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Welcome to the European Network for Social Intelligence (SINTELNET)
Traditional distinctions between the natural, the social and the artificial are becoming more and more blurred as radically new forms of Information Technology-enabled social environments are formed. These changes create the need to re-explore basic concepts of Philosophy, Humanities and Social Sciences. The aim of the European Network for Social Intelligence is twofold:
- To look into those IT-enabled domains as a means for the critical examination of those basic concepts and,
- To propose new approaches to understand and develop future IT-enabled social situations, by adapting and applying traditional concepts.
Workshop on Crowd Intelligence: Foundations, Methods and Practices
Barcelona, 8-9 January 2014
In the last few years, Web 2.0 technologies have dramatically lowered the technology barriers for people to engage in online collaborative initiatives, projects, tasks, etc. Editing a Wikipedia page, classifying galaxies by their shape, playing a computer game on folding proteins, tagging tweets in the aftermath of a disaster, crowdfunding a prototype, etc. are only some examples of the uncountable activities where the wisdom of the crowd is most welcome, for its contribution can also help computers to learn from humans when it comes to natural language processing, pattern recognition, problem solving, etc. Notions such as wisdom of the crowds, social intelligence, collective intelligence, etc. are pointing to a new paradigm where collaboration between humans and computers is key in addressing societal challenges.
This workshop aims to provide an open forum for discussion on the theoretical foundations, methods and tools, and practices of crowd intelligence. Our focus will pay attention to the interplay between humans and computers, but will also include the complexities linked to coordinating crowds, establishing appropriate methods, identifying failures and best practices, etc. with the aim of facilitating future collaboration and research.
Special Workshop on Social Intelligence and the Law
Bologna, 11-13 December 2013
Social Intelligence and the Law is a Workshop of the European Network for Social Intelligence. It will be carried out as a Special Workshop at JURIX , The 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. BOLOGNA – ITALY, 11-13 DECEMBER 2013 (The European Conference on AI and Law): http://sinatra.cirsfid.unibo.it/jurix2013/
The Workshop will be held on December 11th in conjunction with AICOL, the 5th Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Complex Legal Systems. The aim of AICOL is to develop models of legal knowledge more suitable to the complexity of contemporary legal systems. This year AICOL has had a first edition in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at the XXV IVR World Conference on Philosophy of Law and Social Theory. The second edition will take place in Bologna, at JURIX, on December 11th.
Norms Actions Games
London, 1-2 April 2014
We are pleased to announce that SINTELNET has given support to the organization of the Norms Actions Games symposium, to be held in London on the 1st and 2nd April 2014.
In strategic interaction, where multiple agents pursue personal objectives, conflict is bound to arise, as the actions of the individual agents have an effect on the welfare of the others. In such situations the need arises for the explicit regulation of individual and collective behaviour which has traditionally followed two alternative approaches, well-known in the economics literature: the spontaneous order approach, which studies how norms result from endogenous agreements among rational individuals, and the mechanism design approach, which studies how norms are exogenously designed in order to reach desirable properties.
The present symposium is motivated by the conviction that the two paradigms to understand norms in strategic interaction are by no means incompatible and can be effectively used together for regulative purposes. The aim of the symposium is to gather researchers looking at norms in strategic interaction from different perspectives, i.e. philosophy, computer science, game theory, logic, fostering discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration. Researchers will be given the opportunity of presenting their work in a stimulating environment, without novelty constraints on the contributions.
More informaton at: http://www.sintelnet.eu/content/norms-actions-games
SINTELNET present at ENSO III
The Third Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO-III) will take place in Helsinki 23-25 Oct 2013 and is open to researchers in all disciplines with an interest in the foundational structure of the social world.
The conference will include a Special Symposium on Collective Reasoning organized by SINTELNET in association with the Social Ontology group at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. The special symposium features the following invited speakers:
- Barbara Dunin-Keplicz (University of Warsaw)
- Andrew Colman (University of Leicester)
- Raul Hakli, Kaarlo Miller and Raimo Tuomela (University of Helsinki)
- Emiliano Lorini (Université Paul Sabatier)
- Kirk Ludwig (Indiana University)
- Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia)
More information: http://www.sintelnet.eu/content/enso-iii
Social.PATH: Social Coordination: Principles, Artifacts and Theories
This WG5 supported event took place in Exeter as part of AISB 2013 convention. It brought together some 20 attendants who presented papers and discussed in an open and very lively format. The workshop programme, papers and presentation slides are available here.
SINTELNET Coordination: David Pearce (email@example.com)
IT-related issues: Lourdes Tavira (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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