Ámbar Tenorio Fornés

Ámbar Tenorio Fornés

Ámbar Tenorio-Fornés (they/she/he) is a free software developer and researcher, with a 5 years degree and a Master in Research in Computer Science. They are the founder and director of Decentralized Academy Ltd, and they lead the development of the blockchain-based software Decentralized Science (funded by LEDGER European Project) and Quartz Open Access (funded by Grant for The Web program). They are developing their PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, for which they received funding by an institutional scholarship. Their research aims to provide decentralized governance tools for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. Their previous research and development experience includes participation in the European Projects P2P Models and P2Pvalue. They have been visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, the University of Westminster and Kozminski University. Their experience developing decentralized web tools includes Teem , SwellRT, Decentralized.science, and Quartz Open Access using technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS.

Journal Articles

  1. [1]Tenorio-Fornés, Á. et al. 2021. Peer-to-Peer System Design Trade-Offs: A Framework Exploring the Balance between Blockchain and IPFS. Applied Sciences. 11, 21 (2021), 10012. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/app112110012. [pdf]
  2. [2]Tenorio-Fornés, Á. et al. 2021. Decentralizing science: Towards an interoperable open peer review ecosystem using blockchain. Information Processing & Management. 58, 6 (2021), 102724. [pdf]
  3. [3]Rozas, D. et al. 2021. When ostrom meets blockchain: exploring the potentials of blockchain for commons governance. SAGE Open. 11, 1 (2021), 21582440211002526. DOI:https://doi.org/[https://doi.org/10.1177%2F21582440211002526](https://doi.org/10.1177%2F21582440211002526).
  4. [4]Rozas, D. et al. 2021. Analysis of the Potentials of Blockchain for the Governance of Global Digital Commons. Frontiers in Blockchain. 4, (2021), 15.
  5. [5]De Filippi, P. et al. 2021. Reputation. Glossary of Distributed Technologies. Internet Policy Review. 10, 2 (2021), 1–9.
  6. [6]Lupova-Henry, E. and Tenorio-Fornés, Á. 2021. Re-thinking Academic Publishing: The Promise of Platform Cooperativism. Commonplace. 1, 1 (Aug. 2021). DOI:https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.0ed64224.
  7. [7]Tenorio-Fornés, Á. et al. 2016. Participation in wiki communities: Reconsidering their statistical characterization. PeerJ Computer Science. (2016).
  8. [8]Ojanguren-Menendez, P. et al. 2015. Building Real-Time Collaborative Applications with a Federated Architecture. International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence. 3, 5 (2015), 47–52. DOI:https://doi.org/10.9781/ijimai.2015.356. [pdf]
  9. [9]Caballero, R. et al. 2015. Two type extensions for the constraint modeling language MiniZinc . Science of Computer Programming . 111, Part 1, (2015), 156–189. DOI:https://doi.org/[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2015.04.007](http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2015.04.007). [pdf]
  10. [10]Caballero, R. et al. 2012. Test-Case Generation for SQL Nested Queries with Existential Conditions. Electronic Communications of the EASST. 55, (2012). DOI:https://doi.org/[http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.55.823](http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.55.823). [pdf]

