Facilitating Creativity in Collaborative Work with Computational Intelligence Software

Dimitris Apostolou, Konstantinos Zachos, Neil Maiden, Núria Agell, Germán Sánchez-Hernandez, Maria Taramigkou, Kam Star, Meia Wippoo

Research output: Indexed journal article Articlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


The use of computational intelligence for leveraging social creativity is a relatively new approach that allows organizations to find creative solutions to complex problems in which the interaction between stakeholders is crucial. The creative solutions that come from joint thinking?from the combined knowledge and abilities of people with diverse perspectives?contrast with traditional views of creativity that focus primarily on the individual as the main contributor of creativity. In an effort to support social creativity in organizations, in this paper we present computational intelligence software tools for that aim and an architecture for creating software mashups based on the concept of affinity space. The affinity space defines a digital setting to facilitate specific scenarios in collaborative business environments. The solution presented includes a set of free and open source software tools ranging from newly developed brainstorming applications to an expertise recommender for enhancing social creativity in the enterprise. The current paper addresses software design issues and presents reflections on the research work undertaken in the COLLAGE project between 2012 and 2015.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7450288
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative work
  • Computational intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Mashups
  • Social network services


Dive into the research topics of 'Facilitating Creativity in Collaborative Work with Computational Intelligence Software'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this