Book: Whitworth, Brian with Ahmad, Adnan (2014): The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. Aarhus, Denmark, The Interaction Design Foundation. ISBN: 978-87-92964-03-8.

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Blurb: Hundreds of millions of people use social technologies like Wikipedia, Facebook and YouTube every day, but what makes them work? And what is the next step? The Social Design of Technical Systems explores the path from computing revolution to social evolution. Based on the assumption that it is essential to consider social as well as technological requirements, as we move to create the systems of the future, this book explores the ways in which technology fits, or fails to fit, into the social reality of the modern world. Important performance criteria for social systems, such as fairness, synergy, transparency, order and freedom, are clearly explained for the first time from within a comprehensive systems framework, making this book invaluable for anyone interested in socio-technical systems, especially those planning to build social software. This book reveals the social dilemmas that destroy communities, exposes the myth that computers are smart, analyses social errors like the credit meltdown, proposes online rights standards and suggests community-based business models. If you believe that our future depends on merging social virtue and technology power, you should read this book.

2014

  1.   Adnan Ahmad and Brian Whitworth, Access Control Standards: Towards an Online Bill of Rights,  Under journal submission.

2013

   1.   Whitworth, B. and Li, J. (2013), Social Feedback Efficiency and Social Bookmark Usage, IADIS International Conference, ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013, 24 – 26 July, Prague, Czech Republic.

    2.     Whitworth, Brian with Ahmad, Adnan (2013): The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. Aarhus, Denmark, The Interaction Design Foundation. ISBN: 978-87-92964-03-8
 
    3.  Enggong, L. and Whitworth, B., Are security and privacy equally important in influencing citizens to use e-consultation?, Int. J. of Electronic Governance, 2013 Vol.6, No.2, pp.152 - 166

2012

  1. Whitworth, Brian and Ahmad, Adnan (2012): Socio-Technical System Design. In: Soegaard, Mads and Dam, Rikke Friis (eds.). "Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction". Aarhus, Denmark: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation. Available online at http://www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/socio-technical_system_design.html

  2. Whitworth, B. and Sylla, C., A Social Environment Model of Socio-technical Performance, International Journal for Networking and Virtual Organizations, Vol 11, Number 1, p1-29 2012

  3. Ahmad, B. Whitworth and L. Janczewski,  Dynamic Rights Reallocation in Social Networks, Human Factors in Information Securty and Assurance (HAISA), in International  Information Security and Privacy Conference (IFIP SEC’12), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 4-6, 2012   

  4. Ahmad, B. Whitworth and L. Janczewski, More Choices, More Control:  Extending Access Control by Meta-Rights Reallocation, International Workshop on Trust, Security and Privacy in e-Government, e-Systems & Social Networking (eGSSN-12), in IEEE  International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and  Communications (TrustCom 2012), Liverpool, United Kingdom, June 25-27,  2012

  5. Whitworth, B., Janczewski,L. and Ahmad, A., The Logic of Creation in Online  Social Networks, Accepted in The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science,  Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP’12), Las Vegas,  Nevada, USA, July 16-19, 2012

  6. Enggong, L. and Whitworth, B. Investigating personal and community factors in e-government: a citizen’s perspective, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) (http://www.pacis2012.org/index.php), 2012

2011

  1. Ahmad, A., and Whitworth, B. 2011.  Distributed Access Control for Social Networks, In proceedings of International conference  of information assurance and security, IAS 2011.

  2. Ahmad, A. and Whitworth, B. 2011.  Access Control Taxonomy for Social Networks, In proceedings of International conference  of information assurance and security, IAS 2011.

2010

  1. Friedman, R., Whitworth, B. and Brownstein, M., 2010, Realizing the Power of Extelligence: A New Business Model for Academic Publishing, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, p1-13 2010

  2. Whitworth, B., Yang, C., and Jones, B. (2010). Web-based Decision Support for Mobile Phone Selection. The Ninth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHICEB 2010), May 29 - May 30, 2010, Wuhan, China

  3. Whitworth, B. and Sylla, C., 2010, A social environment model of socio-technical performance, 2010, International Academy of Business and Economics, Bangkok Summer Conference, June 4- 6, 2010

  4. Whitworth, B., 2010, The emergence of the physical world from information processing, Quantum Biosystems 2010, 2 (1) 221-249. Latest version here.

