Open Government Data: A Stage Model

  • Evangelos Kalampokis
  • Efthimios Tambouris
  • Konstantinos Tarabanis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6846)


Public sector information constitutes a valuable primary material for added-value services and products, which however remains unexploited. Recently, Open Government Data (OGD) initiatives emerged worldwide aiming to make public data freely available to everyone, without limiting restrictions. Despite its potential however there is currently a lack of roadmaps, guidelines and benchmarking frameworks to drive and measure OGD progress. This is particularly true as proposed stage models for measuring eGovernment progress focus on services and do not sufficiently consider data. In this paper, we capitalize on literature on eGovernment stage models and OGD initiatives to propose a stage model for OGD. The proposed model has two main dimensions, namely organizational & technological complexity and added value for data consumers. We anticipate the proposed model will open up a scientific discussion on OGD stage models and will be used by practitioners for constructing roadmaps and for benchmarking just like the European Union stage model is currently used for measuring public service online sophistication.


Stage model open data eGovernment data integration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evangelos Kalampokis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Efthimios Tambouris
    • 1
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Tarabanis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Informatics and Telematics InstituteCentre for Research and TechnologyHellasGreece
  2. 2.University of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece

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