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Kickstarting the OKF Open Science group for Italy

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I received the honors (and the responsibilities) to kickstart the Italian chapter for the Open Knowledge Foundation Open science working group. I am so happy that I have not been alone since the beginning. Together with two OKF Italia founding members (my old friend Maurizio Napolitano and Francesca de Chiara) and two first open scientist to join (Alessandro Sarretta and Angelo Varlotta), I aim...

Joining the Journal of Open Research Software

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I am proud to join the editorial board of the Journal of Open Research Software (JORS), an Open Access journal sponsored by the Software Sustainability Institute. JORS is a new entry in the academic publishing landscape; however, it is an innovative journal that deserves attention from scholars. It features peer reviewed software papers describing open source research software with high reuse...

Green Open Access explained to non-scientist: video of SFSCon2013 invited talk

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Above is the video of my SFSCon 2013 invited presentation. Below are the extended slides of the talk. Here is a link to them if the embed functionality below does not work (e.g., you are browsing my website using SSL). The slides are released under a CC-BY license. Hope you enjoy them, and feel free to reuse. [advanced_iframe securitykey=”3e4f0ef4ca4712f326dc5541f0c050378bbe4b81″...

What is self-archiving and why should I care? Workshop slides

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Tomorrow I will deliver a presentation at my Faculty. The topic is “self-archiving” research articles, or green Open Access. Below is the description of the workshop. At the end of this post, I share the slides of the workshop. Workshop on self-archiving Computer Science studies SPEAKER: Daniel Graziotin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano TITLE: What is self-archiving and why should I...

Announcing rchive.it

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I am glad to announce the public availability of rchiveit, a Web application with the aim to quickly deliver the answer to the question What am I allowed to do with my scientific paper? Three days ago, I played with Bootstrap for the first time. Yes, I have background in Web Engineering but I have never played with Bootstrap before. However, in addition to play around with some CSS and...

Review: Journal of Open Research Software

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Update 2014-o6-20: I revised this blog post, and I published it as a journal article in The Winnower. Cite it as D. Graziotin,  “An author-based review of the Journal of Open Research Software”, The Winnower, 2014. DOI: 10.15200/winn.140326.62772. Many questions arise while browsing an unknown, yet promising journal website. How will the editorial process work? Will the submission be acknowledged...

Feedback requested for e-print: Traverse the landscape of the mind by walking: an exploration of a new brainstorming practice

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We (Xiaofeng Wang, Daniel Graziotin, Juha Rikkilä, Pekka Abrahamsson) conducted a pilot study of a new brainstorming technique, which could improve brainstorming session simply by.. thinking and walking. Put in other words.. Doing some brainstorming? Take a hike. Check out this new preprint that investigates brainstorming while walking. — PeerJ Preprints (@PeerJPreprints) August 22, 2013 We...

[CfP] Special Issue “Challenges in Open Access Publishing for Software Engineering and Information Systems Fields”

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I am glad to have been invited as a guest editor for the Open Access Challenges journal. The special issue is entitled Challenges in Open Access Publishing for Software Engineering and Information Systems Fields. Although Open Access is gaining momentum in natural and life sciences, the current status of Open Access in the fields of Software Engineering and Information Systems is mostly unknown...

Comparison of Open Access Software Engineering and Information Systems Journals

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I am using figshare since one month and I am already loving it. It is currently hosting an appendix for a research paper (in press), a completely open-access paper, and the sources of a software program. In the last two days, I compiled a list of Open Access (i.e., DOAJ-listed), peer-reviewed journals in Software Engineering and Information Systems. It required quite some effort to build this...

The Dynamics of Creativity in Software Development on Figshare

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I’ve just uploaded to figshare a Doctoral Symposium paper to be presented at PROFES 2013 conference. The document summarizes my first four months of PhD research. It proposes a research design towards a theory on creativity in software development. This paper is the final version, after peer review. As I hold the copyright of the paper, this is my first truly open-access publication. The...

SematAcc v1.1.0 supports Meteor v0.6.0

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SematAcc v1.0.0 was out only 3 days ago and Meteor people were already able to make it obsolete.The cutting-edge Meteor v0.6.0 adds several interesting features up to break SematAcc. It also broke one of SematAcc employed libraries, RGraph.
SematAcc v1.1.0 is already out to fix that. It runs the latest RGraph stable release and it is compatible with Meteor v0.6.0.

Introducing SEMAT Essence Accelerator

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It is a pleasure for me to announce a stable public release of SematAcc – the SEMAT Essence Accelerator. SematAcc is a web positioning system for SEMAT Essence Theory of Software Engineering. It provides practical ways to learn the Essence theory, as it enables a web positioning system to represent a software system status using Essence Kernel (currently, only the Concerns, Alphas and the...

New (git) announcements system

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Starting from today, I will point out interesting git commits for my projects, using Standard Theme‘s Link posts. My first git announcement is regarding two new features for mbpfan. The micro-posts let you download latest mbpfan-git release by clicking on the post title. I might use this system to report interesting things I find around, as well.

About Author

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.