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

TICTeC 2019

This was an ideal week to be Paris. mySociety chose the French capital for the the sixth edition of TICTeC, the Impacts of Civic Technology Conference. This was my third time at this conference which is aimed at promoting and sharing rigorous and meaningful research into online technologies and digital democracy around the world. In … More TICTeC 2019

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

This week the Smart City Expo World Congress took place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via from Tuesday to Thursday. This was a very special edition because of the co-located Sharing Cities summit which served to  launch the declaration of Cities’ Common Principles and Commitments for City Sovereignty regarding the Platform Economy. The stand of the Barcelona City … More Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

Ciutat Oberta

This week Barcelona is celebrating the Open City Biennial of Thought (Ciutat Oberta), a festival of philosophy to debate the role of today’s cities with the big challenges facing contemporary society. Among the many events across the fourth itineraries (Digital City, Democratic City, Diverse City and Habitable City), a very inspiring event was held yesterday at Fabra i Coats: Digital Cities, … More Ciutat Oberta