1st of April marks the anniversary of the start of our project! In this post we give a short recap of our activities in HUMANE during its first year. The Beginning! What Are We Doing? Literature Review Typology Case Studies Dimensions and Concepts …More The Beginning! In the emerging hyper-connected era, people and appliances are online all the time. In HUMANE we focus on how work, private life, civic engagement, knowledge, creativity,… Read More

One of the main objectives of the HUMANE project is to come up with a typology and profiling framework of Human-Machine Networks. We just finished a paper based on the first revision of our typology. The paper is going to be presented at the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction International, Toronto, Canada, 17 – 22 July 2016. A pre-print of the paper is available here, the abstract of which reads:  In this paper we… Read More

We just posted a new pre-print titled: Dynamics of Disagreement: Large-Scale Temporal Network Analysis Reveals Negative Interactions in Online Collaboration. Disagreement and conflict are a fact of social life and considerably affect our well-being and productivity. Such negative interactions are rarely explicitly declared and recorded and this makes them hard for scientists to study. We overcome this challenge by investigating the patterns in the timing and configuration of contributions to a large online… Read More

A pre-print of our review article on human-machine networks is now available on arXiv. The article is entitled “Understanding Human-Machine Networks: A Cross-Disciplinary Survey” and is currently under peer review. In the article, we systematically survey high-impact and recent articles from many different disciplines using scientometrics. We particularly focus on design challenges associated with different types of human-machine networks. Here is the abstract: In the current hyper-connected era, modern Information and Communication… Read More