2015 PiNet Update (so far)

  • By David Morar
  • 29 March, 2015
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PiNet has been busy during the first part of 2015, with attendance, presentations or workshops at several conferences.

As previously reported, PiNet had a strong presence at APSA 2015 in San Francisco, with a short course and multiple paper presentations. But this is only our latest outing. Earlier during the summer, PiNet also held a workshop on Text as Data in Lisbon at the 8th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP). On June 22nd, during the pre-conference day, Dr. John Wilkerson held the half-day workshop. During the conference, Dr. Wilkerson, as well as a number of other members of PiNet’s research networks presented papers.

In May, PiNet was present at the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o) on Arizona State University’s campus in Pheonix. Alongside other papers being presented, we were there to also hold a Text as Data Workshop and participate on the Big Government Data panel.

The work done and presented so far in 2015 is the obvious continuation of a very productive 2014. With three completed challenges centering around the financial crisis, at three of the top conferences in Data Journalism, Political Science and respectively Computational Linguistics, the PoliInformatics research collaborative network came together towards the end of the year in Seattle, in November. The two-day workshop brought under the same roof scholars and professionals, at different stages of their careers, and from diverse disciplines.

PiNet is planning more events, workshops and short-courses, so stay tuned.

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