There should be a computational model around the PhD topic. This is a fundamental requisite for doing the doctorate at EPFL. There may be different directions in which this can happen:
1. cognitive modeling (building an agent) [obsolete because of distributed cognition]
– modeling interaction
– modeling cognition
2. types of interaction when you build a map together?
3. Simulation of human interaction
4. Ontology (ContextML): formal ontology for describing a context. -> relation between the context and the message.
5. Model of argumentation in map editing -> if you where to define the map editing as a game what would be the rules??