  5. Whitworth, B., 2010, Simulating space and time, Prespacetime Journal, March 2010, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Page 218-243. Latest version here.

  6. Whitworth, B., 2010, The Light of Existence, Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Research Report 390. Latest version here.

  7. Whitworth, B. and Liu, T., Etiquette Based Socio-Technical Design, Ch 13 in Hayes, C. C. and Miller, C. A. (eds) (2010) Human-Computer Etiquette: Cultural Expectations and the Design Implications They Place on Computers and Technology,” Taylor & Francis, 2010

2009

  1. Whitworth, B. & Friedman, R., 2009, Reinventing academic publishing online Part I: Rigor, Relevance and Practice, First Monday, Volume 14, Number 8, 3 August

  2. Whitworth, B. & Friedman, R., 2009, Reinventing academic publishing online Part II: A Socio-technical Vision First Monday, Volume 14, Number 9, September

  3. Patten, Karen P.; Fjermestad, Jerry; and Whitworth, Brian,2009, How CIOs Use Flexibility to Manage Uncertainty in Dynamic Business Environments AMCIS Proceedings. Best Practitioner Paper for AMCIS 2009.

  4. Whitworth, B. and Liu, T., 2009, Channel email: Evaluating social communication efficiency, IEEE Computer, July, p63-72

  5. Whitworth , B., 2009, Politeness as a Social Software Requirement, Int. J. of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 1(2), p65-84, April-June 2009

  6. Whitworth, B., 2009, The Social Requirements of Technical Systems,  Chapter 1 of Whitworth, B., and Moor, A.d. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems. IGI, Hershey, PA, 2009

  7. Whitworth, B., and Moor, A.d. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems. IGI, Hershey, PA, 2009.

  8. Whitworth, B., Ryu, H., 2009, A Comparison of Human and Computer Information Processing, in Pagani, M. (Ed), 2009, Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, 2nd Edition, Vol 1, p230-239, Information Science Reference, Hershey PA.

  9. Whitworth, B., 2009, A brief introduction to socio-technical systems, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second ed, Ed Claude Ghaoui, Hershey: Idea Group Publishing, 394-400

  10. Whitworth, Brian; Whitworth, Alex P.. The social environment model: Small heroes and the evolution of human society. First Monday, [S.l.], Vol 15, No 11-1, Nov. 2010. ISSN 13960466. Available at: <http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3173/2647>.

2008

  1. Whitworth, B., Banuls, V., Sylla, C., Mahinda, E., 2008, Expanding the Criteria for Evaluating Socio-Technical Software, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, Volume 38, Issue 4, July p777 - 790

  2. B. Whitworth and R. Friedman, 2008, The Challenge of Modern Academic Knowledge Exchange SIGITE Newsletter, vol. 5 no. 2, pp. 4-10

  3. Whitworth, B. & Friedman, R.,2008, Full Access and Review: Applying Socio-technical Practice to Academia ACM SIGITE Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 17-19, pp. 231-236

  4. Whitworth , B. & Liu, T., 2008, Politeness as a Social Computing Requirement, Chapter XXIV, p419-436, in Luppicini, R. (Ed), 2008, Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications, Information Science Reference, Hershey PA

    Duplicated as: Whitworth , B. & Liu, T., 2008, Politeness as a Social Computing Requirement, Chapter CCX in Human Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Edited By: Panayiotis Zaphiris, City University of London, UK; Chee Siang Ang, City University of London, UK. Information Science Reference, Hershey PA
    And as: Whitworth , B. & Liu, T., 2008, Politeness as a Social Computing Requirement,in Section Six of Selected Readings on the Human Side of Information Technology Edited By: Edward J. Szewczak, Canisius College, USA. Information Science Reference, Hershey PA

    ----- Peter Hawes, 2008, A polite chat with Dr Brian, Off Campus, vol 13, issue 2, June, p20-21

    ------ Ulrika Hedquist 14 May, 2008 Academic argues software needs to learn manners: Politeness' is a critical success factor for software, Computerworld link:http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/devt/A4B9BCCD1B0884FACC2574480019CA20

  5. Whitworth, B., Liu, T. Online Support for Postgraduate Thesis Advisement: The Research Roadmap Project, Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, 4—7 July. Auckland, New Zealand

  6. Whitworth, B. 2008, Online Support for Postgraduate Learning, Vice Chancellor’s Symposium, 12th November, Albany, Auckland New Zealand

