October 3, 2013
Scotland House Conference Centre - Brussels, Belgium
The 2013 European Conference on ‘Tackling societal challenges with Social Collective Intelligence and ICT!’ was the final event of the Social-IST EU/FP7 project (www.social-ist.eu).
Organised by Sigma Orionis in collaboration with CREATE-NET (Social-IST Coordinator) and the University of Edinburgh, the conference aimed to present the Social-IST main project outputs (namely the White Paper on Research Challenges in Social Collective Intelligence and the Roadmap for FET Initiatives in Social Collective Intelligence) and to engage participants in an open dialogue on how a new form of ICT can help to build a smarter society. The event gathered over 20 top notch speakers, who debated with the conference audience scientific challenges brought forward by Social Collective Intelligence, their impact on a number of application domains and the community support needed to foster their wide development.
The Social-IST White paper includes the identification and description of key research challenges that will be faced by researchers in designing and experimenting with Social Collective Intelligence Systems within the next decade. The Social-IST Roadmap includes a number of recommendations for the European Commission in terms of timing, focus of initiatives and potential instruments for bringing forward the topics identified in the White Paper in a coherent way, maximizing the impacts on science, society and economy.
Participants represented a targeted audience of scientist, researchers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders involved in or truly interested in Social Collective Intelligence.