Call for Submissions

 

AAAI HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on human computation and crowdsourcing. Its focus is on research and practice into frameworks, methods, and systems that bring together people and machine intelligence to achieve better results. HCOMP 2024 will be held as an in-person conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from October 16-19, 2024.

Call for Full Papers

 

Important Dates

All times are midnight AoE

Submission Website

Submit to HCOMP 2024 using Easychair here.

Relevance and Topics

While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in fostering and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. Our field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon and contributes to, including human-centered qualitative studies, HCI design, social computing, machine learning, natural language processing, the broader realms of artificial intelligence (including LLMs and generative AI), economics, computational social science, digital humanities, policy, and ethics. We promote the exchange of advances in human computation and crowdsourcing not only among researchers but also engineers and practitioners, to encourage dialogue across disciplines and communities of practice.

With the unprecedented proliferation of AI systems across all domains and the adoption of machine learning across disciplines, there is a renewed focus on how complex AI systems are built, machine learning models are trained, and relevant data pipelines are set up to ensure responsible practices throughout these lifecycles. The role of human input and intelligence is being widely discussed in the age of LLMs, and generative AI. Human input serves a multitude of important purposes in these contexts, ranging from generation of training data to validation, evaluation, and facilitating oversight. Ensuring that data work is carried out in a fair, ethical, unbiased, and responsible manner every step of the way can help create better AI systems. It is in this spirit that the AAAI HCOMP 2024 theme focuses on "Responsible Crowd Work for Better AI."

Topics of interest include:

Submissions may, therefore, cover theory, user studies, tools, and applications that present novel, interesting, impactful interactions between people and computational systems. These cover a broad range of scenarios, from classical human computation, the wisdom of crowds, and all forms of crowdsourcing to people-centric AI methods, systems, and applications.

Format

Authors are invited to submit anonymized full papers of variable length up to a maximum of 8 pages (including all content, figures, and tables). Additional pages may contain references only (i.e., max. 8 pages + references). Shorter and focussed submissions are welcome and reviewers will assess the contributions of the work accordingly. Papers must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style; please refer to the AAAI 2023 Author Kit for details (available templates: AAAI 2023 Author Kit on Overleaf or AAAI 2024 Author Kit.zip [Word | LaTeX]). The AAAI copyright block is not required on submissions but must be included in the final accepted versions.

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 reviewers’ discretion, who are only obligated to read the submitted papers.

Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. AAAI enables authors to use Open Responsible AI Licenses (Open RAIL), licenses designed to permit free and open access, re-use, and downstream distribution of derivatives of AI artifacts as long as the behavioral-use restrictions always apply (including to derivative works). Need Help Deciding if an AI Pubs License is Right for You? Take a look here: https://www.licenses.ai/blog/2023/3/3/ai-pubs-rail-licenses. Please consider this as a way to share your work with the community. If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please contact the RAIL team here: https://www.licenses.ai/contact.

If your paper is accepted, you will be required to present it in person at the AAAI HCOMP 2024 conference in Pittsburgh. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the main conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESSES

Anonymity.

HCOMP 2024 will adopt a double-blind review process. Submissions should omit any author names, affiliations, or other identifying information. Submissions not complying with this guidance will be desk-rejected.

Preprint servers.

We do not have a policy against uploading preprints to SSRN or arXiv before they are submitted for review at the conference. Nevertheless, to ensure the integrity of the peer review process, we ask that no authors publicize the work until that process is complete. Please do not share confidential info specific to a current review process on social media or in similarly public forums.

Conflicts of interest.

To ensure fairness, authors should declare any conflicts of interest with PC members by selecting the “Declare Conflicts” link on the upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.

Double Submission Policy:

Papers submitted to the HCOMP conference must represent original work that has not been previously published or that is not under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed archival conference or journal. Note that:

Review Criteria.

Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper submissions according to specific review criteria, some of which is unique to HCOMP. 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 (especially for young researchers, as well as researchers from diverse disciplines).
We encourage authors to review these criteria and contact us with any questions or feedback. Tweet us @hcomp_conf or email us at hcomp24@easychair.org.

Reviews.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee and one SPC member. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate submissions according to specific review criteria. We encourage authors to review them before submission.

To ensure relevance, authors should consider including 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 the evaluation is conducted within a specific domain, authors are encouraged to discuss how findings might generalize to other communities and application areas using crowdsourcing and human computation.

Attendance.

To present a talk at HCOMP 2024, authors must submit a full paper for review by the program committee. Accepted papers will be granted a presentation at the conference. Therefore, submitting a full paper is a mandatory requirement for authors who wish to present their work at the conference.

To be included in the proceedings and the conference program, at least one author must register in person for the main conference. The registration needs to occur by the camera-ready deadline.

Presentation.

If your paper is accepted, we are delighted to invite you to present your work at the conference. Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the main conference to present their work in person. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of acceptance. Remote presentation of accepted papers is not permitted except in the case of unforeseen circumstances. The deadline for registering to present your paper is the same as the camera-ready deadline.

PAPER AWARDS

HCOMP 2024 will recognize one best paper, one best student paper, and up to two runner-ups. Reviewers will be asked to flag papers they deem worthy of a prize. The general chairs will set up a small committee that will read the nominated papers, consider the comments of the reviewers, and assess the presentation to determine the winners.

HCOMP CALL FOR WORKS-IN-PROGRESS (WiP) AND DEMONSTRATION PAPERS

 

To be announced. Stay tuned!

HCOMP CALL FOR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

 

To be announced. Stay tuned!

Call for Workshops

 

We invite proposals for workshops at HCOMP 2024. Workshops bring together communities with common research interests and agendas to discuss ongoing work and initiate new collaborations. Workshops may address research, best practices, tools, education, emerging themes and applications, and critical thinking about existing methodologies and frameworks. Topics should be within the general scope of HCOMP but may include emerging research directions that have not yet been fully explored and may even be seen as controversial. We welcome submissions from both academia and industry.

Note that workshops this year will be entirely in-person.

Important Dates

All times are midnight AoE

WORKSHOP FORMAT

The workshop format can include discussions of contributions from attendees (e.g., posters, lightning talks) as well as providing space for lively, informal debates (e.g., breakout groups, panel discussions), and any other group activities (e.g., collaborative brainstorming exercises, competitions etc.).

We look forward to new and exciting formats that can use the workshop timeslot and format for creative and non-traditional "workshops."

Keep everyone involved! We especially encourage workshop formats with activities that keep attendees engaged throughout the workshop. Get creative! Consider incorporating demos, feedback on innovative task designs, or short-term collaborations. What can attendees create? … or solve?

Workshops should be entirely in-person and should last a maximum of 4 hours.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Link to the submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcomp24

If you would like to organize a workshop at HCOMP 2024, please submit a PDF (2-4 pages) by the submission deadline above.

  1. Draft workshop announcement (some details to be added to the conference website upon acceptance). This should include:
    • Title
    • Workshop Abstract (less than 200 words)
    • Topics and subtopics that are in scope
    • Goals of the workshop
    • Organizers’ names and affiliations
    • Duration (how many hours)
    • Schedule (draft)
    • Deadline for submissions to your workshop (if applicable). Our suggested deadline is no later than August 30th.
    • Notification date for acceptance/rejection of submissions to your workshop (if applicable). Our suggested date is no later than September 15th.
  2. General type of workshop: What will the workshop consist of?
    • What activities will be organized, and how do they relate to the workshop’s topic and goal?
    • If relevant, what keynote speakers, panelists, or special invitees do you plan to invite? Indicate if any have already been invited or (tentatively) accepted.
  3. During the workshop
    • How will you keep participants debating, interacting, and/or creating throughout the workshop?
    • What proportion of the time (approximately) will be spent on non-interactive activities (e.g., listening to talks)?
  4. How will you advertise your workshop? We encourage organizers to consider sending announcements to channels that will reach a diverse group of people.
    • Maximum number of participants
    • Procedures for recruiting and selecting participants
    • Equipment and supplies needed to run the workshop, including any logistical needs
  5. Before the workshop: How will you advertise your workshop? We encourage organizers to consider sending announcements to channels that will reach a diverse group of people.

