• Important Dates

  • Conference Location

HCOMP 2019 will be held at Skamania Lodge, which is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in the town of Stevenson, Washington.

  • Conference Registration

Please visit the registration webpage for more information.

  • Accommodation

AAAI has reserved a block of rooms at the Skamania Lodge, at reduced conference rates. Space is extremely limited so please be sure to reserve WELL IN ADVANCE OF the cut-off date of September 27, 2019.

Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
(844) 432-4748

Conference Rates available: Saturday, October 26 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Single or double Occupancy per night: $164.00 USD, plus tax
Check-in Time: 4:00pm
Check-out Time: 11:00am
Cut-off date for conference rate reservations: September 27, 2019

Note : Attendees whose plans include a stay on Wednesday, October 30, should contact Skamania by phone to determine availability and extend their reservation.

Reservations by phone: 1-844-432-4748 (Please identify yourself as an HCOMP participant to receive the discounted rate.)
Online Reservations:
Group Code for online reservations (required): 1Y66TE

Cancellation Policy

Guests canceling reservations at least seven (7) or more days prior to confirmed arrival date will be entitled to a refund of advance deposits. Refunds will be credited in the same manner in which they were made. Room rates are subject to tax, which is currently 7.7% and occupancy tax, which is currently 2%. The standard resort fee of $26.00/night plus tax has been waived for HCOMP-19 registrants. Cancellation of a reservation less than seven (7) days prior to the confirmed arrival date will result in the forfeiture of one-night's room rate and tax.

Hotel Information

"Skamania" is the Chinook Indian word for "swift water". The Columbia River Gorge hotel is aptly named, as there are also over 70 waterfalls nearby, including the famous Multnomah Falls, which, at 629 feet, is the fifth highest waterfall in the United States. While visiting Skamania Lodge, the resort amenities on 175 acres of mountainous Pacific Northwest forest, overlooking the Columbia River gorge, makes one forget that they’re only 45 minutes away from Portland.


Self-parking is available at no additional cost. The Lodge also has valet parking available for charge of $5/car USD daytime and $10 overnight.

Getting to Skamania Lodge / Airport Transportation

The Skamania Lodge is approximately 45 minutes by taxi from the Portland International Airport (PDX) and will cost approximately $80-$150 USD one way depending on transportation company. For driving directions, please see here.

UberX = ~$80-90
Lyft = ~$60-80

For more information about alternate ground transportation options between the Portland International Airport and Skamania Lodge, please visit here or service provider websites.


In offering the Skamania Lodge, Portland International Airport, and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as "Supplier(s)" for The Seventh AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP-19), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the HCOMP-19 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.

  • Travel

Please see above for more information about travel to/from conference venue. Here are some directions provided by Skamania Lodge.

  • Code of Conduct

All persons, organizations and entities that attend AAAI conferences and events are subject to the standards of conduct set forth on the AAAI Code of Conduct for Events and Conferences. AAAI expects all community members to formally endorse this code of conduct, and to actively prevent and discourage any undesired behaviors. Everyone should feel empowered to politely engage when they or others are disrespected, and to raise awareness and understanding of this code of conduct. AAAI event participants asked to stop their unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to this code of conduct in their participation in AAAI events. For more information about AAAI's Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct, please also see Code of Conduct for more information.

  • Workshops


Oct 28, 2019

W1: CrowdCamp

Chairs: Harman Kaur, Alex Williams

Location: Adams


Overview: CrowdCamp is a one-day hack-a-thon for researchers and practitioners with interests in crowdsourcing, human computation, social media, and collective intelligence. Historically, CrowdCamp’s has been aimed at creating deliverable prototypes or study designs during the workshop, which has resulted in several top-tier conference publications, blog posts, and on-going research. This year, CrowdCamp's primary theme is Human-AI Collaboration. We invite students, faculty, industry researchers, and anyone else who is interested to participate in CrowdCamp. For more information and applying, please see CrowdCamp webpage.

W3: Rigorous Evaluation of AI Systems

Organizers: Praveen Paritosh, Maria Stone, Kurt Bollacker

Location: Cascade A


Overview: The last decade has seen massive progress in AI research powered by crowdsourced datasets and benchmarks such as Imagenet, Freebase, SQuAD; as well as widespread adoption and increasing use of AI in deployed systems. A crucial ingredient is the role of crowdsourcing in operationalizing empirical ways for evaluating, comparing, and assessing the progress. The focus of this workshop is not on evaluating AI systems, but on evaluating the quality of evaluations of AI systems. When these evaluations rely on crowdsourced datasets or methodologies, we are interested in the meta-questions around characterization of those methodologies. Some of the expected activities in the workshop include:

  • Asking the question of "what makes evaluations good"?

  • Defining "what good looks like" in evaluations of different types of AI systems (image recognition, recommender systems, search, voice assistants, etc).

  • Collecting, examining and sharing current evaluation efforts, comprehensive of one system or competitive of multiple systems with the goal of critically evaluating the evaluations themselves.

  • Developing an open repository of existing evaluations with methodology fully documented and raw data and outcomes available for public scrutiny.

  • Doctoral Consortium

  • Chairs: Ming Yin, Adish Singla

  • Location: Hood


Oct 28, 2019


The Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students with a unique opportunity to meet each other and experienced researchers in the field. Students will be mentored by a group of faculty who are leaders in the diverse specialties that make up the HCOMP field.


We welcome everyone who is interested in crowdsourcing and human computation to:

  • Join crowd-hcomp Google Group (mailing list) to post and receive crowdsourcing and human computation email announcements (e.g., calls-for-papers, job openings, etc.) including updates here about the conference. To subscribe send an email to
  • Check our Google Group webpage to view the archive of past communications on the HCOMP mailing list.
  • Keep track of our twitter hashtag #HCOMP2024.
  • Join the HCOMP Slack Community to be in touch with researchers, industry players, practitioners, and crowd workers around Human Computation and relevant topics.