International Conference on Web and Social Media 2017

This week I am in Montreal (Canada) for the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-17). This is my second edition (in a row) at this venue for computational social science. This year I am presenting my recent PhD work “To Thread or Not to Thread: The Impact of Conversation Threading on Online … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2017

TICTeC 2017

I came this week to Florence to attend TICTeC 2017: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017. The event brought together scientists, policy makers and NGOs to discuss about the impact of digital technologies on democracy. This was third edition of the series and my second participation. While my contribution in 2016 was devised to … More TICTeC 2017

Quina innovació en cultura volem

The Institute of Culture of Barcelona (Institut de Cultura de Barcelona – ICUB) organized on Friday Quina innovació en cultura volem?, a round table to discuss and deliberate on the innovation culture which has to be boosted by the Barcelona City Council and the citizenship. The event, held at Canòdrom-Parc de Recerca Creativa, included different cross-disciplinary sessions … More Quina innovació en cultura volem

1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop

Yesterday I attended the 1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. This workshop was conceived to bring together researchers and local organizations working in Data Science to discuss ongoing research and strengthen the links of a growing network. The program included different talks given by researchers from Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona … More 1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop

DECODE: Kick-off meeting

From February 8 to 9, we have held in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) the kick-off meeting of DECODE project, selected under the H2020 call Distributed Architectures for Decentralised Data Governance. The agenda included the typical walk through of programme (project overall vision, objectives, work packages, deliverables, and milestones) and a workshop on Lean … More DECODE: Kick-off meeting

Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia

From November 18 to December 2, I have been in the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado (except for three days at the #metadecidim workshop in Barcelona). This workshop was organized by participaLAB, an new interdisciplinary workspace for the study, development and adoption of participatory processes for a direct, deliberative and distributed democracy. In … More Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia

#Metadecidim JAM

This weekend the team involved in the development of have held the first #metadecidim workshop/hackaton. is the participatory platform of Barcelona to build an open, transparent an collaborative city. The event, opened to any interested citizen, was devised as a participatory process within the platform to apply this principles in the development of the … More #Metadecidim JAM