CrowdConf will bring together academic and industrial researchers, technologists, outsourcing entrepreneurs, and artists to discuss how crowdsourcing is transforming human computation and the future of work. As the premier industrial conference for crowdsourcing, CrowdConf offers researchers an opportunity to network with personnel from the platforms we use, to see what features are coming down the pipe and to influence them, fantastic media exposure from tech journalists, and the usual opportunities to network with other researchers.

2013 Sessions and Posters have been selected!

View the Agenda or learn more about the Abstracts & Posters that will be presented at CrowdConf below.

Posters will be on display in the CrowdConf expo hall throughout the day. During lunch and the end-of-day beer and wine reception, authors will be on hand to present and discuss their material. Follow the links to published abstracts:

Submissions are closed for CrowdConf 2013. Read below if you are interested in the process and protocol used.

Research Topics of Interest

We have accepted submissions of short, non-archival research abstracts on crowdsourcing, human computation, and social computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Past, present, and future of crowdsourcing
  • Quality assurance and metrics
  • Social and economic implications of crowdsourcing
  • Task design/Worker incentives
  • Innovative projects, experiments, and applications

How to Submit

Please note that submissions are now closed for CrowdConf 2013.
All submissions must include:

  • Author name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) (submissions should not be anonymized)
  • Title
  • Abstract text (up to 500 words) Note: references/citations are *not* included in the word count

Previously published work is acceptable, but please include in your abstract a note such as “This abstract summarizes other work previously published as [cite]“. PDF format is required, though no specific template is required for document layout. Abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair using this link for (single-blind) peer-review by the Program Committee. First time users must create a free account with Easy Chair. If the author wishes to present a demonstration or has any unusual space or technological needs, that should be noted within the abstract text.

What to Expect

Each author of an accepted abstract will receive two complimentary conference registrations. Most accepted authors will be asked to present posters (posters will be on display in a high-traffic area all day, and there will be a dedicated session for presentation with hors d’oeuvres). A smaller number of authors will be offered high-profile speaking slots (individual or as part of a research panel).

There will also be discount registration rates for non-presenting faculty and students; it should be a great event for both presenters and attendees!

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: August 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: September 9, 2013
CrowdConf 2013 in San Francisco, CA: October 22, 2013

Research Program co-chairs

Paul Bennett, Microsoft Research
Matthew Lease, University of Texas at Austin

Program Committee

Omar Alonso, Microsoft
Serge Belongie, University of California, San Diego
Bob Carpenter, Alias-i, Inc.
Lydia Chilton, University of Washington
James Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Michael Franklin, University of California, Berkeley
Krzysztof Gajos, Harvard University
Ece Kamar, Microsoft Research
Aniket Kittur, Carnegie Mellon University
Anand Kulkarni, MobileWorks
Greg Little, oDesk
Praveen Paritosh, Google
Burr Settles, Duolingo
Aaron Shaw, Northwestern Unviersity
Alexander Sorokin, CrowdFlower
Mark Steyvers, University of California, Irvine
Siddharth Suri, Microsoft Research