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You-i Lab's work was presented during the 6o Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores (28/13/2018).

You-i Lab's work was presented by Dr. Salvador Ruiz Correa during the 6o Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en el estado de San Luis Potosí. The event was organized by the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (28/13/2018).
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Social Network Analysis Workshop (06/21-23/2018)

The You-i Lab hosted the Social Network Analysis Workshop, which was organized by RISZA and funded by CONACYT.
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UrBis (05/24/2018)

Prof. Salvador Ruiz-Correa presented UrBis project during the Aliat Universidades Emprendete Worksop that took place in San Luis Potosí.
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Mobile technology and citizen action for urban action-research (05/17/2018)

Prof. Salvador Ruiz-Correa was invited by the Faculty of Sciences at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP). He spoke about mobile technology and collective action for urban action-research.
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Children education project supported by SenseCityVity at the World Water Forum 2018

Supported by the SenseCityVity research team in Mexico and Switzerland in 2017, the project "Education for Water Protection in Colombia" will participate at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia (March 2018), with additional support of the OEI (Organizacion de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura).
World Water Forum 2018.

Project's video.

OEI's News.



Civic Media, Mobile Crowdsourcing, and the Public Good: A Framework for Urban Data Science

Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez (Social Computing Group) gave a talk about his work in Latin America and Switzerland at the First European Seminar on Urban Data Science in Amsterdam. The event, held on December 4, 2017, was organized by the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), and gathered experts from academia, industry, and city offices working across disciplines, including geography, computing, and design.
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Mi Casa es su Casa project featured in EPFL's NEWS MEDIACOM

Researchers at Idiap and EPFL have been working with psychologists to understand how people form first impressions from photos. They focused on how people respond to properties available on Airbnb. Better analysis of human behavior should allow scientists to program machines capable of making more “human” decisions.
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Mobile technology for data collection and mixed-methods research

Prof. Salvador Ruiz-Correa participated in the 2017 Research Summer School at the University of Guanajuato, Campust León. He presented SenseCityVity and UrBis projects.
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SenseCityVity project was featured in IEEE Pervasive Computing.

The article "Putting Sustainable Developement in Latin America in the Hands of People" was pubished on July 29, 2017.
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Primer Simposio sobre Investigación en Desarrollo Sostenible en México

You-i Lab's UrBis platform was presented by Prof. Salvador Ruiz Correa in the Primer Simposio sobre Investigación en Desarrollo Sostenible en México (June 30, 2017).
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You-i Labs' Innovation Cores started in San Luis Potosí and Guanajuato.

Groups of students an CECYTE Guanajuato and Universidad José Vasconcelos hav created the first two Innovation Cores at You-i Lab (May 2017).
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Idiap’s SenseCityVity project presented at the House of Switzerland in México

An innovative project on mobile sensing and youth participation between Switzerland and Mexico will be presented on November 8, 2017 at the House of Switzerland in Mexico, Mexico City.
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SenseCityVity at Poder Hacer: International Conference on Creative Cities

The SenseCityVity project was presented at Mexico City's First International Conference on Creative Cities.
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Keynote on Civic Multimedia at CBMI 2016

Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez gave a keynote talk on "Civic Multimedia, Crowdsourcing, and the Public Good" at the 14th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI) in Bucharest, June 16, 2016.
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SenseCityVity presented at UNIL Seminar on Practices of Digital Humanities

Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez introduced the SenseCityVity project in an invited talk at the University of Lausanne Seminar on Practices of Digital Humanities on May 25, 2016.
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SenseCityVity presented at Tech4Dev International Conference

Darshan Santani presented the SenseCityVity project at the Tech4Dev International Conference held at EPFL on May 2-4 2015.
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SenseCityVity presented at CICESE, Mexico

Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez talked about SenseCityVity in an invited talk on Civic Multimedia he gave at CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico on April 6, 2016.
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SenseCityVity on EPFL Flash Newspaper

The SenseCityVity project on mobile crowdsourcing, urban perception, and collective action was featured on EPFL Flash.
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SenseCityVity presented at EPFL Essential Talks Series

The SenseCityVity project was presented at the Essential Talks Series organized by the EPFL Center for Cooperation and Development on March 3 2016.
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SenseCityVity in Mexican TV news

The SenseCityVity project (Idiap-IPICYT) was featured on Mexican TV news.
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SenseCityVity expands work in Mexico

Collaborative research in Mexico by the Social Computing Group at Idiap engages citizens as factors of social change and expands to several cities.
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SenseCityVity presented at Youth Institute of Guanajuato

