Participants and contributions
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This is the list of participants and contributions to the Second International Workshop on Knowledge Federation, titled Self-organizing collective mind, that took place October 3-6, 2010, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and a part of the Knowledge Federation wiki
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- Tanja Aitamurto is a journalist and researcher, and a recipient of best article award at the recent Innovation Journalism conference at Stanford University (see her brief biography). In her abstract she wrote: “Instead of big, self-sustained media houses, the future of journalism will be about self-organized knowledge workers. This development is already occurring at large in the US, where journalists are working in heavily outsourced models such as the Patch and recently Yahoo-purchased Associated Content.” The title of her article is New ecosystem in journalism: Decentralized newsrooms empowered by self-organized crowds.
- Arnim Bleier is a social scientists at the University of Leipzig Topic Maps Lab, with interest in knowledge organization. The title of his article draft is The Praxis of Social Knowledge Federation. This article is co-authored with Patrick Jähnichen, Uta Schulze and Lutz Maicher of University of Leipzig Topic Maps Lab.
- Eddie Choo is a young talent that Jack Park discovered during his visit to Korea where Eddie was serving as an intern on the Global Climate Change Situation Room being constructed in Gimcheon, South Korea. His article, titled Social Perspectives on Compendium introduces a way to make Dialog Mapping (Compendium) more conducive to collective intelligence by combining ideas from Piercean semiotics and Actor Networks.
- Paddy Coulter is the Director of Oxford Global Media and Fellow of the Green Templeton College, Oxford University. Paddy will be giving us a keynote speech titled "Journalists Lost in a Clickstream?" with subtitle "The challenge of re-imagining journalism for a digital era." Read his brief biography.
- Stian Danenbarger is a senior consultant (information architect and technical concept developer) at Bouvet, Norway, and a socio-semantic technology expert. His role in Bouvet is to bring projects to a good start, by identifying suitable approaches and technical tools.
- Mei Lin Fung (Chair, Institute for Organizational Excellence, see her brief biography) and Robert Stephenson (Formerly neuroscientist and professor, currently Curator of Virtual Tech at San Jose Tech Museum, see his brief biography) are leaders of the Program for the Future, “An Invitation to Innovation, inspired by Doug Engelbart's vision that the most strategic investment to secure our future is to find better ways for us to make reasoned decisions together, to work together, to solve wicked problems together.” Their article is titled Noah’s Ark for the Exaflood Rushing Upon Us.
- Rolf Guescini is currently with Cerpus AS, working on knowledge and content management and pedagogical IT solutions. Earlier, as a student at the University of Oslo Humanistic Computer Science program, he was for several years on the support and development team for the University of Oslo Information Design course (an early experiment in federated education). Cerpus is a partner in Norwegian effort to digitize, systematize and integrate (by using TM technology) all learning resources in Norway and make them available online. Rolf´s abstract is titled BrainBank– Building Conceptual Topic Maps E-portfolios for Meaningful Learning.
- Karl Hebenstreit is an IT developer at US General Services Administration with interest in collective intelligence. His article is titled Combinatorial Inquiries into Knowledge Federation.
- Jukka Huhtamäki, Jaakko Salonen, Jarno Marttila and Ossi Nykänen are researchers at the Hypermedia Laboratory of the Tempere University of Technology, Finland. Their article, titled Towards Data-driven, Context-Sensitive Visual Social Network Analysis, tells about the means to automate the process of collecting, processing and visualising data on how people contribute to various social processes in an ecosystem of social media tools. These means include modelling the contribution data, using component-based information visualisation tools to aggregate and process the data to be visualised and analysed with different state-of-the-art tools - all in the spirit of linked data, information visualisation and semantic computing.
- Alf Martin Johansen is the founder and Executive Chairman of Induct Software. “Induct integrates Enterprise 2.0 technology and social networking concepts with a flexible and customizable innovation process management framework.The result is a service-based platform that allows companies to easily practice true “open innovation” through the creation of corporate Innovation Communities™”
- Dino Karabeg is a Knowledge Federation 2010 Federator. His article draft is titled Steps Towards a Federated Course Model.
- Micke Kuwahara is the head of system development in the Hypermedia Group of the Hokaido University, specifically responsible for Webble World. His article, co-authored with Yuzuru Tanaka (see below), is titled Webbles: Programmable and Customizable Meme Media Objects in a Knowledge Federation Framework Environment on the Web.
- Christopher Lund is a journalist, founder and CEO of Newswire, a news agency that has been successfully practicing a federated journalism for the past 17 years. In his article, titled Newswire AS he will describe Newswire and highlight the relevant experience and insights.
