SC16 Online Participative Systems for Sustainability


Session 1:
- The environmental challenges we face
- The power of citizen science projects and participative systems
Session 2:
- Participative systems for social change
- The case of community-based food systems


- Understanding the challenges/opportunities for technology for social participation.
- Introduction to concepts and tools to create platforms for online participation.


Hanappe P., Dunlop R., Maes A., Steels L. and Duval N. Agroecology: A Fertile Field for Human Computation. Human Computation Journal, 2016

Funabashi, M., Hanappe, P., Isozaki, T., Maes A., Sasaki, T., Steels, L. and Yoshida, K. Foundation of CS-DC e-laboratory: Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging. Proceedings of Complex Systems Digital Campus '15 (CS-DC'15), Phoenix, Arizona (USA), Sept. 28-Oct. 2 2015.

Hanappe, P. Laptops Unite! Supercomputer for climate simulation. In Wynants, M. and Engelen, S., editor, We Can Change the Weather: 101 Cases of Changeability, Crosstalks, pages 46-47, VUBPress Brussels University Press. 2010.

Maisonneuve, N., Stevens, M., Niessen, M. E., Hanappe, P. and Steels, L. Citizen Noise Pollution Monitoring. dg.o '09: Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (Puebla,Mexico; May 17-20,2009), May 2009 Digital Government Society of North America / ACM Press.

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Instructor's name

Peter Hanappe


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Peter Hanappe studied electronic engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on real-time music and sound environments at Ircam (Centre George Pompidou, Paris). When a researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris he has worked on new modes of content creation and distribution before focusing on projects in the domain of sustainability. He was involved in setting up a collective system for monitoring noise in urban environments (NoiseTube) and in building critical components for large-scale climate simulations in collaboration with the U.K. Met Office. He has also developed technologies for minimizing energy usage in volunteer computation projects such as

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