Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria Associate Teams

  • Title: User Studies on Trustworthy Collaborative Systems

  • Inria principal investigator: Claudia-Lavinia Ignat

  • International Partner:

    • Wright State University (United States of America) - Department of Psychology - Valerie SHALIN

  • Duration: 2013 - 2015

  • See also: http://uscoast.loria.fr/

  • USCoast has, as main objective, the validation of trustworthy collaborative systems using experimental user studies. This type of validation requires the expertise of both computer scientists that designed the systems and social scientists for conceptualizing and measuring human behaviour in collaborative work. The project focuses on the real-time requirements and trust policies in collaborative editing, resulting in a theory for the effect of real-time constraints in collaborative editing and awareness management for the coordination of work in the presence of conflict and disruption. The project includes also validation of proposed light security mechanisms for decentralised collaboration, based on posted measures of voluntary compliance with data sharing restrictions. We will develop new methods for the cost-effective evaluation of collaborative work to compensate for otherwise unrealistic sample sizes and costly engineering, using game theory to inspire task analogues and simulated users along with human users.