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[Explained] In need of creative mobile service ideas? Forget adults and ask young children

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I. Kuzmickaja, X. Wang, D. Graziotin, G. Dodero, and P. Abrahamsson, “In need of creative mobile service ideas? Forget adults and ask young children“, SAGE Open, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-15, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015601719. Open access. Click the link and read the study. Previous studies about technological innovation have suggested that creativity is a key component of innovation...

[Explained] Do feelings matter? On the correlation of affects and the self-assessed productivity in software engineering

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D. Graziotin, X. Wang, P. Abrahamsson, “Do feelings matter? On the correlation of affects and the self-assessed productivity in software engineering“, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 467-487, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/smr.1673 Download a free PDF. D. Graziotin, X. Wang, and P. Abrahamsson, “Are Happy Developers more Productive?”, Proc. 14th...

[Explained] Happy software developers solve problems better: psychological measurements in empirical software engineering

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D. Graziotin, X. Wang, P. Abrahamsson, “Happy software developers solve problems better: psychological measurements in empirical software engineering“,PeerJ, vol. 2, pp. e289, 2014. DOI:10.7717/peerj.289 Open access. Click the link and read the study. In this study we tested a series of hypotheses coming from various psychology fields. These hypotheses were about a difference of...

Research [Explained] science communication series

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Practitioners of software engineering (that is, developers!) and the general public often accuse researchers of producing research that has little or no meaning for them. While there might be some research that has little or no use in “real life”, I am of the opinion that the issue is double-sided, but not much related to how much meaningful are research activities. The general public...

JORS Associate Editor positions

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The Journal of Open Research Software is seeking candidates to serve as additional Associate Editors, due to the increase in the volume of submissions to the journal. We are seeking Associate Editors from all fields of research, however we are particularly seeking candidates with the following expertise or experience: Geospatial software Classification software Medical image processing Life...

First proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering

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Today at the 7th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE 2015), an ESEC/FSE 2015 workshop, I had the pleasure to present and share our initial proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering. In short, psychoempirical software engineering is what I called doing empirical software engineering with psychology theory and measurement instruments. The proposal is...

There is never enough backup

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I am a PhD student in computer science, and this is how much I am paranoid about losing my PhD dissertation.

To clarify on the implementation, I am using these instructions to synchronize between Overleaf and my computer, and between my computer and the two other Git servers. And, I am using duply on a Cron job to backup my private server’s git repository to..well, another server.

Repubblica Popolare di Bolzano

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“Repubblica popolare di Bolzano” (translated to People’s Republic of Bolzano) is a data visualization and visual journalism project. The project was born in order to show to the local community of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, who are the members of the Chinese community of the city, and what they think about the cultural settings of Bolzano/Bozen and Italy. The project aims to overcome...

rchiveit 1.4.0

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.4.0. This version corrects a few minor bugs, including one when a journal has more than one publishers. It removes the quite annoying scrollTo action, which used to happen before the results where returned. Rchiveit now returns more entries when multiple results are retrieved. It correctly represnts SHERPA/RoMEO’s subject to...

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...

What is next? (an update after Summer vacation)

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I am slowly going back to real life. The last 7-8 months have been intense and challenging for me. On 23rd July I successfully graduated with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering). The thesis comprised two intense empirical researches on the role of affective states for software developers. Thereafter, I spent a wonderful week in Majorca, to completely relax. I...

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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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.