CFP: Wisdom of the Crowd - a AAAI Spring Symposium


Crowdsourcing provides a convenient and increasingly popular method for gathering large amounts of data and annotations. Amazon's Mechanical Turk and CrowdFlower, games such as the ESP Game, and requests for free annotation help such as LabelMe are just a few examples of crowdsourcing efforts. These attempts have taught us many lessons and brought up yet more questions. How can we most effectively elicit the information we need from a distant and potentially anonymous workforce? What kind of workforce is required for different tasks such as user studies and data set labeling? How can we train and evaluate workers?

The 2012 AAAI Spring Symposium on Wisdom of the Crowd will bring together researchers from robotics, user interfaces, games, computer vision, and other disciplines exploring the core scientific research challenges of crowdsourcing. This symposium will seek to facilitate interaction among researchers and work toward formulating a set of guidelines for future crowdsourcing endeavors.

The symposium will be held at Stanford University, March 26-28, 2012.

For more information, including the symposium format and a list of topics, please see the symposium website.

Important Dates & Submission Information

  • October 7, 2011 - Submissions due
  • November 4, 2011 - Acceptance notification
  • January 20, 2012 - Camera-ready submission
  • March 26-28, 2012 - Symposium

We invite contributions in the form of full papers (6 pages) and extended abstracts (2 pages).

Additional information is available on the main AAAI Spring Symposium website.