ODET 2010: Online Deliberation Emerging Tools Workshop

At the Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation (OD2010) this year, Simon Buckingham Shum and the Hypermedia Discourse Team from KMi organized a workshop on Online Deliberation Emerging Tools.
This invitational workshop brought together many of the leading researchers and practitioners in computer-supported dialogue, deliberation and argumentation – modes of discourse central to activities including social learning, collective sensemaking, debate analysis and participatory democracy.

Drawing on experiences spanning business, mass media, education, government and many other public sectors, the workshop considered the state of the art in tools that are emerging from the labs, reflecting on the lessons that are being learnt around the effective usage and deployment of these tools.

The workshop was chaired by Simon Buckingham Shum (KMi, Open U. UK)
Workshop participants, in order of presentation:

Tim van Gelder (Austhink Consulting, AUS) – bCisive Online & ShowCase

Nikos Karacapilidis (U. Patras, GR) – CoPe_it!

Anna De Liddo & Simon Buckingham Shum (KMi, Open U., UK) – Compendium/Cohere

Mark Snaith & Chris Reed (U. Dundee, UK) – OVA & Arvina

David Price (Debategraph, UK) – Debategraph

Sanjay Modgil (U. Liverpool, UK) – Parmenides

Ann Macintosh (U. Leeds, UK) and Tom Gordon (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE) – Impact Project

Mark Klein (MIT, USA) – Deliberatorium

Rob Ennals (Intel Labs, USA) – DisputeFinder

To know more about the workshop and for links to presentations and tools please visit the workshop website here below.

As a following on to the workshop Simon Buckingham Shum also chaired a panel in the main OD2010 conference on Emerging Technologies for Online Deliberation.

Within the panel Anna De Liddo presented Cohere as Web Annotation Tool for Collective Inquiry and Online Deliberationthe, and the new Social Semantic Network visualization function supported by Cohere (see links to the demo videos below).

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