, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 139-145
Date: 05 Sep 2007

Social intelligence design: a junction between engineering and social sciences

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Overview: the meaning and achievements of SID2006

This special issue of AI and Society contains a selection of papers presented at the 5th International Workshop of Social Intelligence Design held at Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, Osaka, Japan, in March 2006.

Nishida (2001) defined social intelligence design (SID) as a research field attempts to integrate understanding and designing social intelligence. On the one hand, it involves engineering approaches concerning design and implementation of systems and environments, ranging from group/team oriented collaboration support systems that facilitate common ground building, goal-oriented interaction among participants, to community support systems that support large-scale online-discussion. On the other hand, it involves scientific approaches addressing cognitive and social psychological understanding of social intelligence, and provides a means for predicting and evaluating the effect of a given communication medium on the nature of d ...