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COMMIT/ – the start of the story

Source: Think Links For the last two days, I was at the kickoff for the COMMIT/ Program – a major computer science (i.e. ICT) research initiative in the Netherlands (110 million euros in funding). The entire program has 15 projects covering most of the major hot topics in computer science everything from sensor networks to […]

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Discussing Open Data

Source: Think Links Note this post has been cross posted at The theicecream.org the International Collaboration of Early Career Researchers  This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a mini-symposium held by the VU University Amsterdam (where I work) around open data for science titled Open Data for Science: Will it hurt or help? The symposium […]

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Discussing Open Data

Source: Think Links This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a mini-symposium held by the VU University Amsterdam (where I work) around open data for science titled Open Data for Science: Will it hurt or help? The symposium consisted of three 15 minute talks and then some lively discussion with the audience of I think […]

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Complexity and cooperation

Source: Semantic Web world for you Last week, I attended a seminar about “Understanding and Managing Complex Systems” organised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) together with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The take home message from this seminar is that 1) Complex Systems are highly popular in Amsterdam, […]

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Computer Science Unplugged

Source: Think Links A really great way to teach computer science without a computer – Computer Science Unplugged . Thanks to Lois Delcambre for the pointer. Filed under: academia Tagged: computer science, csunplugged, teaching

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Computer Science Unplugged

Source: Think Links A really great way to teach computer science without a computer – Computer Science Unplugged . Thanks to Lois Delcambre for the pointer. Filed under: academia Tagged: computer science, csunplugged, teaching

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Thoughts from the Dagstuhl Principles of Provenance Workshop

Source: Think Links Last week, I attended a workshop at Dagstuhl on the Principles of Provenance. Before talking about the content of the workshop itself, it’s worth describing the experience of Dagstuhl. The venue itself is a manor house located pretty much in the middle of nowhere in southwest Germany.  The nature around the venue […]

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Thoughts from the Dagstuhl Principles of Provenance Workshop

Source: Think Links Last week, I attended a workshop at Dagstuhl on the Principles of Provenance. Before talking about the content of the workshop itself, it’s worth describing the experience of Dagstuhl. The venue itself is a manor house located pretty much in the middle of nowhere in southwest Germany.  The nature around the venue […]

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1 minute video about SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you The VU is making short videos of 1 minute to highlight some of the research that is being done within its walls. This is the video for SemanticXO, realised by Pepijn Borgwat and presented by Laurens Rietveld. The script is in Dutch and is as follows: Ik ben laurens rietveld en […]

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Eliminating Friction

Source: Think Links Update: A version of this post appeared in SURF magazine (on the back page) in their trendwatching column Technology at its best lets us do what we want to do without being held back by time consuming or complex processes. We see this in great consumer technology: your phone giving you directions to […]

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