SmartSociety: Collaboration Between Humans and Machines, Promises and Perils.

Abstract: As the European Union (EU) funded SmartSociety project aims to create a toolset for rapidly and systematically engineering collective intelligence systems to support daily living, it simultaneously wants to ameliorate the risks to individuals of participating in these types Continue reading

Privacy for Peer Profiling in Collective Adaptive Systems

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce a privacy-enhanced Peer Manager, which is a fundamental building block for the implementation of a privacy-preserving collective adaptive systems computing platform. The Peer Manager is a user-centered identity management platform that keeps information owned Continue reading

Reflection, collectives and adaptation: the role of models in the design of Collective Adaptive Systems

Abstract: We report work in progress on the role of models in the formation and maintenance of collectives in Hybrid Diversity-Aware Collective Adaptive Systems (HDA-CASs). HDA-CASs utilize hybrid computations involving machines and humans operating in collectives in a way that Continue reading

Towards a closer a dialogue between Policy and Practice: Responsible Design in HCI

Abstract: Given the potent and pervasive nature of modern technologies, this paper lays out the complexities involved in achieving responsible design. In order to do this we will first compare an emerging policy-oriented programme of research known as RRI (Responsible Continue reading

Towards the ethical governance of Smart Society

Abstract: This chapter is concerned with how social order is established within collectives and the ethical problems that arise when we attempt to create and direct collectives towards particular ends. It draws on our work to establish governance principles for Continue reading