Evanela Lapi is a Research Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS). She received a Master of Science Degree (2007) from the Technical University of Aachen and a Diploma Degree (1999) from the University of Tirana, both in Computer Science. Her professional career spans over 10 years. Prior to joining Fraunhofer FOKUS, she worked as Security Specialist at Oracle Germany in Düsseldorf and Berlin. Currently, within the EU Open Cities project, she is leading the Open Data work package. The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS is researching and developing demand-orientated solutions for partners in industry, research and public administration in the fields of communication technologies and services, architectures and protocols of future communication networks and platforms, interactive technologies for individual and community applications, integration of processes and IT systems in eGovernment, methods for automating and optimizing software and system development in the fields of telecommunication and automotive engineering and measuring and testing of distributed telecommunication and software systems. Fraunhofer FOKUS supports innovative processes from the original concept to the (pre)product in companies and institutions.