PADGETS (Policy Gadgets Mashing Underlying Group Knowledge in Web 2.0 Media)

Title   Policy Gadgets Mashing Underlying Group Knowledge in Web 2.0
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Programme Framework Programme 7

PADGETS aims at bringing together two well established domains, the mashup architectural approach of web 2.0 for creating web applications (gadgets) and the methodology of system dynamics in analyzing complex system behaviour. The objective is to design, develop and deploy a prototype toolset that will allow policy makers to graphically create web applications that will be deployed in the environment of underlying knowledge in Web 2.0 media.

For this reason, the project introduces the concept of Policy Gadget (Padget)- similarly to the approach of gadget applications in web 2.0- to represent a micro web application that combines a policy message wirth underlying group knowledge in social media (in the form of content and user activities) and interacts with end users in popular locations (such as social networks, blogs, forums, news, sites etc) in order to get and convey their input to policy makers.

Through the PADGETS platform any policy can become a reusable and communicable web application to be used in relation to underlying content and social activities over the web. Policy makers will be able to set up such applications on their own and use them to communicate their policies to the public. People can use these applications as they use everyday services and policy makers can track the results of this interaction back to their policy making process to assist them in reaching solid decisions that represent society's input and aspirations.  

Start Date 01/01/2010
Duration  36 months
  aegean_logo  University of the Aegean    Greece 
Reply White Hall Reply srl Italy
ATC Athens TEchnology Center S.A. Greece
google Google United Kingdom
URegensburg University of Regensburg Germany
Torino Politecnico di Torino  Italy
NTUA National Technical University of Athens Greece
tech Tech4i2 Uited Kingdom
Piemonte Piedmont Region   Italy
Observatory The Obeservatory for the Greek Information Society Greece
eGovernance Centre for eGovernance Development for South East Europe Slovenia

Fraunhofer - Gesellschaft FOKUS- Research Institute for Open Communication Systems