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OVERVIEW

HCOMP is the home of the human computation and crowdsourcing community. It is the premier venue for presenting the latest findings from research and practice into frameworks, methods, and systems that bring together people and machine intelligence to achieve better results.

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 and HCI design, social computing, artificial intelligence, 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.

Submissions may cover theory, 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, wisdom of the crowds, and all forms of crowdsourcing to people-centric AI methods, systems, and applications.

This year, we especially encourage work that generates new insights into the connections between human computation and crowdsourcing, and humanity. For example, how to support the well-being and welfare of participants of human-in-the-loop systems? How to promote diversity and inclusion of the crowd workforce? How can crowdsourcing be used for social good, e.g., to address societal challenges and improve people’s lives? How can human computation and crowdsourcing studies advance the design of trustworthy, ethical, and responsible AI? How can crowd science inform the development of AI that extends human capabilities and augments human intelligence?

Topics of interest include:

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Important Dates

All times are midnight AoE

Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 10 pages, plus any number of additional pages containing references only.

Papers must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style; please refer to the AAAI 2023 Author Kit for details. The AAAI copyright block is not required on submissions but must be included on final accepted versions.

Electronic abstract and paper submission through the HCOMP-23 EasyChair paper submission site is required on or before the deadlines listed above. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax. Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or papers, including an ID number, shortly after submission. HCOMP will contact authors again only if problems are encountered with papers. Inquiries regarding paper receipts must be made no later than June 9, 2023.

All papers must be anonymized (include no information identifying the authors or their institutions) for double-blind peer-review. 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.

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.

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

Reviews

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and one AC. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper 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 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.

Publication and proceedings

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

Accepted full papers will be allocated ten (10) pages in the conference proceedings. Final papers found to exceed page limits and or otherwise violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI. Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library.

Accepted papers will also be listed on the conference website.

Presenting your paper

If your paper is accepted, you will be invited to present it at HCOMP 2023.

As noted earlier, at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the main conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn. The deadline for that is the same as the camera-ready deadline.

Paper awards

HCOMP 2023 will recognize one best paper and two runner-ups. Reviewers will be asked to flag papers they deem worthy of a prize. The general chairs will set up a small panel that will read the papers, consider the comments of the reviewers and assess the talk to determine the winners.

  • 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.
  • Visit the HCOMP blog where we post about new ideas for ideas related to crowd and social computing research.
  • Keep track of our twitter hashtag #HCOMP2022.
  • Join the HCOMP Slack Community to be in touch with researchers, industry players, practitioners, and crowd workers around Human Computation and relevant topics.