Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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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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
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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
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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
441 downloads
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Through sensor ubiquity, the man-machine integration era is upon us. This integration is taking place in distributed, continuously changing, optimizing/learning, finite precision feedback systems. Security challenges of such systems abound, also due to constantly...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Artificial Intelligence","Autonomous Systems","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2402v1
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Biases against women in the workplace have been documented in a variety of studies. This paper presents the largest study to date on gender bias, where we compare acceptance rates of contributions from men versus women in an open source software community. Surprisingly,...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1733v2
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Technological developments open up new opportunities for collaboration between biodiversity researchers and the general public. Three exemplary case studies were reviewed from literature: digitizing museum specimens, text-mining archived expedition journals and...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.992v2
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