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Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:14:16 -0400
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Second International Workshop on Collective Intelligence: "Collective Intelligence as Community Discourse and Action"
in conjunction with CSCW2012, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work - February 11–15, 2012 - Seattle, Washington

Important Dates

Paper submission: November 25, 2011
Notification of acceptance: December 9, 2012
Last day for CSCW 2012 Early Registration: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Workshop Date: 11 February 2011

Background and Motivation

Humanity now finds itself faced with a range of highly complex problems – such as climate change, the spread of disease, international security, scientific collaborations, product development, and so on - that call upon us to harvest the collective intelligence of large numbers of globally distributed experts and stakeholders.
Collective Intelligence (CI) research investigates the design of infrastructures to enable collectives to think and act intelligently, and intriguingly, more intelligently than individuals. Technologies such as idea management or argumentation tools, blogs, wikis, chats, forums, Q&A sites, and social networks provide unprecedented opportunities for entire communities or organizations to express a discourse and act at a massive scale, but very little is known on:
·      When does effective discourse help a collective outperform individuals?
·      What functions should the next generation of social platforms support?
·      How can we allow communities to efficiently manage many diverse ideas, argument, and deliberate?
·      What patterns in discourse and action can be modelled computationally?


This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and understand the forms of CI that can be constructed through discourse and action, which enables advanced forms of collective sensemaking such as idea generation and prioritization, argumentation, and deliberation.
We invite contributions covering topics such as (but not limited to):

·      Collective Intelligence
·      Community Ideation and Idea management Systems
·      Argumentation
·      Online Deliberation
·      Online Discourse technologies - such as email, blogs, wikis, chats, web forums, Q&A sites, peer-rated news aggregators, social networks, ideation and argumentation tools


We welcome submissions in the form of Research Papers, Position Papers and Demos.
All submission will be peer-reviewed and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation by the Organizing Committee.
Should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the workshop to present the work.
Submission guidelines can be found at

Organizing Committee

Dr. Anna De Liddo, The Open University
Dr. Simon Buckingham Shum, The Open University
Dr. Gregorio Convertino, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Dr. Ágnes Sándor, Xerox Research Centre Europe
Dr. Mark Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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