Tuesday, June 10

5:30-7:30 PM: Registration and Opening Reception, R&D Commons (32-G401), 4th floor

* Please check in before going to the reception

5:30 – 7:30 PM: Opening Reception, MIT’s Stata Center, 4th Floor, R & D lounge

Wednesday, June 11

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Kirsch Auditorium, 32-123, 1st floor

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast, MIT’s Stata Center, Building 32, 1st floor.

9:00 – 9:05 AM: Welcome by Duncan Watts, PC Co-Chair, MIT’s Stata Center, Building 32

9:05 – 10:45 AM: Plenary Session 1 – Collective Decisions (Chair: Duncan Watts)

  •  Jens Krause. Collective intelligence in fish and humans
  •  Naomi Leonard.  Leadership and collective decision-making
  •  Radhika Nagpal. Towards Collective A.I.
  •  Stephen Pratt. Collective cognition by insect societies

10:45 – 11:15 AM: Break, MIT’s Stata Center, Building 32, 1st Floor

11:15 – 12:30 PM: Parallel Session 1

Track A: 32-123, 1st floor (Chair: Henry Farrell)

  • David Rothschild. The Mythical Swing Voter
  • Clintin Davis-Stober. When is a crowd wise?
  • David Engel. Theory of Mind Predicts Collective Intelligence

Track B: 32-141, 1st floor (Chair: Jens Krause)

  • Daniel Calovi. Collective response to perturbations in a data-driven fish school model
  • Noam Miller. Collective learning and the emergence of producer-scrounger dynamics
  • Roy Harpaz. Receptive-field-like models accurately predict individual zebrafish behavior in a group

Track C: 32-155, 1st floor (Chair: David Gibson)

  • Sheen Levine. Ethnic Diversity Deflates Price Bubbles
  • Julia Haines. Leveraging Diversity in Intercultural Creative Teams
  • Margarete Boos. Leadership in Moving Human Groups

12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch and Poster Session 1, Charles M. Vest Student Street, 1st floor

2:00 – 3:45 PM: Plenary Session 2 – Collective Cognition (Chair: Anita Woolley)

  • Emily Falk. Neural predictors of individual and large scale behavior change
  •  Linda Argote. Transactive Memory Systems and Collective Intelligence?
  •  Niki Kittur. Collaborative cognition: Augmenting thinking with crowds and computation
  •  Betsy Sparrow. Creative and Critical Thinking Online

3:45 – 4:15 PM: Break, MIT’s Stata Center, Building 32, 1st Floor

4:15 – 6 PM: Plenary Session 3 – IARPA Contest (Chair: Rajiv Sethi)

  • Jason Matheny. IARPA’s Forecasting Tournaments
  • Barbara Mellers. What makes forecasters perform well? (Lyle Ungar to present)
  • Lyle Ungar. How to aggregate opinions for crowd-based forecasting 
  • Van Parunak. Aggregating Interpreted Signals: Approaches and Lessons Learned

7:00 – 9:00 PM: Dinner – Sala de Puerto Rico at Stratton Student Center (second floor), W20-202

Thursday, June 12

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Kirsch Auditorium, 32-123, 1st floor

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast—MIT’s Stata Center, Building 32

9:00 – 10:45 AM: Plenary Session 4 – Collective Governance (Chair: Matt Salganik)

  • Henry Farrell. The Intelligence of Democratic Disagreement
  • Beth Noveck. Bringing Agile, Empirical Research into How We Govern
  •  Karim Lakhani. The crowd as an innovation partner

10:45 – 11:15 AM: Break, Charles M. Vest Student Street, 1st floor

11:15 – 12:30 PM: Parallel Session 2

Track A: 32-123, 1st floor (Chair: Betsy Sparrow)

  • Iyad Rahwan. Analytical reasoning task reveals limits of social learning in networks
  • Ethan Bernstein. Facts and Figuring: An Experimental Investigation of Network Structure and Performance in Information and Solution Spaces
  • Ehud Karpas. Collective Search by Group Infotaxis

Track B: 32-141, 1st floor (Chair: Emily Falk)

  • Jason Radford. Architectures of Virtual Decision-Making: The Emergence of Gender Discrimination on a Crowdfunding Website
  • Aaron Shaw. Laboratories of Oligarchy? How the Iron Law Extends to Peer Production
  • Nicolas Fay. Human Communication Systems Evolve by Cultural Selection

Track C: 32-155, 1st floor (Chair: Kate Starbird)

  • Bo Cowgill. Corporate Prediction Markets: Evidence from Google, Ford, and Firm X
  • Jordan Barlow. Not as Smart as We Think: A Study of Collective Intelligence in Virtual Groups
  • Nicoleta Meslec. When none of us perform better than all of us together: the role of analogical decision rules in groups

12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch and Poster Session B

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Matching Making Ignite Session by Gov Lab (Chair: Beth Noveck)

  • Ted Smith, City of Louisville
  • Chris Jones, Sandia Labs
  • David Moore, Participatory Politics Foundation
  • Christian Nimsky, Consumer Reports
  • Molly Rubenstein, Artisans’ Asylum

3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break, MIT’s Stata Center, Building 32

3:15 – 5:00 PM: Plenary Session 5 – Collective Problems (Chair: Paul Resnick)

  • David Gibson. Necessary Decisions from Vicissitudinous Talk During the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • David Mendonca. Collective Behavior in Queueing Networks: The Case of Post-disaster Debris
  • Kate Starbird. Crowdwork during Crisis: Designing for Emergent Collaborations
  •  Luis von Ahn. Duolingo: Free language education through crowdsourcing

5:00 – 5:15 PM: Concluding Remarks and Announcement of CI 2015 Chairs

[Program PDF]

Updated June 14, 2014