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Robert Laubacher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
24Publications
12H-index
1,242Citations
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Published on Feb 25, 2017 in CSCW (Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work)
Thomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Jeffrey V. Nickerson19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Stevens Institute of Technology)
+ 4 AuthorsW. Ben Towne6
Estimated H-index: 6
(CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)
A key issue, whenever people work together to solve a complex problem, is how to divide the problem into parts done by different people and combine the parts into a solution for the whole problem. This paper presents a novel way of doing this with groups of contests called contest webs. Based on the analogy of supply chains for physical products, the method provides incentives for people to (a) reuse work done by themselves and others, (b) simultaneously explore multiple ways of combining interc...
Published on Feb 1, 2013in Künstliche Intelligenz
Joshua Introne7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsThomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Global climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity has ever faced. Fortunately, a new way of solving large, complex problems has become possible in just the last decade or so. Examples like Wikipedia and Linux illustrate how the work of thousands of people can be combined in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. Inspired by systems like these, we developed the Climate CoLab—a global, on-line platform in which thousands of people around the world work toge...
Published on Nov 1, 2011in IEEE Software 2.94
Joshua Introne7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Thomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Computational simulation models help support scientifically grounded "what if" analyses by translating specialized knowledge into tools that can project the likely future impact of current actions. Models have thus become important in a variety of policy domains. In recent years, several software platforms for environmental policy-making and urban planning have added simulation models to decision support tools to provide stakeholders with direct access to these models. In this paper, we discuss ...
Published on Jun 6, 2011 in Hypertext (ACM Conference on Hypertext)
Keiichi Nemoto5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Fuji Xerox),
Peter A. Gloor26
Estimated H-index: 26
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
In this study we measure the impact of pre-existing social capital on the efficiency of collaboration among Wikipedia editors. To construct a social network among Wikipedians we look to mutual interaction on the user talk pages of Wikipedia editors. As our data set, we analyze the communication networks associated with 3085 featured articles - the articles of highest quality in the English Wikipedia, comparing it to the networks of 80154 articles of lower quality. As the metric to assess the qua...
Published on Jun 1, 2011in Corporate Reputation Review
Pasquale Del Vecchio8
Estimated H-index: 8
,
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsGiuseppina Passiante12
Estimated H-index: 12
The emergence of the blogosphere has created new challenges for large companies in the management of their corporate reputations, since grass roots blogs can generate negative perceptions about a firm and then spread them rapidly and widely. The blogosphere has also created new opportunities for firms to enhance their reputations, because the informal and personal communication that occurs on blogs may generate significant positive ‘Internet word of mouth’. This paper examines the interaction be...
Published on May 1, 2011 in CTS (Collaboration Technologies and Systems)
Joshua Introne7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsThomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The Climate CoLab is a system to help thousands of people around the world collectively develop plans for what humans should do about global climate change. This paper shows how the system combines three design elements (model-based planning, on-line debates, and electronic voting) in a synergistic way. The paper also reports early usage experience showing that: (a) the system is attracting a continuing stream of new and returning visitors from all over the world, and (b) the nascent community c...
Published on Jan 1, 2011
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
,
Thomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
Published on Jan 1, 2010
Thomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
,
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
,
Chrysanthos Dellarocas35
Estimated H-index: 35
Published on Jan 1, 2010in IEEE Engineering Management Review
Thomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
,
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
,
Chrysanthos Dellarocas35
Estimated H-index: 35
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