4th IODC

IODC 2016
Press Release


Only a few days left until the call for proposals for the 4th International Open Data Conference closes

March 21, 2016 by IODC
  • The call enters its final phase with proposals from more than a dozen countries.
  • Selected speakers will participate directly during the Conference.

Madrid, March 21, 2016. The period for submitting proposals to define the programme of the 4th International Open Data Community (IODC16) –held on October 6 and 7 in Madrid, Spain– closes next April 3.

At IODC16, governments, civil society, multilateral organizations and private companies are gathering around a roadmap: the International Open Data Charter, to keep improving the governability, citizen engagement, innovation and international development of open data initiatives. Anyone can contribute to this movement sending their proposals (direct link to call for proposals).

The call for proposals is intended for the global open data community, and they will be able to submit proposals within the established period, with the objective of defining the Programme and participating directly in the development of the Conference, organized on the basis of three lines of work.

  • Call for impact: specific open data initiatives that have real impact on people’s lives.
  • Call for sharing: sessions focused on sharing the knowledge on the field, discuss specific topics or collect best practices implemented by different collectives (companies, civic organizations and research groups, among others, including governments from all over the world).
  • Call for action: lectures, forums and work groups with the objective of building a roadmap for the global open data community.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is April 3, 2016; then, there will be an evaluation period of six weeks. After the evaluation period, the selected authors will be informed and invited to take part in the official programme of the 4th International Open Data Conference.

For further information about the terms and conditions of the call for proposals, please visit the IODC16 website: opendatacon.org.

4ª International Open Data Conference

Organized by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, through the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society and the public institution Red.es, supported by international entities such as the World Bank, the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC), and the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), IODC16 will be one of the foremost meeting points to debate the topics established in the International Open Data Charter, and search for innovative solutions in areas such as Education, Transport, Consumer products, Electricity, Extractive industries, Healthcare, and Personal finances.

Under the motto ‘Global Goals, Local Impact,’ IODC16 will continue the work initiated in the previous editions and undertakes the challenge of promoting new projects, facilitating dialogue about the situations that the international open data community has to face, and favour the diffusion of solutions to present problems.


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