Related Projects

  • Blogrunner is a news aggregator from The New York Times that monitors articles and blog posts and tracks news stories as they develop across the Web.  It is used to produce an annotated New York Ties, which links articles of the newspaper to weblog articles with comments about them.
  • COCKPIT. Cockpit aims to define a new Governance model which actively engages and empowers citizens in Public Service delivery decision making process. Cockpit will combine the research areas of citizens’ opinion mining in the context of Web 2.0, enhance Service Science Management Engineering in the context of the public sector and encourage deliberative engagement of citizens for forming informed judgements on public services delivery.
  • CROSSROADS. CROSSROAD aims to build a roadmap for ICT research in the field of governance and policy modelling, which will be supported by the contribution of the results deriving from other FP7 projects in the area of eGovernment and Policy Making.
  • Debatepedia. Debatepedia uses the wiki system of Wikipedia to collect pro and con arguments on policy issues. It is a project of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA). 
  • EU Profiler.  A survey which generates a visualization of the proximity of the participant's views on policy issues to the platforms of various political parties. 
  • FUPOL.  FUPOL aims at a completely new approach to traditional politics. Major innovations like multichannel social computing and crowd sourcing will change the way politicians communicate with citizens and enterprises and take decisions. The system will be able to automatically collect, analyze and interpret opinions expressed on a large scale from the Internet. This will enable governments to gain a better understanding of the needs of citizens. Likewise the software will have the capabilities to simulate the effects of policies and laws and to assist governments in the whole policy design process.
  • MACSOPOL.  Mapping Controversies in Science for Politics. Visualizes debates on risk issues in an interactive map showing the most important stakeholders and their positions. 
  • OCOPOMO. The OCOPOMO project will create an ICT-based environment integrating lessons and practical techniques from complexity science, agent based social simulation, foresight scenario analysis and stakeholder participation in order to formulate and monitor social policies to be adopted at several levels of government.
  • Opinion Space.  A project of the US Department of State, which maps the opinions of participants on policy issues in a two-dimensional space.
  • PADGETS. PADGETS aims at bringing together two well established domains, the mashup architectural approach of web 2.0 for creating web applications (gadgets) and the methodology of system dynamics in analyzing complex system behaviour. The objective is to design, develop and deploy a prototype toolset that will allow policy makers to graphically create web applications that will be deployed in the environment of underlying knowledge in Web 2.0 media.
  • +SPACES. Positive Spaces aims at policy making simulation in virtual spaces. It proposes to make use of existing virtual worlds (VWs) as the societal sandbox for modelling real world behaviour and plans to develop the required tools and methods for exploiting VWs to that end.
  • UBIPOL. UbiPOL aims to develop a ubiquitous platform that allows citizens be involved in policy making processes (PMPs) regardless their current locations and time.
  • WAVE. Welcoming Argument Visualization to Europe.  An e-participation preparatory action demonstrating argument visualisation in a pilot application about climate change.  The project uses the Debategraph for argument visualization.
  • WEGOV. Webgov will develop a toolset that allows full advantage to be taken of a wide range of existing and well established social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, WordPress etc.) to engage citizens in two-way dialogs as part of governance and policymaking processes. The tools will make it possible to detect, track and mine opinions and discussions on policy oriented topics.