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

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

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


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

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

Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red

Today, the journal RECERCA – Revista de Pensament y Anàlisi published our article “Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red“. This article defines the main features of Decidim, the digital platform for citizen participation in Barcelona, using a technopolitical framework. The work was done with colleagues from Decidim Team: Xabier Barandiaran, Antonio … More Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red