Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin




Dycapo is the project I’m developing for my Bachelor thesis in Computer Science, during my internship at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in the SoNet research group.


Dycapo Project mission is to develop a complete free/open Architecture to provide Dynamic Carpooling capabilities. That is, Dycapo Project outputs will be:

  • A Protocol aspiring to become a standard for Dynamic Ridesharing services
  • A Server System implementing the Protocol, providing a full Dynamic Carpooling system
  • A set of API to access the service
  • A mobile Java client for Android smartphones

The first three aspects are developed by me, while the fourth one will be written by a Unibz collegue.

Because Computer Scientists are lazy, we gave very simple code names to every part of the Project:

  • Dycapo Project is the whole ambitious project, including the whole Architecture, the research activities and people behind
  • Dycapo Protocol is the Dynamic Carpooling Protocol that I am writing
  • Dycapo is the server system implementing Dycapo Protocol

The whole project has its home located at http://dycapo.org


Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

About Author


Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.