"The Social Compute Unit"
Social computing is perceived mainly as a vehicle for establishing and maintaining social (private) relationships as well as utilizing political and social interests. Unsurprisingly, social computing lacks substantial adoption in enterprises. Clearly, collaborative computing is firmly established (as a niche), but no tight integration exists of social and collaborative computing approaches to facilitate mainstream problem solving in and between enterprises or teams of people. In this talk I will present a fresh look at this problem and examine how to integrate people in the form of human-based computing and software services into one composite system, which can be modeled, programmed, and instantiated on a large scale.
Schahram Dustdar (ACM Distinguished Scientist), is Full Professor of Computer Science with a focus on Internet Technologies heading the Distributed Systems Group, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).
From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. He is Editor in Chief of Computing (Springer) and on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing, as well as author of some 300 publications. More info on his homepage: www.infosys.tuwien.ac.at/Staff/sd