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Understanding Data Search as a Socio-technical Practice [article]

Kathleen Gregory, Helena Cousijn, Paul Groth, Andrea Scharnhorst, Sally Wyatt
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this article, we explore how adopting a contextual, socio-technical perspective can help to understand user practices and behavior and ultimately help to improve the design of data discovery systems  ...  The socio-technical problem of locating data for reuse is often reduced to the technological dimension of designing data search systems.  ...  Funding This work is part of the project Re-SEARCH: Contextual Search for Research Data and was funded by the NWO Grant 652.001.002.  ... 
arXiv:1801.04971v3 fatcat:fncql4gqcffnjj2457r7enocpe

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTIVITY: CONSIDERING THE SOCIO-TECHNICAL SIDE OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

2005 Issues in Information Systems  
Finally, it presents directions for future research on socio-technical software engineering.  ...  In order to fully understand software development, we must consider the complete picture.  ...  They used their results to build a search and navigation tool that fit the current work practices of the engineers [31] .  ... 
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2005_110-117 fatcat:65qdda3q6ffy7odzpeurft5myu

Discovering Data: Practices of Data Search and Reuse

Kathleen Gregory
2019 Zenodo  
How are these practices of data search related to and contingent upon community norms, infrastructures and data supplies?  ...  This poster summarizes findings from semi-structured interviews and a recent survey examining the data needs, discovery strategies, and sensemaking practices employed by data seekers across disciplinary  ...  The discourse is spread across only a few disciplines and has a technical predominance. Percentages represent the percent of all respondents (n=1677).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2633177 fatcat:pyh7siwnvrhehj3woqtuj4ivra

Software Security Patch Management – A Systematic Literature Review of Challenges, Approaches, Tools and Practices [article]

Nesara Dissanayake, Asangi Jayatilaka, Mansooreh Zahedi, M. Ali Babar
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Results: We identify 14 socio-technical challenges, 18 solution approaches, tools and practices mapped onto the software security patch management process.  ...  This study also provides useful insights about different opportunities for practitioners to adopt new solutions and understand the variations of their practical utility.  ...  guidance for practitioners and researchers who want to better understand the process. • A comprehensive understanding of the socio-technical challenges faced in the security patching process. • A classification  ... 
arXiv:2012.00544v3 fatcat:eajutjxr75drnjgsygc3t7ezoi

"The story of data"

Lyn Robinson, David Bawden
2017 Library Management  
Abstract Purpose This paper describes a new approach to education for library/information students in data literacy -the principles and practice of data collection, manipulation and management -as a part  ...  Design/methodology/approach The course takes a socio-technical approach, integrating, and giving equal importance to, technical and social/ethical aspects.  ...  The two go hand in hand, and the understanding of data that the library/information professional must possess must be a socio-technical understanding, enabling them to deal with data with technical competence  ... 
doi:10.1108/lm-01-2017-0009 fatcat:oup7zwohcnf2fk5rxbhg7dkxwy

Food Plastic Packaging Transition towards Circular Bioeconomy: A Systematic Review of Literature

Macarena Beltran, Benny Tjahjono, Anna Bogush, Jorge Julião, Evandro L. S. Teixeira
2021 Sustainability  
This paper examines the driving forces behind the changes in food plastic packaging regimes and specifically seeks to understand how socio-technical configurations may influence niches to transition to  ...  The paper contributes to the discussion on the dynamics of food packaging in the transition to a bioeconomy viewed through the lenses of a socio-technical system (niche–regime–landscape), which continues  ...  Implications for Practice In practice, this paper identifies a plausible transition path that may open a door for a new socio-technical regime in which biobased biodegradable packaging serves as a "carrier  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13073896 fatcat:ffdfhe2razgfhmrl7txcopdzmm

AN ANALYSIS OF THE EXTENT TO WHICH INDUSTRY 4.0 HAS BEEN CONSIDERED IN SUSTAINABILITY OR SOCIO-TECHNICAL TRANSITIONS

Martha Mukama Asiimwe, Imke H de Kock
2019 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
However, there seems to be a gap in the literature focusing on transitions to more sustainable states that are evidently fostered by socio-technical [system] transitions, sometimes referred to as 'sustainability  ...  A growing database of literature is geared towards the analysis and evaluation of Industry 4.0.  ...  There is clearly a gap in the socio-technical systems and transitions literature, as both have more than three times fewer publications.  ... 
doi:10.7166/30-3-2245 fatcat:7otxpqezj5aa3dki3f24npot7i

A bit more to it: Scholarly Communication Forums as Socio-Technical Interaction Networks

