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Sustainable Development Committee (北京国际交流协会可持续发展专业委员会 Beijing International Association of Sustainable Development Professional Committee)
About:
"The SDC committee is committed to the research and practice of sustainable development; to provide a broadened global vision of ecological environment, financial order and moral culture; and through international exchanges as well as collaborations in eco-community, healthcare and epidemic prevention, energy technology and cultural & creativity, we actively promote sustainable development of eco-civilization reflected by harmonious co-existence between men as well as human and nature.

The Committee positioned itself as a platform for Chinese and international think tanks to build connections with one another, and it is also a cultivation centre for identified talented doers."

Registered 2005 in Beijing, yet with many of its members based in Chengdu / Sichuan and tightly related with Huadao Eco-Village that is localised there.

One of the founding organizers of Hanwang Forum, an annual conference similar to WEF Davos with ~2,000 participants consisting of government leaders, royalties, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from United Nations, European Union, over 40 countries and regions across Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The respective fields of “Hanwang 7+1” are namely Government Policies, Civil Society, Agriculture and Food, Healthcare, New Energy (Energy Conservation), Information Technology, Eco-community as well as Cultural Heritage and Innovation.

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Agrachina  Sustainability  community  NGO_NPO  Sichuan  Chengdu  sustainable  development  Policy  civilsociety  Agricultural_Development  Platform  Conference  Beijing  China  Organic_Agriculture  health  Energy-saving  Information_Society  Information_Technology  Ecology  Culture  History  Innovation  Environment  Collaboration  Creative 
march 2019 by eocas
A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy
Excerpt of analysis:
"Advancements in intelligent machinery may force us to codify the processes by which decisions are made. Should your self-driving Uber be allowed to break traffic regulations in order to safely merge onto the highway? To what extent are algorithms as prone to discriminatory patterns of thinking as humans – and how might a regulatory body make this determination?"

Paragraphs:
"- Machine meritocracy
- Balance of power
- Machine decisions
- Personal choice [not needed anymore, depriving us of encounters and friction]
- Polarization [reinforcing our beliefs and values without the random opportunity to check them]
- Who makes judgements?
- Discrimination and bias"

Conclusion:
"A new charter of rights

Therefore, we propose a Magna Carta for the Global AI Economy — an inclusive, collectively developed, multi-stakeholder charter of rights that will guide our ongoing development of artificial intelligence and lay the groundwork for the future of human-machine co-existence and continued, more inclusive, human growth. Whether in an economic, social, or political context, we as a society must start to identify rights, responsibilities, and accountability guidelines for inclusiveness and fairness at the intersections of AI and human life. Without it, we will not establish enough trust in AI to capitalize on the amazing opportunities it can and will afford us."

HAG
AI  Startupinthecloud  Ethics  Economy  Research  Report  Information_Culture  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Information_Technology  Politics  Policy  Philosophy  Legal 
september 2017 by eocas
OpenideaL
About:
"Idea management system (IDMS), adapted for companies & organizations interested in sharing strategic decisions and future planning of products and services with their customers.

It is a perfect tool for decision makers and their analysts who need to take strategic decisions, and wish to expand their view of the problem with the poser of the crowd, whether these are the organization's employees or any other public.

OpenideaL is an open source project based on Drupal CMS and therefore it is modular, and allows growth and adaptation to the organization’s specific needs. These adaptations may include a unique design, polls and surveys, interfacing with external applications such as Facebook or to applications within the organization itself, and adapting the interface to a range of devices: phones, desktops, tablets or kiosks."

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Innovation  Knowledge  Management  Management  Organization  semanticweb  CMS  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Community  Empirical_Social_Research  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
october 2016 by eocas
gi2mo
About:
"Goal of the project is to construct an ontology that will model Idea Management Systems. However, we also devote to study in detail the appliance of the data schema onto existing systems and exploiting it to achieve real, measurable benefits.
[...]
providing rebust data integration capabilities and additional data analysis tools though rich metadata descriptions. Both of those features are derived from the use of Semantic Web technologies to interconnect data inside the Idea Management Systems with assets published by other systems and across the World Wide Web."

