Employing community question answering for online discussions in university courses: Students’ perspective

Paper about with Srba, I., M. Savic, M. Bielikova, M. Ivanovic accepted at Computers & Education


A Pattern Collection for Blockchain-based Applications

by Xiwei Xu, Cesare Pautasso, Liming Zhu, Qinghua Lu, and Ingo Weber.



the proceedings are out!

Business travel refund forms to be approved will require submitting detailed GPS logs

As part of my ongoing separation from centralized social media, you can now follow me on Mastodon @dan@social.dancohen.org. Unlike Twitter (where some may be reading this), I’ll receive replies to that handle, thanks to the ActivityPub API and Microblog.

While the birdsite is blocked, mastodon seems to work perfectly from China


March 25-29, Hamburg


Paper submission deadline approaching: 29 November 2018 (abstracts)


June 11 - 14, 2019
Daejeon Convention Center (DCC), Daejeon, Korea


Research Papers Abstract submission deadline: 18 January, 2019

In case you missed it: I made a #Mastodon Shortcode for #Hugo, a static site generator. Embed all the toots into your #blog posts!


problems: let's build a user registration to fuel our exponential growth to millions of users

(a few years later...)

let's build an to kill bots and brag about how many millions of fake user accounts we just deleted

Just returned from the 23rd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs ()

This year we workshopped two papers:

- A Pattern Language for Blockchain-based Applications (by Xiwei Xu, Cesare Pautasso, Liming Zhu, Qinghua Lu, and Ingo Weber)

- Interface Quality Patterns --- Crafting and Consuming Message-Based Remote APIs
(by Mirko Stocker, Olaf Zimmermann, Daniel Lübke, Uwe Zdun, and Cesare Pautasso)

Dear all, just wanted to push this forward maybe there are students or post-docs interested in job positions in field close to research... In the company I am working (Fincons, finconsgroup.com/IT-Innovation) we are hiring one R&D SW Engineer in Lugano (Switzerland) but also 2 NLP and Text Mining experts for working at the JRC in Ispra (ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/about/jrc-) - drop me a line or CV in PVT if interested...

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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