Habilitation for Peter Holtz

The AFEL consortium is very proud to announce that our key research Peter Holtz has successfully passed his hdabilitation colloquium at the JKU Linz on the 23rd of January 2018. The rector will suggest to the senat to grant Peter the authority to psychology teach (venia legend). Congratulations, Peter!

25. January 2018

Meet AFEL @ DFG.Netzwerk Meeting

The first meeting of the DFG.Network for Mixed Methods and Multimethod Social Research will take place on 26th/27th in Hamburg. Our AFEL research Peter Holtz will give a talk together with Prof. Dr. Özen Odag on the topic “Popper was not a Positivist: Why Critical Rationalism Could be an Epistemology for Qualitative as well as… Read more »

24. January 2018

The article “Consensus Dynamics in Online Collaboration Systems” has been accepted to be published in the journal of Computational Social Networks (Comput Soc Netw) by Springer.

The work presented in the article “Consensus Dynamics in Online Collaboration Systems” was conducted by Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi, Dominik Kowald and Elisabeth Lex from the Social Computing team of the Know Center in a closed collaboration with Denis Helic from the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science of Graz University of Technology. Authors studied consensus… Read more »

18. January 2018

Paper “Analyzing Knowledge Gain of Users in Informational Search Sessions on the Web” has been accepted to CHIIR 2018.

Web search is frequently used by people to acquire new knowledge and to satisfy learning-related objectives, but little is known about how a user’s knowledge evolves through the course of a search session. This paper presents a study addressing the knowledge gain of users in informational search sessions. Using crowdsourcing, 500 distinct users were recruited… Read more »

16. January 2018

LILE2018 Workshop at ACM WebSci2018

The AFEL team will be organising “LILE2018, Learning & Education with Web Data” (http://lile.linkededucation.org/2018 ) , a workshop on core themes of AFEL project. LILE2018 will be collocated with the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science (ACM WebSci2018, https://websci18.webscience.org/). While informal learning and knowledge exchange are inherent to daily online interactions, when searching the Web… Read more »

15. January 2018

Meet AFEL at BIGSSS-CSS Summer School, Bremen, 23 July – 3 August 2018

The AFEL expert Peter Holtz will participate as expert at the BIGSSS Summer School in Computational Social Science. The two-weeks summer school serves as a research incubator linking social science research on conflicts with computational methods of data mining and analysis. During the summer school, participants are introduced to methods of computational social sciences (CSS)… Read more »

13. January 2018