Has an applicable Idea Management System called 'IdeaStream'. It collects ideas from communities via web form to submit ideas structured into various description parts (e.g. idea title, problem description, solution etc.) and attach any desirable content (e.g. images).

http://ideastream.gi2mo.org/features.html

It sets up on Drupal CMS as module.

The GI2MO project is an initiative of GSI group of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM).

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Innovation  research  Knowledge  Management  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  semanticweb  Analysis  Management  CMS  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
october 2016 by eocas
The Role of Linked Data and Semantic-Technologies for Sustainability Idea Management
Abstract:
"Idea Management Systems (IMS) manage the innovation lifecycle from the moment of invention until ideas are implemented in the market. During
the lifecycle the IMS supports collaboration, allows idea enrichment with comments, contextual data, or connected to other relevant ideas. Semantic technologies can improve the knowledge management capabilities of IMSs allowing relevant information to be easily linked to ideas.

Many Enterprises concerned with sustainability encourage employee’s participation as a means to boost creative innovation within their Sustainability Initiatives. However little work has examined the role of an IMS within Sustainability. In this paper we analyse the impact of a semantic-enabled IMS within a
sustainability innovation process. In particular, how ideas can be enriched with contextual Linked Open Data (LOD), especially Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) data, to improve the understanding, implication and value of the idea from the sustainability perspective."

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Research_Papers  research  Knowledge  Management  Innovation  Sustainability  Management  Data_Warehouse  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  semanticweb  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
october 2016 by eocas
Journal of Social Media for Organizations JSMO
About:
"Created as an open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic journal. It seeks to strike a balance between social media technology and the behavioral research that investigates how people use social media for the good of an enterprise. JSMO focuses on high-quality empirical investigations, analyses, theories, and case studies in social media development and usage.

They look for ways that social media can internally improve their employees' collaboration, information dissemination, organizational responsiveness, product quality, expertise finding, and organizational cohesion; and externally enhance relationships and interactions with and among customers, stakeholders, or interest groups. Research and technologies showing the effectiveness of different approaches for designing, developing, evaluating, and using social media are welcome."

Subordinated and finance by MITRE, a USA government research organization (note: especially in hindsight to defense / military).

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research  Research_Papers  Tech  News  Social_Media  Social_Networks  Enterprise_Architecture  Use_Cases  NGO_NPO  Organization  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
october 2016 by eocas
Mass customised Knowledge Management – Bedarfsgerechte und dynamische Wissensvermittlung für KMU
EU-funded project to develop a broader solution about knowledge management (KMS), which of course also includes document management. It will be based on, or at least integrated with Odoo Community edition as open-source.

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Knowledge  Management  Information_Science  Information_Systems  Information_Society  Data_Warehouse  Odoo  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
august 2016 by eocas
ALIGNED - Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering
About:
"... demand to extract, process and publish web data ... However, converting Big Data sources into high-quality, structured knowledge for use in business processes is usually considered data engineering.

ALIGNED will develop models, methods and tools for engineering information systems based on co-evolving software and web data. Tools for model-driven software evolution based on Linked Data sources, runtime data quality analytics, human data curation and process integration will aid more efficient governance, increased agility and higher productivity."

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research  Community  Standardization  XML  SEO  semanticweb  Data_Warehouse  Database  Software_Engineering  Big  Data  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Governance  Application  Development  Productivity  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
august 2016 by eocas
NationBuilder
About:
"We envision a world where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to create what they are meant to create. We build the infrastructure for a world of creators by helping leaders develop and organize thriving communities."

Cloud-powered community organizing platform for campaigning & fundraising using CRM & community CMS technologies.

