Talks and papers

Talks

Papers

Note: we sign all our papers on WikiTrust (and most other papers in which we are involved) in alphabetical order.  The order of the authors is not an indication of the extent of the contribution.  We like signing in alphabetical orders for two reasons:
  • First, we find that signing in alphabetical order, and getting rid of the problem of "who gets first position", makes collaboration much more pleasant.  With alphabetical order, it gets much easier to involve others in a research effort, asking serious effort on their part.  The request for help, accompanied by the promise of being, e.g., 4th in importance order, is just not very enticing.  With alphabetical order it becomes also much easier to pass one's best ideas to others, knowing that others may spend more time developing them, but knowing that the final result will still acknowledge both contributions equally, in alphabetical order.
  • Second, a project like WikiTrust is the result of several years of work.  We wrote together thousands of lines of code, and the papers.  Everyone of us contributed different skills to the project.  There is really no good way in which we can put ourselves into a linear order of merit.
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citris08.pdf
(1398k)
Luca de Alfaro,
Sep 22, 2010, 4:06 AM
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main.pdf
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Luca de Alfaro,
Jul 16, 2010, 9:03 AM
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pan2010short.pdf
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Luca de Alfaro,
Sep 22, 2010, 4:02 AM
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Luca de Alfaro,
Oct 26, 2009, 2:57 PM
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