Conference Articles

  1. [1]Tenorio-Fornés, A. et al. 2019. Towards a Decentralized Process for Scientific Publication and Peer Review using Blockchain and IPFS. Proceedings of the 52st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2019). [pdf]
  2. [2]Tirador, E.P. and Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2019. Decentralizing peer reviewing to increase transparency, quality and reliability. 2ns International Conference on Blockchain and Web3 Science, Research and Knowledge Creation (BFSCON). (Berlin, 2019).
  3. [3]Tenorio-Fornés, A. et al. 2018. Open Peer-to-Peer Systems over Blockchain and IPFS: an Agent Oriented Framework. CryBlock’18: 1st Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (at MobiSys 2018), June 15, 2018, Munich, Germany (2018). [pdf]
  4. [4]Ojanguren-Menendez, P. et al. 2015. Awakening Decentralised Real-Time Collaboration: Re-engineering Apache Wave into a General-Purpose Federated and Collaborative Platform. Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference (2015), 269–276. [pdf]
  5. [5]Tenorio-Fornés, A. and Hassan, S. 2014. Towards an Agent-supported Online Assembly: Prototyping a Collaborative Decision-Making Tool. COLLA 2014, The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications (2014). [pdf]
  6. [6]Caballero, R. et al. 2013. Finite type extensions in constraint programming. Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming (2013), 217–227. [pdf]
  7. [7]Caballero, R. et al. 2013. Finite Type Extensions in Constraint Programming. ModRef 2013: The Twelfth International Workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (2013). [pdf]
  8. [8]Caballero, R. et al. 2012. Test-Case Generation for SQL Nested Queries with Existential Conditions. Actas de las XII Jornadas sobre Programación y Lenguajes (PROLE’2012) (2012). [pdf]
  9. [9]Tenorio-Fornés, A. and Pérez Tirador, E. (accepted) 2020. The challenges of finding peer reviewers: insights from our product design research. Second PEERE International Conference on Peer Review (accepted) 2020).

Peer-reviewed Conference Articles (unpublished)

  1. [1]Tenorio-Fornés, A. et al. 2018. A Decentralized Publication System for Open Science using Blockchain and IPFS. PEERE International Conference on Peer Review (2018). [pdf]
  2. [2]Rozas, D. et al. 2018. “Ostrom’s crypto-principles”? Towards a commons-based approach for the use of Blockchain technologies for self-governance. Ciencia, Política, Activismo Y Ciudadanía: Encuentro conjunto entre las REDES CTS y la Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i la Tècnica (SCHCT), Valencia, Spain. (2018). [pdf]
  3. [3]Barbrook-Johnson, P. and Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2017. Modelling Commons-based Peer Production: The "Commoners Framework". SSC2017, Social Simulation Conference 2017. Dublin, Ireland. (2017). [pdf]


  1. [1]de la Cueva, J. et al. 2018. Mesa redonda "Traduciendo los Comunes – Anna Kooi - Commoning UvA [Programa de Residencias]".
  2. [2]Tenorio-Fornés, Antonio 2018. Disrupting business models through blockchain technology. Workshop at 85th Trans Europe Halles meeting, Bilbao.
  3. [3]Tenorio-Fornés, Antonio 2018. Blockchain in the cultural sector. Workshop at 86th Trans Europe Halles meeting, Paris.
  4. [4]Tenorio-Fornés, Antonio 2018. Blockchian Opportunities for the Collaborative Economy. Building the Next Generation human-centric Internet Expert Testimonials. Presentation and Panelist at Next Generation Intrnet Forum 2018. Porto, Portugal.
  5. [5]Tenorio-Fornés, Antonio 2018. Roundtable: Best Practices for Governance Systems. Roundtable moderator at the Decentralized Web Summit 2018, San Francisco, USA.
  6. [6]Bettina Warburg, Antonio Tenorio-Fornes, Guy Zyskind, James Lopp 2018. Panel: Industry Applications - Beyond Money. Panelist at MIT Bitcoin Expo 2018, Boston, USA.
  7. [7]Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2017. Commons Based Peer Production Communities and Agile Development. Charla invitada en el Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster, Londres, Reino Unido.
  8. [8]Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2017. Participación invitada en la sessión "Peer-to-peer exchange" del Idea Camp 2017 el 3 de marzo de 2017. Madrid, España.
  9. [9]Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2017. Real-time collaboration. Charla invitada en el "Decentralised Apps - Redecentralize London April Meetup" el 12 de abril de 2017. Londres, Reino Unido.
  10. [10]Colectivo, N. et al. 2017. Mesa redonda "Sobre los Comunes: Creatividad e Inmediatez [Paris Legakis. Artista en residencia]".
  11. [11]Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2016. Blockchain: ¡Vivan las cadenas!
  12. [12]Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2016. Docencia con software libre y sus implicaciones didácticas.
  13. [13]Johnson, P. et al. 2015. Anticipating the effects of interventions in commons-based peer production. [pdf]
  14. [14]Tenorio-Fornés, A. 2015. Unconference sessions of the Circunvention Tech Festival 2015, Valencia, Spain.