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Call for (Extended) Abstracts

2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017):
From Human Computation to Social Computing and Beyond

20-21 September, 2017
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK


Financial Co-Sponsors:
- Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Surrey, UK
- School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK
- EU H2020 project QROWD
- EU H2020 project Stars4All
- EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network ESSENCE
- Singapore-UK project COMMANDO-HUMANS
- Singapore-UK project "Cyber security solutions for smart traffic
control systems"
- Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), University of Surrey, UK

Technical Co-Sponsors:
- IFIP TC12 - Artificial Intelligence
- IFIP WG 12.7 - Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence
- IFIP WG 13.2 - Methodology for User-Centred System Design
- IFIP WG 13.7 - Human-Computer Interaction & Visualization
- IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society Technical Committee on
Cognitive Computing

== Important Dates ==

Abstract Deadline:   21 May 2017
Author Notification: 23 June 2017
Early Registration:  17 July 2017 (presenters) / 4 September 2017

== Introduction ==

The 2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017) is 2-day
workshop, to be held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, on 20
and 21 September, 2017. It is a workshop co-funded by University of
Surrey's Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), a number of other
organizations and related research projects.

When we talk about "computing" we often mean computers do something (for
humans), but due to the more and more blurred boundary between humans
and computers, this old paradigm of "computing" has changed drastically,
e.g., in human computation humans do all or part of the computing (for
machines), in computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) humans are
working together with assistance from computers to conduct cooperative
work, in social computing and computer-mediated communication people's
social behaviours are intermingled with computer systems so computing
happens with humans and computers at the same time while humans are
using computers to live their lives, and for cyborgs we are talking
about human-robot hybrids or robot-human hybrids where the boundary
between humans and machines becomes even more blurred. To some extent we
see more and more a hybrid human-machine computing (HHMC) world where
both humans and machines are working with and for each other.

The main goals of the workshop include 1) to bring researchers working
in different disciplines but with common research interests on HHMC
together for exchanging research ideas, and 2) to promote
interdisciplinary collaborations and experience sharing between
different subjects.

The workshop will also be used as an event to discuss medium- and
long-term activities in the UK and internationally on HHMC related
research, such as the possibility to set up a UK- and/or a European-wide
research network funded by UK and/or EU funders. If successful, the
workshop may be continued in future years as a pan-Europe or an
international event.

At the workshop participants will be able to present their research work
and ideas as oral presentations and posters. To encourage
participations, the workshop will call for extended abstracts (up to 800
words) rather than full papers, and there will be a light-weighted peer
review process conducted by the workshop's technical program committee
to ensure quality of presented work while encouraging less mature work
to be discussed among participants. Different types of work can be
presented: original research, position papers, surveys, work in
progress, research projects and networks, etc. Work already published
elsewhere is also encouraged to be presented as posters and/or short
(elevator pitch type) talks.

The workshop will also include several invited keynote talks given by
renowned UK and international researchers working on different topics of
HHMC. There will also be a panel discussion focusing on how to develop
the HHMC research community further after the workshop ends.

== Topics of Interest ==

We welcome submissions addressing research problems in the following
(but not limited to these) topics related to Hybrid Human-Machine
Computing (HHMC):
- Human computation (crowdsourcing, games with a purpose, human
interactive proofs, CAPTCHA, mobile sensing, etc.)
- Social computing
- Social media analytics
- Computational social science
- Social simulation
- Computer-mediated communication
- Human-in-the-loop computing (modelling, simulation, optimization,
machine learning, data mining, etc.)
- Humans as (part of digital / physical) sensors
- Human-agent collectives
- Computer-assisted arts
- Human-assisted computer arts
- Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW)
- Collective intelligence
- Social search (e.g., collaborative filtering)
- Cognitive computing, cognitive psychology and cognitive science in general
- Computational behavioral science
- Human-centric computing / Human-oriented computing
- Interactive information visualization / Visual analytics
- Interactive multimedia systems / quality of user experience / joint
subjective-objective quality assessment
- Human-like computing
- Citizen science
- Brain-computer interface
- human-robot hybrids / robot-human hybrids / cybernetic organisms / cyborgs
- Humanoid / humanoid robots / androids
- Biological robots / biots
- Social robots
- Related theoretical computer science topics such as Turing tests
- Related philosophical aspects such as definition of intelligence and
essential differences between humans and machines
- Ethical issues about HHMC
- Legal aspects of HHMC
- Business opportunities around HHMC
- Industrial innovations around HHMC
- Applications of HHMC in different fields such as physical sciences,
engineering, medical sciences, social sciences, humanities

