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Towards Executable Representations of Social Machines

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagrammatic Representation and Inference
Subtitle of host publicationDiagrams 2018
EditorsPeter Chapman, Gem Stapleton, Amirouche Moktefi, Sarah Perez-Kriz, Francesco Bellucci
PublisherSpringerLink
Pages765-769
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91376-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-91375-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams - Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2018/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10871

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams
Abbreviated titleDiagrams 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period18/06/1822/06/18
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Abstract

Human interaction is increasingly mediated through technological systems, resulting in the emergence of a new class of socio-technical systems, often called Social Machines. However, many systems are designed and managed in a centralised way, limiting the participants’ autonomy and ability to shape the systems they are part of.
In this paper we are concerned with creating a graphical formalism that allows novice users to simply draw the patterns of interaction that they desire, and have computational infrastructure assemble around the diagram. Our work includes a series of participatory design workshops, that help to understand the levels and types of abstraction that the general public are comfortable with when designing socio-technical systems. These design studies lead to a novel formalism that allows us to compose rich interaction protocols into functioning, executable architecture. We demonstrate this by translating one of the designs produced by workshop participants into an a running agent institution using the Lightweight Social Calculus (LSC).

Event

10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

18/06/1822/06/18

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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