  7. Whitworth, B. 2008, Some implications of Comparing Human and Computer Processing (HICSS 2008, The 41 st Annual Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences, 7-10 Jan, Waikaloa Village, Big Island)

  8. Sylla, C., Whitworth, B. and Mahinda, E., A hybrid method for the multicriteria evaluation of network technologies, ICT Africa Council 2008, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia - February 13-15

2007

  1. Whitworth, B. 2007, A Research Publishing Checklist For New Authors , ACIS 2007 - 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 5-7 Dec 2007, Toowoomba

  2. Whitworth, B. 2007, Combining Rigor and Relevance: The Open Electronic Archive Option, ACIS 2007 - 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 5-7 Dec 2007, Toowoomba.

  3. Whitworth, B. 2007, A Research Publishing Checklist, Workshop on PhD Research Paper Publishing & Presenting, for The Sixth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHICEB 2007) , Wuhan, P.R. China, May 26-27 Paper..... Publication Slides ....Presentation Slides

2006

  1. Whitworth, B., Fjermestad, J., Mahinda, E., 2006, The Web of System Performance: A multi-goal model of information system performance, Communications of the ACM, May, Vol 49, No 5, p93-99.

  2. Whitworth, B., 2006, Measuring Disagreement, Chapter XIX, in Handbook of Research on Electronic Surveys and Measurements, Edited by: Rodney A. Reynolds, Pepperdine University; Robert Woods, Spring Arbor University; Jason D. Baker, Regent University, Idea Group Reference (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.) ISBN: 1-59140-792-3 Publisher: Information Science Reference

  3. Whitworth, B., Aldo de Moor, A. and Liu, T., 2006, Towards a Theory of Online Social Rights, in R. Meersman, Z. Tari, P. Herrero et al. (Eds.): OTM Workshops 2006, LNCS 4277, pp. 247 – 256, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

  4. Whitworth, B., 2006, Social-technical Systems, in Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, Edited Claude Ghaoui, Idea Group Reference, Hershey. p533-541

  5. Whitworth, B., 2006, Spam as a symptom of electronic communication technologies that ignore social requirements, in Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, Edited Claude Ghaoui, Idea Group Reference, Hershey, p559-566.

  6. Whitworth, B., Aldo de Moor, A. and Liu, T., 2006, Towards a Theory of Online Social Rights, International Workshop on Community Informatics (COMINF'06) Nov 2 - Nov 3, Montpellier, France

  7. Whitworth, B., Cheickna, S., and Whitworth, E., 2006, Assessing emergent business IT using the web of system performance, The Fifth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, Wuhan, P.R. China, May 27-28, p1-15. Paper

  8. Mahinda, E and Whitworth, B., 2006, Using The WOSP Model To Improve End-User Productivity Of Information Systems, International Conference on Business IT (BIZIT 2006): Collaborating with ICT Innovations for Business Survival, August 8 – 10, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Paper.... Presentation

  9. Hare, K., Whitworth, B., Deek, F. and Norris, T., 2006, A New Approach to Clinical IT Resistance: The Need for Information Technology Confidentially and Mobility, Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ 2006), August 9-11, Auckland, New Zealand. Paper

2005

  1. Whitworth, B., 2005, Polite Computing, October, Behaviour & Information Technology. vol. 24, no. 5, September, p353 – 363 Presentation

  2. Whitworth, B., Banuls, V., Cheickna, S., Mahinda, E., 2005, An Expanded View of Technology Acceptance, Journal of AIS Sponsored Theory Development Workshop, Las Vegas, Dec 14th , p1-19

  3. Soltis, J., Patel, P. & Whitworth, B., 2005, Designing a New Employee Orientation (NEO) system, Special Interest Group on University and College Computer Services (SIGUCCS) Fall Conference in Monterey, California, Technical Program Track: Training and Documentation, p349-352

  4. Mahinda, E. & Whitworth, B., 2005, The Web of System Performance: Extending the TAM Model, Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 11-14, Omaha, Nebraska, USA , p367-374.

  5. Patten, K., Whitworth, B., Fjermestad, J., Mahinda, E., 2005, Leading IT Flexibility: Anticipation, Agility and Adaptability, Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 11-14, Omaha, Nebraska, USA , p2787-2792 .

