HCOMP 2018 — Crowdsourcing & Human Computation

The 2018 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP) will be held July 5-8, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. Follow us on Twitter!


Abstracts for full papers are due on February 23, 2018. (Abstracts are due a week earlier, on February 19.) See «Call for Full Papers» below for details.

Important Dates


FEBRUARY 19, 2018: Abstracts submission

FEBRUARY 23, 2018: Full papers due

MARCH 23–24, 2018: PC meeting in US and UK

MARCH 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance

APRIL 6, 2018: Workshop proposals due

MAY 1, 2018: Camera ready papers due

JULY 5–8, 2018: Conference



HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on crowdsourcing and human computation. While artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional mainstays of the conference, HCOMP believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research. This field is particularly unique in the diversity of disciplines it draws upon, and contributes to, ranging from human-centered qualitative studies and HCI design, to computer science and artificial intelligence, economics and the social sciences, all the way to 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.

HCOMP 2018 builds on a successful history of past meetings: five HCOMP conferences (2013–2017) and four earlier workshops, held at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2011–2012), and the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2009–2010). Proceedings from past HCOMP conferences are available online in the HCOMP Conference Digital Archive.

Call for Full Papers


The Program Committee will oversee the review process and ensure that each submission receives a constructive and rigorous review.

Previously unpublished. All submitted papers must represent original work, not previously published or under simultaneous peer-review for any other peer-reviewed, archival conference or journal.

Length. Papers of up to 8 pages (references can extend beyond 8 pages) may be submitted.

Formatting. Submissions must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. (See the AAAI 2018 Author Kit). Papers must be in trouble-free, high-resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts.

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

Supplemental Materials. 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.

Archival. Accepted full papers will be published in the HCOMP conference proceedings and included in the AAAI Digital Library. HCOMP is a young but quickly growing conference, with a historical acceptance rate of 25–30% for full papers.

Submission. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. For abstract submission, abstracts can be entered directly into the EasyChair form field; it is not necessary to upload any file. Please be sure to declare any conflicts-of-interest with PC members by selecting the «Declare Conflicts» link on upper-right of your EasyChair submission page.

Review criteria. Reviewers will be instructed to evaluate paper submissions according to specific review criteria. We encourage authors to review these criteria and contact us with any questions or feedback.

To ensure relevance, submissions are encouraged to include 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.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference to present the work or acceptance will be withdrawn.

Paper Awards

Continuing the tradition of Past Paper Awards, HCOMP 2018 will recognize a Best Paper and two Best Paper Finalists. New in 2018 will be a Best Poster or Demo Award.

Continuing the partnership between HCOMP and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), all HCOMP 2018 paper awardees (i.e., best paper through finalists) will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for fast-track publication in JAIR’s Award-Winning Papers Track. This track seeks to recognize the best work at leading conferences and bring additional exposure to the authors’ work. Upon acceptance, extended papers will be published in a regular volume of JAIR, recognized in the Award-Winning Papers Track, and linked from the HCOMP Conference website’s Past Paper Awards. While JAIR broadly covers all areas of artificial intelligence, JAIR recognizes that HCOMP’s interdisciplinary research extends beyond traditional boundaries of artificial intelligence. JAIR is committed to inviting relevant HCOMP PC members to review extended papers submitted to the Award-Winning Track.

Call for Workshops

HCOMP workshops are a gathering place for people interested in Crowdsourcing and/or Human Computation to meet in the context of a focused and interactive discussion. They are an opportunity to move a field forward and build community. Workshops might address basic or applied research, crowdsourcing in industry, new methodologies, or emerging application areas. Each workshop should generate ideas that will give the HCOMP community a fresh way of thinking about the topic or that suggest promising directions for future work. Selected workshops will be held on July 5, the day before the main conference begins. If you would like to organize a workshop, please reach out to hcompconference@gmail.com by April 6 with a description of your proposed topic, intended audience, and a one-day or half-day schedule.

We look forward to a fantastic HCOMP 2018 and invite you to join us!



Conference Organizers


Об авторе Лидия Пивоварова

СПбГУ - старший преподаватель, University of Helsinki - PhD student http://philarts.spbu.ru/structure/sub-faculties/itah_phil/teachers/pivovarova
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