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The Climate CoLab: Large scale model-based collaborative planning

Published on May 1, 2011 in CTS (Collaboration Technologies and Systems)
· DOI :10.1109/CTS.2011.5928663
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)
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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 can use the platform to generate interesting and high quality plans to address climate change. These initial results indicate significant progress towards an important goal in developing a collective intelligence system—the formation of a large and diverse community collectively engaged in solving a single problem.
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Published on Jan 1, 2010in IEEE Engineering Management Review
Thomas W. Malone53
Estimated H-index: 53
,
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Chrysanthos Dellarocas35
Estimated H-index: 35
Published on Feb 1, 2009
K Levin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Yale University),
Benjamin Cashore33
Estimated H-index: 33
(U of T: University of Toronto)
+ 1 AuthorsGraeme Auld19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Yale University)
Luca Iandoli11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Naples Federico II),
Mark Klein46
Estimated H-index: 46
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Giuseppe Zollo11
Estimated H-index: 11
The successful emergence of on-line communities, such as open source software and Wikipedia, seems due to an effective combination of intelligent collective behavior and internet capabilities However, current internet technologies, such as forum, wikis and blogs appear to be less supportive for knowledge organization and consensus formation. In particular very few attempts have been done to support large, diverse, and geographically dispersed groups to systematically explore and come to decision...
Published on May 18, 2008
Batya Friedman38
Estimated H-index: 38
(UW: University of Washington),
A. H. Boming39
Estimated H-index: 39
(UW: University of Washington)
+ 4 AuthorsPeyina Lin4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UW: University of Washington)
Supporting public participation is often a key goal in the design of digital government systems. However, years of work may be required before a complex system, such as the UrbanSim urban simulation system, is deployed and ready for such participation. In this paper, we investigate laying the foundations for public participation in advance of wide-scale public deployment, with the goal of having interaction designs ready when the system is put into such use. Moreover, in a highly politicized dom...
Published on May 1, 2008in Computers in Education
Daniel D. Suthers38
Estimated H-index: 38
(U.H.: University of Hawaii at Manoa),
Ravikiran Vatrapu9
Estimated H-index: 9
(U.H.: University of Hawaii at Manoa)
+ 2 AuthorsNathan Dwyer8
Estimated H-index: 8
(U.H.: University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Although most online learning environments are predominately text based, researchers have argued that representational support for the conceptual structure of a problem would address problems of coherence and convergence that have been shown to be associated with threaded discussions and more effectively support collaborative knowledge construction. The study described in this paper sets out to investigate the merits of knowledge mapping representations as an adjunct to or replacement for thread...
Published on Mar 7, 2008in Science41.04
Ben Shneiderrnan96
Estimated H-index: 96
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)
Traditional scientific methods need to be expanded to deal with complex issues that arise as social systems meet technological innovation.
Published on Oct 10, 2007in Law, Probability and Risk0.82
Tim van Gelder16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Melbourne)
Complex reasoning and argumentation are central to legal practice. Software-supported argument mapping may be able to help lawyers reason and argue more effectively. This article describes Rationale", a generic argument mapping software package, and reviews some evidence that using it can help improve reasoning, i.e. make people smarter. It then explores three different explanations for this potential benefit: usability, complementation and semi-formality. First, argument mapping software can be...
Published on Feb 1, 2007in Environmental Modelling and Software4.55
Michael Matthies26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Osnabrück),
Carlo Giupponi27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Milan),
Bertram Ostendorf23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Adelaide)
Development of environmental decision support systems (EDSS) is rapidly progressing. The sustainable management of natural resources has a growing research focus as the awareness of the complexity of interactions between socio-cultural, economical and biophysical system components is increasingly acknowledged. As better data and methods become available, the complexity of the system representation is augmenting. At the same time realism and relevance are increasing and allowing direct support fo...
Published on Feb 10, 2006in Science41.04
Matthew J. Salganik18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Columbia University),
Peter Sheridan Dodds31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Columbia University),
Duncan J. Watts50
Estimated H-index: 50
(Columbia University)
Hit songs, books, and movies are many times more successful than average, suggesting that “the best” alternatives are qualitatively different from “the rest”; yet experts routinely fail to predict which products will succeed. We investigated this paradox experimentally, by creating an artificial “music market” in which 14,341 participants downloaded previously unknown songs either with or without knowledge of previous participants9 choices. Increasing the strength of social influence increased b...
