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[liberationtech] Academia.edu and possible alternatives
yishaym at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 14:18:33 PST 2013
I wonder if this could fit under the following call? (part of the EU's
horizon 2020 programme)
FETPROACT 1 - 2014: Global Systems Science (GSS)
Specific challenge: The ambition is to improve the way scientific knowledge
can help inform and evaluate policy and societal responses to global
challenges like climate change, global financial crises, global pandemics,
and growth of cities – urbanisation and migration patterns. These
challenges entangle actions across different sectors of policy and society
and must be addressed by radically novel ideas and thinking for producing,
delivering, and embedding scientific evidence into the policy and societal
GSS will put to full use the abundance of data on social, economic,
financial, technological, and ecological systems available today. GSS
emphasises systems thinking and the need to integrate/link data, models,
and policies across all policy sectors with all societal actors. GSS will
build on results from, among others, Complex Systems Science, Network
Science, Mathematics of Big Data, the life sciences, social sciences and
humanities, behavioural sciences, statistics, econophysics, etc.
*Scope*: Proposals must address all of the below elements, necessary to
successfully embed scientific evidence in the policy processes for tackling
Research grounded in theoretical foundations of, among others, systemic
risk, decision making under uncertainty or conflicting evidence,
mathematics and computer science for Big Data (including their
characteristics), algorithmic game theory, cascading/escalating effects in
networks, integration and visualisation of Big Data…
Contributions to solving real world problems in one selected problem
area - for instance tackling systemic risk in finance/economics, managing
growth of cities and migration, or global pandemics – and in particular to
tackle cross-cutting policy dependencies and interactions affecting the
area of choice.
Novel ideas and technologies to generate and better communicate the
scientific evidence-base: advanced simulation of highly interconnected
systems; mathematical and tools for analysing (often unstructured) Big
Data; integration of the whole spectrum of structure and unstructured data;
methods to deal with conflicting data and modeling results; novel data
Society/human-centred technologies, for instance, new approaches to
allow citizens to actively participate in the policy process, to
collectively gather and integrate data, analyse evidence, and novel methods
to better judge and use scientific evidence: methods, e.g. games,
gamification, and narratives to clearly and consistently convey data and
modeling results and thereby to stimulate societal responses.
*The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from
the EU of between EUR 2 and 3 million *would allow this specific challenge
to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude
submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Level to which research proposed is rooted in policy needs, promotes
system thinking, and is delivering consistent messages from conflicting
data and model results.
Level of use/uptake of GSS tools and methods in the policy and societal
processes, including in EC policies.
Capacity of GSS to help integrate societal responses across policy
domains and cross-cutting authorities by development of a system-wide
integrated evidence base of data and models.
*Type of action*: Research and Innovation Actions
learning; design; technology; research
On 18 December 2013 17:06, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
> From: Francesca Musiani <francesca.musiani at gmail.com>
> Mathieu O'Neil and I, from a personal viewpoint and also as members of the
> editorial board of the Journal of Peer Production, would like to support
> Rob's proposal to set up a "p2p online social network" for academics as an
> alternative to academia.edu, and remain available to discuss this further.
> We believe that this could be a significant advance for the commons, as
> well as a possible way to channel towards volunteer projects the funding
> that is indeed starting to become available for open access. We look
> forward to further discussions.
> Kind regards,
> Francesca Musiani
> Postdoctoral researcher
> Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation <http://www.csi.mines-paristech.fr/>
> MINES ParisTech
> 60, Boulevard Saint-Michel
> 75272 Paris Cedex 06, France
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