Excerpt features:
- People database with social matching
- Action websites
- Goals dashboard and paths workflow
- Email A/B testing and scheduling
- Text messaging (pricing)
- User submitted events
- Service: Dedicated Community Strategist

Similar:
- www.openpublicapp.com (public sector & open government initiatives, Drupal-based open-source CMS)
- www.citysourced.com (civic engagement)
- www.simplycast.com (marketing automation platform‎)
- www.drupal.org/project/openpublish (news platform)

Example of how Donald Trump uses it for his run for US presidency:
www.nzz.ch/nzzas/nzz-am-sonntag/e-demokratie-wie-das-internet-wahlkaempfe-veraendert-ld.104859

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Community  Policy  Fundraising  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Innovation  NGO_NPO  Social_Media  Social_Networks  Communication  civilsociety  democracy  Politics  Information_Technology  Information_Culture  import_startupinthecloud  import_lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
OntoBench
About:
"A modular generator for OWL ontologies. It generates benchmark ontologies that supports the testing, review, and comparison of ontology tools with regard to OWL 2 coverage and concept combinations."

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Java  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  SEO  Analysis  Web_Development  javascript  research  Visualization  html5  semanticweb  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
Swiss Privacy Foundation
About:
"The Swiss Privacy Foundation endorses the protection of the digital privacy, freedom of opinion and freedom of assembly as well as unrestricted access to information. To subserve these interests, the foundation holds practice-orientated workshops, creates and publishes instruction manuals and operates corresponding services that are available for free to the public."

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NGO_NPO  Legal  Switzerland  Privacy  Social_Media  Data  Safety  Community  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Digitale Gesellschaft (engl. "Digital Society Association)
About:
"Die Digitale Gesellschaft ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die sich für Grund- und Menschenrechte, eine offene Wissenskultur sowie weitreichende Transparenz und Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten an gesellschaftlichen Entscheidungsprozessen einsetzt. Ihre Tätigkeit orientiert sich an den Bedürfnissen der Bürgerinnen und Konsumenten in der Schweiz und international. Das Ziel ist der Erhalt und die Förderung einer freien, offenen und nachhaltigen Gesellschaft auf dem Hintergrund der Persönlichkeits- und Menschenrechte.
Die Digitale Gesellschaft entstand Anfang 2011 als offener Zusammenschluss netzpolitisch interessierter Kreise. Ihr angeschlossen haben sich inzwischen über 100 Personen und mehr als 20 Gruppierungen. Ende 2015 wurde ein eigenständiger Verein gegründet, der im März 2016 als gemeinnützig anerkannt worden ist."

Update: 201601 merged with Swiss Privacy Foundation

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NGO_NPO  Legal  Community  Social_Media  Security  Data  Safety  Privacy  Switzerland  information_society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)
ITGSopedia supports teachers and students in exploring Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS), by curating collaboratively a best-practice guide with resources.

Their categorize with three pillars:
STRAND 1: Social and Ethical Significance
STRAND 2: Application to specific scenarios
STRAND 3: IT Systems

