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*Call For Participation*

*Human Computation 2015*

*Doctoral Consortium*

*San Diego, CA*


*November 8, 2015*





****SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!: SEPTEMBER 14, 2015****


The Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
(HCOMP-2015)  <http://www.humancomputation.com/2015/>will be held November 8
-11, 2015 at the Kona Kai Resort and Marina in San Diego, CA, USA. The
HCOMP conference is cross-disciplinary, with submissions across a broad
spectrum of crowdsourcing and human computation research.


The HCOMP 2015 Doctoral Consortium
<http://www.humancomputation.com/2015/#dc> will provide doctoral students
researching crowdsourcing and human computation with a unique professional
development opportunity. Students will be mentored by a group of faculty
who are leaders in the diverse specialties that make up the HCOMP field.


The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:

   - *To provide a forum where doctoral students can present and discuss
   their research with experienced researchers: the members of the Doctoral
   Consortium Program Committee.*
   - *To provide students with an opportunity to establish a supportive
   community, including other doctoral students at a similar stage of their
   dissertation research.*



*Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs*

Brent Hecht (University of Minnesota)

Laura Dabbish (Carnegie Mellon University)



*Program committee members include:*

Jeff Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University

Lilly Irani, University of California at San Diego

Matt Lease, University of Texas at Austin

Haoqi Zhang, Northwestern University

...

*Date/Location*

The Consortium will take place on November 8, 2015 in San Diego, CA,
immediately before the main HCOMP 2015 conference.



*Eligibility*

*Prospective*: attendees should have written, or be close to completing, a
thesis proposal (or equivalent). We will give preference to students who
have proposed or are about to propose but are far enough from completing
their thesis that the feedback they receive at the event can impact their
work. Before submitting, students should discuss this criterion with their
advisor or supervisor. Those accepted are required to attend the event in
person.

Selection *Criteria:* Selection will be based upon the expected potential
of both the student and their proposed work, as well as the expected
benefit to the student from participation. Priority will be given to
students whose research goes beyond locally available expertise at their
home institutions.

*Required Materials*: Applicants must submit: 1) a solely-authored overview
of their doctoral research, and 2) a supplementary paragraph describing
their motivation for attending and proposal status.

*Doctoral Research Overview*: You should submit a paper that describes your
doctoral research. Your paper submission will be distributed to mentors and
other attendees of the doctoral consortium. Proceedings of the Doctoral
Consortium will NOT be archived. As such, students may freely submit their
research contributions for official publication in other venues. Abstracts
will be publicized on the conference website.



Sections of the submitted paper should include:

   - *Motivation for the proposed research*
   - *Background and related work (including key references)*
   - *Description of proposed research, including key research questions
   and planned methodology to be used for investigating these research
   questions*
   - *Proposed experiments if appropriate; Any preliminary evaluation and
   findings are welcomed, but this is not required.*
   - *Specific research issues and/or challenges (don’t skip these; the
   consortium is about helping you solve issues!)*



*Format Requirements*: Submitted papers must be written in English,
formatted according to AAAI Format guidelines, and submitted as a single
PDF file (embedding all required fonts). The paper should be no more than 3
pages in length including all figures and references, but not including the
one page appendix. The first page must contain the title of the paper, full
author name, affiliation and contact details, an abstract of up to 250
words, and up to 3 keywords describing the research topic areas.



Supplementary Paragraph (Paper appendix). The paper should also include an
appendix (placed after the references) containing a short paragraph written
by the student explaining 1) why she/he wants to participate in the
consortium at this point in their doctoral studies and how she/he expects
to benefit from the consortium, 2) the student’s proposal status (writing
proposal or recently proposed), and 3) expected defense date
(approximately).



*Submission Guidelines:* Papers must be submitted via the CMT online
submission system (https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HCOMP2015/) to the
"Doctoral Consortium" track. It is the responsibility of the student to
ensure that their submissions use no unusual formatting and are printable
on a standard printer. Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the
Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.



*Schedule:*

14 September 2015: Submissions due

22 September 2015: Acceptance notifications

8 November 2015: Doctoral Consortium



More information about the HCOMP Conference is available here:
http://www.humancomputation.com/2015/

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