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A Systematic Review on Collective Awareness Platforms

  • Thomas KappasEmail author
  • Thomas Bournaris
  • Evangelia Economou
  • Christina Moulogianni
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 953)

Abstract

In order to improve the agricultural production an important issue is to change farmers’ behavior leading them towards sustainability. Altering farmers’ behavior is the first step is the first step towards a general societal change. In order to achieve this goal it is vital to involve as many parts of the society as possible. The existing production and consumption model, is not capable to offer such a boost to society. The current financial and social crisis demands on one hand innovative solutions and on the other hand to move beyond the closed Research and Development models to open and collaborative models, such as Collective Awareness Platforms. Collective Awareness Platforms are Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems leveraging the emerging “network effect” by combining open online social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments, in order to create awareness of problems and possible solutions requesting collective efforts, enabling new forms of social innovation. This paper presents the results of a systematic review that has been based on an analysis of published works on the subject of Collective Awareness Platforms.

Keywords

Sustainability Collective Awareness Platforms Collaboration Social networking Collective knowledge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Kappas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Bournaris
    • 1
  • Evangelia Economou
    • 1
  • Christina Moulogianni
    • 1
  1. 1.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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