The schedule for the SOCM2013 workshop is packed and exciting. See the Final Programme and download the papers here: http://sociam.org/www2013/#schedule
The Theory and Practice of Social Machines
A workshop at the WWW 2013 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This workshop proposes to derive the characterisation of social systems on the Web as “social machines”, computational entities governed by both computational and social processes. The purpose of such a model is to enable the effective identification and interrogation of the components, processes, properties and limits of such systems, in particular that enable them to solve complex social and computational problems in a decentralized fashion, at large scale. The objective of this workshop is to bring together experts of various kinds of online social systems, including crowd-powered systems, social networks, and online communities, to jointly refine the model and apply it to the study and design of new kinds of social systems.