Rob Kling, Geoffrey McKim, Adam King
2002 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Then we present an alternative model, one that considers information technologies as Socio-Technical Interaction Networks (STINs).  ...  The article also includes a method for modeling electronic forums as STINs.  ...  Heath O'Connell, as well as other members of the library staff at SLAC, generously provided data about their operations.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.10154 fatcat:wk5oagffvnblzccum6ewqnn2b4

Cognitive impact assessment of electronic knowledge resources: a mixed methods evaluation study of a handheld prototype

Pierre Pluye, Roland M Grad
2006 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
Residents reported technical problems (e.g. screen trouble) or limitations (e.g. limited tracking function) and socio-technical issues (e.g. software dependency).  ...  Fifteen residents found the questionnaire clearly written, and only one pointed to the questionnaire as a major reason for their low level of use of the resource.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We are supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Department of Family Medicine and the Herzl Family Practice Center.  ... 
pmid:17238418 pmcid:PMC1839687 fatcat:t6xbkujtwrgadghtrnidlfysba

On Supporting A Meta-Design Approach In Socio-Technical Ontology Engineering

Mesnan Silalahi, Dana Indra Sensuse, Indra Budi
2014 Zenodo  
Meta-design approach is considered applicable as a method in the methodological model of socio-technical ontology engineering.  ...  Therefore there is a need for a new approach which one of that addresses the socio-technical aspects in the collaboration to reach a consensus.  ...  Semantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the searchable data space to generate more relevant results.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1097441 fatcat:dugus5odbzfjfeoccjghn7eosu

VPNs as boundary objects of the internet: (mis)trust in the translation(s)

Luke Heemsbergen, Adam Molnar
2020 Internet Policy Review  
Search as research here is reflected through the socio-epistemological 'source standing' (Rogers, 2015 p. 99 ) that Google search offers queries to what a VPN is and doeswe are less interested in what  ...  We especially note how the dialectic between symbolic register (i.e., technology as metaphor) and actual affordances-in-practice (socio-technical / standardised material capacities) influence individual  ... 
doi:10.14763/2020.4.1513 fatcat:cqq2c5vh6jhidim453fqyj5y2e

Threat Modeling Data Analysis in Socio-technical Systems [article]

Tomasz Ostwald
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We will need to adapt these practices to new types of threats, protecting different assets and operating in socio-technical systems.  ...  Our decision-making processes are becoming more data driven, based on data from multiple sources, of different types, processed by a variety of technologies.  ...  The practical requirements for threat modeling socio-technical systems can be based on classical security and privacy methods and practices, but need to go beyond and cover all non-technical elements and  ... 
arXiv:1712.10243v1 fatcat:ub7lh4d6t5bgtb62qjqgze7s4u

Socio-technical futures and the governance of innovation processes—An introduction to the special issue

Kornelia Konrad, Knud Böhle
2019 Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies  
A B S T R A C T This special issue analyses and reflects on socio-technical futures as core elements in innovation processes and their governance.  ...  The papers examine how socio-technical futures are constituted, change and unfold over time, shaped by different practices and in different contexts.  ...  Both articles understand anticipatory practices not only as explicit anticipatory practices but also as de-facto anticipatory practices, for instance in the form of technical objects or a Nobel Prize,  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.futures.2019.03.003 fatcat:6sbyy6647naftmqhiueztkawme

UCTM—An Ambidextrous Service Innovation Framework—A Bottom-Up Approach to Combine Human- and Technology-Centered Service Design

Wolfgang Vorraber, Dietmar Neubacher, Birgit Moesl, Julia Brugger, Sigmar Stadlmeier, Siegfried Voessner
2019 Systems  
The presented framework provides guidance on how to implement dynamic capabilities needed for business model and service innovation within a complex socio-technical system.  ...  A use case of alpine rescue missions serves as an example to demonstrate the practical application of the proposed framework.  ...  Work groups, whole organizations, or governments can be viewed as a socio-technical system.  ... 
doi:10.3390/systems7020023 fatcat:4i7mvrsh7zddtmibzlxmdud32i

Developing a Smart Operational Research with Hybrid Practice Theories

Katharina Burger, Leroy White, Mike Yearworth
2019 European Journal of Operational Research  
The growth of technology-rich data-driven decision environments is seen by some as a challenge to the future relevance of Operational Research.  ...  This paper explores the possibility that these environments hold the potential for a new integrative Operational Research offering, which we conceptualise as Smart Operational Research.  ...  Lastly, we consider our search results through the lens of the socio-technical assemblage.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2019.03.027 fatcat:njf6ympiz5fxpplpsliw7mjnny
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