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Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness

Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness (Hardback)

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This book introduces and reviews recent advances in

the field in a comprehensive and non-technical way by focusing on the potential

of emerging citizen-science and social-computation frameworks, coupled with the

latest theoretical and modeling tools developed by physicists, mathematicians,

computer and social scientists to analyse, interpret and visualize complex data

sets.There is overwhelming evidence that the current

organisation of our economies and societies is seriously damaging biological

ecosystems and human living conditions in the short term, with potentially

catastrophic effects in the long term. The need to re-organise the daily

activities with the greatest impact - energy consumption, transport, housing -

towards a more efficient and sustainable development model has recently been

raised in the public debate on several global, environmental issues. Above all,

this requires the mismatch between global, societal and individual needs to be

addressed. Recent advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

can trigger important transitions at the individual and collective level to

achieve this aim.Based on the findings of the collaborative research

network EveryAware the following developments among the emerging ICT

technologies are discussed in depth in this volume:* Participatory sensing - where ICT development is

pushed to the level where it can support

informed action at the hyperlocal scale, providing capabilities for

environmental monitoring, data aggregation and mining, as well as information

presentation and sharing.* Web gaming, social computing and internet-mediated

collaboration - where the Web will continue to acquire the status of an

infrastructure for social computing, allowing users' cognitive abilities to be

coordinated in online communities, and steering the collective action towards

predefined goals.

* Collective awareness and decision-making - where the

access to both personal and community data, collected by users, processed with

suitable analysis tools, and re-presented in an appropriate format by usable

communication interfaces leads to a bottom-up development of collective social


Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labourScience & MathematicsGeographyHuman geography Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 13/05/2016 ISBN-13: 9783319256566  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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