  6. Foreman, B. & Whitworth, B., 2005, Information Disclosure and the Online Customer Relationship, Quality, Values and Choice Workshop, Computer Human Interaction 2005, Portland, Oregon, p1-7. http://brianwhitworth.com/foreman2005.doc

  7. Hare, K., Whitworth, B. and Jekelis, A., 2005, How Do We Get The Clinical Side Of Healthcare On Par With The Administrative Side Of Healthcare With Respect To Information Technology Alignment? Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, Oct. 19-22, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M

2004 and Earlier

2004

  1. Whitworth, B.& Whitworth, E., 2004, Spam and the Social-Technical Gap, IEEE Computer, October, vol. 37, no. 10, p38-45.
  2. Mahinda, E. and Whitworth, B. 2004, Evaluating Flexibility and Reliability in Emergency Response Information Systems, International Workshop on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Tilburg, The Netherlands, p 1- 6.

2003

  1. Whitworth, B., & Zaic, M. (2003). The WOSP Model: Balanced Information System Design And Evaluation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 12, p258-282. See http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2005/173 or http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol12/iss1/18/ .... Editors comment: Journal link
  2. Whitworth, B., & deMoor, A. (2003). Legitimate by design: Towards trusted virtual community environments. Behaviour & Information Technology, 22:1, p31-51. Journal
  3. Whitworth, B., & McQueen, R. J. (2003). Voting before discussing: Electronic voting as social interaction. Group Facilitation, Spring 3(1), p1-16. Journal See also BNET version http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3954/is_200304/ai_n9179608/pg_1
  4. Whitworth, B. and Whitworth, E., 2004, Spam and the socio-technical divide, 7th International Conference on Work with Computing Systems WWCS 2004, 29 June – 3 July, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, p1-6.
  5. Whitworth, B. 2003, Legitimacy and cyber-society: Why cyber-deviance is more than just anti-normative behavior, Research Workshop on “Cyberdeviance” in the Digital Economy: Ethical, Legal, and Economic Implications”, March 6, 2003, The Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute (eBI), Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University. (editor review, 8 pages).

2002-

  1. Whitworth, B. & de Moor, A. 2002. Legitimate by design: Towards trusted virtual community environments. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference for the System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii. Nominated by Organizational Systems and Technology –Community Informatics mini-track for best paper, p1-11 .
  2. Whitworth, B., 2002, Polite computing: Software that respects the user, Etiquette for human computer work, AAAI Fall Symposia Series, November 15-1, North Falmouth, Ma, p1-7.
  3. Turoff, M., Hiltz, S.R., Fjermestad, J., Bieber, M. & Whitworth, B., 2002, Computer-Mediated Communications for Group Support: Past and Future, Chapter 13 in Human Computer Interaction in the New Millenium, John Carrol (Ed), ACM Press New York, p279-295
  4. Whitworth, B., & Bieber, M. 2002. Legitimate Navigation Links. Poster presented at ACM Hypertext 2002, Demonstrations and Posters, University of Maryland. (reviewed).
  5. Jones, Q., & Whitworth, B. 2002. Initial thoughts on a different kind of space: Measuring architectures and discourse coherence. Paper presented at the Computer Human Interaction Discourse Architectures Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, p1-7.
  6. Whitworth, B., Gallupe, R. B. and McQueen R., 2001, Generating agreement in computer-mediated groups, Small Group Research, 32:5, p625-665 Journal
  7. Whitworth, B., Gallupe, R. B. and McQueen R., 2000, A cognitive three-process model of computer-mediated group interaction, Group Decision and Negotiation 9(5):p431-456 Journal Also
  8. Van de Walle, B. Brian Whitworth and Murray Turoff, Surviving arrow’s paradox: Preference and indifference in disagreeing groups, Group Decision and Negotiation 2000, Glasgow, Scotland , p1-20.
  9. Whitworth, B., Bartel Van De Walle and Murray Turoff, 2000, Beyond Rational Decision Making, Group Decision and Negotiation 2000, Glasgow, Scotland, p1-13 http://brianwhitworth.com/beyondrationality.rtf.
  10. Whitworth, B., 2000, The implications of a cognitive three process (C3P) model for computer-mediated groups, SSGRR 2000, L'Aquila, July 31 - August 6, International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science and Education on the Internet, ISBN ISBN 88-85280-52-8, p1-13.
  11. Whitworth, B. and Felton, R. (1999). Measuring disagreement in groups facing limited choice problems,THE DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems 30:3 & 4, pp. p22-33. Journal :  
  12. Whitworth, B. and McQueen, R. J., 1999, Voting before discussing: Computer voting as social communication, Proceedings of the 32nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 1, p351-359 Nominated by Collaboration Technology – Theory and Methodology mini-track for best paper. (17 pages).
  13. Whitworth, B., and Felton, R., 1998, Measuring disagreement in groups facing limited choice problems, Proceedings of the 31st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1, p351-359 Nominated by Collaboration Technology – Theory and Methodology mini-track for best paper. (9 pages).
  14. Whitworth, B. and Plimmer, B., 1997, Towards a general taxonomy of communication settings, National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications 10th Annual Conference, Nelson July. (17 pages).
  15. Whitworth, B. and Gallupe, R. B. 1997, Generating agreement in dispersed, computer-mediated groups: An enhanced theoretical framework, Administrative Sciences of Canada Conference Proceedings – Information Systems, 18(4), p54-66.
  16. Whitworth, B., 1996, Using normative influence to generate agreement in computer mediated groups operating across lean networks, The 1996 Information Systems Conference of New Zealand Doctoral Consortium. (editor review).
  17. Whitworth, B., 1996, Group cohesion in computer mediated groups, Pacific Research Institute for Information Systems and Management (PRIISM) 1996 International Conference Proceedings, p225-235.
  18. Whitworth, B., 1995, The social psychology of distributed electronic task groups, New Zealand Journal of Computing, 6, Number 1A, August, p171-180.
  19. Whitworth, B., Major, 1985, Leadership - The forgotten dimension, The New Zealand Army Journal, 1, Dec, p15-28

