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Socio-technical computation

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Socio-technical computation At The 18th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Canada. 14 - 18 Mar 2015. 4 pp.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


Motivated by the significant amount of successful collaborative problem solving activities on the Web, we ask: Does the accumulated information propagation behaviour on the Web form a giant machine? In this paper we elaborate on a thesis about the computational capability embodied in information sharing activities that happen on the Web, which we term socio-technical computation. Socio-technical computation does not only reflect explicitly conditional activities but also the organic potential residing in information on the Web. As a foundation for this theory we propose an information cascades model that is independent from any underlying system-specific or social network features

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Accepted/In Press date: March 2015
Venue - Dates: The 18th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Canada, 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-18
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 22 Dec 2014 14:05
Last modified: 29 Sep 2017 02:10

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Author: Markus Luczak-Rösch
Author: Ramine Tinati
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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