Physical Cyber Social Computing: An Early 21st Century Approach to Computing for Human Experience

TitlePhysical Cyber Social Computing: An Early 21st Century Approach to Computing for Human Experience
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAmit Sheth, Pramod Anantharam
Conference NameInternational Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS '13)
Date Published06/2013
Conference LocationMadrid, Spain
Keywordscomputing for human experience, healthcare, Intelligence, Machine Perception, physical-cyber-social systems, semantic computing, Social Computing, traffic analytics
Abstract

Computing has a critical role in solving some of the grand challenges spanning health and wellbeing, sustainability, and prevention of crime. Traditionally, computing has focused on a single narrow view of the problem to provide solutions ignoring the essential human experience component. The availability of low-cost sensors and mobile devices leading to simultaneous and continuous access to events spanning physical, cyber, and social worlds demands rethinking of the traditional computational approaches. We propose Physical-Cyber-Social (PCS) computing, that takes a human centric and holistic view of computing by analyzing observations, knowledge, and experiences from physical, cyber, and social worlds. We exemplify real-world problems that demands the approach of PCS computing and outline the research challenges in building algorithms and techniques for PCS computing.

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