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*Call For Participation*

*Human Computation 2015*

*Doctoral Consortium*

*San Diego, CA*

*November 8, 2015


****SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 21, 2015****

The Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing 
(HCOMP-2015) <>will be held 
November 8-11, 2015 at the Kona Kai Resort and Marina in San Diego, CA, 
USA. The HCOMP conference is cross-disciplinary, with submissions across 
a broad spectrum of crowdsourcing and human computation research.

The HCOMP 2015 Doctoral Consortium 
<> will provide doctoral 
students researching crowdsourcing and human computation with a unique 
professional development opportunity. Students will be mentored by a 
group of faculty who are leaders in the diverse specialties that make up 
the HCOMP field.

The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  * *To provide a forum where doctoral students can present and discuss
    their research with experienced researchers: the members of the
    Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.*
  * *To provide students with an opportunity to establish a supportive
    community, including other doctoral students at a similar stage of
    their dissertation research.*



*Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs*

Brent Hecht (University of Minnesota)

Laura Dabbish (Carnegie Mellon University)



*Program committee members include:*

Jeff Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University

Lilly Irani, University of California at San Diego

Matt Lease, University of Texas at Austin

Haoqi Zhang, Northwestern University



The Consortium will take place on November 8, 2015 in San Diego, CA, 
immediately before the main HCOMP 2015 conference.


*Prospective*: attendees should have written, or be close to completing, 
a thesis proposal (or equivalent). We will give preference to students 
who have proposed or are about to propose but are far enough from 
completing their thesis that the feedback they receive at the event can 
impact their work. Before submitting, students should discuss this 
criterion with their advisor or supervisor. Those accepted are required 
to attend the event in person.

Selection *Criteria:* Selection will be based upon the expected 
potential of both the student and their proposed work, as well as the 
expected benefit to the student from participation. Priority will be 
given to students whose research goes beyond locally available expertise 
at their home institutions.

*Required Materials*: Applicants must submit: 1) a solely-authored 
overview of their doctoral research, and 2) a supplementary paragraph 
describing their motivation for attending and proposal status.

*Doctoral Research Overview*: You should submit a paper that describes 
your doctoral research. Your paper submission will be distributed to 
mentors and other attendees of the doctoral consortium. Proceedings of 
the Doctoral Consortium will NOT be archived. As such, students may 
freely submit their research contributions for official publication in 
other venues. Abstracts will be publicized on the conference website.

Sections of the submitted paper should include:

  * *Motivation for the proposed research*
  * *Background and related work (including key references)*
  * *Description of proposed research, including key research questions
    and planned methodology to be used for investigating these research
  * *Proposed experiments if appropriate; Any preliminary evaluation and
    findings are welcomed, but this is not required.*
  * *Specific research issues and/or challenges (don't skip these; the
    consortium is about helping you solve issues!)*



*Format Requirements*: Submitted papers must be written in English, 
formatted according to AAAI Format guidelines, and submitted as a single 
PDF file (embedding all required fonts). The paper should be no more 
than 3 pages in length including all figures and references, but not 
including the one page appendix. The first page must contain the title 
of the paper, full author name, affiliation and contact details, an 
abstract of up to 250 words, and up to 3 keywords describing the 
research topic areas.

Supplementary Paragraph (Paper appendix). The paper should also include 
an appendix (placed after the references) containing a short paragraph 
written by the student explaining 1) why she/he wants to participate in 
the consortium at this point in their doctoral studies and how she/he 
expects to benefit from the consortium, 2) the student's proposal status 
(writing proposal or recently proposed), and 3) expected defense date 

*Submission Guidelines:* Papers must be submitted via the CMT online 
submission system ( to the 
"Doctoral Consortium" track. It is the responsibility of the student to 
ensure that their submissions use no unusual formatting and are 
printable on a standard printer. Submissions will be reviewed by the 
members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.


21 August 2015: Submissions due

15 September 2015: Acceptance notifications

8 November 2015: Doctoral Consortium

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