The National Center has facilitated and sponsored several workshops.
Three national workshops have been organized to build research agendas
in the areas of identity (Camp, 2003); e-rulemaking (Coglianese, 2003)
and social science foundations of digital government research
(Fountain, 2003). In addition, NCDG has sponsored several shorter
workshops on research methodologies to build theory and tools for
information technology research. The inclusion of the Open Source
Computing Laboratory into the Center has allowed several of the recent
workshops to introduce open source tools to researchers.
JITP2010: The Politics of Open Source
May 6-7, 2010
UMass Amherst, Campus Center Room 163C
Organized by the Journal of Information Technology and Politics. Visit the conference website for more information
Converting to R Statistical Workshops April 2 & 9, 2010
Holdsworth 301, UMass Amherst
Get a jump-start on your summer research wtih this one-on-one, hands on workshop series.
Sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advanced registration is required.
The 2nd US-Korea Information and Communication Technology-Based Policy Forum, Thursday, November 5, 2009
World Bank, Washington DC
Organized by the National Information Society Agency of Korea, co-sponsored by the NCDG
Registration deadline: October 16
Building off of the success of the 1st Forum, this year’s forum
provides a unique opportunity for dialog between Korean and U.S.
experts on national IT enablement, Green IT, Knowledge
Infrastructure and job creation in the knowledge-based society
YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States, April 16-17, 2009 University of MA Amherst
An interdisciplinary conference about YouTube and politics.
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Science
Technology and Society Initiative, NCDG, College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Information Technology & Politics,
and the Qualitative Data Analysis Program
IBM Innovation Center Student Workshop, October 5, 2006
IBM will bus students to the IBM Innovation Center in Waltham, MA for a
set of presentations on (1) top ten skills; (2) Demo of some of IBM
products such as Lotus Sametime software; (3) Discussion of careers at
IBM; and (4) a tour of the IBM Innovation Center. Food will be provided.
Participation is free, but there are only 38 seats available on the
bus. To register your seat, contact Ginger Goldsbury by email at
email@example.com by Sept 28th if not earlier.
Open Source Web Development Workshop, October 3, 2006
workshop session is a combined briefing/workshop where participants
will be given the opportunity to build a robust, “open computing”
development environment that can be used to build and deploy
applications. Workshop modules will include the installation and
configuration of open source/open standard tools such as Eclipse 3.2
with the Web Tool Platform, Apache Derby and Apache Geronimo, and
WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. This workshop
will also provide hands-on tutorials to use these tools to explore
various tasks and skills required to develop and deploy web
applications. Attendees will be able to experience the power and
ease of use of the Eclipse development platform with the added
functionality of open databases and open application servers
technical workshop will be led by Paul Coates, Senior Software Engineer
from IBM’s Academic Initiative team. Paul will conduct this open
computing workshop where participants will be able to gain hands-on
experience in installing and configuring open source/open standard
tools for developing applications in a Linux Fedora CORE 5 environment.
Performance measures and transparency using ICTs in government, June 14, 2006 This workshop was led by Albert Meijer
from Universiteit Utrecht in The Netherlands and addressed the problems
associated with posting performance indicators for hospitals and
IBM Collaboration Workshop, April 5, 2006
This workshop discussed collaborative research and education activities
with IBM, NCDG, and UMass Amherst; participants included IBM
application and tool developers, UMass faculty, and NCDG faculty and
fellows. Included a tour of the University's Connections Commons, Open
Source Computing Lab, and NCDG. Facilitated by Charles Schweik, and sponsored by the Open Source Computing Lab.
Quantum GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Spring semester 2006
This research methods and tools workshop was led by Charlie Schweik,
Maria Fernandez, Alexander Stepanov, and Jim Peters and sponsored by
the Open Source Computing Lab. Quantum GIS is an open source geographic
information system software that allows users to visually display and
organize spatial data.
Organizing the Government Open Code Collaborative (GOCC), December 21, 2005
This workshop was led by Peter Quinn, CIO of Mass; Claudia Boldman,
Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, IT Division; and Patrick
McCormick, GOCC. It was sponsored by the Open Source Computing Lab.
R Statistical Software introduction, November 1, 2005 This research methods and tools workshop was led by Michael Ash
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) and sponsored by the Open Source
Computing Lab. R is an open source statistical computing and graphics
Linuxfest, October 28, 2005
Linuxfest was a day long workshop designed to introduce participants to
Linux and open source software. This workshop was sponsored by IBM and
the Open Source Computing Lab.
Time-Critical Information Services Workshop, April 1, 2005This
invitation-only workshop addresses the impact that timely information
can have on governmental service performance, with a research focus on
emergency response. Researchers and expert practitioners from around
the country will examine the concept of time-critical information
services, alternative methods for analyzing organizational and
technical dimensions, and implications for emergency response and
broader e-governmental polices and research. The workshop is supported
by the Digital Government Program, National Science Foundation. Co-Sponsored with: Claremont Graduate University and University of Minnesota
Gimp Graphics Software, February 1, 2005 This research methods and tools workshop was led by Kristian Hermansen and Charlie Schweik,
and sponsored by the Open Source Computing Lab. Gimp is an open source
graphics manipulation software that allows users to "touch-up" photos
and create graphics.
Legible Networks - Mapping Issues on the Web, May 21, 2004Introduce
the theory, methods, claims and politics behind the Issue Crawler,
server-side network location software that maps and analyses networks
on the Web based on hyperlink analysis.
Digital Government in the Americas, November 4, 2004
An invitation-only workshop with a small group of US researchers,
program managers from the National Science Foundation and staff of the
Organization of American States (OAS) at the OAS headquarters in
Washington, DC. This one-day meeting will be the start of an NSF-OAS
collaboration in support of efforts towards the creation of a Digital
Government initiative across the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
The meeting participants will discuss research and education
challenges, and the major policy, technology and social issues that
should be the focus of the planned initiative.
Workshop on Deliberation and Representation in the 21st Century, January 10, 2003
Participants in this workshop included Kenn Cukier (KSG), Kevin
Esterling (Brown University), Jane Fountain (KSG), Kath
Goldschmidt (Congressional Management Foundation), David Hart (KSG),
Matthew Hindman (KSG and Princeton), Nancy Katz (KSG), David King
(KSG), David Lazer (KSG), Michael Neblo (Ohio University), Maria Scharf
(KSG and University of St. Gallen), and Richard Shapiro (Congressional
Management Foundation). Held at the Kennedy School of Government.
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