Past events & materials


Time and Place: 2.-5.9.2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CitySDK session on Wednesday

Come and learn how 8 European cities are opening up data through uniform APIs to attract developers to use their skills to develop useful and better services for citizens. Especially, you will see how CitySDK APIs are helping developers to develop scalable apps for tourism, mobility and citizen participation.

European Data Forum 2014

Time and place: 19 – 20 March 2014,  Athens, Greece

The EDF is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and community initiatives, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging Data Economy in Europe. The EDF 2014 comprises keynotes from global experts in the field, submitted presentations by participants, a panel and a 2-day exhibition. It concentrates on recent developments such as Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data and balances technical, application and socio-economic issues. The aim of the forum is to bring together all stakeholders involved in the data value chain to exchange ideas in order to strengthen the European data economy and its positioning worldwide. Discussions at EDF 2014 will also provide input to research, development, and policy activities at the European Commission (e.g., Horizon 2020) and those of the EU member states, with the aim of influencing the development of the new European data economy.

Mode of participation: Presentation on CitySDK.


Smau Roadshow

Time and place: 19 – 20 March 2014, Rome, Italy

Smau is the most important Italian event dedicated to information and communication technology designed to help main national and international suppliers of ICT solutions meet entrepreneurs, corporate and public administration decision makers and ICT channel operators: a meeting during which the cutting-edge technological novelties and benefits for business deriving from adoption of digital technologies will be presented.

Mode of participation: To a mixed audience in the Smart City dimension, of the advantages for a Public Administration through the improvement of the quality of services received by citizens after joining CitySDK.


API Strategy & Practice

Time and place: 26 – 28 March, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

API Strategy and Practice is a vendor neutral and community supported API industry conference. The goal of the event is to enable new audiences to understand the API space and start API journey’s. Experienced API providers will be showcasing their APIs and sharing valuable hands on knowledge from the trenches.

Why to attend? Firstly,  to find out how APIs are changing the face of digital business. Secondly,  to hear from many of today’s leading API technology and business experts and execute an effective API strategy. Thirdly, to soak up best practice information from many leading API providers in order to discover what it takes to build a successful API program. And finally, to learn about what leading APIs can do for you.

Mode of participation: Keynote by Frank Kresin (Waag Society) on CitySDK. In addition, CitySDK workshop on the 26th.


Codemotion Rome 2014

Time and place: Exact dates TBA, March 2014, Rome, Italy

Codemotion is an event open to all languages and technologies. The aim is to create an international network of people who are enthusiastic about technology and innovation. To us, programming is an art. Who thinks that to develop software is a monotonous, mechanical activity with no stimuli or imagination, is wrong. The recipe for good quality programming is easy: collaboration with the technical communities of developers, innovative contents, entertainment and enthusiasm.

Mode of participation: Introduction, by the Rome dev team, of CitySDK API exploitation from the developer standpoint


The Future Internet Assembly 2014: Softwarization of Infrastructures

Time and place: 18– 20 March 2014, Athens, Greece

The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) is a research community driven initiative supported by more than 150 research projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. The community has established a successful, unique, conference that brings together experts from several distinct but interrelated areas in the EU Framework Programme 7. They share scientific and technical results and discuss cross-domain research topics around the notion of creating new Future Internet technologies, applications, and services with a global view.

Mode of participation: TBA


Open Data Manchester – Transport Special

Time and place: 25 February 2014, Manchester, UK

An efficient transportation system that allows people to move around easily for work and leisure is an essential part of today’s modern city. Being able to make decisions on how we travel based on convenience, cost and accessibility especially if information is updated in real time, should allow a more enlightened traveling public. Open data offers a chance to create a more intelligent environment for making travel decisions. So if you are transportista developing the next generation of transport services or data wrangler trying to understand the complexities of our transit system, this event is worth attending.

Mode of participation: Demonstration on CitySDK Mobility API.


DataDays 2014

Time and place: 17 – 19 February 2014, Ghent, Belgium

Data Days 2014 is a three day conference in exploring how open data is changing the way the Public Sector innovates and delivers services. Data Days invites invites all Open Data pioneers, practitioners, thinkers and researchers from across the world to unlock and advance the power of collaboration and open innovation. Data Days 2014 is a joint conference by the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN), Citadel on the Move and the Linked Organisation of Local Authority ICT Societies (LOLA).

Mode of participation: On Tuesday 18th there is a general session on CitySDK at 14:00 – 15:00. On Wednesday 19th CitySDK hosts a closed workshop with the Citadel project at 9:00 – 12:30.


The Roma Cleanweb Hackathon

Time and place: 17 – 19 January 2014, Roma, Italy

The spirit of the Cleanweb Hackathon is to show what can be created in a weekend; specifically, it is the opportunity to apply web, mobile and social media technologies to resource constraint issues, such as energy, waste, transportation, and water efficiency. Thanks to experts and partners involved, there is also an opportunity to learn about current challenges, open data for sustainability and state of the art in Cleanweb in the United States and elsewhere in Europe.


