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

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

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

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

TechFest18

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

Oxford Internet Institute Visiting Fellowship

The New Year started with a new adventure: from January to April I will be visiting the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) with Dr. Scott A. Hale as host. Although blog posts are usually about attending events or publishing new papers, I expect that this experience is the seed of new research with academic impact … More Oxford Internet Institute Visiting Fellowship

Participa Lab: Un año en un día

In 2017 I have served as a research collaborator of Participa Lab, the Collective Intelligence for Participatory Democracy Lab at Medialab Prado. In particular, I have been in charge of the data research line, which was born to provide the other research lines of Participa Lab with data analysis capabilities and to develop tools to understand and improve … More Participa Lab: Un año en un día