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

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

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

Participa Lab: ConsulCON 18

This week I went back to Medialab Prado to attend ConsulCON 18, the second edition of the conference about the open source political participation software powering Decide Madrid. This year I presented the interactive discovery system (which I built last year at Participa Lab) to the CONSUL community. The presentation of this work, supported by the Spanish Ministry of … More Participa Lab: ConsulCON 18

g0v summit 2018

I went last week to Taipei for the 2018 edition of g0v summit, a biennial event organized by the g0v community to bring academics, hackers, activists and/or policy-makers interested in open government, open source collaboration and civic participation. The agenda included very stimulating keynotes (by Anasuya Sengupta, Ethan Zuckerman, Heather Leson and Michael Canares), talks (e.g, Parti’s experiments in South Korea, … More g0v summit 2018

ASONAM 2018

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018) has taken place in Barcelona for its 2018 edition. From Tuesday to Friday, the conference has brought together researchers and practitioners from different fields to exchange of ideas/practices related to social networks analysis. In my case, the venue became a great … More ASONAM 2018

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

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