SFSCon 2023

November 10 - 11, 2023

Bolzano, Italy


The South Tyrol Free Software Conference, SFSCON, is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software. SFSCON promotes the use of Free Software in digital infrastructures as a tool to achieve greater innovation and competitiveness. Here decision-makers and developers meet, learn and get inspired.

OW2 is partner of SFSCon since many years now. We will be there, represented by our members, on a booth and running a conference track. 

OW2 Conference Track

Date: Friday, November 10th, 2023, starting at 2 pm.
Venue: Seminar Room 2


Talk one: RIOS and the OSPO Alliance

Schedule : 14:00 - 14:15

Talk two: The CORD-19 Topic Visualizer: Exploring the evolution of research topics during the COVID-19 pandemic

Schedule: 14:15- 14:30
Abstract : The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped research across various fields, producing an unprecedented flood of articles. In response, several open-access corpora were created; among them, the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) collected over a million articles in 2.5 years. 

In this presentation, we introduce the CORD-19 Topic Visualizer (CORToViz), a method and tool for exploring CORD-19's scientific abstracts. It uses a stack of modern open source technologies to cluster articles and mine temporal topics. CORToViz has an interactive dashboard for quick topic visualization, time series tracking, and statistical testing.

We will show the results extracted with CORToViz, which allowed us to visualize and tell in a synthetic way what happened to react against COVID-19, comparing it with the key moments of the pandemic. The high adaptability of our approach suits any textual document corpus, and it lends itself easily to exploring new challenging fields of research, such as climate change. 

CORToViz represents the first prototype of a series, which we aim to develop within the NGI Search Program, under the TETYS project (Topics Evolution That You See), aiming to build the next-generation Web topics explorer. 

Speaker name : Francesco Invernici, Politecnico di Milano

More information about SFScon: https://www.sfscon.it/