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Ubiquitous Participation Platform for Policy Making

Ubiquitous Participation Platform for Policy Making

Objective

UbiPOL aims to develop a ubiquitous platform that allows citizens be involved in policy making processes (PMPs) regardless their current locations and time. It is suggested that the more citizens find connections between their as-usual life activities and relevant policies, the more they become pro-active or motivated to be involved in the PMPs. For this reason, UbiPOL aims to provide context aware knowledge provision with regard to policy making. That is citizens using UbiPOL will be able to identify any relevant policies and other citizen's opinion whenever they want wherever they are according to their as-usual life pattern. With the platform, citizens are expected to be more widely aware of any relevant policies and PMPs for involvement during their as-usual life therefore improved engagement and empowerment. Also, the platform will provide policy tracking functionality via a workflow engine and opinion tag concept to improve the transparency of the policy making processes. Finally, the platform enable policy makers to collect citizen opinions more efficiently as the opinions are collected as soon as they are created in the middle of citizen's usual life. UbiPOL is provides security and identity management facility to ensure only authorised citizens can have access to relevant policies according to their roles in policy making processes. The delivery of the opinion and policy data over the wireless network is secure as the platform use leading edge encryption algorithm in its communication kernels. UbiPOL is a scalable platform ensuring at least 100,000 citizens can use the system at the same time (for example, for e-Voting applications) via its well proven automatic load balancing mechanisms. The privacy ensuring opinion mining engine prevents unwanted revealing of citizen identities and the mining engine prevents any unrelated commercial advertisements are included in the opinion base to minimise misuse of the system.
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Coordinator

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Address

Kingston Lane
Ub8 3ph Uxbridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 425 708

Administrative Contact

Teresa Waller (Ms.)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 161 982

BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 103 000

PDM E FC PROJECTO DESENVOLVIMENTO MANUTENCAO FORMACAO E CONSULTADORIALDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 312 450

SC IPA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 232 475

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 240 940

TURKSAT UYDU HABERLESME VE KABLO TV ISLETME AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 102 970

Başar Bilgisayar Sistemleri ve İletişim Teknolojileri Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 267 210

BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 103 252

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248010

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 867 402

  • EU contribution

    € 1 949 987

Coordinated by:

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom