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2017 European Interoperability Framework (EIF V3): aligning Open Data and much more 25/03/2017

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in e-Government, EIF V3, Interoperability, Open Data.
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The new 2017 version of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF V3) has been published this week, including very interesting recommendations. The EIF has become an important reference in the field of interoperability and -as this third version shows- there is a true evidence of a very mature interoperability view. The first version of the EIF several years ago had a very limited interoperability view mostly focused on a technological view.

The evolution of the framework has been impressive. Based on the most advanced interoperability concept, aligned with current academic knowledge in this field, interoperability is not anymore “ability of systems”, but it is seen as a true “ability of organizations”, defining interoperability as “ability of organisations to interact towards mutually beneficial goals, involving the sharing of information and knowledge between these organisations, through the business processes they support, by means of the exchange of data between their ICT systems”.

This is the core concept, basis of an interoperability multi-dimensional view. Most of the important problems related to interoperability are not related to semantic or technical dimensions but are related to organizational dimension as well as interoperability governance. This is the definition that fits the most advanced view of interoperability. This concept that it was adopted more than seven years ago, now it has been powerfully developed.

It has been created not only a mature interoperability framework, but also a true public sector modernization policy, driven and engine by interoperability as a Principle. The European interoperability view has evolved to a true public policy, a true ecosystem thas includes an interoperability strategy, an interoperability framework, an interoperability architecture reference as well as interoperability guidelines in order to implement the modernization of the public sector based on the interoperability. It is interesting to say that -among other- the EIF V3 is also aligning key open government elements, including important recommendations related to fields such as open data or open source software. ISA2 is doing a great job. Very good news.

Carlos E. Jimenez-Gomez

Information and Technology in Open Justice: SSCR Special Issue (Call for papers) 10/03/2017

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in Information and Technology, Judiciary, Open Government, Open Judiciary, Open Justice.
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Social Science Computer Review (2015 Impact Factor: 1.525) Special Issue on “Information and Technology in Open Justice”.  Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2017

Guest editors:

  • Carlos E. Jimenez-Gomez, IEEE Computer Society STC on e-Government
  • Mila Gasco-Hernandez, Center for Technology in Government and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy – University at Albany – SUNY.


On January 2009, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government that declared his administration’s commitment to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government and establishing a system linking three principles: transparency, participation and collaboration. Since then, public administrations around the world have embarked on open government initiatives and have worked to redefine their relationship with citizens and with each other.  The benefits attributed to open government are many. They include the claims that open government leads to more effective decision-making and services, safeguards against corruption, enables public scrutiny, and promotes citizens’ trust in government, included better achievements of effectiveness, efficiency or accountability.

Although many open government initiatives have been implemented around the world, most of them have been related to the executive and legislative powers and institutions. However, the topic of open justice has been little explored, perhaps due to its traditionally having been considered a “closed” field. There is a need to know about what open justice is, to explore its implementation and to understand what it can do to improve government, society and democracy.

The aim of this special issue is to shed light on the concept of openness in the judiciary and to identify and analyze worldwide initiatives that focus on opening judicial organizations by intensively using information and technology.

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Open data and big data
  • Re-use of information in the justice field
  • Open source software for open justice
  • Social media
  • Interoperability
  • Evaluation of open justice initiatives
  • Computer-mediated transparency and accountability
  • The CIO’s role in open justice
  • ICT-enabled co-production/co-creation of justice
  • Open justice, e-access, and e-inclusion
  • Privacy versus access
  • Participation
  • Innovation in the justice field
  • Open justice and the modernization of the courts
  • Online Dispute Resolution

It is the intention of the special issue to include both empirical and theoretical articles but priority will be given to analytic articles with data.

Submission procedure

Researchers and practitioners will be invited to submit on or before April 30, 2017 a 2-3 article proposal clearly explaining the goals and content of the proposed article. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 31, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent article organizational guidelines. Full articles are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2017. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a blind review basis. Input will be sent to authors by November 30, 2017. Final articles will be expected by December 31, 2017.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to Dr. Mila Gascó-Hernández (mgasco@ctg.albany.edu).


Actualizado: Programa del Congreso Internacional sobre Justicia Abierta 2016 05/11/2016

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Se retransmitirá íntegramente por streaming -del 29 de noviembre,  hasta el 1 de diciembre de 2016- el primer congreso internacional íntegramente dedicado a la Justicia Abierta (Open Judiciary), que podríamos definir como la aplicación de la filosofía y principios del Gobierno Abierto, en el contexto de la justicia y el Poder Judicial.

El congreso, que tiene lugar en San José, Costa Rica, ha sido impulsado y organizado por el Poder Judicial de Costa Rica, país que institucionalmente puede considerarse uno de los pioneros a nivel formal y explícito en dicho ámbito, que ya en 2013 abogó ante la Cumbre de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto por desarrollar una “Política de Gobierno Abierto para el Poder Judicial” (“Develop a Judiciary´s Open Government Policy”).

Ayer presenté el libro sobre Justicia Abierta que se acaba de publicar “Logrando una Justicia Abierta a través de la Participación Ciudadana y la Transparencia“. Hoy a las 8 de la mañana (hora de Costa Rica) -15 horas (hora peninsular en España)- impartiré mi conferencia “Justicia Abierta: Claves y Retos”, y podrá ser seguida en streaming en este link.

Aquí dejo el programa íntegro del congreso.

La entrada al congreso es gratuita, aunque las plazas son limitadas. La inscripción a este congreso pude realizarse en este link.

Un saludo

Advancing towards the “Smart Government” in the United States 21/10/2016

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Today, I have been reading the report of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO-17-14). The focus is about how the US Federal Government is using Open Innovation strategies. Practices to engage citizens and effectively implement Federal initiatives. It is really very interesting, and very good news that I wanted to share in this post.

