Crowdsourcing and Human Computation

Invitation and dates

We invite research contributions to the Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Track at the 28th edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held May 13-17, 2019 in San Francisco, United States (

This track focuses on principles, studies, and applications of systems that rely on programmatic interaction with crowds, value creation through collective action, or where human activity and coordination contributes to the execution and operation of computational systems, applications, or services.

We invite submissions that contribute algorithms, techniques, studies, frameworks, systems, or applications of crowdsourcing. Papers should be clearly positioned with respect to prior work, convey the importance of the contributions and findings, and report in detail the methodology used and the obtained results.

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Human-centered crowd studies: e.g., human-computer interaction, social computing, demographics, computer-supported cooperative work, design, expertise, usability and human factors, economics, policy, ethics, etc.
  • Systems and data: e.g., scalability, platforms, workflows, data management, training sets, modeling, optimization, programming languages, etc.
  • Applications: e.g., computer vision, interactive crowdsourcing, digital humanities, information retrieval, machine learning, speech and natural language processing, agents, etc.
  • Crowd/human algorithms: e.g., computer-supported human computation, crowd/human algorithm design and complexity, quality control, metrics, mechanism design, etc.
  • Crowdsourcing areas: e.g., citizen science, collective action, collective knowledge, crowdsourcing contests, crowd creativity, crowd funding, crowd ideation, crowd sensing, distributed work, freelancer economy, open innovation, microtasks, prediction markets, wisdom of crowds, etc.


Abstract submission deadline
Oct 29 2018
Full paper submission deadline
Nov 05 2018
Acceptance notification
Jan 21 2019

All submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.

Track Chairs

  • Omar Alonso Microsoft, United States
  • Edith Law University of Waterloo, Canada



Program committee

  • Alessandro Bozzon Delft University of Technology
  • Alexander Quinn Purdue University
  • Anand Kulkarni University of California, Berkeley
  • Andrew Mao Microsoft
  • Boualem Benatallah UNSW Australia
  • Carsten Eickhoff Brown University
  • Charles Clarke Facebook
  • Chien-Ju Ho Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Chris Welty Google
  • Cinzia Cappiello Politecnico di Milano
  • Dan Goldstein Microsoft
  • Daniel Barowy Williams College
  • Djellel Difallah NYU
  • Elena Simperl University of Southampton
  • Florian Daniel Politecnico di Milano
  • Gianluca Demartini University of Queensland
  • Jane Hsu National Taiwan University
  • Krzysztof Gajos Harvard University
  • Lora Aroyo Google
  • Marco Brambilla Politecnico di Milano
  • Ming Yin Purdue University
  • Mohammad Allahbakhsh University of New South Wales
  • Panos Ipeirotis New York University
  • Paul Suganthan Google
  • Peter Organisciak University of Denver
  • Praveen Paritosh Google
  • Ting-Hao Huang Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ujwal Gadiraju L3S Research Center

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