Open Data for Open Cities: Re-use and discovery level, applied to the spatial point analysis process on linear networks.

The pre-conference workshop will be held at the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Wageningen, 9th May 2017.

There is the possibility for the attendees of AGILE conference to present their research at 20th AGILE conference.

We invite all who want to be a part of a discussion on the real impact of Open Data in cities and spatial point analysis process on linear networks to present their works in our workshop.

Once the data consumers have access to open data, next step is to go depth and come up with effective methods of analysis together with accessible results for citizens.




Workshop Report

Here you can read the first version of our Workshop report.  In this report, we have summarized the activities carried out and some thoughts from the discussion during the workshop.
All suggestions and comments to improve this report, are welcome.

Detailed Agenda

 Updated, 05 May 2017
9:00 – 9:30 Opening and Introduction to the workshop. (Download slides) Joaquin Huerta, Fernando Benitez, Mehdi Moradi
9:30 – 10:00 Keynote Talk:  Barriers and benefits in working with Open Data. (Download Slides) Heleen Vollers, European Data Portal.
10:00 – 10:30 Open data portals as part of the open data ecosystem? Lessons learned from geoportal research. (Download Slides) Bastiaan van Loenen, Knowledge Centre Open Data
Joep Crompvoets, Instituut voor de Overheid
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20 Integreating geological and seismological data in
point process models for seismical analysis. (Download Slides)
Marianna Siino,  Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Palermo, Italy
11:30 – 11:50 Crime and Open Data, Use case Spain. (Download Slides) Raquel Martin-Pozuelo Ojalbo, Master GeoTec, Spain
12:00 – 12: 20 Open data and disaster management. (Download Slides) Ditsuhi Iskandaryan, Master GeoTec, Spain
12:30 – 13:30 Lunchtime
13:40 – 14:30 Open Discussion:  Hands-on Activity, Open Data and its impact (Download Slides) Fernando Benitez, Medhi Moradi
14:30 – 15:30 Interactive session,  Part I with point process analysis: Learn how to find the hotspots in cities’ street network. Theory part  (Download Slides) Medhi Moradi
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30 Interactive session with point process analysis Part II: Learn how to find the hotspots in cities’ street network. Fernando Benitez,  Mehdi Moradi
16:30 – 17:00 Open Discussion and Conclusions outline for a research report and future outcomes, related to re-use, discoverability and relevant open data in cities. Joaquin Huerta, Fernando Benitez, Mehdi Moradi

Keynote Speaker.

Heleen Vollers

Heleen is a Senior Management Consultant at Capgemini Consulting. She works in the Public Insights & Data practice of Capgemini Consulting where she is a member of Capgemini’s global EU account.

Heleen is actively involved in the development of the European Data Portal and associated services, on behalf of the European Commission – DG CONNECT. She is the stream lead on support services to countries as they mature on their Open Data journey and is in charge of stakeholder management. In addition, she leads the research work on measuring the level of Open Data maturity across Europe.

Before joining Capgemini Consulting, she worked as Director EU Affairs in Brussels representing the critical raw materials industry.

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THIS WORKSHOP NOW IS CLOSED, we special thanks to all the authors. If you still want to be part of this discussion, you also can join us as an attendant.

Selected papers will be part of the workshop as presenters, check the detailed agenda.

Continue reading “Call for Papers”


The workshop will be managed by people from three European universities which are part of “Enabling Open Cities (Geo-C, www.geo-c.eu)” project. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Institute of new imaging technology, Universitat Jaume I, Spain.

Contact person: Prof. Joaquin Huerta, huerta@uji.es.  Fernando Benitez, benitezm@uji.es. Mohammad Mehdi Moradi, moradi@uji.es. Prof. Jorge Mateu, mateu@uji.es. Dr. Pau Aragó, parago@uji.es

  • NOVA IMS – Nova Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa., Portugal

Contact person: Prof. Marco Painho, painho@novaims.unl.pt

  • Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster., Germany

Guiying Du.  guiying.du@uni-muenster.de

Organizing Committee:

Programme Committee

  • Joaquin Huerta (UJI University)
  • Jorge Mateu (UJI University)
  • Marco Painho (NOVA University)
  • Pau Aragó (UJI University)
  • Fernando Benitez (UJI University)
  • Mohammad Mehdi Moradi (UJI University)
  • Guiying Du (Munster University)