SmartSociety – A Platform for Collaborative People-Machine Computation

Ognjen Scekic, Daniele Miorandi, Tommaso Schiavinotto, Dimitrios I. Diochnos, Alethia Hume, Ronald Chenu-Abente, Hong-Linh Truong, Michael Rovatsos, Iacopo Carreras, Schahram Dustdar, Fausto Giunchiglia

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Abstract

Society is moving towards a socio-technical ecosystem in which physical and virtual dimensions of life are intertwined and where people interactions ever more take place with or are mediated by machines. Hybrid Diversity-aware Collective Adaptive Systems (HDA-CAS) is a new generation of socio-technical systems where humans and machines synergetically complement each other and operate collectively to achieve their goals. HDA-CAS introduce the fundamental properties of hybridity and collectiveness, hiding from the users the complexities associated with managing the collaboration and coordination of machine and human computing elements. In this paper we present an HDA-CAS system called SmartSociety, supporting computations with hybrid human/machine collectives. We describe the platform’s architecture and functionality, validate it on two real-world scenarios involving human and machine elements and present a performance evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages147-154
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9469-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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