A Framework for the Design and Synthesis of Coordinated Social Systems

Stirling, Wynn, Giraud-Carrier, Christophe and Felin, Teppo (2012) A Framework for the Design and Synthesis of Coordinated Social Systems. In: Aberer, Karl, Flache, Andreas, Jager, Wander, Liu, Ling, Tang, Jie and Guéret, Christophe, (eds.) Social Informatics: 4th International Conference, SocInfo 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5-7, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7710 . Springer, pp. 351-364. ISBN 978-3642353857


This paper describes how a nascent collective of individuals can coalesce into a complex social system. The systematic study of such scenarios requires a mathematical framework within which to model the behavior of the individual members of the collective. As individuals interact, they develop social relationships and exchange resources – that is, they develop social capital that quantifies the value of social influence that individuals exert on each other. Social capital can be expressed via conditional preference orderings for each individual. Conditional preferences reflect the influence relationships of an interacting social collective. Conditional preference orderings can then be aggregated via conditional game theory to form a concordant utility that provides an emergent group-level ordering of the harmony of interests of the members of the collective. We can thus develop a complete social model that takes into consideration all social relationships as they propagate through the system. Solution concepts can then be defined that simultaneously account for both group-level and individual-level interests

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet), Computer Communication Networks, Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 09:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 14:59
Funders: n/a
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5749

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