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Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017)

posted Apr 15, 2017, 11:04 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos

Call for (Extended) Abstracts

2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017):
From Human Computation to Social Computing and Beyond

20-21 September, 2017 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Website: Call for Abstracts: Financial Co-Sponsors: Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Surrey, UK School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK EU H2020 project QROWD EU H2020 project Stars4All EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network ESSENCE Singapore-UK project COMMANDO-HUMANS Singapore-UK project "Cyber security solutions for smart traffic control systems" Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), University of Surrey, UK IBM UK Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society's Technical Committee on Cognitive Computing

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: 21 May 2017 Author Notification: 23 June 2017 Early Registration: 17 July 2017 (presenters) / 4 September 2017 (non-presenters)

Topics of Interest

We welcome submissions addressing research problems in the following (but not limited to these) topics related to Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC):
  • Social media analytics
  • Human computation (crowdsourcing, games with a purpose, human interactive proofs, CAPTCHA, mobile sensing, etc.)
  • Social computing
  • Computational social science
  • Social simulation
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Human-in-the-loop computing (modelling, simulation, optimization, machine learning, data mining, etc.)
  • Humans as (part of digital / physical) sensors
  • Computer-assisted arts
  • Human-assisted computer arts
  • Human-agent collectives
  • Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW)
  • Collective intelligence
  • Social search (e.g., collaborative filtering)
  • Cognitive computing, cognitive psychology and cognitive science in general
  • Computational behavioral science
  • Human-centric computing / Human-oriented computing
  • Human-like computing
  • Citizen science
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Human-robot hybrids / Robot-human hybrids / Cybernetic organisms / Cyborgs
  • Humanoid / Humanoid robots / Androids
  • Biological robots / Biots
  • Social robots
  • Related theoretical computer science topics such as Turing tests
  • Related philosophical aspects such as definition of intelligence and essential differences between humans and machines
  • Ethical issues about HHMC
  • Legal aspects of HHMC
  • Business opportunities around HHMC
  • Industrial innovations around HHMC
  • Applications of HHMC in different fields such as physical sciences, engineering, medical sciences, social sciences, humanities

Guidelines for Submissions

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, you need to submit an (extended) abstract up to 800 words. You don't have to use all the 800 words. If you can use less words to clearly describe what you want to present, feel free to do so. All submitted (extended) abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop's technical program committee. You should submit your work electronically through the workshop's online submission website Please select at least one presentation type for your submission so that the TPC will have more flexibility to define the program. If you want to present an already published work, you should consider update the published paper which will be used as a reference by the TPC to make a decision on your submitted abstract. In other cases, you can also submit a full paper as additional proof of the quality of your work.

Post-Workshop Journal Special Issue

No workshop proceedings will be produced for the conference, but the workshop's program page will include submitted abstracts and presentations. Selected original work and surveys will be invited for a special issue of the journal Human Computation, following a normal but faster peer-review process. The expected publication date of the special issue is in early 2018.

Keynote Speakers

At the HHMC 2017 workshop, a number of world renowned researchers working on related research topics will give keynote speeches. Currently confirmed keynote speakers include:
  • Professor Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Professor Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson University Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (1995 ACM Turing Award)
  • Professor Nigel Gilbert, Director of Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Surrey, UK (CBE 2016)