Exploring Technoscience and “Expert” Knowledge through Computational Tools

Call for participation in a two-days workshop on “Cortext Platform”

Exploring Technoscience and “Expert” Knowledge through Computational Tools

A two-days workshop is organized and promoted by the Pa.S.T.I.S. Research Unit (Padova Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, FISPPA Department – University of Padova) to train in the use of computational tools for conducting social research on technoscience, with a special focus on the Cortext Digital Platform of IFRIS (Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation, Société).

The two-days workshop will take place on Thursday 2 and Wednesday 3, May 2017 at the FISPPA Department, Via Cesarotti 10/12, Padova. The workshop comprises an introductory lecture, followed by seminars and practical activities, as well as group discussions, with the aim to offer an opportunity to learn about innovative methodological approaches for social research on technoscience. The workshop, held in English, is open to researchers, Ph.D. and students who are conducting research, or preparing their thesis, with a specific interest in exploring technoscientific innovation process and the construction of “expert” knowledge (including Social Science and Humanities) via computational tools, such as data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, and network analysis. Since the workshops are open to a maximum of 15 participants, a selection will be made by the organizers, based on a 200 words letter of motivation (in English) describing the main topic or current investigation, the adopted approach and relevance of the participation in the workshop to their research.

Interested people should send their letter of motivation to Stefano Crabu (email: stefano.crabu@unipd.it) by March 31, specifying name, email and affiliation. Participants are expected to attend the entire two-days workshop. CALL & MORE INFO: call_cortext

Pa.S.T.I.S. riunisce dal 2008 le attività inerenti lo studio sociale dei media, della scienza, della tecnologia e dell’innovazione di un gruppo di ricercatori operanti presso la sezione di Sociologia del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata (FISPPA) dell’Università di Padova.