CALL FOR LIGHTNING TALKS

<h3>Best Practices and concrete Use Cases of <u>Linked</u> Open Government Data</h3>

<b>Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 12-Oct-2011 20:00 CET
Notification of acceptance: Friday, 14-Oct-2011 23:00 CET</b>

The organizers of the <b>Linked Open Government Data Workshop</b> (http://bit.ly/gld-workshop-ogdcamp2011) invite you to present your project and ideas via a Lightning Talk. The LOGD Workshop will be held on <b>Thursday 20 October 2011</b> in conjunction with the <b>2nd Open Government Data Camp</b> (http://ogdcamp.org) to be held in Warsaw, Poland.

We are seeking presentations in that special format, covering <b>Best Practices and concrete Use Cases of Linked Open Government Data</b>
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<li>lightning talks
<li>6 minutes each
<li>plus 3-4 minutes Q&A each
</ul>

A total of 8 Lightning Talks will be presented.

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    Submission Deadline

    * The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, October 14, 2011. * Proposers will be notified no later than Monday, October 17, 2011.

    Target Audience

    * Government representatives * Policymakers * Lawyers * Technologists * Academics and research scientists * Advocates, citizens and journalists

    What Are Lightning Talks?

    Lightning Talks are brief, 6 minute presentations that focus on a single topic, example, idea, project, or technique. Lightning Talks attempt to cover 1-2 facets of a subject and by no means comprehensive or exhaustive. Your idea should be clear and succinct, providing URLs for further information, as appropriate. We are seeking Lightening Talks that push the boundaries of “common sense” and interrogate ideas and preconceptions through the effective use of text, sounds, and images. Preference will be given for Lightening Talks that describe a specific case study as opposed to research or general best practices. Those who are accepted will be asked to send prior to the conference slides or materials to display to highlight and underscore the points in your presentation. In a Lightning Talk, the presenter makes a point and explains it as quickly as possible, addressing such questions as * Why does this matter? * What are the benefits of examining the topic? * Call to Action: Here is what we have done ... * Here is what we should be doing more of ... * Why we failed or succeeded using this approach? * Here's a useful method/pedagogy that "worked" or did not work ... * Why X looks like a mistake, but isn't * What it's like to do ... * A funny thing happened to me on the way to... * We need research in ... Speakers should be prepared for a quick Q&A session. Please include your contact details at the conference so interested parties can follow up with you in person or after the conference! For further information on giving Lightning Talks access: http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html