Collaboration

Overview

Collaboration is the combination of technology and culture to increase the effectiveness of individuals working together. Models and tools for collaboration are changing the way we work, live, play, and learn.

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Description:

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human factors.
  • Models of collaborative practices, their dynamics, and their impact on networks.
  • Analysis of cultural, geographic, economic and demographic variations in behavioral patterns.
  • The effects of globalization on collaboration.
  • Detection of behavioral anomalies based on observed patterns, and correlations in time and space.

New communication mechanisms to induce as well as adapt to Collaborative methods.

  • Mechanism design.
  • Socially aware design of networked systems: from communication technologies to user interfaces.
  • Incentives to elicit online participation and collaboration.
  • Cultural, geographic, economic and demographic impact.

Application areas

  • Reputation systems
  • Security, identity, authentication
  • Video
  • Finding an expert
  • Semantic search
  • Natural language topics
  • Privacy preserving models and methods.
  • Information access control

RFP-2008-052: Understanding and Improving the Human Network (open call)

Observing, mining, modeling and predicting human behavior over communication networks.

  • Measurement based models of human behavior.
  • Data Mining and Statistical Methods to analyze large and diverse datasets.
  • Models of social networks and their dynamics, and their impact on the network.
  • Analysis of cultural, geographic, economic and demographic variations in behavioral patterns.
  • Detection of behavioral anomalies based on observed patterns/models, and spatial/temporal correlations.

New communication mechanisms to induce and adapt to desired behavioral changes.

  • Mechanism design.
  • Socially aware design of networked systems: from communication technologies to user interfaces.
  • Cultural, geographic, economic and demographic impact.

Towards building better networked societies

  • Reputation systems and their impact on social design.
  • Incentives and mechanisms to elicit online participation and collaboration.
  • Building distributed virtual environments and their positive impact on society.

RFP-2007-038: Service Infrastructure (open call)

RFP-2010-067: Six Challenges in Home Network Configuration, Control and Troubleshooting

Privacy and Anonymity issues

  • Privacy preserving mining algorithms.
  • Protecting/Anonmyzing user identity.