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The Virtual Heritage School on Digital Cultural Heritage workshop took place from the 27th to the 30th of May. sonix iphone 6 case During these four days around 50 experts and stakeholders discussed issues related to using modern digital tools to help in the preservation of cultural heritage and to enhance the way these issues are currently presented. iphone 6 cases skinny dip Read more

The Living Lab LivingLabEven aboutSmartCityMmobileAppsEvent about smart city mobile apps, Mobile Apps for Use in the City, 26th-27th January, 2013, was held in Sofia, off white case iphone 7 Bugaria, where researchers and developers gathered to talk about the present and future of mobile apps and smart cities. During this event, a group of representatives from the Center for Research & Technology Hellas – Informatics and Telematics Institute, CERTH-ITI, presented the Live+Gov project in a conference, attended by around 30 participants, in order to diffuse the scientific achievements and establish collaborations. Read more

foto3Researchers from the University of Koblenz have analyzed a BuitenBeter dataset consisting of 13,811 geo-tagged issues about urban maintenance that have been reported by citizens to the office of public order in the Netherlands between July and September 2012. iphone 8 case arrow Each issue is assigned by the citizen to one of 16 categories such as “poor road conditions”, “Dirt on the street” or “Graffiti”. Interestingly, the reports show patterns in the co-occurrence of categories – for instance, areas where graffities are reported typically also see many reports of the category “Dirt on the street”. kurt cobain phone case iphone 7 Modeling the patterns based on an initial clustering of reports based on their geographic location, topics are detected by analyzing the co-occurrences of categories within geographical clusters and capturing dependencies. gold pineapple iphone 7 case Therefore interesting results have been extracted for creating comprehensible reports, characterizing the most likely categories. iphone 7 case heat sensitive The positions of documents with an above-average probability for each topic are shown in Figure 1-4. We see that Topic 1 (“Dirt on the street”, “Other”, “Graffities”) is only observed in the area of larger cities, whilst Topic 4 (“Other”, “Weed”, “Loose paving stones”, “Bad road”, “Damaged street light”, “Idea / wish”) is present across the whole country. iphone 6 plus sparkly case Topic 2 (“Damaged street light”, “Bad road”) occurs mostly within city centres.

On the 21th of November the ‘Jij Maakt Utrecht Trophy’ has been awarded to the best citizen initiative of Utrecht by alderman Jeroen Kreijkamp. The award ceremony was part of the larger Jij Maakt Utrecht festival. As the name “You Make Utrecht” already states, Utrecht is serious about embracing and encouraging active citizenship. At the festival, citizens, initiators, partners from the city, public officials and council members gathered to get inspired about initiatives in Utrecht. torras iphone 7 plus case Workshops, power talks and plenary sessions were all part of the program. One of the keynote speakers was Jim Diers, who has extensive experience with building local communities in Seattle. He shared important insights on the local government’s role in building community. iphone 7 case torro The festival, the nominations and the award created great momentum and energy and put the spotlight on citizen initiatives. iphone 8 plus slim case spigen This video compilation ( gives a good idea of the energy released in this festival. iphone 7 plus 360 phone cases Releasing the energy from active citizenship is not a once a year thing. Not surprisingly Utrecht plays an important role in the Live+Gov project. lv phone case iphone 6 The aim is to be able to digitally facilitate and stimulate active citizenship on a continuous basis and moreover to give citizens initiatives the attention they deserve. Attention from politicians, public officials and particular attention from other active citizens who must be able to find what is going on in their neighbourhood quickly. Tapping into reality of citizens, lowering barriers for dialogue and stimulating citizens to launch or to join initiatives. This is what the Live+Gov eGovernment dialogue aims at, together with Utrecht municipality and community. iphone 7 plus blue case The community of Utrecht is showing that active citizenship is about the real world, not only the digital world, and with the right combination of both online and offline, presence and activity, it can really lift off- not once a year, but continuously.

