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International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS): Special Issue 
on Mobile and Situated Crowdsourcing


*Deadline for submissions:* February 15, 2016

Special Issue Editors:
Jorge Goncalves (University of Oulu, Finland)
Simo Hosio (University of Oulu, Finland)
Maja Vukovic (IBM TJ Watson, USA)
Shin’ichi Konomi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

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Crowdsourcing beyond the desktop is increasingly attracting interest due 
to the rapid proliferation of smart phones and other ubiquitous 
technologies, such as public displays. While online crowdsourcing 
markets (such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, CrowdFlower and oDesk) make 
it convenient to pay for workers willing to solve a range of different 
tasks, they can suffer from a number of limitations. For instance, these 
online platforms do not always attract workers of desired background or 
skills. Thus, it can be a challenge to recruit workers that speak a 
specific language or live in a certain city. Further, these online 
platforms are not ideal to collect information on the go (either 
passively or actively) or for tasks that require workers to be in a 
specific location. Mobile and situated crowdsourcing can help fill in 
the gaps where online platforms are suboptimal.

This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality, high-impact, 
original research results reporting the current state of the art of 
mobile and situated crowdsourcing. Manuscripts must be original, but 
significant revisions of papers recently presented at conferences and 
workshops will be considered (at least 50% new material). We encourage 
contributions in the following key areas and considering a mobile or 
situated crowdsourcing context:

  * Applications: crowdsourcing applications that can benefit from being
    conducted using mobile or situated technologies as opposed to using
    online platforms.
  * Quality control and incentives: designing crowdsourcing applications
    that encourage truthful responses.
  * Methodologies: methods and methodologies used for gathering and
    evaluating crowd contributions.
  * Behaviours: understanding worker behaviours in these contexts.


Deadline: the final manuscripts are due February 15, 2016 but early 
submissions are encouraged.

All contributions will be rigorously peer reviewed to the usual exacting 
standards of the IJHCS journal. Further information, including 
submission procedures and advice on formatting and preparing your 
manuscript, can be found at:

Manuscripts are submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at: It is important that authors select the 
article type “SI:MSC” when they submit their articles in EES.

To discuss a possible contribution, please contact the special issue 
editors at [log in to unmask]

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