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HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on crowdsourcing and human computation. While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. This field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon, and contributes to, ranging from human-centered qualitative studies and HCI design, to computer science and artificial intelligence, economics and the social sciences, all the way to cultural heritage, digital humanities, ethics, and policy. The HCOMP conference is aimed at promoting the exchange of advances in human computation and crowdsourcing among not only researchers, but also engineers and practitioners, to encourage dialogue across a spectrum of disciplines and communities of practice.
HCOMP 2016 builds on a successful history of past meetings: three HCOMP conferences (2013-2015) and four earlier workshops, held in conjunction with the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2011-2012), and the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2009-2010). Proceedings from past HCOMP conferences are available online in the HCOMP Conference Digital Archive.
The theme for HCOMP 2016 is Interaction:
Topics of Interest. HCOMP strongly believes in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research on crowdsourcing and human computation. Submissions may present principles, studies, and/or applications of systems that rely on programmatic interaction with crowds, or where human perception, knowledge, reasoning, or physical activity and coordination contributes to the operation of computational systems, applications, or services. More generally, we invite submissions from the broad spectrum of related fields and application areas including (but not limited to):
Review criteria. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper submissions according to specific review criteria, some of which is unique to HCOMP 2016. Our intent in posting these review criteria online is to further improve transparency of the conference's peer-review process and to provide additional guidance to authors in preparing their submissions. We encourage authors to review these criteria and contact us with any questions or feedback.
To ensure relevance, submissions are encouraged to include research questions and contributions of broad interest to crowdsourcing and human computation, as well as discuss relevant open problems and prior work in the field. When evaluation is conducted entirely within a specific domain, authors are encouraged to discuss how findings might generalize to other communities and application areas using crowdsourcing and human computation.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn.
The broad utility and impact of crowdsourcing and human computation have led to widespread interest from researchers spanning many different academic disciplines and domains of study. As part of this diversity, some researchers publish in journals, some in conferences, and others write books. In addition, researchers must often make tough decisions about where to publish work that would be welcomed in multiple venues. When related research is being published in many different forms and venues, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest, important research findings. To help remedy this, the Encore Track was created to provide a common forum to bring together such diverse researchers. By inviting previously-published work for encore presentation at HCOMP, we seek to foster further interactions among researchers and further broaden the dissemination and impact of important work in the field.
We invite submission of recently published, high-quality research papers for encore presentation at HCOMP. Submissions must have been published, in-press, or accepted for publication since August 15, 2015 in another well-known scholarly venue (i.e., journal, conference, book chapter, etc.) other than HCOMP 2015, of course! All authors of accepted papers will be invited to present a poster during the main conference, while particularly noteworthy work may be invited for oral presentation. Authors wishing to be considered for oral presentation only may specify this in the submission form. A link to the (official, copyrighted version) of the previously published version of any accepted paper will be posted on the conference website, and author and paper details will be included in the official conference program.
Review. Because papers have already been peer-reviewed for prior publication, authors will receive acceptance decisions without any additional peer-reviews. Acceptance decisions will consider not only the merit of the individual submission, but also its relation to other accepted papers in terms of bringing additional diversity to the overall conference. As a result, we stress that high-quality submissions may be declined due to no fault of their own, but rather due to overall needs of the conference in creating a highly-diverse program for conference attendees.
Submission. Please upload a copy of your previously published paper in PDF file-format to EasyChair, specifying the Encore Track. Please also copy-and-paste the official URL for the paper (i.e., to the publisher's copy on their website, not the author's personal copy) into the the Abstract field on the submission form. If the paper has only been accepted for publication but is not in-press or published (i.e., its publication cannot be verified by publisher URL), please upload a PDF file providing evidence of the paper's acceptance in the Supplemental Materials field on EasyChair.
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Please review the General Submission Guidelines above.
Our Senior Program Committee (SPC) will oversee the review process and ensure that each submission receives a constructive and rigorous review.
Previously unpublished. All submitted papers must represent original work, not previously published or under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed, archival conference or journal. Length. Papers of up to 10 pages (including references) may be submitted.
Formatting. All papers must be formatted according to the conference's style guidelines. An Author Kit is available for getting started with LaTeX or Word. Anonymized. All papers must be anonymized (include no information identifying the authors or their institutions) for double-blind peer-review.
