Social Collective Intelligence

Combining the Powers of Humans and Machines to Build a Smarter Society

  • Daniele Miorandi
  • Vincenzo Maltese
  • Michael Rovatsos
  • Anton Nijholt
  • James Stewart

Part of the Computational Social Sciences book series (CSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Hartswood, Barbara Grimpe, Marina Jirotka, Stuart Anderson
      Pages 3-30
    3. Jeremy Pitt, Dídac Busquets, Aikaterini Bourazeri, Patricio Petruzzi
      Pages 31-50
    4. Paul Smart, Elena Simperl, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 51-85
    5. Stuart Anderson, Daniele Miorandi, Iacopo Carreras, Dave Robertson
      Pages 93-101
  3. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Simone Fischer-Hübner, Leonardo A. Martucci
      Pages 105-124
    3. Heather S. Packer, Laura Drăgan, Luc Moreau
      Pages 159-184
  4. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Nicola Bicocchi, Alket Cecaj, Damiano Fontana, Marco Mamei, Andrea Sassi, Franco Zambonelli
      Pages 227-241
    3. Monika Büscher, Michael Liegl, Vanessa Thomas
      Pages 243-265

About this book


The book focuses on Social Collective Intelligence, a term used to denote a class of socio-technical systems that combine, in a coordinated way, the strengths of humans, machines and collectives in terms of competences, knowledge and problem solving capabilities with the communication, computing and storage capabilities of advanced ICT.
Social Collective Intelligence opens a number of challenges for researchers in both computer science and social sciences; at the same time it provides an innovative approach to solve challenges in diverse application domains, ranging from health to education and organization of work.
The book will provide a cohesive and holistic treatment of Social Collective Intelligence, including challenges emerging in various disciplines (computer science, sociology, ethics) and opportunities for innovating in various application areas.
By going through the book the reader will gauge insight and knowledge into the challenges and opportunities provided by this new, exciting, field of investigation. Benefits for scientists will be in terms of accessing a comprehensive treatment of the open research challenges in a multidisciplinary perspective. Benefits for practitioners and applied researchers will be in terms of access to novel approaches to tackle relevant problems in their field. Benefits for policy-makers and public bodies representatives will be in terms of understanding how technological advances can support them in supporting the progress of society and economy.


Collective Adaptive Systems Collective Intelligence Human Computer Interfaces Hybrid Social Computational Systems Programming Social Collectives Social Collective Intelligence Systems Social Computing Social Networks Socio-technical Systems Technology-society Co-design

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniele Miorandi
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Maltese
    • 2
  • Michael Rovatsos
    • 3
  • Anton Nijholt
    • 4
  • James Stewart
    • 5
  1. 1.CREATE-NETTrentoItaly
  2. 2.University of TrentoTrentoItaly
  3. 3.School of Informatics InformaticsThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Faculty EEMCSUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  5. 5.The University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08680-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08681-1
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