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"Paul Bennett (RESEARCH)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Paul Bennett (RESEARCH)
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:28:40 +0000
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CrowdConf 2013: 4th Annual Conference on the Future of Distributed Work 
October 22, 2013 
San Francisco, CA

Call for Abstracts (

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, a first chance to see and influence features in development, fantastic media exposure from tech journalists, and the usual opportunities to network with other researchers.

We invite submission 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

Each submission must contain:
* Author name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) (submissions should not be anonymized)
* Title
* Abstract text (up to 500 words)

PDF format is required, though no specific template is required for document layout. Abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair ( for (single-blind) peer-review by the Program Committee.  If the author wishes to present a demonstration or has any unusual space or technological needs, that should be noted within the abstract text.

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

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