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Tagging  Information_Science  Information_Society  Education  Collaboration  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
OASIS | Advancing open standards for the information society
About: "OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology." Foundational sponsors were: Cryptosoft, IBM and Microsoft. Following supporters are Oracle, Red Hat, CA, SAP and others (mostly Silicon Valley / United States). HAG
Standardization  Policy  Data  Open_Hardware  Open_Cloud_Manifesto  NGO_NPO  Information_Society  Security  Safety  IoT  Cloud_Development  Energy-saving  CMS  Innovation  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge is a NPO network about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge. [...] enlightened societies around the world, where everyone has access to key information and the ability to use it to understand and shape their lives; where powerful institutions are comprehensible and accountable; and where vital research information that can help us tackle challenges such as poverty and climate change is available to all. We envision a world where: - knowledge creates power for the many, not the few. - data frees us to make informed choices about how we live, what we buy and who gets our vote. - information and insights are accessible – and apparent – to everyone. We want to see open knowledge being a mainstream concept, and as natural and important to our everyday lives and organisations as green is today. HAG
Data  Knowledge  Management  Governance  Big  Data  NGO_NPO  Social_Networks  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
march 2016 by eocas
The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War
A new encryption scheme called PrivaTegrity which soon is to become an app / tool which allows fully secret, anonymous communications. But with backdoor ... Excerpts: "... a carefully controlled backdoor that allows anyone doing something “generally recognized as evil” to have their anonymity and privacy stripped altogether. [...] nine server administrators in nine different countries would all need to cooperate to trace criminals within the network and decrypt their communications. [...] You have to perfect the traceability of the evil people and the untraceability of the honest people, that’s how you break the apparent tradeoff, this standoff called the encryption wars." Technical paper: www.scribd.com/doc/294737065/cMix-Anonymization-by-High-Performance-Scalable-Mixing HAG
Data  Safety  Privacy  Security  Data  Security  Legal  Governance  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  civilsociety 
january 2016 by eocas
RiteTag
Browser-integration which suggests hashtags for social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Buffer, TweetDeck, HootSuite and Sendible. Alternatives: http://sproutsocial.com/insights/twitter-hashtags HAG
Social_Media  Tagging  Knowledge  Management  Social_Networks  Information_Society  Integration_Solution  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
december 2015 by eocas
Social Bookmarking | The Past and the Future
Papaly is a new (2015) contender in the social bookmarking world. This blog post concludes their market analysis (comparing to Delicious, StumbleUpon and Pinterest) and approach. About: "save and organize your bookmarks into collections called boards. Inside each board, you can have multiple categories with related links. Use these boards to build a collection of bookmarks related to a topic. Maybe a collection of your favorite blogs or blog posts about a subject, or a collection of bookmarks about science and technology." Excerpts blog post: "There has been one niche of social bookmarking that has been lacking over the past years and that has been an actual visual bookmarking site. Sure there has been some browsers trying to become the dominate bookmark manager but there hasn’t been a major bookmarklet since Delicious. This is where Papaly comes into play trying to reform the existing state of the online bookmark manager." HAG
Social_Networks  Social_Media  Knowledge  Management  Information_Science  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
november 2015 by eocas
Karma
About: "Karma is an information integration tool that enables users to quickly and easily integrate data from a variety of data sources including databases, spreadsheets, delimited text files, XML, JSON, KML and Web APIs. Users integrate information by modeling it according to an ontology of their choice using a graphical user interface that automates much of the process." HAG
Data_Warehouse  Data  Integration_Solution  Java  Dashboard-Mashup  Information_Science  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
july 2015 by eocas
Security In A Box | Tools and tactics for your digital security
The most practical, most comprehensive, and most open-source tutorials I've found so far. About: "Security in-a-box is a collaborative effort of the Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line Defenders. It was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders. [...] How-to Booklets and Hands-on Guides [...] how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication." It covers: Covering, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall, Secure Password Storage, Secure File Storage, Secure File Storage Backup, File Recovery Eraser - Secure File Removal, Secure File Deletion and Work Session Wiping, Secure Email Service, Secure Instant Messaging, Secure Audio, Video and Instant Text Messaging, Secure Email Client, email text and files encryption, Secure Web Browser, Digital Anonymity and Circumvention, Securing Social Networking Tools. HAG
Security  Privacy  Tutorial  Messaging  Social_Networks  Information_Society  Storage  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
december 2014 by eocas
Sendible
About: "Organize, Prioritize & Stay Engaged On Social Media - A platform for engaging with customers, measuring results and monitoring your reputation across multiple social media channels at once." HAG
Monitoring  Social_Media  Report  Service  Management  Information_Society  Marketing  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
december 2014 by eocas
The Open Group
The Open Group is a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, whose vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ will enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability.
Complexity  Enterprise_Architecture  Information_Science  Information_Society  Consortium  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
january 2010 by eocas
DSS - Decision support system
Medium-structured information and processes compared to TPS and ESS.
Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
january 2010 by eocas

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