Articles/Interviews

QUANTUM REALISM

 An exploration of the theory that a quantum reality generates the physical world as a processing output. The aim is to reverse engineer the physical world.

  Chapter 1.The Physical World as a Virtual Reality - Quantum theory and relativity imply that the physical world is a virtual reality.
Published as: Whitworth, B., 2010, The emergence of the physical world from information processing, Quantum Biosystems 2010, 2 (1) 221-249.
arXiv 2011 version  
Academia 2014 link

  Chapter 2. Simulating Space and Time - Explores how  time and space are virtually created within a network event flux. 
Published as: Whitworth, B., 2010, Simulating space and time, Prespacetime Journal, March 2010, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Page 218-243. 
arXiv 2011 version          
Academia 2014 link

  Chapter 3. The Light of Existence - The first light descended into lower electromagnetic frequencies by the expansion of space.
arXiv 2011 version  
Academia 2014 link 

  Chapter 4. The Matter Glitch: An Alternative to the Standard Model - Electrons, quarks and atoms evolved from the first light. Gives a testable prediction.
Academia 2014 link

  Chapter 5. Bit-shifting the Universe. Unifies relativity theory with quantum theory as a quantum processing output. TODO

  Chapter 6. The Ego Illusion. Applies current psychology and neuro-psychology to the question of whether we have an "I". TODO

          Chapter 7. What is Reality? Does quantum realism have any support in the history of philosophy, religion and other writings? TODO
         A
brief introduction to quantum  realism is given here: What is Reality?  
 
          Appendix 1. Quantum Realism FAQ Common questions about this theory

          Appendix 2. FQXi Essay, Exploring the virtual reality conjecture, This 2010 essay was awarded a Fourth Prize. The ensuing discussion is also there.
          Published as: Whitworth, B., 2011, The Virtual Reality Conjecture, Prespacetime Journal, Vol 2, No 9, p1404-1433. Includes an Annex of the online discussion that followed

           Appendix 3. PodcastImagining our world as a virtual reality, A 2008 interview with Jeff Young of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
   
Other links

 Jan 21 2008, Computerworld Interview,  Article pdf.... http://brianwhitworth.com/jan212008-computerworld.pdf  Text only 

  Jan 25 2008 Earthfiles Interview Linda used my ideas, wrote them up, then locked up the result as her own "members only" property that even I cant access. Shame on her to take but not give!

Other

  1. Chair of Socio-technical Design Mini-track at HICSS 2009, The 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences, 5-8 Jan, Waikaloa Village, Big Island
  2. Chair (with Karen Patten) of Social Issues Track at AMCIS 2009, 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, California, August 6 - 9, 2009
    Track Schedule