RUNNING PROJECTS

ECIM-logoECIM

ECIM (European Cloud Marketplace for Intelligent Mobility) is a CIP 2007-2013 project, which includes 14 partners, amongst which a range of innovative SMEs in the mobility, from 6 countries. It will develop a state-of-the-art solution that combines the strong cloud capabilities of an existing CIP cloud-based platform, EPIC, with new functionalities that facilitate the easy migration of existing city services and innovative creation of new ones. It is designed to help support smart, liveable, and connected cities by fostering and bringing together transportation services that make it easier for people and goods to move between destinations as quickly, cheaply, and greenly as possible.

IS-practice involvement: Proposal idea, proposal writing, project management & coordination.

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OTN-logo_0OpenTransportNet

OTN creates collaborative geo-data hubs that aggregate, harmonise, and visualise open transport-related data to make it easier for innovators to create new services and applications. The three high-level goals of OTN are:

  • Data Challenge: Harmonise geographic data and open data from a wide variety of sources (city and national geo-data, INSPIRE data, volunteered geographic information, OpenStreetMap etc.)
  • Technology Challenge: Combine geographic information, location-based services and open data to extract new information, data visualisations, mash-ups, and insights
  • Innovation Challenge: Provide tools (APIs) and skills to innovators for using geographic information and location-based services in rapid service creation

The OTN solution will be validated in four pilot locations in the UK (Birmingham), Belgium (Antwerp), France (Issy-les-Moulineaux) and the Czech Republic (Liberec region).

IS-practice involvement: Proposal writing, project management & coordination.

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maghrenov-logoMAGHRENOV

MAGHRENOV project is focused on the convergence between the EU and Mediterranean partner countries’ innovation systems in the field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE). It is a test-bed for fostering a Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space. MAGHRENOV relates primarily to Mediterranean Basin innovative markets in the area of RE&EE. It has three main objectives:

  •  To explore practical methods devoted to capacity building and to fostering innovation on Mediterranean RE& EE markets,
  • To facilitate convergence between initiatives undertaken in EU and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) in favour of
    (a) of the development of sustainable energies adapted to regional specificities and
    (b) the establishment of shared and dynamic Research and Innovation Systems (R&IS), and
  • To create real mobility between young academics and entrepreneurs in both regions (EU and MPCs) making use of the built-up capacity

IS-practice involvement: proposal writing, project management & coordination

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bIoTope

bIoTope_logo_smallThe Internet of Things (IoT) brings opportunities to create new services and products, reducing costs for societies, and changing how services are sold and consumed. Despite this, one of the most critical obstacles are the “vertical silos” that shape today’s IoT. Indeed, such silos constitute a serious impediment to the creation of cross-domain, cross-platform and cross-organisational services due to the lack of interoperability and openness.
bIoTope aims to lay the foundation for open innovation ecosystems, where companies can – with minimal investment – innovate by creating new Systems-of Systems (SoS) platforms for connected smart objects.

IS-practice involvement: proposal writing, project management

 

ACCOMPLISHED PROJECTS

citadelCitadel on the Move

Citadel on the Move unleashes the power of mobile TECHNOLOGY and open access DATA to tap into the INNOVATIVE potential of citizens to deliver smarter city services. It aims to make it easier for citities, citizens and application developers alike from all over Europe to use Open Data to create the type of innovative mobile applications fulfilling today’s societies’ needs. At present, governmental data is often difficult to access and use for the developer community, let alone average citizen. Citadel on the Move aims to fill this void by:

  • Formats that make it easier for local government to release data in usable, interoperable formats, and;
  • Tools (a dataset converter and an application generator tool) that make it easier for citizens to create mobile applications that may be shared across Europe and offer services, which may be used on any device, anytime and anywhere.
  • The latest Citadel application templates, application generator and dataset converter can be accessed and tested at www.citadelonthemove.eu.

IS-practice involvement: proposal idea, proposal writing, project management & coordination.

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SSEDIC

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SSEDIC is a thematic network, which brings together more then 75 eID (electronic identity) experts with an objective to provide a platform for all the eID stakeholders to work together and collaborate to prepare the agenda for a proposed Single European Digital Identity Community.

SSEDIC delivered policy recommendations on the future of the European eID to the European Commission.

IS-practice involvement: proposal idea, proposal writing, project management & coordination

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EPIC

logo_epicThe “European Platform for Intelligent Cities” is a one stop shop where medium sized Cities in Europe (50.000 – 500.000 inhabitants) can find real, affordable solutions (products and services) to materialize the “Smart Cities” concept in an highly achievable and cost-effective manner.

EPIC aims to transform the Smart City landscape by enabling cities of all sizes – instead of just the big ones with big ICT budgets – to find innovative Smart City products and services.  EPIC’s “Smart City in a Box” offering supports cities in their Smart City journey with

      • Roadmap for becoming Smart;
      • product catalogue of innovative Smart City applications and,
      • cloud-based deployment platform.

With its web-service based procurement model, EPIC is defining the future of Smart City working.

IS-practice involvement: proposal idea, proposal writing, project management & coordination.

