Human computation is a relatively new research area that studies the process of channeling the vast internet population to perform tasks or provide data towards solving difficult problems that no known efficient computer algorithms can yet solve. The second Human Computation Workshop (HComp 2010) will be held on July 25th in Washington DC, collocated with KDD 2010. The goal of HComp 2010 is to bring together academic and industry researchers in a stimulating discussion of existing human computation applications and future directions of this new subject area. Amazon Mechanical Turk is a human computation application that coordinates workers to perform tasks in exchange for monetary rewards, and researchers who use this platform (e.g. to run experiments) should consider HComp 2010 for paper submission. Papers must be submitted by May 3, 2010 May 7, 2010. The call for papers and other details about the workshop are available here.
Posted by: Gabriele Paolacci | April 7, 2010