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Xplore Abstract (Authors) - Enabling Open Development Methodologies in Climate Change Assessment Modeling Computational simulation models help support scientifically grounded "what if" analyses by translating specialized knowledge into tools that can project the likely future impact of current actions. Models have thus become important in a variety of policy domains. In recent years, several software platforms for environmental policy-making and urban planning have added simulation models to decision support tools to provide stakeholders with direct access to these models. In this paper, we discuss the development of a publicly accessible Web service called ROMA (Radically Open Modeling Architecture) that allows anyone to create, combine, and run modular simulations, which can aid climate policy deliberations. ROMA currently provides the modeling functionality in the Climate CoLab (, a collective intelligence application in which large numbers of people work together to develop proposals to address climate change.

alvin + heidi toffler {futurists} :: Books Revolutionary Wealth Starting with the publication of their seminal best-seller, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have given millions of readers new ways to think about personal life in today's high-speed world with its constantly changing, seemingly random impacts on our businesses, governments, families and daily lives. Now, writing with the same rare grasp and clarity that made their earlier books classics, the Tofflers turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. And once again, they provide a startling, penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless. Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow's wealth will be created, who will get it and how. But 21st Century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. In their earlier work, the Tofflers coined the word "prosumer" for people who consume what they, themselves, produce.

1997 - (Malone) Is Empowerment Just a Fad? Control, Decision Making, and IT References (50) 1. See, for example: B. 2. P.J. J.R. V. G.P. M.L. E.H. W.R. J.D. 3. 4. 5. P. J.F. 6. K.S. 7. 8. Anand and Mendelson (1995). 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. M.C. Gurbaxani and Whang (1991). 19. 20. W.J. 21. 22. R.L. 23. J.R. 24. G.M. 25. 26. C. 27. L. 28. J. Show All References Data Curation at Scale: The Data Tamer System - Data Curation at Scale: The Data Tamer SystemAuthors: Michael Stonebraker, Daniel Bruckner,George Beskales, Mitch Cherniack ,Ihab F. Ilyas , Stan Zdonik ,Alexander Pagan ,Shan Xu. Abstract Data curation is the act of discovering a data source(s) of in- terest, cleaning and transforming the new data, semantically integrating it with other local data sources, and deduplicat- ing the resulting composite. There has been much research on the various components of curation (especially data inte- gration and deduplication). However, there has been little work on collecting all of the curation components into an integrated end-to-end system. In addition, most of the previous work will not scale to the sizes of problems that we are finding in the field. Download article (.PDF):Data Tamer CIDR13_Paper28.pdf

Is 'Empowerment' Just a Fad? Control, Decision-Making, and Information Technology The logic in this paper shows why greater decentralization in business (including 'empowerment') is a response to fundamental changes in the economics of decision-making that are enabled by new information technologies. Our research suggests that a simple pattern of three successive stages underlies many of the changes that are taking place: As communication costs fall, independent decentralized decision-makers are replaced, first by centralized decision-makers, and then by connected decentralized decision-makers. This pattern explains important aspects of economic history in this century, and suggests that empowerment is not just a fad, but likely to become even more important in the next century. The paper also suggests that our very notions of centralization and decentralization are incomplete. When most people talk about empowerment, they are only thinking about going 'halfway' toward what is possible.

Welcome to Forbes 47% of manufacturers expect big data analytics to have a major impact on company performance making it core to the future of digital factories. 36% expect mobile technologies and applications to improve their company’s financial performance today and in the future. 49% expect advanced analytics to reduce operational costs and utilize assets efficiently. These and additional take-aways are from the well-researched and written report from SCM World, The Digital Factory: Game-Changing Technologies That Will Transform Manufacturing Industry (Client access) by Pierfrancesco Manenti, November, 2014. Online surveys were sent to corporate members of SCM World and MESA International, with respondents from professional services and software sectors excluded from the analysis. Key take-aways from the study include the following: 58% of manufacturers are either piloting or planning to invest in mobile technologies and applications, followed by big data analytics (49%).

2012 - (Bernstein et al ) Programming the Global Brain By Abraham Bernstein, Mark Klein, Thomas W. Malone Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55 No. 5, Pages 41-43 10.1145/2160718.2160731 Comments Considering how we can improve our understanding and utilization of the emerging human-computer network constituting the global brain. The full text of this article is premium content Need Access? Please select one of the options below for access to premium content and features. Create a Web Account If you are already an ACM member, Communications subscriber, or Digital Library subscriber, please set up a web account to access premium content on this site. Join the ACM Become a member to take full advantage of ACM's outstanding computing information resources, networking opportunities, and other benefits.

8 données essentielles à savoir sur le Big Data et l’engagement En complément de cette infographie éditée par Augure, le Blog du Communicant vous conseille de lire l’article qui accompagne celle-ci. Aujourd’hui, le Big Data n’est pas seulement l’affaire du marketing. Il est aussi au service de l’engagement entre les communicants des entreprises et les influenceurs de leur écosystème.