Tag Archives: participatory systems

Scientific Foundations: A Case for Technology-Mediated Social-Participation Theory

Abstract Technology-mediated social-participation systems, such as Wikipedia and TopCoder, allow a vast user base to collaborate to solve difficult problems. TMSP could be applied to many current social issues, but doing so requires new theory and infrastructure for social design. Comments This paper is a manifesto for technology-mediated social participation (TMSP). In this first part, [...]

Towards Trustworthy Participatory Sensing

Abstract Grassroots Participatory Sensing empowers people to collect and share sensor data using mobile devices across many applications, spanning intelligent transportation, air quality monitoring and social networking. In this paper, we argue that the very openness of such a system makes it vulnerable to abuse by malicious users who may poison the information, collude to [...]

Advancing the Design of Technology-Mediated Social Participation Systems

Abstract Technology-mediated social participation systems can dramatically change the way science, government, healthcare, entertainment, and enterprise operate. Using research from several fields, we can learn how to design better TMSP systems and to better integrate lessons learned in practice back into theory. Comments This the second (and more applied) part of the treatise on technology-mediated [...]

Human Computing and Machine Understanding of Human Behavior: A Survey

Abstract A widely accepted prediction is that computing will move to the background, weaving itself into the fabric of our everyday living spaces and projecting the human user into the foreground. If this prediction is to come true, then next generation computing, which we will call human computing, should be about anticipatory user interfaces that [...]

Sensing, Tracking, and Reasoning with Relations

Abstract Suppose we have a set of sensor nodes spread over a geographical area. Assume that these nodes are able to perform processing as well as sensing and are additionally capable of communicating with each other by means of a wireless network. Though each node is an independent hardware device, they need to coordinate their [...]