Supplemental Materials. Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as executables and data files so that reviewers can reproduce results in the paper, images, additional videos, related papers, more detailed explanations, derivations, or results. These materials will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers, who are only obligated to read your paper itself.
Archival. Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the Conference's Digital Archive. HCOMP is a young but quickly growing conference, with a historical acceptance rate of 30% for full papers. Submission. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. For abstract submission, abstracts can be entered directly into the EasyChair form field; it is not necessary to upload any file. Please be sure to declare any conflicts-of-interest with PC members by selecting the "Declare Conflicts" link on upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.
Important Dates (deadlines assume UTC-12 timezone, i.e., the latest timezone on Earth, unless noted otherwise)
Early abstract submission for full papers will enable Program Committee members to bid for papers they are most excited to review, thereby improving review quality for everyone's benefit, especially the authors. Following abstract submission, authors may freely further revise paper abstracts in preparing their papers for submission.
Continuing the tradition of Past Paper Awards, HCOMP 2016 will recognize a Best Paper and two Best Paper Finalists.
New for 2016, we are happy to announce a new partnership between HCOMP and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) in which all HCOMP 2016 paper awardees (i.e., best paper through finalists) will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for fast-track publication in JAIR's Award-Winning Papers Track. This track seeks to recognize the best work at leading conferences and bring additional exposure to the authors' work. Upon acceptance, extended papers will be published in a regular volume of JAIR, recognized in the Award-Winning Papers Track, and linked from the HCOMP Conference website's Past Paper Awards. While JAIR broadly covers all areas of artificial intelligence, JAIR recognizes that HCOMP's interdisciplinary research extends beyond traditional boundaries of artificial intelligence. JAIR is committed to inviting relevant HCOMP SPC & PC members to review extended papers submitted to the Award-Winning Track.
Please review the General Submission Guidelines above.
Works-in-Progress. We encourage practitioners and researchers to submit Works-in-Progress as it provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting useful feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Accepted submissions will be presented as a poster at the conference and made available to the community as a two-page poster abstract. A Work-in-Progress is a concise report of recent findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant to the HCOMP community. The difference between Works-in-Progress and other contribution types is that Work-in-Progress submissions represents work that has not reached a level of completion that would warrant the full Refereed selection process. That said, appropriate submissions should make some contribution to the body of HCOMP knowledge, whether realized or promised. A significant benefit of a Work-in-Progress derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees that will be fostered by the face-to-face presentation of the work. Each WIP poster will be provided a 30"x40" poster board and thumb tacks to hang your poster; make sure to print your poster ahead of time according to these dimensions.
Demonstrations. A demonstration is a high-visibility, high-impact forum of the HCOMP program that allows you to present your hands-on demonstration, share novel interactive technologies, and stage interactive experiences. We encourage submissions from any area of human computation and crowdsourcing. Demo promotes and provokes discussion of the role of technology, and invites contributions from industry, research, the arts and design. Demonstrations will showcase this year's most exciting crowd and human computation prototypes and systems. If you have an interesting prototype, system, exhibit or installation, we want to know about it. Sharing hands-on experiences of your work is often the best way to communicate what you have created.
Previously unpublished. All submitted papers must represent original work, not previously published or under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed, archival conference or journal. Length. Works-in-Progress & Demonstration papers can be up to 2 pages (excluding references), plus unlimited reference pages, may be submitted.
Formatting. All papers must be formatted according to the conference's style guidelines. An Author Kit is available for getting started with LaTeX or Word. Supplemental Materials. Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as executables and data files so that reviewers can reproduce results in the paper, images, additional videos, related papers, more detailed explanations, derivations, or results. These materials will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers, who are only obligated to read your paper itself.
NOT Anonymized. Authors should include information identifying themselves and their institutions for single-blind review.
NOT Archival. Accepted papers will NOT be included in official conference proceedings, and so may be submitted later to other conferences or journals for official publication.
Submission. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. Please be sure to declare any conflicts-of-interest with Works-in-Progress & Demonstration PC members by selecting the "Declare Conflicts" link on upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.
Paper Awards. Top papers will be recognized with awards (details forthcoming).
Please contact the Works-in-progress & Demonstration Co-Chairs, listed below.
When writing acknowledgments in the final, camera-ready versions of accepted papers, we encourage authors to thank their crowd contributors. After all, we couldn't conduct our research or run our crowd-powered systems without the many individual contributors who choose to participate!