Facts about Live+Gov STREP 288815

Project Acronym: Live+Gov

Project Full Name: Reality Sensing, Mining and Augmentation for Mobile Citizen-eGovernment Dialogue

Partners: University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Yucat BV (Netherlands), Mattersoft OY (Finland), Fundacion Biscaytik (Spain), Eurosoc GmbH (Germany)

Funding Sources: EU, 7th Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies (IST)

Begin: 01.02.2012

End: 30.06.2014

Bringing policy makers closer to real life of citizens is the objective of Live+Gov. We will develop a mobile government solution that allows citizens to accurately express their needs to their government by using a variety of mobile sensing technologies available in their smartphones (GPS; image/audio recording; compass, orientation sensors, etc.) next to established means of mobile eParticipation such as textual input and output. Sensing and mining data from the real world, such as geo-located images of street damages or GPS track recordings during traffic disruption, government achieves accurate analyses of citizens’ needs and opinions and can take advantage of a collective citizen intelligence.

Live+Gov develops novel policy models and links data contributions by citizens to existing administration processes. The Live+Gov key feature is that it fully exploits the capabilities of widely proliferated smartphones for mobile eParticipation, rendering an augmented reality of governmental actions and plans, such that citizens obtain fast and comprehensive feedback on issues they encounter. Anonymization, data randomization and access control will safeguard against misuse and ensure privacy for all involved.

The success of Live+Gov will be measured through three live field trials (mobility, urban maintenance, urban planning) conducted by partners already operating end-user platforms in these domains and reusing existing governmental data: Yucat Netherlands (operating an existing portal for dialogues between citizens and regional policy makers, with over 100.000 real users), BiscayTIK (IT supplier for local governments in the Region of Biscay) and the Finnish company Mattersoft (developer of platforms for managing traffic and public transportation systems).