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Workshop on Social Standards: The Future of Business - 7-8th August 2013

Workshop on Social Standards: The Future of Business - 7-8th August 2013 | Social Computing | Scoop.it
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Today, the W3C officially releases the Final Report on the Social Standards: The Future of Business workshop today and announced to its Advisory Committee that chartering of new social standards will begin.

The W3C-OpenSocial Foundation joint workshop was convened with the goal of formulating a standardization strategy to make "social" a first-class citizen of the Web. The current landscape around social applications on the Web is fragmented, holding back business results; the Open Web Platform, with W3C's royalty-free patent policy, offers a sound base for moving forward.

Conceived by the W3C Social Business Community Group, the workshop was hosted by AppFusions and sponsored by IBM and the Open Mobile Alliance.  The workshop featured two-days of presentations and intense discussions of the challenges, use cases, and potential standardization strategies for social. The workshop brought together over 70 individuals from more than 50 companies around this theme, ranging from start-ups like Crushpath to established enterprise social networks like Yammer. Boeing, AT&T, Dachis Group, Ford, Google, IBM, Jive Software, MIT, Mozilla, Oracle, SAP, SugarCRM, Salesforce, Telecom Italia, Tibco, UCF, W3C and many other industry leaders and social business platform corporations were at the workshop.

 

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Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge

Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge | Social Computing | Scoop.it
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Fascinating interview of Tom Malone, the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

 

He discusses the concepts of Collective Intelligence and the work of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

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Computational social science: Making the links

Computational social science: Making the links | Social Computing | Scoop.it
From e-mails to social networks, the digital traces left by life in the modern world are transforming social science.

 

Excellent Nature article on the emerging field of computational social science. 

 

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Article from Nature on the emerging field of computational social science

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Towards the Social Event-based Internet of Services

Towards the Social Event-based  Internet of Services | Social Computing | Scoop.it

 

The evolution towards the Future Internet will largely be based on three inter-connected directions: (i) social networking within and across companies; (ii) the use of Linked Open Data and (iii) the trend towards the real-time event web.

 

The aim of this workshop is to present the main technological challenges in these three areas and outline the proposed solutions and indicative usage scenarios of three European Union research projects: PLAY, SocIoS and Omelette.

 

Read more: http://imu.ntua.gr/events/tsebis/

 

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ICWSM-12 - Program

ICWSM-12 - Program | Social Computing | Scoop.it

The program of ICWSM 2012 (International AAAI Conference on Weblogs And Social Media) is at

http://www.icwsm.org/2012/program/program/

 

The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing research that blends social science and computational approaches are especially encouraged.


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Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search

Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Deadline extension by May 17th for the Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search, 10-14 September, Fira, Santorini, Greece

 

Based on the great success and experience of five previous SSMS editions, the 2012 Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search will be offering top level education for participants from all over the world.

 

The summer school is aimed at PhD students, young researchers and practitioners interested in social media modeling and analysis, online social interaction analysis and relevant approaches and applications in prediction, search and visualization. Lectures include introductory and advanced courses by leading researchers from academia and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of state-of-the-art research in these multi-disciplinary topics

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Spigit Launches New Crowdsourcing Platform ICON, a People-Powered Social Solution

Spigit Launches New Crowdsourcing Platform ICON, a People-Powered Social Solution | Social Computing | Scoop.it
Spigit Launches New Crowdsourcing Platform ICON, a People-Powered Social Solution

 

Spigit, a company in social innovation software and services, today announced the availability of ICON, a new crowdsourcing platform that gives employees a quick way to tap their co-workers for ideas, knowledge and feedback. ICON is available at no charge to employees and businesses, requiring only a corporate email address. ICON is also available through third party integration with Yammer.

