Nowadays, there are two main car-sharing business models: The based station model requires parking vehicles at pick-up stations defined by the service providers or the local administration. In this case, the biggest constraint is starting and finishing the travel at these stations. Therefore, this model requires optimised distribution of the number of vehicles at each […]

Similarly to ARTICONF, HELIOS is a European project that aims to build a new paradigm for the development of decentralized social media applications. The ARTICONF project provides developers with a toolbox that facilitates the creation and operation of decentralized apps. The HELIOS project designs, implements, and validates a state-of-the-art, peer-to-peer federated social media network that […]

ARTICONF Partners ADAPT to develop Decentralised supply chain of medical protective equipment between Austria and China Earlier this year, it became painfully clear to many in Europe that the supply of face masks, gloves and protective overalls is by no means crisis-proof. A research team consisting of Austrian and Chinese scientists is now working on […]

–CONF inspirations to the traditional cloud industry “Over the last few years, the decentralized cloud market has emerged with the goal to displace public cloud service providers with cheaper, more secure blockchain-based compute and storage alternatives.” ABI Research Cloud computing provides flexible services based on pay-as-you-go business models. The traditional cloud market is maintained by […]

2020 brought the need to rewire society By forcing millions of people to stay at home and, for many, to work from home, 2020 saw a significant rise in the use of social media. The same year however highlighted the imminent problems social media is facing: lack of transparency, deficiencies of public control and dominance […]

This post discusses blockchain technology and reflects on how sociological ideas can help us understand it. It starts by a presentation of the most relevant technical details behind this technology, which is complex and non-intuitive. The text also covers some analyses about its origins and potentials, and concluded with remarks about the role of Blockchain […]

Social media platforms are key technologies for next‐generation connectivity and have the potential to shape and mobilise communication patterns. Major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have the power to censor users’ content even against the users’ wishes based on their terms of service. Furthermore, they monetise their users’ content and control […]

Data visualization is an excellent opportunity to reveal hidden patterns in the datasets

Social networks are a common platform that accumulates enormous volume, variety and veracity of data. Recent researches show that data produced by these networks have reached an unbelievable magnitude. For example, Facebook generates 4 Petabytes of data every day, i.e approximately million of gigabytes. Thus, obtaining meaningful insights from such a large volume and variety […]

            An ARTICONF Future Vision Big Data promises to transform Artificial Intelligence (AI) by providing immense volumes of data. The vision of Next-Gen Big Data Intelligence represents the main ingredient that fuels AI platforms and contributes to unleash its huge and still unexploited potential towards mass production and pinpoint consumption, with tremendous influence on our society.  […]

Due to the recent lockdown, by the end of Q2 2020, the global events industry (which includes trade shows, music festivals, large-scale meetings, among others) had suffered an estimated loss of US$145 billion and questions remain on whether (and how) large-scale events and public gatherings will take place from July onwards[1]. To attenuate this huge […]