The following slideshare gives an overview of social machines and SOCIAM:
The official website contains detailed information about the numerous aspects, research topics, outputs, and applications of the project.
As a Research Associate, I was involved in a number of different research threads and (sub-)projects within SOCIAM. My key interests were the following:
- AI-support & process automation for human-machine collaboration at scale
- Formally verified coordination protocols
- Architecture design for decentralized social machines
Some of the project topics I was involved in include:
- Dynamic models of coordination that adapt to evolving requirements (efficiency, cost, trust) using real and simulation data.
- Lightweight Social Calculus: a language and architecture for designing, engineering, and verifying social machines.
- Sociagrams: visual building blocks for social machine development by non-expert users
- Applications in integrated care pathways, healthcare Data Safe Havens (data governance for medical research across multiple countries), coordination of remotely piloted UAVs, software crowd sourcing management etc.
- Various business analysis projects with NHS stakeholders: the Care of Burns In Scotland Network, the Heart Manual, the Farr Institute, the Edinburgh Community Physiotherapy Service, UK Biobank