 

Read the news item: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Spigit-Launches-New-Crowdsourcing-Platform-ICON-a-People-Powered-Social-Solution-1650922.htm

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Dachis Group Announces Publication of Social Business by Design

Dachis Group Announces Publication of Social Business by Design | Social Computing | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Dachis Group, the world's leading social software and solutions firm, today announced the publication of Social Business by Design (Jossey-Bass/Wiley Hardcover; May 2012; $29.99; ISBN: 978-1-1182-7321-0),...
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1st International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM 2012)

1st International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM 2012) | Social Computing | Scoop.it

1st International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM 2012)

 

Part of the OnTheMove OTM Federated Conferences and Workshops 2012 (OTM'12)

 

Rome, Italy, 13 - 14 September 2012

 

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission deadline: May 18, 2012

Paper Submission deadline: May 25, 2012

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Collective Intelligence 2012 - accepted-papers

Collective Intelligence 2012 - accepted-papers | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Collective Intelligence 2012: April 18-20, MIT campus, Cambridge, MA

 

The papers accepted for presentation to the CI 2012 conference have been announced. Coupled to the list of invited speakers, this seems a "not-to-be-missed" event.

 

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To improve your stock market trading strategy... follow Twitter!

To improve your stock market trading strategy... follow Twitter! | Social Computing | Scoop.it

A paper by researchers from University of California at Riverside and Yahoo! Research Barcelona presented at the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) 2012 examined the correlation of micro-blogging activity with stock-market events.

 

The paper shows that even relatively small correlations between price and micro-blogging features can be exploited to drive a stock trading strategy that outperforms baseline strategies.

 

The paper is at: http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~vagelis/publications/wsdm2012-microblog-financial.pdf

 

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Write up of Day 1 of Berlin Semantic Tech & Business Conference

Write up of Day 1 of Berlin Semantic Tech & Business Conference | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Write-up of Day 1 of the Berlin Semantic Tech & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) 

 

Overview of presentations on semantic web and linked open data (and services) applications.

 

See http://semtechbizberlin2012.semanticweb.com/index.cfm for the programme.

 

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Biopharmaceutical company harnesses open innovation for crowdsoured trial design

Biopharmaceutical company harnesses open innovation for crowdsoured trial design | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Transparency Life Sciences (TLS), a biopharmaceutical development company based in the US, has marked its official launch by unveiling a prototype of the crowdsourced web platform it will use to design clinical trial protocols more in tune with the needs of patients, physicians, medical experts and other stakeholders.

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Workshop on Social Standards: The Future of Business - 7-8th August 2013

Workshop on Social Standards: The Future of Business - 7-8th August 2013 | Social Computing | Scoop.it
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The W3C Social Business Community Group  and OpenSocial are jointly organizing a Workshop, hosted by AppFusions, to address a number of important questions in Social Business.

 

"Social" is revolutionizing all aspects of life, from our personal communications to how work is accomplished in an organization. Social business can transform the enterprise: enterprises are increasingly applying social tools to become more efficient and gain a competitive advantage, and soon these tools will reach deep into an enterprise's architecture.

 

The goal of this workshop is to bring together social business experts with social technology experts in a neutral and objective environment to discuss the use-cases that existing specifications don’t adequately address and understand where new standards are needed.

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What's the Difference between Social Media and Social Business?

What's the Difference between Social Media and Social Business? | Social Computing | Scoop.it
A major change is taking place in social media these days: Leading-edge companies are moving from "liking" to leading.
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Alistair Rennie, the General Manager of IBM's Social Business, discusses social engagement as an opportunity to redefine client service experience, be proactive in delivering customer care and differentiate in new ways.

 

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The Videos for all the Keynotes are online | Social Business Forum 2012

The Videos for all the Keynotes are online | Social Business Forum 2012 | Social Computing | Scoop.it

The Social Business Forum 2012 (June 4-5, 2012, Milan) attracted over 3600 participants and 150+ speakers.

 

Now, the videos from the all the videos of the sessions of the Social Business Forum 2012 are posted online.

 

Enjoy!

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Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?

Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing? | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?
By David Kiron, Doug Palmer, Anh Nguyen Phillips and Nina Kruschwitz
May 30, 2012
Findings from the 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project


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OnTheMove Federated Conferences & Workshops (OTM 2011) - SINCOM_2012

OnTheMove Federated Conferences & Workshops (OTM 2011) - SINCOM_2012 | Social Computing | Scoop.it

NEW DATES:

Abstract Submission deadline:     May 31, 2012 Paper Submission deadline:     June 4, 2012

 

The International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Computing (SINCOM) provides a forum on the study, design, development and evaluation of the emergent intelligence that human-computer systems demonstrate. Socially intelligent computational systems bring together people and computers, support the creation of radically new forms of collaboration, communication and intelligence and allow the generation of new, emergent behaviors.