The SenseCityVity project was presented during the The Second Symposium on Youth Research organized by the Youth Institute of Guanajuato (INJUG) in Mexico.
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SenseCityvity Leon: a new initiative on urban awareness and youth action

Our colleagues Hector Gomez and Victor Islas (Iberoamerican University & ITSI) present an overview of their initiative with students in Leon City, Mexico.
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Mi Casa Es su Casa project starts

The activities of the MCSC (Mi Casa es Su Casa) have started.
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SenseCityVity was presented at meeting on Observatories for Tourism in Mexico

SenseCityVity was presented by Salvador Ruiz-Correa at the Third Meeting of Observatories for Tourism in Guanajuato City, Mexico, on September 7-8. The meeting was co-organized by the National Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) and the State Ministry of Tourism of Guanajuato.
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Mi Casa Es su Casa presented at the Fourth Meeting of Tourism Observatories in Mexico

The project Mi Casa Es Su Casa was presented by Salvador Ruiz-Correa during the Encuentro Nacional e Internacional de Observatorios Turisticos.
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SenseCityVity presented to local government in Mexico

The SenseCityVity project was presented by Dr. Salvador Ruiz-Correa at IPLANEG (Institute of Planning, Guanajuato State, Mexico.)
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SenseCityVity: study about the urban geography of Guanajuato

The SenseCityVity project was featured in CONACYT News (Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology).
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SenseCityVity program concludes its first year

After a year of work, the results of the SenseCityVity project were presented at the Don Quixote Iconographic Museum by the team lead by Dr. Salvador Ruiz Correa.
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Results of SenseCityVity presented in Guanajuato

Supported by institutions in Mexico and Switzerland, the results of the SenseCityVity project were presented by Dr. Salvador Ruiz Correa, Co-Principal Investigator. Students from CECYTEG Campus Guanajuato conducted a study using mobile devices, which were used to document socio-urban problems in the city.
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SenseCityVity+ starts today

SenseCityVity+, the new phase of the SenseCityVity project, has started today under the support of EPFL Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV)
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A success: project about students filming city problems

News coverage of the results of SenseCityVity appeared on Periodico Correo in Guanajuato City.
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SenseCityVity Documentary Film Festival

The SenseCityVity Documentary Film Festival took place at Centro de Estudios Cientificos y Tecnologicos (CECYTEG), Guanajuato City, on February 10, 2015.
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SenseCityVity at DigitalPolis, Paris

Daniel Gatica-Perez discussed the work done in the SenseCityVity project at the DigitalPolis Symposium in Paris, France, Jan 29-31, 2015. The symposium gathered a multidisciplinary audience developing theoretical and technical approaches to understand digital cities.
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SenseCityCity at Symposium PI on Art and Technology

Our work on mobile crowdsourcing for urban awareness was presented at the Symposium PI in Monthey on Friday 28th November.
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SenseCityVity presented at EPFL CODEV Conference

The results of the SenseCityVity project were presented at the EPFL Center for Cooperation and Development (CODEV) Seed Money Conference, held on October 30, 2014.
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SenseCityVity presented at Telefonica Research

Daniel Gatica-Perez, co-leader of SenseCityVity, gave a talk about the project at Telefonica Research (TID) in Barcelona, Spain on October 14.
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SenseCityVity researchers attended EPFL Round Table on Latin America

The partners of the SenseCityVity project attended the EPFL Round Table on Swiss Scientific Collaboration with Latin America, held on September 9, 2014.
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SenseCityVity donates two smart whiteboards to high-school, Periodico Correo, Mexico

The SenseCitiVity project donated two smart boards to the School of Scientific and Technological Studies of Guanajuato State (CECYTEG), through the Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi (IPICYT).
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SenseCityVity seeks to address social problems, with support of young students and mobile devices Zona Franca, Mexico

León, Guanajuato- "This is an initial project that seeks to understand how mobile devices can be used to analyze problems in the urban-social context". This is a pilot project that will be done with the participation of a group of students from the CECYTEG high school in the city of Guanajuato.
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SenseCityVity: new project is presented in Mexico EN-CONTRADOS Magazine

“Observe, feel, and share” Is the slogan of the new collaborative project between Mexico and Switzerland, SenseCityVity, presented on Monday evening in the city of Guanajuato by Dr. Salvador Ruiz Correa, Co-Director of the Center for Mobile Life Studies (CMLS), researcher at CIMAT and Professor at IPICYT (Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica.) The objective of this project is to get young people of Guanajuato city to improve the urban surrounding using mobile devices, focusing around a methodology where both scientific thinking and community action join forces for the greater good
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