TICTeC 2016

This week  I’m participating in TICTeC2016: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2016. This (second) edition of the conference is being held in World Trade Center of Barcelona and focuses on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. The event gathers people from academic and … More TICTeC 2016

4th ETIC Doctoral Student Workshop

Today the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) organized the annual Doctoral Student Workshop. This workshop is conceived as an opportunity for PhD students to interact with other researchers, as well as gaining experience in participating in posters sessions. For this edition (the 4th one of the series and the 1st one … More 4th ETIC Doctoral Student Workshop

D-CENT: Results of the data analysis

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: D2.3 Results of the data analysis. The document contains the results of the analysis of digital data related to Barcelona Comú, an emerging grassroots movement-party that won the 2015 Barcelona City Council election. In the first part of this report we detail some of the technopolitical processes involved in developing Barcelona … More D-CENT: Results of the data analysis

4th Databeers BCN

Yesterday I participated in the 4th Databeers event held at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. My talk was based on our latest research article for the D-CENT project: “When a Movement Becomes a Party: The 2015 Barcelona City Council Election” that examines the structural properties of the new forms of political organization that emerged from the 15M … More 4th Databeers BCN

International School and Conference on Network Science 2015

Also this week, the article “Interactions of Cultures and Top People of Wikipedia from Ranking of 24 Language Editions” by my colleagues Young-Ho Eom, David Laniado, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Sebastiano Vigna, Dima L. Shepelyansky and me will be presented in Netsci 2015, the flagship conference on Complex Networks promoted by the NetSci Society. In this talk, I will … More International School and Conference on Network Science 2015

D-CENT: Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: D4.3 Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy. The file contains the technical architecture of the D-CENT nodes, each with its own social data store, in order to allow D-CENT to be used for the direct democratic decision-making pilots. Source: http://dcentproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/D4.3-final.pdf Disclaimer: This report is currently awaiting approval … More D-CENT: Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy

International Conference on Social Informatics 2014

Also this week, the article “Who are my Audiences? A Study of the Evolution of Target Audiences in Microblogs” by my colleagues Ruth García-Gavilanes, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Diego Sáez-Trumper, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, David Laniado and me will be presented in the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014). In this paper, we study the evolution of Twitter users across groups between 2011 … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2014

City Labs Workshop

This week, the article “DaTactic, Data with Tactics: Description and evaluation of a new format of online campaigning for NGOs“, written by Saya Sauliere, Rebeca Díez Escudero, Alberto Abellán and me, will be presented at City Labs Workshop – SocInfo 2014. According to the organizing committee, the workshop is devised to bring together researchers and … More City Labs Workshop

Co-keywords graph from TV3 news in 2013

Last evening, I attend, with my collegues David Laniado and Ariadna M. Fernández, the Urbanbeers @_BIG BANG DATA (II edition) hosted by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. When we arrived, I discovered that one of my latest graph visualizations was added to the BIG BANG DATA exhibition: Title Red de co-ocurrencias de palabras claves en … More Co-keywords graph from TV3 news in 2013