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

Network Seminar

Today I gave a Network seminar on Characterizing participation in online discussion platforms. These seminars are weekly series on networks and related topics held in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The talk covered the main findings of my PhD research to date (supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the María … More Network Seminar

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: Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

The Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop mentioned in my previous post was part of Democratic Cities, a two weeks event around participation technologies to gather people from all round the globe to improve citizen engagement in democracy. The last two days, the Democratic Cities International Conference 2017 was held in Teatro Español (impressive venue!). This was the … More Participa Lab: Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

From November 6 to 18, I attended the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado. While last year my participation consisted on mentoring groups, this year I joined one of the projects as a collaborator. In particular, I was in a team with Amy X. Zhang (coordinator and creator of the early prototype), Julio Reyes, … More Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

Generative models of online discussion threads

Last week, we published our survey Generative models of online discussion threads: state of the art and research challenges in the Journal of Internet Services and Applications. This article is a review of the state of the art in modeling the structure of online discussion, including a historical overview, empirical evidence of relevant social theories, … More Generative models of online discussion threads

International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

I am glad to have been back in Oxford. This time, my visit was motivated by the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017). The conference, which this year was organized by the Oxford Internet Institute, is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from computer and social sciences to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

Detecting Platform Effects in Online Discussions

Today, our article “Detecting Platform Effects in Online Discussions” has been published in Policy & Internet. This is my second article in this journal and consists of an extended version of the working paper we presented in the IPP2016 conference (The Platform Society), which received the best paper award. The extension included a newer approach … More Detecting Platform Effects in Online Discussions