Smart City Expo

Time and place: 19 – 21 November 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Cities will have a major role dealing with the critical challenges of the 21st century: climate change and other environmental threats such as high consumption of non-renewable resources, economic development, growing populations and aging infrastructures. Technology is setting a new landscape of possibilities for fostering these improvements and making cities more accessible, manageable, communicative and citizen minded. The impact this having is so profound that is even changing processes that are not technology centered.

The Smart City Expo World Congress is gathering together forward thinking on cities and citizenship with ready-to-use solutions for making our cities better places to live and work.

Mode of Participation: Part of the session titled Citizen engagement & participation on 19th November at 12:30.


Innovatie Estafette 2013

Time and place: 12 November 2013, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In November the convention centre RAI in Amsterdam will be the epicentre of innovation. Meet Dutch designers, professionals and top-innovators of various sectors. Be the first to discover startups, young businesses or surprising concepts. Participate in workshops and listen to keynotes. The European program for innovation – Horizon 2020 – will present itself. Become inspired and join the innovators!

Mode of Participation: Showcase over the CitySDK as an innovative tool for cities to become a Smart City


ICT2013 – Create, Connect, Grow

Time and place: 6 – 8 November 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania

More than 4000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are expected in Vilnius. The event will focus on Horizon 2020 – the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

Mode of Participation: CitySDK workshop together with Commons4Europe and Open Cities on 6 November 2013 at 4:50 PM.


Moscow Innovations Forum

Time and place: 31 October – 2 November 2013,  Moscow, Russia

The global discussion platform — Open Innovations Forum — is dedicated to emerging technologies and furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide.Open Innovations Forum is organized by leading Russian development institutions and the Government of Moscow, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. This event unites representatives of business, policy, science and education to gain a holistic perspective, exchange ideas and to grasp today’s critical global innovation trends.

Mode of Participation: Part of the Finland Country Track session “Shaping Open Innovations for Smart Cities” on 31 October 2013


eChallenge e2013 Conference

Time and place: 9 – 11 October 2013, Dublin, Ireland

Event description: eChallenges e-2013 Conference is the 23rd in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments. The eChallenges Conference Series has a truly international perspective, attracting participation from senior representatives of leading government, industry and research organisations around the world from over 50 countries each year. Its reputation is based on high quality plenary presentations and Scientific Programme. Each conference showcases host country activities, as well as sectoral and national initiatives and regional success stories.

The goals of eChallenges e-2013 are to promote Information Society and Applied ICT related knowledge sharing and innovation between government, industry and research stakeholders, exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national and regional level, stimulate rapid take-up of RTD results by industry and in particular SMEs, and identify opportunities for future international research collaboration under Horizon 2020.

Mode of Participation: Workshop 7d at 14.00 – 15.30: Apps to the Crowd by the Crowd – A Systemic Change or a Wicked Idea?


OPEN DAYS – 11th European Week of Regions and Cities

Time and place: 7 – 10 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium

The OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities’ is the landmark event on EU Regional Policy. Over four days, some 6.000 participants – local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts – gather each October to debate, exchange know-how and network.

In October 2013, regions and cities will be finalizing preparations for the 2014-2020 cohesion policy, rural development and fisheries programmes, marking the new timeline for the Europe 2020 strategy. The OPEN DAYS provides the opportunity for the EU institutions, managing authorities and final beneficiaries to influence future developments by exchanging views capitalizing on the results of the EU-funded programmes and projects.

Mode of Participation: CitySDK workshop together with Apps4Europe and Commons4Europe projects, 8 October 2013 / Meeting Place

Open Data NEXT 2013 Conference

Time and place: 27  September 2013 at 9:30 – 17:00, Utrecht, the Netherlands

On 27 September the Open Data NEXT Conference will take place in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. Open Data NEXT is one of the activities included in the Open Data action plan carried out by the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. The assignment is to help governments to open their data. We have been doing this for the last 2 years and now have more than 6000 datasets in our register on To view the full agenda (in Dutch) for the Open Data NEXT Conference, click here.


ENoLL Summer School

Time and place: 27 – 30 August 2013, Manchester, UK

As previous years, the Living Lab Summer School will attract an audience of over 150 Living Lab practitioners, academics, and enthusiast all over the world. There will be a mixture of several sessions, workshops, lively discussion panels between Living Lab enthusiasts and excursions and site-visits with the aim of giving the participants a wider insight about models, theories and technologies related to Living Labs and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the leading experts on the subject.

Connected Smart & Creative Cities is the theme of the 4th ENoLL Living Lab Summer School 2013. Here you’ll meet with wide set of initiatives that support the development of connected and creative smart cities in Europe, combining cloud computing with future internet technologies to provide cities with tools and possibilities for the creation and sharing of ‘smarter’ city services and the creative ring, brining together wikipedians, digital artists, local media producers, fablabbers, arduins, new designers with universities, local authorities and ict companies in European cities and regions.

Mode of participation: CitySDK workshop

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