Collective Intelligence Model: How to Describe Collective Intelligence

  • Sandro Georgi
  • Reinhard Jung
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 113)


A large number of scientific research exists, describing forms of collective intelligence (e.g. Wikipedia). But there are only few publications that describe how different forms of collective intelligence be described in general. In this paper, we therefore describe an approach how to characterise different forms of collective intelligence. We draw from existing research and build a comprehensive model and identify further characteristics to describe collective intelligence in a fine-grained manner. We propose a model with different characteristics, like form of cooperation, organisational pattern, and decision making process, which distinctively describe forms of collective intelligence and suggest possible attribute values.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Information ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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