Computational Community: A Procedural Approach for Guiding Collective Human Behavior Towards Achieving a Flourished Society

  • Kota Gushima
  • Tatsuya Aikawa
  • Mizuki Sakamoto
  • Tatsuo Nakajima
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9749)


In this paper, we propose a procedural framework to design collective human behavior for overcoming serious social problems, such as environmental sustainability and human well-being. The framework integrates respective persuasive services installed in urban cities for pervasively guiding people’s behavior towards achieving a sustainable and flourished society. Each persuasive service manages a small piece of human behavior. Each persuasive service is represented as a basic block in our framework; the basic block specifies how to change a piece of an aspect of people’s daily behavior. A service designer connects these basic blocks and coordinates them procedurally by developing a program using mobile phones. The approach enables persuasive services that are pervasively and seamlessly embedded into our daily lives to continuously guide people’s behavior towards ideal sustainable human behavior.


Crowdsourcing Collective human behavior Human well-being Procedurality Semiotic meaning of the real world 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kota Gushima
    • 1
  • Tatsuya Aikawa
    • 1
  • Mizuki Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Tatsuo Nakajima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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