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


About Author


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.