Results of a Collective Awareness Platforms Investigation

  • Giovanna PaciniEmail author
  • Franco Bagnoli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9934)


In this paper we provide two introductory analyses of CAPs, based exclusively on the analysis of documents found on the Internet. The first analysis allowed us to investigate the world of CAPs, in particular for what concerned their status (dead or alive), the scope of those platforms and the typology of users. In order to develop a more accurate model of CAPs, and to understand more deeply the motivation of the users and the type of expected payoff, we analysed those CAPs from the above list that are still alive and we used two models developed for what concerned the virtual community and the collective intelligence.


CAPs Virtual community Collective intelligence 



The support of the European Commission under the FP7 Programme Collective-Awareness Platforms under the Grant Agreement no ICT-611299 for the SciCafe2.0 is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy and CSDC-Center for the Study of Complex DynamicsUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.INFN, sezFlorenceItaly

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