Brian Whitworth

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Born in England and brought up in New Zealand, Brian Whitworth currently works at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. After doing a mathematics degree, and a Master's thesis on split-brain neuropsychology, Brian joined the New Zealand Army, where he was the first specialist to complete regular army officer cadet training. He worked as an army psychologist, and then in computer operational simulations (wargames), while simultaneously raising four wonderful children, until he retired in 1989 as a Major. Brian then completed his doctorate on online groups, and students at his university used the social voting system he built until the World Wide Web arrived. In 1999, he worked in the USA as a professor, and published in journals like Small Group Research, Group Decision and Negotiation, Communications of the AIS, IEEE Computer, Behavior and Information Technology, and Communications of the ACM. More recently, he was the senior editor of the Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems, written by over a hundred leading experts worldwide. His interests include computing, psychology, quantum theory and motor-cycle riding.

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Publication period start
1998
Publication period end
2014
Number of co-authors
24

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Publications

Whitworth, Brian, Janczewski, Lech, Ahmad, Adnan (2012): A Logic of Creation in Online Social Networks. In: The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing WORLDCOMP12 July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA. http://brianwhitworth.com/worldcomp2012.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian, Janczewski, Lech (2012): More Choices, More Control: Extending Access Control by Meta-Rights Reallocation. In: International Workshop on Trust, Security and Privacy in e-Government, e-Systems and Social Networking eGSSN-12 June 25-27, 2012, Liverpool, United Kingdom. http://brianwhitworth.com/TrustCom2012.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian, Janczewski, Lech (2012): Dynamic Rights Reallocation in Social Networks. In: 6th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance HAISA 2012 6-8 June, 2012, Crete, Greece. http://brianwhitworth.com/HAISA2012.pdf

Whitworth, Brian, Sylla, Cheickna (2012): A Social Environment Model of Socio-technical Performance. In International Journal for Networking and Virtual Organizations, 11 (1) pp. 1-29. http://brianwhitworth.com/SEFinal.pdf

Enggong, Lornie, Whitworth, Brian (2012): Investigating personal and community factors in e-government: a citizen's perspective. In: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2012 , 2012, . http://brianwhitworth.com/PACIS2012.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian, Janczewski, Lech (2012): A Framework of Rights Allocation in Online Social Networks. In: International Conference on Advances in Information Technology December 6-7, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. http://brianwhitworth.com/2012FrameworkOfRights.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian (2012): Ethical Issues in Online Social Networks. In: International Conference on Networks and Information November 24-25, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. http://brianwhitworth.com/2012EthicalIssues.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian (2012): Future Directions in Access Control for Online Social Networks. In: International Conference on Networks and Information November 24-25, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. http://brianwhitworth.com/2012Future%20Directions.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian (2012): COAT: Collaborative Outgoing Anti-Spam Technique. In: International Conference on Advances in Information Technology December 6-7, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. http://brianwhitworth.com/2012IAIT-COAT.pdf

Ahmad, Adnan, Whitworth, Brian (2011): Distributed access control for social networks. In 2011 7th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security IAS, 0 (0) pp. 68-73.

Whitworth, Brian (2011): The Virtual Reality Conjecture. In Prespacetime Journal, 2 (9) pp. 1404–1433. http://brianwhitworth.com/VRConjecture.pdf

Whitworth, Brian (2010): The Light of Existence. In CoRR, 0 (0) pp. . http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.5705

Whitworth, Brian, Whitworth, Alex P. (2010): The social environment model: Small heroes and the evolution of human society. In First Monday, 15 (11) pp. . http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3173

Whitworth, Brian (2010): Simulating space and time. In CoRR, 0 (0) pp. . http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.5499

Whitworth, Brian (2010): The emergence of the physical world from information processing. In CoRR, 0 (0) pp. . http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.3436

Whitworth, Brian, Liu, Tong (2009): Channel E-mail: A Sociotechnical Response to Spam. In IEEE Computer, 42 (7) pp. 63-72. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2009.214

Whitworth, Brian, Liu, Tong (2009): Channel email: Evaluating social communication efficiency. In IEEE Computer, 42 (7) pp. 63-72. http://brianwhitworth.com/ChannelEmail.pdf

Whitworth, Brian, Zealand, New (2009): Politeness as a Social Software requirement. In Outlook, 1 (0) pp. 65-84.

Whitworth, Brian, Friedman, Robert S. (2009): Reinventing Academic Publishing Online. Part I: Rigor, Relevance and Practice. In First Monday, 14 (8) pp. . http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2609

Whitworth, Brian, Friedman, Robert S. (2009): Reinventing Academic Publishing Online. Part II: A Socio-technical Vision. In First Monday, 14 (9) pp. . http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2642

Whitworth, Brian (2008): The Physical World as a Virtual Reality. In CoRR, 0 (0) pp. . http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.0337

Whitworth, Brian (2008): Some Implications of Comparing Brain and Computer Processing. In: HICSS 2008 - 41st Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 7-10 January, 2008, Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, USA. pp. 38. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.408

Whitworth, Brian (2008): Some Implications of Comparing Brain and Computer Processing. In: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences , 2008, . http://origin-www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2008/3075/00/30750038.pdf

Whitworth, Brian, Bañuls, Victor, Sylla, Cheickna, Mahinda, Edward (2008): Expanding the Criteria for Evaluating Socio-Technical Software. In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 38 (4) pp. 777-790. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMCA.2008.923038

