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Raman Chandrasekar <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 8 Mar 2009 00:51:28 -0800
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                  Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP 2009)

                        KDD-09 Workshop, Paris France

                                June 28, 2009

We invite you to participate in the first annual Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP 2009), to be held on June 28th in conjunction with the KDD-09 conference ( in Paris, France.

Human computation is a new research area that studies the process of channeling the vast internet population to perform tasks or provide data towards solving difficult problems that no known efficient computer algorithms can yet solve. The goal of this half-day workshop is to bring together academic and industry researchers in a stimulating discussion of existing human computation applications (e.g. games, CAPTCHAs, Mechanical Turk) and future directions of this new subject area.  We solicit papers related to various aspects of both general human computation techniques and specific applications, e.g. general design principles; implementation; cost-benefit analysis; theoretical approaches; privacy and security concerns; and incorporation of machine learning / artificial intelligence techniques. An integral part of this workshop will be a demo session where participants can showcase their human computation applications.

Detailed information about the workshop and submission procedures can be found at  We solicit long papers (at most nine pages), short papers (at most four pages) and demos.  Demo submissions must include either a previously published paper or a one page extended abstract.

Deadline for submission is April 18, 2009 8pm Eastern Time.

Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested in this workshop. Thank you.

Organizing Committee


Paul Bennett (Microsoft Research)

Raman Chandrasekar (Microsoft Research)

Max Chickering (Microsoft Live Labs)

Panos Ipeirotis (New York University)

Edith Law (Carnegie Mellon University)

Anton Mityagin (Microsoft Live Labs)

Foster Provost (New York University)

Luis von Ahn (Carnegie Mellon University)

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