International Conference on Web and Social Media 2018

I’m nearing the end of the third year of my PhD and, for the third consecutive time, I have attended the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). In ICWSM-16 I presented my (2nd) master thesis, and the demo paper which inaugurated the list of publications of my PhD research. One year later, the first full paper … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2018

Maker Faire BCN 2018

This weekend, the second edition of Maker Faire Barcelona is being held at the Pavelló Italià and CaixaForum in Montjuïc. The faire is a meeting place for engineers, artists, scientists, crafters and any citizen interested in the many facets of the Maker Movement, e.g., technology, arts, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture. My participation … More Maker Faire BCN 2018

Laboratory for Democratic Innovation

Today we have launched the citizen Laboratory for Democratic Innovation of Barcelona, based on the Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats. This has been designed as an open space to solve urban challenges in an intelligent, participatory and democratic manner following the principles and methdology of the Decidim project and the Metadecidim community. To inaugurate the … More Laboratory for Democratic Innovation


I went yesterday to Valencia to participate in the third edition of TechFest, a two-day event of workshops and conferences about civic participation systems and technology. This event was organized by the Cátedra de Transparencia y Gestión de Datos at Universitat Politècnica de València, which is promoted by the Area of Transparency, Social Responsibility, Participation and Cooperation … More TechFest18

Foro de Transparencia e Innovación Democrática

It is always a pleasure to be back home. Last week I went to Zaragoza (my home city) to attend the Foro de Transparencia e Innovación Democrática held at Edificio Pignatelli between 25 and 27 of April. The conference was organized by the Government of Aragón to boost data journalism and data visualization, promote networking … More Foro de Transparencia e Innovación Democrática

KMi Seminar

Today I went to Milton Keynes to give a talk on Characterizing participation in online discussion platforms at the Knowledge Media Institute. The talk covered the main content of the previous talk at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, based on the main findings of my PhD research to date (supported by the Spanish Ministry … More KMi Seminar

12th Databeers LDN

My recent visit to London included more activities in addition to the NGI Engineroom workshop. First, on Thurday night I had the chance to attend the second seminar of the Cook the Books Club curated by Aleksi Knuutila and Zosia Sztykowski. Besides the interest of the selected paper about the analysis of controllability in corporate … More 12th Databeers LDN