Whitworth, Brian, Friedman, Robert S. (2008): Full access and review: applying socio-technical practice to academia. In: Ekstrom, Joseph J., Stockman, Mark (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Information Technology Education - SIGITE 2008 October 16-18, 2008, Cincinnati, OH, USA. pp. 231-236. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1414558.1414615

Forman, Bruce Jay, Whitworth, Brian (2007): Information Disclosure and the Online Customer Relationship. In: Quality, Values and Choice Workshop, Computer Human Interaction , 2007, Portland, Oregon, USA. pp. 1-7. http://brianwhitworth.com/foreman2005.doc

Whitworth, Brian, Moor, Aldo de, Liu, Tong (2006): Towards a Theory of Online Social Rights. In: Meersman, Robert, Tari, Zahir, Herrero, Pilar (eds.) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006 OTM 2006 Workshops, OTM Confederated International Workshops and Posters, AWeSOMe, CAMS, COMINF, IS, KSinBIT, MIOS-CIAO, MONET, OnToContent, ORM, PerSys, OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium, RDDS, SWWS, and SeBG , 2006, . pp. 247-256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11915034_48

Whitworth, Brian, Fjermestad, Jerry, Mahinda, Edward (2006): The web of system performance. In Communications of the ACM, 49 (5) pp. 92-99. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1125947

Whitworth, Brian, DeMoor, Aldo, Liu, Tong (2006): Towards a Theory of Online Social Rights. In The Monist, 52 (4) pp. .

Soltis, Jolanta, Patel, Pritesh P., Whitworth, Brian (2005): Designing a new employee orientation (NEO) system. In: Murnan, Cynthia A., Wainwright, Kelly, Jones, Chris (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM SIGUCCS Conference on User Services 2005 November 6-9, 2005, Monterey, CA, USA. pp. 349-352. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1099435.1099514

Whitworth, Brian (2005): Polite computing. In Behaviour & IT, 24 (5) pp. 353-363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01449290512331333700

Whitworth, Brian, Whitworth, Elizabeth (2004): Spam and the Social-Technical Gap. In Computer, 37 (10) pp. 38-45. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/co/2004/10/rx038abs.htm

Whitworth, Brian, Moor, Aldo de (2003): Legitimate by design: towards trusted socio-technical systems. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 22 (1) pp. 31-51.

Whitworth, Brian, Moor, Aldo de (2002): Legitimate by Design: Towards Trusted Virtual Community Environments. In: HICSS 2002 , 2002, . pp. 213. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/2002/1435/08/14350213abs.htm

Whitworth, Brian, Bieber, Michael (2002): Legitimate Navigation Links. In: ACM Hypertext 2002, Demonstrations and Posters , 2002, Maryland, USA. pp. 26-27. http://brianwhitworth.com/legitimatelinks.pdf

Whitworth, Brian, Gallupe, Brent, McQueen, Robert (2001): Generating agreement in computer-mediated groups. In Small Group Research, 32 (5) pp. 625-665.

Whitworth, Brian, Walle, Bartel Van de, Turoff, Murray (2000): Beyond Rational Decision Making. In: Group Decision and Negotiation 2000 , 2000, . pp. 1-13. http://brianwhitworth.com/beyondrationality.rtf

Whitworth, Brian, Gallupe, Brent, McQueen, Robert (2000): A cognitive three-process model of computer-mediated group interaction. In Group Decision and Negotiation, 9 (5) pp. 431-456.

Whitworth, Brian, McQueen, Robert J. (1999): Voting before Discussing: Computer Voting as Social Communication. In: HICSS 1999 , 1999, . http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/1999/0001/01/00011020abs.htm

Whitworth, Brian, Felton, Roy (1999): Measuring Disagreement in Groups Facing Limited-Choice Problems. In Data Base, 30 (3) pp. 22-33.

Whitworth, Brian, Felton, Roy (1998): Measuring Disagreement in Groups Facing Limited Choice Problems. In: HICSS 1998 , 1998, . pp. 351-359. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/1998/8233/01/82330351abs.htm

Whitworth, Brian (1998): The web of system properties: a general view of systems. In SIGCSE Bulletin, 30 (4) pp. 46-50. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/306286.306313

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): Socio-Technical Design. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): The Social Environment Model. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): Online Rights. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): The Future. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): Polite Computing. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): Design Spaces. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): About this book. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): The Evolution of Computing. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities. 2nd Edition, The Interaction Design Foundation, 87-92964-10-9 87-92964-09-5

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): The Evolution of Computing. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Liu, Tong (2008): Politeness as a Social Computing Requirement. In: "Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications (Premier Reference Source)" Information Science Reference .

Whitworth, Brian (2006): Measuring disagreement. In: "Handbook of Research on Electronic Surveys and Measurements" .

Whitworth, Brian (2009): The social requirements of technical systems. In: "Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems (2-Volumes)" Information Science Reference .

Whitworth, Brian, Moor, Aldo de (2009): Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems (2-Volumes), Information Science Reference,

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2014): Socio-Technical System Design. In: Soegaard, Mads, Dam, Rikke Friis (eds). "The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed." The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian (2009): A Comparison of Human and Computer Information Processing. In: "Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking (2 Volume Set)" Idea Group Publishing .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities, The Interaction Design Foundation, 978-87-92964-03-8 87-92964-02-8 978-87-92964-05-2

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): About this book. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): Online Rights. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): The Future. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): The Social Environment Model. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): Polite Computing. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): Design Spaces. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian, Ahmad, Adnan (2013): Socio-Technical Design. In: "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities" The Interaction Design Foundation .

Whitworth, Brian (2006): Social-technical systems. In: Ghaoui, Claude (eds). "Encyclopedia of human computer interaction" Idea Group Reference .