Submissions must be in PDF format up to a maximum of 4 pages (including all content, figures, and tables) and may contain references in additional pages. Submissions must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style; please refer to the AAAI 2023 Author Kit for details (available templates: AAAI 2023 Author Kit on Overleaf or AAAI 2024 Author Kit.zip [Word | LaTeX]). The AAAI copyright block is not required on submissions but must be included in the final accepted versions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Workshops will be selected through evaluation by a small jury and the workshop chairs. Jurors will provide insight to the workshop chairs considering fit and contribution to the HCOMP community as well as relation to other submitted workshops.

Priority will be given to workshops that include a diverse group of organizers across different dimensions, including but not limited to affiliation, affiliation type (e.g., academia, industry), geographical location, and the area of research.

Organizers will be notified whether their workshop has been accepted on 15th July 2024. Due to the multifaceted criteria for creating a workshop program, reviews will not be sent to potential workshop organizers.

Organizers of accepted workshops will be asked to provide details of the workshop for publication on the conference website containing the workshop title, names and affiliations of organizers, 200-word abstract, workshop website link (if any), and any participation requirements.

A final workshop description will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. This final tutorial description should use the AAAI two-column, camera-ready Word/Latex templates and must be submitted by the 25th of July 2024.

CONTACT

Please contact HCOMP 2024 Workshop Co-Chairs for any questions concerning workshop proposals.

Call For Tutorials

 

We welcome tutorials focusing on the application, use, and deployment of tools and frameworks proposed by HCOMP scholarship in real-world practice and/or research settings. Tutorials should focus on tools and frameworks that have already been deployed/evaluated in actual practice or in the wild, not merely at a ‘proof-of-concept’ stage. Tutorials related to research methodologies are also welcome.

Tutorials can also consist of specialized courses with significant depth in specific established and/or emerging areas of research and practice, including the various subfields relevant to the HCOMP community.

We particularly encourage submissions by practitioners who work on the ground and are concerned with human-computation systems in socially consequential domains.

The tutorial should provide an overview of the core tool/framework/area for the general HCOMP audience, situate it in the context where it is deployed, and used, and if applicable, discuss the consequences and ramifications of the tool after deployment (if applicable).

Tutorials can last 45min or 90min.

Important Dates

All times are midnight AoE

SUBMISSION FORMAT AND INSTRUCTIONS

Link to the submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcomp24

The proposal should consist of a maximum of 2 pages not including references. Proposals should include:

Submissions must be in PDF format up to a maximum of 4 pages (including all content, figures, and tables) and may contain references in additional pages. Submissions must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style; please refer to the AAAI 2023 Author Kit for details (available templates: AAAI 2023 Author Kit on Overleaf or AAAI 2024 Author Kit.zip [Word | LaTeX]). The AAAI copyright block is not required on submissions but must be included in the final accepted versions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Tutorial proposals will be assessed by the Tutorial Chairs, with selections governed by quality and the need for a balanced and diverse program of interest to the HCOMP community.

A final tutorial description will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. This final tutorial description should use the AAAI two-column, camera-ready Word/Latex templates and must be submitted by July 25, 2024.

CONTACT

Please contact HCOMP 2024 Tutorials Co-Chairs for any questions concerning workshop proposals.

CrowdCamp 2024

 

To be announced. Stay tuned!

  • Stay CONNECTED: HCOMP COMMUNITY

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 crowd-hcomp+subscribe@googlegroups.com.
  • 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.