Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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An appropriate seating plan is an important prerequisite for any good party be it a formal wedding or an informal dinner. Yet anyone who has designed a seating plan knows that it can prove frustratingly difficult to find a solution that solves the large number...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27420v1
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This paper presents a platform aiming the ease of the debate between citizens. In the early 2010’ies, governments are seeking new ways to be more accountable and transparent towards their citizens; marking a renewal in public participation. In return, citizens...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Emerging Technologies","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27207v1
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The public participation in scientific projects (citizen science) is significantly increasing specially with technology developments in recent years. Volunteers play an essential role in citizen science projects, therefore understanding their motivations, and understanding...

["Bioinformatics","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27198v1
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Open Government Data (OGD) is seen as a way to promote transparency, as well as to provide information to the population by opening data related to various government sectors and processes. By using applications developed with this type of data, citizens gain knowledge...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27073v1
1,437 downloads
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As open access to publications continues to gather momentum we should continuously question whether it is moving in the right direction. A novel intervention in this space is the creation of open access publishing platforms commissioned by funding organisations....

["Computer Networks and Communications","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26954v1
355 downloads
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A new layer of complexity, constituted of networks of information token recurrence, has been identified in socio-technical systems such as the Wikipedia online community and the Zooniverse citizen science platform. The identification of this complexity reveals...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2789v2
207 downloads
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This paper reports the results of an evaluation of the Software Sustainability Institute’s Fellowship Programme, which focused on understanding the benefits that the fellowship has afforded its recipients. The evaluation took the form of a survey open to people...

["Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26849v1
855 downloads
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Stack Overflow has become a fundamental element of developer toolset. Such influence increase has been accompanied by an effort from Stack Overflow community to keep the quality of its content. One of the problems which jeopardizes that quality is the continuous...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26555v1
139 downloads
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Due to the constant innovations in communications tools, several educational institutions are continually evaluating the adoption of new communication tools (NCT) for their adopted learning platforms (LP). Notably, many educational institutions are interested in...

["Computer Education","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3114v2
6,938 downloads
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Data wrangling is a critical foundation of data science, and wrangling of categorical data is an important component of this process. However, categorical data can introduce unique issues in data wrangling, particularly in real-world settings with collaborators...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3163v2
1,307 downloads
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Many current and future data scientists will be "isolated"---working alone or in small teams within a larger organization. This isolation brings certain challenges as well as freedoms. Drawing on my considerable experience both working in the professional sports...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3160v2
97 downloads
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Distributed open source software development has largely turned to GitHub, a pull-based software development collaboration platform. Recent studies have deployed data science techniques on the large datasets available about millions of projects on GitHub. Some...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2989v1
91 downloads
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Github is a key online collaborative software development environment. In this paper we describe a new category of Github project: Curation projects collect, evaluate, and preserve resources for software developers. We investigated 1) what motivates software developers...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2952v1
10,302 downloads
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The Truck Factor designates the minimal number of developers that have to be hit by a truck (or quit) before a project is incapacitated. It can be seen as a measurement of the concentration of information in individual team members. We calculate the Truck Factor...

["Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1233v3
227 downloads
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The responsibilities deployed from the central authorities to local levels acting as first actors of civil protection are a changing pattern in natural hazard management. Prevention and preparedness are long-term goals, rooted in the competence of volunteers, and...

["Databases","Social Computing","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2274v2
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