Implementing a System Enabling Open Innovation by Sharing Public Goals Based on Linked Open Data

  • Teemu Tossavainen
  • Shun Shiramatsu
  • Tadachika Ozono
  • Toramatsu Shintani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8482)


Social network channels are used to organise public goals, but unstructured conversation presents a challenge for identifying groups focusing on similar issues. To address the problem, we implemented a web system for creating goals from public issues and for discovery of similar goals. We designed SOCIA ontology to structure information as hierarchical goal structure. Potential collaborators can use the hierarchical information in consensus building. We proposed a method to calculate similarity between public goals on the basis of the hierarchical structure. To apply our proposed method to real-life situation, we designed and implemented an easy-to-use user interface to structure public goals by citizens. We are arranging workshops to use the system in real-life setting for gathering local issues from citizens of Ogaki city to formulate public goals to solve them. We will use the experiences gained from the workshops to improve the system for deployment for open use by communities to utilise open innovation in decision making and for facilitating collaboration between governmental agents and citizens.


Linked open data public collaboration goal matching service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teemu Tossavainen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shun Shiramatsu
    • 1
  • Tadachika Ozono
    • 1
  • Toramatsu Shintani
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.School of ScienceAalto UniversityFinland

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