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"Ludwig, Thomas" <[log in to unmask]>
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Ludwig, Thomas
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:04:30 +0000
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[Apologies for cross-postings]
1st Call for Papers
Crowds at Risk: Exploitation, Creative Destruction, and the Unintended Effects of Crowdsourcing
Workshop at the 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2017, August 28 - September 01)
Location, Date:
Sheffield (UK), August 29 2017

Thomas Ludwig (University of Siegen), Karin Hansson (Stockholm University), Tanja Aitamurto (Stanford University), Christoph Kotthaus (University of Siegen), Elizabeth Anne Watkins (Columbia University), Ujwal Gadiraju (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Enric Senabre Hidalgo (Open University of Catalonia)

Deadline for Submission:
May, 19 2017
Crowdsourcing comes with a number of positive promises for organizations: Cost reduction, a 24-hour workforce, and short-term knowledge gathering. On the other hand, this "creative destruction" undermines labor rights and regulations. Unfair and opaque payment systems and socio-spatial inequalities among crowd workers are some of the pitfalls of crowdsourcing. ICT can lead to exploitation of the crowds and other negative (unintended) effects of crowdsourcing. This workshop examines crowds that are at risk (e.g. children), their characteristics and behaviors and the role of ICT within the crowd work. We welcome researchers from a diversity of disciplines and perspectives to illuminate insights into crowds at risk and trying to shed light on questions about what the destructive forces at work are, how work is changing, and what unregulated areas of "work" are exploited.

- Ethical issues and groups at risk within crowdsourcing
- ICT tools and attempts to establish sustainable work cultures online
- Empirical studies about crowds at risk
- Crowdsourcing contexts vulnerable for exploitation
- ICT-driven new forms of labor
- Crowd-workers responsible for their own infrastructures
- Cybersecurity
- Laws and regulating of child work/consumption online
- Cases of exploitation of children as crowd workers
- The gamification of the lifeworld
- Citizen-based crisis management groups at risk
- Cases of crowdsourcing as self fulfilment or self-exploitation
- Crowd work and ownership in Platform Cooperativism

May 19: Submission
May 19 - June 02: Review Phase
June 02: Notification

The position paper should be 2-4 pages and follow the ECSCW exploratory papers template. Send submissions and inquiries to the following email address: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

At least one author of the position paper must attend the workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.
With best regards,
Thomas Ludwig (on behalf of all organizers).
Dr. Thomas Ludwig (Dipl.-Wirt.Inf.)

Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik
Universität Siegen, Fakultät III
Kohlbettstraße 15, 57072 Siegen

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