Antoni Pérez joins the Open Source Geospatial Foundation Geographic Information SystemsOpen Science

Antoni Pérez joins the Open Source Geospatial Foundation

  Antoni Pérez-Navarro, a researcher working in both the IN3’s ICSO group and the UOC’s Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, has been made a charter member of OSGeo, an international non-profit fostering global adoption[…]

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2020 Workshop on “Sports and Health Analytics Research”

    The 2020 Workshop on “Sports and Health Analytics Research”, organized in October, gathered around 20 experts and researchers from different disciplines to share knowledge regarding the application of data science and analytics research[…]

GlobaLS’ experience of the Institute for World Literature (IWL) Literary StudiesWorkshop

GlobaLS’ experience of the Institute for World Literature (IWL)

By Ana Kvirikashvili, Laura Fólica and Aina Vidal-Pérez.   The Institute for World Literature (IWL) is a roaming summer school set up ten years ago by Harvard University. In July, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[…]

Workshop: 2020 Political Communication Networks (PCNet) Political CommunicationSocial NetworksWorkshop

Workshop: 2020 Political Communication Networks (PCNet)

By Emanuele Cozzo & Luce Prignano.   Traditionally, news media served as an interface between citizens and politics, eventually influencing political behaviour. In the information age, both politics and communication are transformed. The popularity of[…]

2020 is the year of (forced) digital sociability ArticlesCOVID19Social Networks

2020 is the year of (forced) digital sociability

By Daniel Blanche and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol   It seems that recently we have learned a lot about new tools for social meetings such as Zoom, arguably the platform that has garnered the most popularity. Nowadays, they[…]

Big Data to reduce segregation of Syrian refugees in Turkey ArticlesBig DataData AnalyticsSocial impact

Big Data to reduce segregation of Syrian refugees in Turkey

By Daniel Rhoads, doctoral candidate of the CoSIN3 (Complex Systems @ IN3) group.   What does it mean for two social groups to be integrated? Is it enough for  them to live in the same[…]

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Ammarantha Wass: the trans-chueca experience of a teacher at the Colombia’s National Pedagogic University

  The IN3 CareNet group (Care and Preparedness in the Network Society)  organized an open seminar on 22nd September under the title: “Ammarantha Wass: Trans-Chueca Experience of a Teacher at the National Pedagogical University (UPN)“.[…]

Online Workshop “The Network Society Today: (Revisiting) the Information Age Trilogy” ArticlesWorkshop

Online Workshop “The Network Society Today: (Revisiting) the Information Age Trilogy”

By Organizing Committee   We designed the digital mutation of the planned face-to-face Workshop The Network Society Today: (Revisiting) the Information Age Trilogy. In doing so, we have tried to avoid converting a face-to-face conference[…]

The Sierra de Guadarrama reflects on its future EnvironmentSustainability

The Sierra de Guadarrama reflects on its future

By Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Concepción Piñeiro, María López-Rodríguez, María Heras, Hug March and Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, members of TURBA research group.   As part of the ENVISION international research project, a group of people gathered on 9[…]

Citizens in the ‘Smart City’: Participation, Co-production and Governance COVID19Smart Cities

Citizens in the ‘Smart City’: Participation, Co-production and Governance

By Paolo Cardullo, researcher at TURBA Lab research group of the IN3.   My first monograph, “Citizens in the ‘Smart City’ Participation, Co-production, Governance”, has been just published by Routledge, Studies in Urbanism and the City. The[…]

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Conversations on Open Source Sustainability

By Javer Luis Cánovas Nowadays, Open Source Systems (OSS) has become a vital part of our society and its digital transformation. It lives in almost every device we use, ranging from mobile devices or personal[…]

Angel A. Juan joins the Council of the I-Sim Society at INFORMS, a leading professional association in operations research and data analytics  Data AnalyticsLogisticsOperations research

Angel A. Juan joins the Council of the I-Sim Society at INFORMS, a leading professional association in operations research and data analytics 

Angel A. Juan, head of the IN3’s ICSO (Internet Computing & Systems Optimization) research group and full professor at the UOC’s Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, has been chosen to sit on the[…]

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Coronavirus and lockdown: What does a meat processing plant have in common with a rest home?

By Andrea García-Santesmases & Joan Moyà   In an interview for the morning programme on Spain’s national radio station on 20 March, Carlos Baute stated that “this virus brought the word equality: in the face[…]

Ricard Espelt: “Consumerism after COVID-19 will be more aware and responsible” ConsumerismCOVID19Sustainability

Ricard Espelt: “Consumerism after COVID-19 will be more aware and responsible”

Ricard Espelt, an expert in platform cooperativism, is a researcher with the DIMMONS (Digital Commons) research group at the UOC’s Internet Interdisciplinary Institute. In light of the health crisis linked to COVID-19, he believes that[…]

MegaM@Rt2: An scalable model-based framework for continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems Science and Technology Studies

MegaM@Rt2: An scalable model-based framework for continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems

By Abel Gómez   In the global context, the European electronic industry faces stiff competition. Electronic systems are becoming more and more complex and software intensive, which calls for novel engineering practices to tackle advances[…]

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7 Privacy related questions about contact tracing apps

By Julián Salas & Cristina Pérez.  Now that in many countries the lockdown measures and restrictions on the mobility implemented to control the COVID-19 pandemic are being relaxed gradually, contact tracing is taking place as[…]

Opinion article: On data and pandemics AgeismICTSocial Networks

Opinion article: On data and pandemics

By Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol Amid the pandemic, we realize that we don’t know how to count the deceased. We see this in every mistake. And it’s happening everywhere as if each country had to (re)invent the[…]