- Sinan Masovic - a financial analyst in RBA Consulting, Croatia, and an award winning business plan designer, Matko Maravic - a University of Michigan Honors Business Graduate, founder and president of Rotaract Zagreb and one of leading Croatian tennis players, Antonios Fiorakis - marketing and branding specialist and Ross Branningan - international marketing, strategy and online business specialist - will join us as business plan developers, and more broadly of young and creative entrepreneurs prepared to turn the ideas developed in Knowledge Federation into real world action where they will have impact. Their business plan draft is titled Episto.
- Theva Nithy is with the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, where he is involved in a Malaysian effort to radically reform education. “I see "classrooms" where teachers write one word and students take it from there, using visual cues, social skills, online content knowledge, instant advise from someone somewhere... I am developing a manual for this.[...] It will be for software that will help students form connections between subjects and people whom they can then get in touch with, and collaborate with. Imagine an Educational networking site, just like Facebook, but made up of classroom units all over the world” he wrote to us in a recent email.
- Mario Paolucci, Stephano Picascia and Walter Quatrociocchi are researchers in the Laboratory for Agent Based Social Simulation in Rome, Italy. In their article, titled Causality in collective filtering, they undertake to "implement a system that improves the current state of the art in collaborative information filtering by a) supporting informed, evidence-based, cause-effect oriented discussion and b) employing new and more advanced interaction mechanisms."
- Jack Park of Open University´s Knowledge Media Institute and UN Millennium Project is a Knowledge Federation 2010 Federator. Jack is also the author of knowledge gardening. His article is titled Towards a Boundary Infrastructure for Knowledge Federation.
- George Pór is a Research Fellow at the Program for Research on Information Management, University of Amsterdam. Or in his own much more lively words, “evolutionary thinker-activist, adviser and strategic learning partner to visionary leaders in international business, governments and NGOs, in matters of innovation, culture change, collective intelligence, communities of practice, and social media strategies”, read his brief biography. George has contributed an article draft: Towards a Federated Framework for Designing Federated Courses and an abstract Community Knowledge Gardening: a framework for better social organization of the production of collective intelligence.
- Marco Quaggiotto of INDACO Dept. - Politecnico di Milano, and Compex Networks Unit - ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy, is the author of Knowledge Cartography. His article is titled Images of Knowledge - Interfaces for knowledge access in an epistemic transition.
- Dejan Rakovic is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade with Ph.D. in quantum physics and an impressive research record, which includes highly innovative work on the nature of creativity (see his biography by clicking on his name and opening his personal page). Dejan is pointing us toward a most interesting direction for knowledge federation research - how to enable (collective) creativity through (mediated) social organization of knowledge work. His article is titled On Nature and Control of Creativity - Tesla as a Case Study.
- Øystein Rakkenes is an award-winning documentary film maker, writer and veteran radio and TV journalist in Norwegian National Broadcasting. He helped Dhalai Lama and his team establish Radio Free Asia and remained the advisor of this project for ten years. Øystein will take part in the workshop, and also tell the story about Knowledge Federation through the camera.
- Carolina Rossini is a Fellow with the Cooperation Research Group at the Berkman Center, and an attorney with experience in intellectual property, international development, innovation policy, internet policy, the digital commons, and the impact of technology on cultures. Carolina also coordinates the Brazilian Open Educational Resources Project:Challenges and Perspectives funded by the Open Society institute. See her online biography.
- Ramon Sangüesa is a professor of computer science at the Technical University of Catalonia, working very much along the lines of knowledge federation. See his blog. His article draft is titled Federating citizen’s knowledge: a report from the trenches.
- Ishan Shapiro (@notthisbody) is a technographer, transmedia producer, filmmaker, consultant and conceptual practitioner. He maps concepts, networks, actions and narratives in the context of the ongoing sophistication of our senses and interactions using technology and is actively involved in the development of transmedia narratives, collaborative software platforms and philosophy, through his involvement with the Polytopia Project at SpaceCollective. His abstract is titled A telesynaesthetic approach to infocology representation.
- Yuzuru Tanaka is a Professor and Director of the Knowledge Media Laboratory at the University of Hokkaido, Japan, and the author of Meme Media approach to knowledge federation. His article is titled RNA-inspired Framework for Situated Federation of Smart Objects.
- John Wilbanks is responsible for Science Commons at Creative Commons. John will be giving us an opening keynote speech titled The Commons As Knowledge Federation Infrastructure. See his blog.
- Vladan Zdravkovic is a creative film maker and Head of Media Arts and Communication Department at Sheffield Hallam University. Vladan will give us the third opening keynote speech, titled Interactive Federated Video - A new model for knowledge production and sharing, which will introduce an interactive video project in which we will all participate.