The Climate CoLab: Large scale model-based collaborative planning

Joshua Introne, Robert Laubacher, Gary Olson, Thomas Malone

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Abstract

The Climate CoLab is a system to help thousands of people around the world collectively develop plans for what humans should do about global climate change. This paper shows how the system combines three design elements (model-based planning, on-line debates, and electronic voting) in a synergistic way. The paper also reports early usage experience showing that: (a) the system is attracting a continuing stream of new and returning visitors from all over the world, and (b) the nascent community can use the platform to generate interesting and high quality plans to address climate change. These initial results indicate significant progress towards an important goal in developing a collective intelligence systemthe formation of a large and diverse community collectively engaged in solving a single problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011
Pages40-47
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 12th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: May 23 2011May 27 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011

Other

Other2011 12th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period5/23/115/27/11

Keywords

  • Collective intelligence
  • climate change
  • collaborative planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Introne, J., Laubacher, R., Olson, G., & Malone, T. (2011). The Climate CoLab: Large scale model-based collaborative planning. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011 (pp. 40-47). [5928663] (Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/CTS.2011.5928663