Dr Matthijs den Besten
Matthijs den Besten is a James Martin Research Fellow for the e-Horizons Institute at the Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford. His interests include collaboration, virtual teams, and Open Source software.
Since March 2006, Matthijs (PhD: Darmstadt; MPhil: Oxford; MSc: Amsterdam) has been working as James Martin Research Fellow for the e-Horizons Institute at the Oxford e-Research Centre. Before that, Matthijs held positions at the University 'Pierre et Marie Curie' in Paris and the University of Surrey in Guildford where he has been researching social simulation and collaborative software development.
Matthijs' involvement with the Oxford Internet Institute dates back to the fall of 2002 when he was hired as research assistant to Paul David and Michael Spence.
collaboration, virtual teams, Open Source software, e-research
Positions held at the OII
- Research Associate, November 2006 - September 2009
August 2007 - February 2008
Addressing the uncertainties that surround the coordination and performance of 'Distributed Problem Solving Networks' (DPSN), as well as the areas in which these new Internet-based forms offer advantages over more familiar modes of problem-solving.
October 2005 - March 2012
The Oxford e-Social Science project aims to understand how e-Research projects negotiate various social, ethical, legal and organizational forces and constraints, in order to help researchers avoid these problems when building scientific collaborations.
- den Besten, M., Thomas, A.J. and Schroeder, R. (2009) Life Science Research and Drug Discovery at the Turn of the 21st Century: The Experience of SwissBioGrid. Discovery and Collaboration 4 (5).
- Fry, J., Schroeder, R. and den Besten, M. (2009) Open science in e-science: contingency or policy? Journal of Documentation 65 (1) 6-32.
- Schroeder, R. and Den Besten, M. (2008) Literary sleuths online: e-Research collaboration on the Pynchon Wiki. Information, Communication & Society 11 (2) 167-187.
- Schroeder, R., den Besten, M. and David, P. (2010) Open Science and e-Science. In: W.H.Dutton and P.Jeffreys (eds) World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 299-316.
- Schroeder, R., Fry, J., den Besten, M. and Ackland, R. (2009) Probing Collaborative Activity among e-Science Projects in the UK. In: Anandarajan and Anandarajan (eds) E-Research Collaboration: Frameworks, Tools and Techniques.
- den Besten, M., Dalle, J.-M. and Galia, F. (2006) Collaborative maintenance in large open-source projects. In: E.Damiani, B.Fitzgerald, W.Scacchi, M.Scotto and G.Succi (eds) Open Source Systems, vol. 203 of IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (Boston), pp. 233-244.
- Schroeder, R., den Besten, M. and Fry, J. (2007) Catching Up or Latecomer Advantage? Lessons from e-Research Strategies in Germany, in the UK and Beyond. German e-Science Conference (GeS), Baden-Baden, Germany, 2-4 May 2007.
- den Besten, M. and David, P.A. (2008) Mapping e-Science's Path in the Collaboration Space: An Ontological Approach to Monitoring Infrastructure Development. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, UK, 18-19 June 2008.
- David, P., den Besten, M. and Schroeder, R. (2006) How Open is e-Science? 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4-6 December 2006.
- den Besten, M. and David, P.A. (2009) Data and Information Access in e-Research: Results from a 2008 Survey among UK e-Science Project Participants. Oxford Internet Institute Research Report No. 18, University of Oxford.
Recorded: 7 April 2008 Duration: 01:06:40
A discussion of businesses and online social networks, covering businesses and online social networks: 'Social networking and business practice: telecoms industry case study' and 'Social software in a hard world' and 'Wikipedia'.