The public expects government institutions to open their data to enable society to reap the benefits of these data. However, governments are often reluctant to disclose their data due to possible disadvantages. These disadvantages, at the same time, can be circumstances by processing the data before disclosing. Investments are needed to be able to pre-process a dataset. Hence, a trade-off between the benefits and cost of opening data needs to be made. Decisions to disclose are often made based on binary options like “open” or “closed” the data, whereas also parts of a dataset can be opened or only pre-processed data. The objective of this study is to develop a decision tree analysis in open data (DTOD) to estimate the costs and benefits of disclosing data using a DTA approach. Experts’ judgment is used to quantify the pay-offs of possible consequences of the costs and benefits and to estimate the chance of occurrence. The result shows that for non-trivial decisions the DTOD helps, as it allows the creation of decision structures to show alternatives ways of opening data and the benefits and disadvantages of each alternative.
|Title of host publication||Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century - 18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019, Proceedings|
|Editors||Ilias O. Pappas, Ilias O. Pappas, John Krogstie, Letizia Jaccheri, Patrick Mikalef, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Matti Mäntymäki|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019 - Trondheim, Norway|
Duration: 18 Sep 2019 → 20 Sep 2019
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019|
|Period||18/09/19 → 20/09/19|
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- Decision tree analysis
- Open data
- Open government