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Thomas W. Malone, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Robert J. Laubacher, Laur Hesse Fisher, Patrick de Boer, Yue Han, and W. Ben Towne. 2017. Putting the Pieces Back Together Again: Contest Webs for Large-Scale Problem Solving. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1661-1674.

Erik P. Duhaime, Gary M. Olson, Thomas W. Malone. Broad Participation in Online Problem Solving Can Influence Participants 
and Lead to Better Solutions: Evidence from the MIT Climate CoLab. MIT CCI Working Paper No. 2015-001, June 2015.

Malone, T. W., Laubacher, R., & Fisher, L. How millions of people can help solve climate change. Nova Next website (, January 15, 2014.

Joshua Introne, Robert Laubacher, Gary Olson, Thomas Malone. Solving Wicked Problems Using Socio-Computational Systems. Kuntstliche Intelligenz. Vol 27, No. 1 (February 2013), 45-54 (working paper version of this paper). 

Joshua Introne, Robert Laubacher, Gary Olson, Thomas Malone, The Climate CoLab: Large scale model-based collaborative planning. CCI Working Paper 2011-001, January 2011. Revised version named best paper at 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011).

Thomas W. Malone, Robert Laubacher, Josh Introne, Mark Klein, Hal Abelson, John Sterman, and Gary Olson,The Climate Collaboratorium: Project Overview, CCI Working Paper No. 2009-003, September 2009.

Thomas W. Malone and Mark Klein, Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Global Climate ChangeInnovations (Summer 2007), Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 15-26.


On open modeling

Introne, J.; Laubacher, R.; Malone, T.  Enabling Open Development Methodologies in Climate Change Assessment Modeling (Abstract Only). IEEE Software, Volume 28, Issue 6 (Nov.-Dec. 2011): 56-61 (working paper version).


On argumentation

Ali Gurkan, Luca Iandoli, Mark Klein, and Giuseppe Zollo. Mediating debate through on-line large-scale argumentation: Evidence from the field Information Systems180, no. 19: 3686-3702, October 2010.  (Abstract Only)

Luca Iandoli and Mark Klein. Can We Exploit Collective Intelligence for Collaborative Deliberation? The Case of the Climate Change Collaboratorium. CCI Working Paper 2008-002, MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper 4675-08, December 2007.

Mark Klein. Achieving Collective Intelligence via Large-Scale On-Line Argumentation. CCI Working Paper 2007-001, MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper  4647-07, April 2007.