03_Map-View-GeneralFrom mid-December 2013 a mobility field trial has been running in Helsinki. iphone 6 case fox In the trial all together 15 volunteered pilot users living in Helsinki region were provided a prototype of the mobility application. iphone 6 plus shock proof phone case The volunteered users were asked to use the application during their daily travelling with public transport and share their impressions. The application integration has been done by CERTH and user recruiting and guidance by Mattersoft. carbon iphone 7 case The trial has ended at the end of January 2014, and evaluation of trial success is currently taking place. In the first trial the focus was on the mobile citizen application that collects data about citizen movements, detects user activity and used service line number in case they are travelling with public transport. shockproof 360 iphone 7 case The application is anticipated to prove as a useful and reliable tool for detecting citizens movements and means of travel in order to later extend the application to also provide a more personalized and relevant information by detecting reliably tendencies in citizens current journeys. hard iphone 7 phone cases The application also provided the users with information regarding current traffic situation and exceptions. With the application users were also provided a tool to send issue reports to the authorities when coming across different events related to public transport. The first results seem promising and many functionalities have proved to be well functioning and the user activity rates have also been good. Based on initial surveys with the users, positive feedback has been received of application usability and the progress in the use case.

The OpOpenCityCampUlmUKOBMay2013en City Camp took place in Ulm and during two days, phone case black iphone 6 12-13 May, pug case iphone 7 2013, iphone 8 case cactus researchers and developers shared their experience at this eGovernment workshop. pattern iphone 6 case Experts from the University of Koblenz attended the event, iphone 8 plus case leather slim where they had the chance to give a talk, iphone 7 plus cases with holder shared their experience from the Live+Gov project, iphone case 7 case and disseminated the activity of LISA.

SONY DSCThe Rigour and Openness in 21st century science Oxford Future of Science Conference 2013 (co-organized by the University of Koblenz) took place in April and gathered around 150 people. water color iphone 6 case The Live+Gov project was represented by a group of people from the University of Koblenz who displayed a poster and participated actively in the event to establish collaboration and raise awareness among citizens and decision makers. space grey iphone 7 case Read more

The EuropEDF2013_2ean Data Forum 2013 was held on the 9th and 10th of April, 2013, in Dublin, iphone 6 case fir girls Ireland. This event was attended by researchers from all around the world who are interested in big data handling and reality mining. surphy iphone 8 case During this event, iphone 7 plus case with stand the Center for Research & Technology Hellas – Informatics and Telematics Institute, CERTH-ITI, protective iphone 8 plus case set up a stand for live demonstrations of the Live+Gov project’s mobile technologies. This participation aimed at expanding the scientific network to the urban space experts that gathered in Dublin. iphone 7 plus phone cases charger Read more

foto2Based on the technologies developed in the context of Live+Gov and in collaboration with a company specialized in Architecture Design, iphone 6 plus silicone gel case we have developed an application for mobile augmented reality that was installed in the exhibition Aegeon “the birth of an archipelago”, iphone 8 plus case stranger things hosted in the Science Center and Technology Museum “NOESIS”. white iphone 7 plus case () The developed application allows the visitors of the exhibition to scan an exhibit with their camera phone and, depending on the recognized content, iphone 7 plus cases spigen obtain a 3D representation of the exhibit. iphone 6 tough case built in screen protector The application allows the visitor to interact with the 3D model and view it from many different perspectives. The application has received great attention as testified by the fact that our video presenting the functionality of the mobile application was included in a recent article (3/10/2013) about Museums, Art,

conceptual_modelLive+Gov members have participated in 2013’s largest ICT conference in Europe hosted by the Lithuanian EU presidency – Create, Connect and Grow. eeyore iphone 7 plus case From a Live+Gov perspective the presentation of the work programme session on public sector innovation under the upcoming Horizon 2020 – was an outstanding highlight. iphone 7 amg case EC Services underlined that public sector modernisation has been supported for well over a decade – in particular through e-Government. iphone 6 case orange A lot of good results have been achieved by putting public services online. shock absorber phone case iphone 7 However, the EC is stressing that new challenges posed by the evolution of the society have created a new momentum for further modernisation in the public sector. In order to meet these new demands and increasing expectations, public administrations need to be transformed. pressed flower phone case iphone 6 EC is claiming for ICT-enabled public sector innovation to create and implement new and improved processes, products, services and methods of delivery in the public sector. iphone 7 plus case surf Moreover, the EC is asking for strengthening the open government approach to facilitate change within the public sector, to open public data and services and facilitating collaboration between government and citizens for the better performance of public services. iphone 7 anker charger case The Live+Gov project team, feels excited by those issued demands, as the developed policy models under the project are conceptualising the opening of government processes and decisions to foster citizens participation and collaboration.