Encouraging Collective Intelligence for the Common Good:
How Do We Integrate the Disparate Pieces?

In this workshop we will survey a variety of online tools and discuss what aspects of CI4CG they are intended to address and how they would be used by communities. We will consider how the developers could collaborate in the future and what future work, including collaborating with people outside of academia, will be needed. We are also interested in relevant methodologies, frameworks, approaches and non-technological complements to the technological side the workshop focuses on. An important part of the work will be identifying possible approaches towards integrating the tools technologically and socially. We will try to identify frameworks and mechanisms that various systems could leverage. These include (but are not limited to) Systems for:

  • e-participation and e-democracy;
  • dialogue and argumentation in open communities;
  • participatory budgeting and participatory democracy;.
  • large scale collective deliberation and decision making;
  • early warning, collective awareness, planning;
  • crowd voting, polling, petition and prediction markets;
  • crowdsourcing and crowdfunding;
  • argument mapping, knowledge mapping and collective sensemaking;
  • open source software and open data
  • citizens' observatories and collaboratories

We further focus on systems that are intended to be used for public problem solving, especially among citizens who are not necessarily aligned with business or government - civil society - to collaborate freely with each other with the aim of addressing significant shared problems effectively and equitably.

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