Some administrations are advancing more and more towards the Smart Government, (más…)

Towards Open Judiciary: “Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency” 29/09/2016

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9781522507178Open government initiatives have become a defining goal for public administrators around the world. However, progress is still necessary outside of the executive and legislative sectors. There is a need to know what openness in justice is, to explore its implementation, and to understand what it can do to improve government, society and democracy.

Despite previous developments regarding openness in the judiciary, the lack of specific literature on this topic (open government principles applied within the judiciary), combining vision and voice and therefore adopting the philosophy of open government, shows that this is still an unexplored field. What’s more, although numerous initiatives aimed at openness have been undertaken, generally speaking, judicial institutions have followed different directions and interpretations when it has come to implement them. As a result, nowadays, it can be said that the development of open judiciary is unequal and heterogeneous. There is confusion about the concept itself (open judiciary versus open justice), about its implementation process, and about its real impact.

In this context It has been published the book Achieving Open Justice through Citizen Participation and Transparency


La Justicia Abierta en la agenda de la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo 05/07/2016

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in Justicia Abierta, Poder Judicial, Rendición de cuentas, Transparencia.
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Los próximos días 11 y 12 de julio de 2016, dentro de los cursos de verano de la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, tendrá lugar la segunda edición del foro “Una Justicia de Futuro”, donde participaré como ponente en la mesa redonda “Transparencia y Justicia Abierta” que se celebra 11 de julio de 2016 a las 17:15.

Moderará la mesa Carmen Sánchez-Cortés, Secretaria de Estado de Justicia, y tendré como compañeros de debate a Maria del Mar Cabrejas -Vocal del Consejo General del Poder Judicial-, Manuel Villoria -Catedrático de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos- y Rafael Rubio -Director del grupo Participación y Nuevas Tecnologías de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid-. Desde aquí, mi agradecimiento al Ministro de Justicia y su gabinete por esta invitación.

Si te interesa conocer más, aquí se puede acceder al programa del encuentro “Una Justicia de Futuro”



Open Data Licenses & Legal Interoperability 27/04/2016

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in e-Government, Interoperabilidad, Interoperability, Legal, Legislación, Open Data, Open Government.
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Interesante trabajo de Federico Morando publicado en JLIS.it. Vol.4, n.1, 2013, sobre el grado de interoperabilidad legal para diferentes licencias en la apertura de datos.

Legal IOP and Open Data 1

Justicia Abierta: un nuevo paradigma para superar viejos retos en el Poder Judicial y la Administración de Justicia (llamada a propuestas de ponencias) 07/04/2016

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in Colaboración, Congresos, Justicia Abierta, Open Judiciary, Participación, Poder Judicial, Transparencia.
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gigappDesde el viernes 1 de abril y hasta el 24 de mayo inclusive, se pueden enviar propuestas de ponencias (call for papers) para el VII Congreso Internacional en Gobierno, Administración y Políticas Públicas #GIGAPP2016. Entre los Grupos de Trabajo aceptados, (a los que se pueden presentar propuestas de ponencias), está el Grupo de Trabajo “Justicia Abierta: un nuevo paradigma para superar viejos retos en el Poder Judicial y la Administración de Justicia” (y a cuya descripción puede accederse desde aquí. Se anima tanto a expertos como académicos a presentar propuestas de ponencias en dicho grupo de trabajo.

Más información sobre el Call for Papers aquí.


Entrevista para el informe IRM-OGP sobre transparencia y apertura del Poder Judicial en España 09/02/2016

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in AGA, Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto, e-Government, España, Estado Abierto, Evaluacion, Gobierno Abierto, Justicia Abierta, Poder Judicial, Transparencia.
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Captura de pantalla 2016-02-09 a las 20.43.39Entre las entrevistas a expertos realizadas por el investigador MRI de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto D. César Nicandro Cruz-Rubio (GIGAPP), con el objeto de elaborar el informe oficial 2014-2015 sobre el avance en la implementación del plan de acción y compromisos de España ante la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto, está la entrevista que se me hizo a finales de 2015 sobre transparencia y apertura en el contexto del Poder Judicial en España. A continuación dejo el audio de la entrevista, agradeciendo desde aquí a César Cruz tanto el material facilitado, como la consideración de haberme tenido como informante. El avance del informe 2014-2015 del Mecanismo de Revisión Independiente sobre España está disponible aquí, y hasta el día 23 de febrero de 2016 se pueden remitir comentarios al mismo.

Publicado (y abierto a comentarios) el avance del informe IRM sobre España en #GobiernoAbierto 08/02/2016

Posted by El Blog de Estratic in Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto, España, Justicia Abierta, Open Government Partnershp, Poder Judicial, Rendición de cuentas, Transparencia.
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Se ha publicado en el sitio web de la Open Government Partnership para España, el documento del Mecanismo de Revisión Independiente (MRI) que informa sobre el avance en los compromisos que España adquirió con la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (2014-2015).

El documento tiene una extensión de 101 páginas, y recoge bastante bien la realidad española sobre la apertura institucional. Mi enhorabuena a Cesar Cruz -autor del documento- por el trabajo realizado, junto con mi agradecimiento por haber considerado de valía para el informe mis modestas aportaciones sobre Justicia Abierta.

El documento del MRI -descargable aquí– merece la pena ser leído. Además, se ha abierto por el MRI un periodo para que todos aquellos interesados en hacer comentarios públicos sobre el mismo, puedan hacerlo bien usando la función para comentarios en esta página, o a través del correo electrónico irm@opengovpartnership.org. Los comentarios recibidos serán usados para preparar la versión final del informe y publicados al margen de ello.

El periodo para recibir comentarios finaliza el 23 de febrero de 2016.