this
context was the release of the EU Public Sector Information (PSI)
directive in 2003, in which a common legislative framework was
presented, which regulates making data of public sector bodies
available for re-use1. In 2009, the Obama Administration stated
that its primary goal was the establishment of an unprecedented
level of openness of the Government2 and published an Open
Government Directive some months afterwards3. Building on former
policies, the European Commission has recently presented an Open
Data Strategy for Europe, in which more evident rules on making
the best use of government-held information are presented4. In
2012, the Obama Administration published the Digital Government
Strategy, which aims to 1) enable the American people to access
high-quality digital government information and services
anywhere, anytime, on any device; 2) seize the opportunity to
procure and manage devices, applications, and data in smart,
secure and affordable ways; and 3) unlock the power of government
data to spur innovation and improve the quality of services for
the American people5. In addition to these policy documents,
various studies have shown that opening data by public and
private organizations has considerable potential to provide
citizens, researchers, companies and other stakeholders with many
advantages, such as a growing economy by stimulating innovation,
developing new businesses and obtaining new insights in the
public and private sector by creating new ways of understanding
problems and interpreting data. Open data enable new ventures to
develop new business models and innovative services. Often the
added value is generated from combining multiple sources. Open
data have the potential to enable different types of innovation,
such as innovation through the provision, processing and use of
open data, innovation through open data technologies, and
innovation through impact and public value creation from open
data initiatives (transparency, accountability and collaborative
governance approaches). Open data can contribute to open
government. However, although open data research is performed
increasingly, research about the way innovation can take place
through open data is still lacking. For this reason, innovation
through open data is the main focus of this Special Issue.

Subject Coverage We specifically encourage papers related to
innovation with open data. Particular topics to be addressed
might include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Open data provision and use  Barriers, costs and benefits of
   open data provision and use;  National and international
   challenges and opportunities for open data;  Requirements,
   principles and strategies for publishing and using open data;
    Practice of open data; innovative ways of publishing and
   using open data;  Privacy and provenance issues; reliability
   and trustworthiness of open data;  Comparative studies;
   comparisons of open data initiatives;  Case studies for
   domain/sector-specific open data strategies (smart cities,
   environmental and geospatial research, social media);  Open
   data usability, user interaction and case studies with lessons
   learned;  Open innovation for public services;  Legal,
   licensing and political issues: creative commons vs.
   copyright, freedom of information, information sharing, data
   visualization;  Open data policies, strategies; policy
   guidelines and frameworks;  Benchmarks and metrics in open
   data usage.

2. Open data technologies  Information systems and services for
   open data gathering and provision;  Technical frameworks and
   platforms of open data/access;  Mashing platforms;  Open
   data formats;  Application Programming Interfaces (APIs); 
   Metadata;  Data linking;  Semantic technologies;  Open data
   infrastructures, open data platforms;  Open access.

3. Impact of open data initiatives  Public value and benefit
   creation and realization, such as transparency, public
   participation and accountability);  Open government,
   collaborative governance approaches involving the use of open
   data; open participation;  Open data and citizen
   participation in information gathering / crowdsourcing; open
   data policy-making and co-creation;  Business models,
   marketplaces and crowdsourcing platforms for open data; 
   Linking data, innovative services and applications; 
   Evaluation of open data initiatives;  Government
   transformation, process reengineering.

Notes for Intending Authors We are seeking original manuscripts
on conceptual and methodological issues related to research on
innovation through open data, as well as papers which report on
the results of empirical research in the field. Papers can focus
on particular open data initiatives or a particular type or
category of open data, as well as more general outcomes. Both
qualitative and quantitative research can be submitted. Submitted
papers should not have been previously published nor be currently
under consideration for publication elsewhere. Author guidelines
can be found at http://www.jtaer.com/author_guidelines.doc. All
submissions will be refereed by at least three reviewers.
Submissions should be directed by email to
jtaer.open.data_(at)_utalca.cl. For more information, please visit the
following web site: http://www.jtaer.com.

Important dates

Full paper submission: 1 August 2013 Notification of acceptance:
1 October 2013 Revised submission: 1 November 2013 Final
acceptance notification: 15 November 2013 Camera ready version of
paper: 15 December 2013 Publication: April 2014

Guest Editors Prof. Dr. Marijn Janssen Professor in ICT &
Governance Delft University of Technology Faculty of Technology,
Policy and Management The Netherlands

Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia Associate Professor in
Public Administration Centro de Investigacion y Docencia
Economicas (CIDE) Mexico

Dr. Natalie Helbig Senior Program Associate Center for Technology
in Government / SUNY Albany USA

Anneke Zuiderwijk Visiting Researcher at Research and
Documentation Centre Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice The


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