Open Data for Local Communities

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Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Duration Nov. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2019
  • Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Polleres) AE (Details)


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  • Informationswirtschaft
  • Neumaier, Sebastian (Details)
  • Polleres, Axel (Details) Project Head
  • Savenkov, Vadim (Former researcher)
  • Taudes, Alfred (Details) Project Head
  • Vakulenko, Svitlana (Former researcher)

Abstract (English)

Only a minority of citizens regularly participate in collective decisions or draw on data­ rich evidence to engage in public deliberation processes. Similarly, the set of citizens with the sociotechnical capacity to leverage available Open Data is small. At the same time, governments, developer communities and affected communities remain disconnected: in this context, the CommuniData project aims at nothing less than turning the game upside down; we will enable a data­-driven approach to collective decision making that (i) translates Open Data into actionable knowledge for physical, local communities, (ii) connects administrations and citizens through an integrated knowledge repository that builds on Open Data and related user­ generated content, (iii) provides novel visual tools to navigate and understand patterns this knowledge repository, and (iv) enables communities to leverage, co-create and discuss Open Data to solve e.g. urban sustainability challenges in a collaborative fashion.


  • Community-based Innovation Systems GmbH - Austria
  • DI Andrea Mann - Austria
  • webLyzard gmbh - Austria


Edited book (editorship)

2018 Koesten, Laura, Demidova, Elena, Savenkov, Vadim, Breslin, John, Corcho, Oscar, Dietze, Stefan, Simperl, Elena, Hrsg. 2018. PROFILES & DATA: SEARCH International Workshop on Profiling and Searching Data on the Web. Lyon, France: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee . (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2019 Vakulenko, Svitlana, Revoredo, Kate, Di Ciccio, Claudio, de Rijke, Maarten. 2019. QRFA: A Data-Driven Model of Information-Seeking Dialogues. In 41st European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2019, Cologne, Germany, April 14–18, 2019, Proceedings, Part I, Hrsg. Leif Azzopardi, Benno Stein, Norbert Fuhr, Philipp Mayr, Claudia Hauff, Djoerd Hiemstra, 541-557. Cologne, Germany: Springer. (Details)
2018 Human, Soheil, Peschl, Markus, Bidabadi, Golnaz, Savenkov, Vadim. 2018. An Enactive Theory of Need Satisfaction. In PT-AI 2017: Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017, Hrsg. Vincent C. Müller, 40-42. Leeds: Springer. (Details)
  Neumaier, Sebastian, Savenkov, Vadim, Polleres, Axel. 2018. Geo-Semantic Labelling of Open Data. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), Hrsg. Procedia Computer Science, 9-20. Vienna, Austria: Elsevier. open access (Details)
  Human, Soheil, Bidabadi, Golnaz, Savenkov, Vadim. 2018. Supporting Pluralism by Artificial Intelligence: Conceptualizing Epistemic Disagreements As Digital Artifacts. In PT-AI 2017: Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017, Hrsg. Vincent C. Müller, 190-193. Leeds: Springer. (Details)
2017 Savenkov, Vadim, Mehmood, Qaiser, Umbrich, Jürgen, Polleres, Axel. 2017. Counting to k or how SPARQL1.1 Property Paths Can Be Extended to Top-k Path Queries. In Semantics 2017, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Semantic Systems , Hrsg. Rinke Hoekstra, Catherine Faron-Zucker, Tassilo Pellegrini, Victor de Boer, 97-103. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: ACM Press. (Details)
  Kragulj, Florian, Fahrenbach, Florian. 2017. From Needs to Satisfiers: How Design Thinking Can Inform Organizational Learning Processes. In Proceedings of the International Conference Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy, Hrsg. Eduardo Tomé, Gaby Neumann, Blaženka Knežević, 470-482. Zagreb: None. (Details)
  Human, Soheil, Fahrenbach, Florian, Kragulj, Florian, Savenkov, Vadim. 2017. Ontology for Representing Human Needs. In Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web, Hrsg. Przemysław Różewski, Christoph Lange, 195-210. Szczecin: Springer. (Details)
  Neumaier, Sebastian, Savenkov, Vadim, Vakulenko, Svitlana. 2017. Talking Open Data. In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2017 Satellite Events. Hrsg. Blomqvist E., Hose K., Paulheim H., Ławrynowicz A., Ciravegna F., Hartig O. 132-136. Portoroz, Slovenia: Springer. (Details)
  Ahmeti, Aljbin, Fernandez Garcia, Javier David, Polleres, Axel, Savenkov, Vadim. 2017. Updating Wikipedia via DBpedia Mappings and SPARQL. In The Semantic Web: 14th International Conference, ESWC 2017, Hrsg. Blomqvist, Eva and Maynard, Diana and Gangemi, Aldo and Hoekstra, Rinke and Hitzler, Pascal and Hartig, Olaf, 485-501. Cham: Springer International Publishing. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2017 Kaiser, Alexander, Kragulj, Florian, Fahrenbach, Florian. Forthcoming. Creating a purposeful Organization: Need-driven and Knowledge-based Vision Development Collaborations. Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilites Conference, Valladolid, Spanien, 26.04. - 28.04.2017. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2018 Heil, Erich, Neumaier, Sebastian. 2018. Towards Geo-search and Visualization of Austrian Open Data. The Semantic Web: ESWC 2018 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Griechenland, 03.06-07.06. (Details)
2017 Human, Soheil, Bidabadi, Golnaz, Peschl, Markus. 2017. Learning to Satisfy Needs: Predictive Processing vs. Deep Learning. EUCognition, Zurich, Switzerland, 23.11.-24.11. (Details)


  • 1109 Information and data processing (Details)