This event is a collaboration between DECIDIS and ETHOS Lab. We are very pleased to be able to co-host an event with DECIDIS and to host Axel Bruns at the ITU.

Time & Place:
Monday 25th of January
Kl. 14.00 – 17.00
Room: 3A18 – ITU

When working with large social media datasets, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches that draw especially on visual representations of ‘big data’ have become an indispensable part of the scholarly research and publication process. This data analytics and visualization workshop will focus on a number of emerging standard tools and methods for large-scale data analytics, using Twitter data to illustrate these approaches. The workshop will introduce you to the open-source platform TCAT as a capable and reliable tool for data gathering from the Twitter API, and to the high-end data analytics software Tableau as a powerful means of processing and visualizing large datasets.

Dr. Axel Bruns, Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia

Please note:
The workshop is open to everybody but email registration is required. Please send an email to if you plan to attend the workshop. Participants should bring their own laptops with Tableau installed ( – the trial version is enough to participate the workshop.