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The Social Compute Unit
May/June 2011 (vol. 15 no. 3)
pp. 64-69
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna
Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM Research — India

Social computing is perceived mainly as a vehicle for establishing and maintaining private relationships and thus lacks mainstream adoption in enterprises. Collaborative computing, however, is firmly established, but no tight integration of the two approaches exists. Here, the authors look at how to integrate people, in the form of human-based computing, and software services into one composite system.

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Index Terms:
social computing, service-oriented computing, workflow, social compute unit, social compute power
Schahram Dustdar, Kamal Bhattacharya, "The Social Compute Unit," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 64-69, May-June 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.68
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