User and Device Agency

Agency in Human-Smart Device Relationships: An Exploratory Study

Can User of IoT technology be more then “just user”? How do they relate to technology? Abstract: With technology in reach of everyone and the technology sector in ascendance, it is central to investigate the relationship people have with their devices. We use the concept of agency to capture aspects of user’s sense of mastery…

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Title: Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations  (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli Have you ever received an eMail from a friend proposing a vacation to Venice and 30 second later you stumble into an advertisement proposing cheap flights or hotels for that very same destination?  Welcome to the world of Natural Language Processing…

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information. Is it possible? Abstract: The growing synergy between Web Services and Grid or cloud based technologies is enabling profound, dynamic interactions between applications dispersed in geographic, institutional, and conceptual space. Such deep interoperability requires the simplicity, robustness, and extensibility for which XML has…

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information

Client Side Estimation of a Remote Service Execution

Is it possible to achieve a Client Side Estimation of a Remote Service Execution? Abstract: Many use cases, concerning the monitoring and controlling of real physical instruments, demand deep interaction between users and services that virtualize the access to such instruments/devices. In addition, in order to realize high interoperable solutions, SOA-based Web/Grid Service technologies must…

Honors Research Experience: Call for Students at CentER

This is a call for students of TiU to participate in the CentER Honors Research Experience. It provides a unique opportunity for students to work with top researchers at Tilburg University, and learn about academic research and academic life. Background: Replacing the CentER Honors Program, the goal of the CentER Honors Research Experience is to make…

Adopting good scientific practices increases your visibility and the grade of your thesis

Adopting healthy scientific practices is essential for conducting good quality research. This may be intuitive but it is hard to achieve and does not happen naturally. This video from the Royal Society introduces the problem: The term “replication crisis” emphasizes that replication, a corner stone in science, is often considered of secondary importance. If we…

A Survey of Social Software Engineering

A Survey of Social Software Engineering

Abstract: Software engineering is a complex sociotechnical activity, due to the need for discussing and sharing knowledge among team members. This has raised the need for effective ways of sharing ideas, knowledge, and artifacts among groups and their members. The social aspect of software engineering process also demands computer support to facilitate the development by…

A Selected List of Free Material for Learning Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this post I will collect some useful material that is freely available in the web for mastering Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is a work in progress and your suggestion is very welcome. Stanford General introduction on what is AI https://www.coursera.org/learn/ai-for-everyone Classes: Machine Learning https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning Neural Network and deep learning  https://www.coursera.org/learn/neural-networks-deep-learning Convolutional Neural Networks https://www.coursera.org/learn/convolutional-neural-networks…