Università della Svizzera italiana

User participation and community formation in peer production systems

Ciampaglia, Giovanni Luca ; Gambardella, Luca (Dir.) ; Giordano, Paolo (Codir.) ; Vancheri, Alberto (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011INFO010.

This thesis explores the phenomenon of user participation in peer production communities. In large-scale collaboration communities such as wikis, open source software development teams, and file-sharing groups, members are, in general, not remunerated for contributing to the digital common, so the incentives to participate in these projects are usually construed in terms of extrinsic benefits...

Université de Fribourg

Trading model with pair pattern strategies

Ren, F. ; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2008, vol. 387, no. 22, p. 5523-5534

A simple trading model based on pair pattern strategy space with holding periods is proposed. Power-law behavior is observed for the return variance σ², the price impact H and the predictability K for both models, with linear and square root impact functions. The sum of the traders’ wealth displays a positive value for the model with a square root price impact function,...