Big data, data analytics, personal data, open data, linked data, metadata, data journalism, data science, data infrastructures…

… and still you can add a new “data” phrase! Data has become a buzzword used in a number of disciplines, by technical and business communities. At the same time, the growing interaction among corporate, governmental and personal information spaces introduces a novel set of opportunities and challenges for the economy.

Data Economy Workshop

The DATA ECONOMY workshopsponsored by YourDataStories – will try to engage scholars and professionals from multiple disciplines including economics, management, open governance, data science, computer science and software engineering in discussions related to how digital data, scattered in decentralised information systems and applications and being accessible via the Web, change the economy and the ways we are doing business.

The workshop is going to to be held at the Internet Science Conference 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece

Location: Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Date: November 22nd, 2017

More information on the workshop can be found here.

There are many topics up for discussion, such as (not limited to these):

  • Economic theory and practice related to online data and the Web (e.g. Web economics)
  • Data infrastructures (and open standards) for the economy (e.g. open banking standard)
  • Data and information strategies and policies
  • Open data as a tool in economic policy
  • Open data for business and economic development
  • Financial data transparency (e.g. open ownership, open budgets)
  • Business practices and the economic impact of GAFA
  • and many more.


The Keynote speakers for the workshop will be:

  • Daniele Rizzi, EC DG Connect
  • Nikos Loutas, PwC

Call for papers

Deadline of paper submission: 20/8/2017, 15:00 CET
Notification of Acceptance: 20/9/2017



The organisers of the Data Economy workshop kindly invite you to submit research full papers (10-20 pages) presenting new results and short papers (6-9 pages) with disruptive ideas and work-in-progress, shedding light on how online data change economy and business. Accepted papers will appear in a post-conference proceedings volume to be published by LNCS Springer. Submitted papers should follow the INSCI Paper Submission Guidelines.


  • Michalis Vafopoulos,
    Software & Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos»
  • Vangelis Karkaletsis,
    Software & Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the National Center for Scientific Research «Demokritos»
  • Vassilios Peristeras,
    Assoc. Professor, International Hellenic University.
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly.
  • Benjamin Heitmann,
    PhD, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • Stefan Decker,
    Professor, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany.

Program committee

  • Michael Cochez,
    PhD, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany.


About the author : Tilman Wagner (DW)