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A Socio-Technical Approach for Topic Community Member Selection

Summary: A Socio-Technical Approach for Topic Community
Member Selection
Aldo de Moor1
and Anjo Anjewierden2
CommunitySense, Cavaleriestraat 2, 5017 ET Tilburg, The Netherlands
Faculty of Behavourial Sciences, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede,
The Netherlands a.a.anjewierden@utwente.nl
1 Introduction
Wicked problems and social complexity abound in our globalizing, ever more com-
plex society [6]. Wicked problems, such as many socio-economic and environmental
issues, cannot be solved in traditional ways, as no perfect solution can be found.
Also, the understanding of the problem evolves as the solution is being worked on,
but no clear agreement on what the real problem is can be reached. The only way
to seriously address these problems is by examining a wide range of possible solu-
tions, argumentations, and viewpoints by as many stakeholders as possible [13, 6].
Classical organizations, like governments and official scientific bodies, are no longer
capable of representing these interests on their own. New forms of agile social struc-


Source: Anjewierden, Anjo - Instituut voor Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences