Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration Conference

Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration conference (TUR’20) is a two-week event consisting of an international conference and a summer school. The goal of the event is to explore co-creation of livable and sustainable cities, presenting an opportunity to share the work of architectural practices and researchers on participatory experiences and methodologies. In particular, this edition of … More Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration Conference

GovTech Week

GovTech Lab Lithuania is organizing this week the GovTech Week_ online conference. The purpose of this event is to bring global policy and technology experts, startup founders and investors together to discuss the latest trends in the public sector. Topics vary from day to day: Delivering the European Green Deal (Monday) Rethinking public services (Tuesday) … More GovTech Week

PhD Defence

In October 2015 I enrolled in the PhD programme in Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra to investigate the role of digital technologies for facilitating democratic participatory processes. This project, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Programme (MDM-2015-0502), did not emerged from … More PhD Defence

Decidim Fest

Since the very first year the Decidim project was launched (2016), we have been helding the Metadecidim Annual Conference (Jornades Anuals Metadecidim) as a space for the community to gather, to reflect on the status of the project and to discuss new challenges. This year, the Decidim team decided to transition to a new model … More Decidim Fest

DECODE: IoT Pilot Wrap up

Derived from: https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/digital/en/blog/final-session-of-the-decode-pilot-project-citizen-science-data-governance-iot On 30 September, the Catalan Institute of Advanced Architecture hosted the final session of the pilot project Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT), an initiative that forms part of the DECODE project. This pilot project consisted of installing environmental sensors in homes in the community to measure noise and pollution levels. Before the sensors … More DECODE: IoT Pilot Wrap up

Euro CSS 2019

I went this week to Zurich to attend the 3rd edition of the European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science. This was the final edition of the series and focused on polarization and radicalization. In particular, the symposium chairs designed an inspiring program of workshops, tutorials, keynotes, talks and posters discuss how … More Euro CSS 2019

UGR: Data Science for the Common Good

MediaLab UGR is a space created at the University of Granada for the analysis, research and dissemination of the possibilities of digital technologies in culture and society. One of the ongoing projects promoted by this space is a course on data science and network analysis to address the Sustainable Development Goals. The course is structured in … More UGR: Data Science for the Common Good

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

What an unforgettable week in Munich! The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-19) was held this year at the the Bavarian capital. This edition (the fourth in a row) I attended the conference to present, together with Vicenç Gómez and Andreas Kaltenbrunner, a tutorial on generative models of discussion threads. The tutorial … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

XVII Congrés d’Arxivística de Catalunya

The Association of Archivists of Catalonia is helding its XVII Annual Congress this week. This edition is taking place in the Benedictine monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona) with the following objectives: to evidence the role of document management as the foundation of open government and the digital economy, to promote the use of … More XVII Congrés d’Arxivística de Catalunya

PDF CEE 2019

I went last week to Gdańsk to attend the 7th edition of Personal Democracy Forum Central and Eastern Europe (PDF CEE 2019). The conference, held at the emblematic European Solidarity Centre, is a reference venue for the exchange of experiences from people working for civic participation and transparency in public life with the help of … More PDF CEE 2019