Collective Intelligence and the Geopolitical Crossroads in Central-Eastern Europe. Review of the Selected Research Methods

  • Rafał OlszowskiEmail author
  • Marcin Chmielowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11938)


Authors are the researchers working on the project “Collective intelligence on the Internet: applications in the public sphere, research methods and models of civic participation”. This paper contains the first remarks of this research project. First, the authors show selected social problems of Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the Polish-Ukrainian relations. The phenomenon of the Ukrainians who are working, studying and settling in Poland is a context. Next, a present state of the research on collective intelligence (CI) on the internet and its compatibility with deliberative democracy theory is briefly presented. The main part of the paper is a critical review of the CI research methods in terms of their adequacy to the study of the public sphere initiatives concerning the selected social problems. The two separate problems come together under a single goal of enabling observation of Polish-Ukrainian interactions as manifestations of collective intelligence, and furthermore, the future use of collected results to stimulate the growth of bridge capital between Poles and Ukrainians. We focus on the possibilities of application of the selected methods in the social field we are interested in, as well as necessary changes and modifications. The selected methods are online deliberation and analytics with the use of IBIS model, using the indicators measuring social phenomena – CI Potential Index and UPVoCI scale, and finally a qualitative analysis with the use of CI Genome framework.


Collective intelligence Web 2.0 Research methods Migrations Eastern Europe 



This paper reports some of the research results obtained within the research grant UMO-2018/28/C/HS5/00543 - “Kolektywna inteligencja w Internecie: zastosowania w sferze publicznej, metody badania i modele partycypacji obywatelskiej”, funded by Narodowe Centrum Nauki (National Science Centre, Poland).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.ASBIRO AcademyŁódźPoland

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