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André Baart and Kasadaka win IXA High Potential Award

On 19 June, André Baart was awarded the High Potential Award at the Amsterdam Science & Innovation en Impact Awards for his and W4RA‘s work on the Kasadaka platform. Kasadaka (“talking box”) is an ICT for Development (ICT4D) platform to

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

A Brief Trip Report from WebSci 2018

The early part of last week I attended the Web Science 2018 conference. It was hosted here in Amsterdam which was nice for me. It was nice to be at a conference where I could go home in the evening. Web

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

Presenting the CARPA project

The ICT4D project CARPA, funded by NWO-WOTRO had its first stakeholder workshop today at the Amsterdam Business School of UvA. From our project proposal: The context for CARPA (Crowdsourcing App for Responsible Production in Africa) lies in sustainable and responsible business. Firms

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Presenting the CARPA project

The ICT4D project CARPA, funded by NWO-WOTRO had its first stakeholder workshop today at the Amsterdam Business School of UvA. From our project proposal: The context for CARPA (Crowdsourcing App for Responsible Production in Africa) lies in sustainable and responsible business. Firms

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Trip Report: WebConf 2018

I had the pleasure of attending the Web Conference 2018 in Lyon last week along with my colleague Corey Harper . This is the 27th addition of the largest conference on the World Wide Web. I have tremendous difficulty  not calling it

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

A look back at UCDS at ICT.Open2018

Two weeks ago, ICT.Open2018 was held in Amersfoort. This event brings together Computer Science researchers from all over the Netherlands and our research group was present with many posters and presentations. We even won a prize! (Well, a 2nd place

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

A look back at UCDS at ICT.Open2018

Two weeks ago, ICT.Open2018 was held in Amersfoort. This event brings together Computer Science researchers from all over the Netherlands and our research group was present with many posters and presentations. We even won a prize! (Well, a 2nd place

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

An Augmented Reality App to Annotate Art

[This post is based on the Bachelor project by Jurjen Braam and reuses content from his thesis] The value of Augmented Reality applications has been shown for a number of different tasks. Most of these show that AR applications add

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

An Augmented Reality App to Annotate Art

[This post is based on the Bachelor project by Jurjen Braam and reuses content from his thesis] The value of Augmented Reality applications has been shown for a number of different tasks. Most of these show that AR applications add

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

W4RA work featured in BBC article

Screenshot of the bBC article “‘Siri, will talking ever top typing?’ By Padraig Belton” A BBC web article “‘Siri, will talking ever top typing?’ By Padraig Belton features our W4RA work done on voice interfaces for farmer information in Northern

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer