Collective Awareness Platforms and Digital Social Innovation Mediating Consensus Seeking in Problem Situations

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9934)


In this paper we show the results of our studies carried out in the framework of the European Project SciCafe2.0 in the area of Participatory Engagement models. We present a methodological approach built on participative engagements models and holistic framework for problem situation clarification and solution impacts assessment. Several online platforms for social engagement have been analysed to extract the main patterns of participative engagement. We present our own experiments through the SciCafe2.0 Platform and our insights from requirements elicitation.


Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS) Digital social innovation Participatory Engagement models Problems situation disambiguation CAPS platforms UI-REF SciCafe2.0 



The SciCafe2.0 Consortium wishes to acknowledge the support from the European Community DG Connect under ICT-611299 the Collective Awareness Platforms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intelligent Systems Research LaboratoryUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  2. 2.IRPPS-CNRRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Astronomy and CSDCUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  4. 4.Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG)GödöllőHungary
  5. 5.INFN, Sez. FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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