The Cochrane Collaboration

The Problem with Computer Science Research Prototypes

Simply they are developed without due knowledge or understanding of prior art. I read papers every day, and I have a long memory. In fact I’ve been reading papers for 15 years both papers for my specific research, and then again those that just interest me. And for the last eight years I’ve kept notes…

Sediment

Information Sediment and Data Particles

Current thought conceptualises broad1 data as one layer of data overlaying another usually onto some base-data; the base-data being useful and referable to the user. These base-data may be absolute geographic coordinates, relative artefact coordinates — being eye-tracked say, or navigation pathways through websites. The key feature is that the base-data is a common dimension…

ASSETS 2014 in Rochester, NY

ACM ASSETS 2014 Doctoral Consortium

This year I was a faculty panelist at the ACM ASSETS DC. I must say that the quality of these submissions have been going up and up in comparison to the main conference. Indeed, in some case the work and it’s vision seems better than some of the main programme. Of course these are often not…

SSI

Research Software NOW!

Is usable software important for you research? It’s a simple question, and I’d think a simple answer. From statistical analysis, to cloud services for data storage, to less mature but still necessary workflow management; most research scientitist I speak to use research software. While some of this software comes from industry as mature ‘billable’ applications…