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**Extended deadline => 31st May 2017**

2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017):

20-21 September, 2017

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK


== Important Dates ==

Extended Abstracts Deadline:   21 May 2017 31 May 2017

Author Notification: 23 June 2017

Early Registration:  17 July 2017 (presenters) / 4 September 2017 (non-presenters)

== 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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