MOMENTUM (Monitoring, coordinating and promoting the European Union eParticipation projects and initiatives)

EU Specific Support Action of eParticipation projects
IS-practice involvement: eParticipation project evaluation

Other projects

  • Development of ICT Dashboard for the Belgian Federal IT Administrations (FEDICT)
  • Inventory or Administrative processes for the Belgian Federal Administration (FEDICT)
  • Study on user satisfaction and impact of eGovernment services in the EU member states for the European Commission DG InfoSoc
  • Use of and satisfaction with Tax-on-Web application for the Belgian federal Agency of Administrative Simplification
  • Several internet communication evaluation studies for different public agencies.
  • Evaluation of website of Belgian Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Evaluation of Image Communication Campaigns for the Village of Antwerp
  • ICT Monitor of Flemish local government
  • Fed-eView Dashboard for FEDICT (Belgian Federal ICT department)
  • Concept study for monitoring and benchmarking the development of ICT and eGovernment in Belgium
  • FEDDICT eGovernment impact focus groups
  • Evaluation of a public health campaign for the Belgian Ministry of Health
  • eGovernment inclusion study for the Belgian Federal Government (FEDICT)
  • Evaluation of eGovernment for business of the City of Antwerp
  • eDemocracy in Flanders for viWTA (Research bureau of the Flemish Parliament)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • DEXA Conference EGOV’09, 31 Aug – 4 Sept 2009 Linz (Austria)
    Organisation: Johannes Kepler University, Linz
    Development of a standardized framework for measuring eGovernment User Satisfaction and Impact in the EU
  • Global Forum,  21-22 October 2008 Athens (Greece)
    Organisation: ITEMS International, Fondation Sophia Antipolis
    Government challenges converging technologies: eDemocracy & eParticipation
  • World e-Democracy Forum, 3-4 October 2007 Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris)
    Organisation: André Santini, Maire d’Issy-les-Moulineaux
    “Democracy 2.0: participatory democracy from social networking to second life”
  • 5th Eastern Europe eGov days, 11-13 April 2007 Prague, Tsech Republic
    “Are we moving towards a more participatory representative democracy?”
  • European Information Society Conference EISCO’07, 16-18 April 2007 Hämeenlinna, Finland
    “e-Democracy in Flanders, a survey of key stakeholders”
  • International e-Participation and Local Democracy Symposium, 26-28 July 2006 Budapest, Hungary
    Organisation: UK department for Communities and Local Government in collaboration with UNDESA and the Council of Europe
    “From eVoting to eParticipation: out of the box eParticipation, a stakeholders platform”
  • Transforming Public Services , Ministerial eGovernment Conference, 24-25 November 2005 Manchester, UK
    Organisation: European Commission and UK Presidency
    “iDTV as a new platform for eGovernment”
  • Global Forum 2005 “The Broad Convergence”, 7-8 November 2005 Egmont Paleis Brussels, Belgium
    Organisation: ITEMS (Paris) in collaboration with the European Commission and the Chancellery of the Belgian Prime Minister
    Moderation eGovernment program track: “eGovernment: introducing the instruments and channels to go transactional”
  • Executive Master in e-Governance program (European program), 24-28 January 2005 Brussels, Belgium
    Organisation: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    “Interactive Digital TV and mobile technology for Public Services”
  •  IST conference 2004, 15-17 November 2004 Den Haag, Nederland
    Organisation: European Commission and The Nederland’s Presidency
    “Interactive Digital TV and mobile technology for Public Services”

 

PUBLICATIONS

in English

  • Kerschot, H., Bouchal, J. (2014) Electronic Identity Adoption: Online Survey. Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Kerschot, H., Van Gompel, R. (2009) Development of a standardized framework in measuring eGovernmentUser Satisfaction and Impact in the EU, pp. 237-247 in H. Jochen Scholl, Marijn Janssen, Roland TRaunmüller and Maria A. Wimmer (eds.) Electronic Government, proceedings of the EGOV 09 Conference, Linz (Austria)
  • Kerschot, H, Van Gompel, R. & Steyaert, J. (2007) e-Democracy in Flanders: The use of and attitude towards new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support citizen participation in government policy – a survey of key stakeholders. Leuven, Indigov Research Report, study commissioned by viWTA, Technology Institute of the Flemish Parlement (Belgium).
  • Kerschot, H, Van Gompel, R. & Steyaert, J.  (2008) ‘e-Democracy in Flanders: The use of and attitude towards new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support citizen participation in government policy – a survey of key stakeholders’, pp. 227-248 in Shark, A.R., Toporkoff, S. (eds.) Beyond e-Government & e-Democracy: A Global perspective. Public Technology Institute & ITEMS International (Washington, Paris)
  • Kerschot, H., Van Gompel, R. & Steyaert, J. (2008) ‘e-Democracy in Flanders: The use of and attitude towards new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support citizen participation in government policy – a survey of key stakeholders’, pp. 112-133 in Santap Sanhari Mishra (ed.) e-Democracy, concepts and practices. The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India.
  • Kerschot, H., Steyaert, J. & Van Gompel, R. (2006) Fed-eView Citizen: Longitudinal study of the internet and eGovernment in Belgium. What citizens think. Leuven, Indigov Research Report, study commissioned by FEDICT, Belgian Federal Administration of ICT.

in Dutch

  • KERSCHOT, H, VAN GOMPEL, R., NUYTEMANS, M. & STEYAERT, J. (2007) eGovernment Monitor Lokale besturen 2007: Visie en daadkracht maken het verschil … Doorlichting van de stedelijke en gemeentelijke websites in Vlaanderen en Brussel. Eindrapport december 2007, Leuven, Indigov bvba.
  • WALRAVE, M., DRIESSENS, O., DE BIE, M., VAN GOMPEL, R., KERSCHOT, H. & STEYAERT, J. (2006) Digitale overheid en burger op één lijn? eGovernment, identity management & privacy. Onderzoeksgroep Strategische Communicatie, Universiteit Antwerpen i.s.m. Indigov in het kader van het IBBT-project DITO.
  • KERSCHOT, H., STEYAERT, J. & VAN GOMPEL, R. (2006) Indigov Monitor Lokale besturen 2006: De digitale klok tikt tergend traag. Wie ligt er wakker van lokaal eGovernment. Doorlichting van de stedelijke en gemeentelijke websites in Vlaanderen en Brussel. Eindrapport oktober 2006, Leuven, Indigov bvba.