Diversity-Awareness – The Key to Human-Like Computing?

Abstract: While AI has recently produced impressive systems that achieve human-like performance at challenging tasks, these systems tell us very little about how human intelligence works. In particular, they do not address the problem of composing knowledge and behaviour incrementally Continue reading

Diversity-Aware Recommendation for Human Collectives

Abstract: Sharing economy applications need to coordinate humans, each of whom may have different preferences over the provided service. Traditional approaches model this as a resource allocation problem and solve it by identifying matches between users and resources. These require Continue reading

SmartOrch: An Adaptive Orchestration System for Human-Machine Collectives

Abstract: Web-based collaborative systems, where most computation is performed by human collectives, have distinctly different requirements from traditional workflow orchestration systems, as humans have to be mobilised to perform computations and the system has to adapt to their collective behaviour Continue reading

Fog Orchestration for IoT Services: Issues, Challenges and Directions

Abstract: Large-scale IoT services such as healthcare, smart cities and marine monitoring are pervasive in Cyber-physical environments strongly supported by Internet technologies and Fog computing. Complex IoT services are increasingly composed of sensors, devices, and compute resources within Fog computing Continue reading

Agent Protocols for Social Computation

Abstract: Despite the fact that social computation systems involve interaction mechanisms that closely resemble well-known models of agent coordination, current applications in this area make little or no use of the techniques the agent-based systems literature has to offer. In Continue reading