Published on Nov 1, 2005
E. Jeffrey Conklin1
Estimated H-index: 1
Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I. Chapter 1: Wicked Problems and Social Complexity. Chapter 2: Building Shared Understanding. Chapter 3: The Dialogue Mapping Experience. Part II. Chapter 4: IBIS: A Tool for All Reasons. Chapter 5: The Dialogue Mapping Listening Cycle. Part III. Chapter 6: Question Types. Chapter 7: Three Moves of Discourse. Chapter 8: Limits of Dialogue Mapping. Chapter 9: Decisions, Decisions. Appendix. References. Index.
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Published on Jan 1, 2019
Wen Gu1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Ahmed Moustafa1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsChunsheng Yang9
Estimated H-index: 9
Published on Aug 26, 2019
Ryuta Arisaka (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Takayuki Ito28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Nagoya Institute of Technology)
There are online forums such as changemyview where a user may submit his/her views on a subject matter, against which other users argue to try to change the opinions of his/hers. To measure the quality of such discussion, one useful criterion is how influential a given topic is to participating users’ opinion changes, as may be measured by the change (if any) in the proportion of supporting-objecting-mixed opinions by users. In this work, we incorporate the notion of agency into a previously pro...
Published on Jan 1, 2019 in DIS (Designing Interactive Systems)
Narges Mahyar7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst),
Diana V. Nguyen (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)+ 2 AuthorsSteven Dow28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UCSD: University of California, San Diego)
Chunsheng Yang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(National Research Council),
Wen Gu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Nagoya Institute of Technology),
Takayuki Ito28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Published on Dec 4, 2018 in HAI (Human-Agent Interaction)
Keisuke Seta (UTokyo: University of Tokyo), Masanori Yokoyama3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo)
+ 3 AuthorsMichitaka Hirose23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo)
During group decision-making, a group with an imbalanced minority and majority typically suffers normative bias. This bias creates socio-emotional conflict and decreases group member consent and decision power. Thus, we propose a novel video-chat system, "Divided Presence," which aims to reduce this bias by equalizing the apparent number of majority and minority participants using a pseudo-population increase. Members of a discussion use computer graphics avatars on monitors instead of their act...
Published on Nov 1, 2018
Niloufar Salehi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of California, Berkeley),
Michael S. Bernstein36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Stanford University)
Published on Nov 1, 2018
Jane Im1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UM: University of Michigan),
Amy X. Zhang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsDavid R. Karger80
Estimated H-index: 80
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Resolving disputes in a timely manner is crucial for any online production group. We present an analysis of Requests for Comments (RfCs), one of the main vehicles on Wikipedia for formally resolving a policy or content dispute. We collected an exhaustive dataset of 7,316 RfCs on English Wikipedia over the course of 7 years and conducted a qualitative and quantitative analysis into what issues affect the RfC process. Our analysis was informed by 10 interviews with frequent RfC closers. We found t...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems0.58
Satoshi Kawase2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Nagoya Institute of Technology),
Takayuki Ito28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Nagoya Institute of Technology)
+ 7 AuthorsKatsuhide Fujita11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TUAT: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Published on Dec 6, 2017
Aaron Bauer3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UW: University of Washington),
Zoran Popović46
Estimated H-index: 46
(UW: University of Washington)
Countless human pursuits depend upon collaborative problem solving, especially in complex, open-ended domains. As part of the growing technological support for such collaboration, an opportunity exists to design systems that actively guide and facilitate collaborative problem solving toward the most productive outcomes. A better understanding of the dynamics of open-ended collaboration on complex problems is needed to realize this opportunity. Motivated by this need for better understanding, we ...
Published on Jul 14, 2017in ACM Transactions on Internet Technology2.38
Edmond Awad4
Estimated H-index: 4
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Jean François Bonnefon19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Toulouse)
+ 2 AuthorsIyad Rahwan31
Estimated H-index: 31
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
On the Web, there is always a need to aggregate opinions from the crowd (as in posts, social networks, forums, etc.). Different mechanisms have been implemented to capture these opinions such as Like in Facebook, Favorite in Twitter, thumbs-up/-down, flagging, and so on. However, in more contested domains (e.g., Wikipedia, political discussion, and climate change discussion), these mechanisms are not sufficient, since they only deal with each issue independently without considering the relations...
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