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When Computation meets Society, it gets interesting! » Research Replication in Social Computing

Prof. Takis Metaxas discusses the need for Research Replication in Social Computing:

 

A call for replicating Social Computing results as a necessary step in the maturity of the field.

 

The field of Social Computing is a rather new one but it is one of the more active in Computer Science in the last few years. Many new conferences have been created to host the research efforts of computer scientists, social scientists, physicists, statisticians and many other researchers and practitioners. The excitement generated by the opportunities that opened through the relatively ease of retrieving large amounts of data has led many young researchers in diving to uncover the modes of social interactions.

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A Stock Exchange for Your Personal Data - Technology Review

A Stock Exchange for Your Personal Data - Technology Review | Social Computing | Scoop.it

"There's an immense amount of value in data about people," says Bernardo Huberman, senior fellow at HP Labs. "That data is being collected all the time. Anytime you turn on your computer, anytime you buy something."

 

Huberman, who directs HP Labs' Social Computing Research Group, has come up with an alternative—a marketplace for personal information—that would give individuals control of and compensation for the private tidbits they share, rather than putting it all in the hands of companies.

 

In a paper posted online last week, Huberman and coauthor Christina Aperjis propose something akin to a New York Stock Exchange for personal data. A trusted market operator could take a small cut of each transaction and help arrive at a realistic price for a sale.

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The Value of Social Business: Exploring the ROI Question

The Value of Social Business: Exploring the ROI Question | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Dion Hinchcliffe's view on the value of Social Business and the ROI Question:

 

It’s a pretty simple equation at the end of the day. When businesses decide to invest in technology, they are hoping to ultimately get more value back than they put in. The time windows for such investment are generally 2 years, more or less. This was recently validated for me as I helped judge the entries for the 2012 CIO 100 Awards. I was surprised that many companies expect 100% ROI in rather short periods of time, often in just sixth month for efforts that may have taken years to implement. Whether this is generally unrealistic or actually achievable is besides the point.

 

 

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In the news: Thomson Reuters extends its news offering to include sentiment scoring service for social media

In the news: Thomson Reuters extends its news offering to include sentiment scoring service for social media | Social Computing | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters announces an extension of its machine-readable news offering to include a sentiment scoring service for social media.

http://www.afxnews.com/content/press_room/financial/2012_03_07_social_media_sentiment_analysis_offering

 

"The push of investors to find ways to trade on information on social media is set to take a leap forward with Thomson Reuters developing a service that analyses comments and snippets from millions of websites" 

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/11b0b24a-67a1-11e1-b6a1-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1oQvxfEvP

 

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Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search, 10-14 September, Santorini Greece

Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search, 10-14 September, Santorini Greece | Social Computing | Scoop.it

Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search

10-14 September, Fira, Santorini, Greece

 

Based on the great success and experience of five previous SSMS editions, the 2012 Summer School on Social Media Modeling and Search will be offering top level education for participants from all over the world. The summer school is aimed at PhD students, young researchers and practitioners interested in social media modeling and analysis, online social interaction analysis and relevant approaches and applications in prediction, search and visualization. Lectures include introductory and advanced courses by leading researchers from academia and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of state-of-the-art research in these multi-disciplinary topics.

 

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Understanding Social Business Excellence - Enterprise2.0Summit 2012...

Rawn Shah (Social Business Strategist, IBM) slideshared the keynote speech "Understanding Social Business Excellence" he gave today at the Enterprise 2.0 summit in Paris (http://www.e20summit.com/)

 

The slides are at http://slidesha.re/xiSseO

 

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Social Computing Symposium 2012

Social Computing Symposium 2012 | Social Computing | Scoop.it

The Social Computing Symposium 2012 focuses on the changing nature of 'the public,' and is held on the campus of New York University in the Interactive Telecommunication Program space on January 12-13.

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