Problem Description

The online argumentation platform SolAr, which combines aspects of online argumentation and social media as a modern approach to embed arguments within a social network, is a modular application implemented with Django. The modular design and generalized core of SolAr allows versatile use for a wide variety of questions and research projects. Thus, while social media focus on real-time communication, this aspect finds less appeal in systems of online argumentation.

Therefore, SolAr should be extended by a module allowing real-time communication.


To enable real-time communication for SolAr, the following aspects must be met:

  1. reviewing existing and generally accepted literature
  2. familiarization with SolAr, Django as well as Django Channels and individual libraries for solving the problem
  3. implementation of the knowledge gained from point 1 and 2
  4. testing, documenting and integration into SolAr

Overall, SolAr is to be expanded to provide a tested and documented module for real-time communication.

Interest in social media, web development, databases, programming and online argumentation


Marc Feger
Raum 25.12.O2.46 ·