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ERCIM - theEuropean Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics http://www.ercim.org/ aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading research institutes from eighteen European countries are members of ERCIM.

The purpose of an ERCIM working group is to build and maintain a network of ERCIM researchers in a particular scientific field. The working groups are open to any researcher in the specific scientific field. Their main activities are the organization of workshops and the preparation of common project proposals. The working groups are also the focus of internal mobility within ERCIM.

Open Data is about knowledge that can be used, reused and redistributed. The last years have seen an enormous effort in publishing open data from scientific and government sources and this explosion of information has raised new and interesting data management challenges. The objective of the Open Data Working Group is to build and maintain a network of participants from academia, data producers and consumers who are involved in different aspects of Open Data Life Cycle. The group will promote the organisation of events and the preparation of common project proposals on Open Data.

ERCIM Working Groups are open to any researcher in the specific scientific field. Scientists interested in participating in the ERCIM Open Data Working Group should contact the coordinator Irini Fundulaki.

Dr. Irini Fundulaki Institute of Computer Science - FORTH E-mail: fundul@ics.forth.gr