Emergent Emotions on the Web

20--21 January 2011, Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Invited Speakers

Schahram Dustdar Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology
Socially enhanced Services Computing & Self-Adaptation in Socio-Computational Future Internet Systems
Abstract: In this presentation i will present some of our work in building self-adaptive systems and in particular discuss some techniques and mechanisms we employ to achieve socially enhanced adaptation in service-oriented systems.
Stefan Thurner Complex Systems Research Group, Medical University of Vienna
Deriving Human Behavioral Laws from a Large-Scale Computer Game Society
Abstract The capacity to collect fingerprints of individuals in online media has revolutionized the way researchers explore social systems. Such systems can often be described in terms of large, complex networks that have a topology of interconnected nodes. Much emphasis has been put on the existence or absence of interactions between actors, as well as their possible strength or directionality, but the nature of these interactions has been overlooked in most empirical studies, mainly because it is usually unavailable in large-scale data. In this work, we perform an analysis of a large-scale social network of a computer game society where different types of one-to-one interactions can be identified: friendship, enmity, communication, trade, bounty and war. Based on these networks, we present a series of findings in regularities in human interaction patterns,and the role of interacting social networks in the organization of the social system. We present a first large-scale verification of structural balance theory and provide first results of the nature of streams of human actions - a human behavioral code.

Project Reports:

Julian Sienkiewicz (WUT), Stephane Gobron (EPFL), Georgios Paltoglou (UW), Marcin Skowron (OFAI), David Garcia (ETHZ), Marija Mitrovic (JSI), Elena Tsankova (JacobsUni), Robert Hillmann (TUB), Anna Borowiec (GEMIUS)
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