Posts Tagged: italy

Civil Protection 2.0 – More from Elena Rapisardi in Tuscany

Some of you will remember an earlier blog post about the webconference that Elena Rapisardi and I convened, in January, 2010, among people in Virginia, New Orleans, Boston, Italy (University of Ferrara campus) and in Dublin, with the generous assistance of Management Concepts staff. Elena, a member of the GovLoop community, continues her groundbreaking efforts… Read more »

Project of the Week: USAID Student Intern Programs – 4 January 2011

USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Most of us on GovLoop are a) employed and b) educated, but we all have children or know children who can benefit from the USAID’s Intern Program. Applications for “paid” programs preclude a security clearance – check with the USAID to determine if the window of opportunity is… Read more »

Open Foreste Italiane is Gathering Momentum

Wow – there is a great new article on Ushahidi’s blog about an application I told you all about recently, which encourages crowdsourcing to stop Italian forest fires before they start. This has huge potential to increase community resilience and assist current firespotting efforts in a nonintrusive way. A lovely video by Elena Rapisardi, the… Read more »

Crowdsourcing: gathering information to support forest fire fighting

Elena Rapisardi, a new friend who contracts with, and does innovative volunteer work for, various parts of the Italian government, has reported out on an interesting meeting here. I bring this up because we don’t always notice when new ground is being broken and new fuel is being provided for our own further development and… Read more »

Crowdsourcing: gathering information to support forest fire fightings

On the 29 of March, in Rome, an interesting workshop took place, organized by AIIC (Italian Association on Critical Infrastructures – http://www.infrastrutturecritiche.it/).The workshop was attended by experts, corporates and national research centres representatives. The aim was to share projects, thoughts, approaches and solutions on how to manage the safety and security of critical infrastructures. The… Read more »

Álvarez Sabucedo et al. on a Knowledge-based platform for eGovernment agents: A Web-based solution using semantic technologies

Luis M. Álvarez Sabucedo of Universidade de Vigo Telematic Engineering Department, and colleagues, have published Knowledge-based platform for eGovernment agents: A Web-based solution using semantic technologies, 37 Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal 3647 (2010). Here is the abstract: Currently eGovernment is clearly gaining momentum in our society. Many solutions and projects are being… Read more »

The Internationalists: the gov2.0 conversation goes global

Kublai, the Italian central government’s first (or at least one of the first) government 2.0 project, has quickly gained a certain international visibility. After two showcases with the European Commission (EUPS20 and Wikicrats) and a French exchange of ideas, last week it was the World Bank, following up on an interview I had given to… Read more »

A challenger to the Webbies?

Image by jdlasica via Flickr The immensely influential Arianna Huffington has decided to launch her own version of the 12 year old Webbys Awards (which are kindof like the web’s answer to the Oscars, complete with star-studded red carpet). The HuffPost Game Changers awards [are] to honor and celebrate 100 people who are using new… Read more »