== Organizing Committee ==

General Chair:
Shujun Li, University of Surrey, UK

Publication Chair:
Elena Simperl, University of Southampton, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Pete Burnap, Cardiff University, UK
Michael Rovatsos, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Long Tran-Thanh, University of Southampton, UK

International Liaison:
Dietmar Saupe, University of Konstanz, Germany (Europe)
Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Qingpeng Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, China (Asia-Pacific Region)

External Co-Sponsors/Stakeholders Liaison:
John Breslin, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland (IFIP WG
12.7, Chair)
Anna Cox, UCLIC, University College London, UK (ACM SIGCHI)
Peter Dannenmann, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(IFIP WG 13.7, Chair)
Ulrich Furbach, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany (IFIP TC12, Chair)
Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH, Greece (IEEE Computer Society STC on Social
Networking, Chair)
Michael Rovatsos, University of Edinburgh, UK (ACM SIGAI, Conference
Coordination Officer)
John Vines, Northumbria University, UK (ACM SIGCHI UK Chapter, Vice-Chair)
Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), France (IFIP WG
13.2, Chair)
Yicong Zhou, University of Macau, China (IEEE SMC Society TC on
Cognitive Computing, Co-Chair)

Local Arrangement Chair:
Haiyue Yuan, University of Surrey, UK

Web Chair:
Saeed Ibrahim Saeed Alqahtani, University of Surrey, UK

Finance Chair:
Nouf Aljaffan, University of Surrey, UK

== Technical Program Committee (TPC) ==

- Shujun Li, University of Surrey, UK (Co-Chair)
- Elena Simperl, University of Southampton, UK (Co-Chair)
- Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
- Richard Bowden, University of Surrey, UK
- Pete Burnap, Cardiff University, UK
- Anna Cox, University College London, UK
- Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield, UK
- Corinna Elsenbroich, University of Surrey, UK
- Thanassis Giannetsos, University of Surrey, UK
- Marta Kristin Larusdottir, Reykjavik University, Iceland
- Kati Kuusinen, University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Roger Maull, University of Surrey, UK
- Klaus Mößner, University of Surrey, UK
- Patrice Rusconi, University of Surrey, UK
- Michael Rovatsos, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Dietmar Saupe, University of Konstanz, Germany
- Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
- David Stillwell, University of Cambridge, UK
- Gianluca Stringhini, University College London, UK
- Long Tran-Thanh, University of Southampton, UK
- Xingjie Wei, University of Bath, UK
- Matthew Williams, Cardiff University, UK
- Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), France
- Qingpeng Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, China

== Keynote Speakers ==

At the HHMC 2017 workshop, a number of world renowned researchers
working on related research topics will give keynote speeches. Currently
confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Professor Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson University Professor of Computer
Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (1995 ACM Turing Award)
- Professor Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer
Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Professor Nigel Gilbert, Director of Institute of Advanced Studies
(IAS), University of Surrey, UK (CBE 2016)

== Guidelines for Submissions ==

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, you need to
submit an (extended) abstract up to 800 words. You don't have to use all
the 800 words. If you can use less words to clearly describe what you
want to present, feel free to do so. All submitted (extended) abstracts
will be reviewed by the workshop's technical program committee. You
should submit your work electronically through the workshop's online
submission website
Please select at least one presentation type for your submission so that
the TPC will have more flexibility to define the program. If you want to
present an already published work, you should consider update the
published paper which will be used as a reference by the TPC to make a
decision on your submitted abstract. In other cases, you can also submit
a full paper as additional proof of the quality of your work.

== Post-Workshop Journal Special Issue ==

No workshop proceedings will be produced for the conference, but the
workshop's program page will include submitted abstracts and
presentations. Selected original work and surveys will be invited for a
special issue of the journal Human Computation, following a normal but
faster peer-review process. The expected publication date of the special
issue is in early 2018.

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