CrowdML Workshop at NIPS’16

In this blog post, I would provide some highlights of the recently held CrowdML Workshop at the NIPS’16 Conference in Barcelona Spain. Pictures from the workshop are now available at the link here. And, pictures from the previously held workshops in the last three years are accessible here.

This year’s workshop had three great keynote talks given by Jennifer Wortman Vaughan (Microsoft Research, New York City), Sewoong Oh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Ben Hamner (Kaggle CTO). Each of these talks consisted of about 35 mins presentation followed by 15 mins Q/A and discussion. Abstracts of these talks are accessible here.

This year, we introduced a new Encore Track in the CFP inviting researchers to submit papers that have already been published. The main idea of this track has been to provide an opportunity for the researchers to further broaden the dissemination of their published work with the workshop audience as well as to increase the networking among authors across different conferences. This experimental track received a lot of interest among the researchers: in total, we had 18 accepted papers in this track from various conferences including NIPS, SocInfo, EC, IJCAI, AAAI, ICML, AISTATS, IJCAI, and HCOMP. The papers accepted in the Encore Track were presented as posters in the workshop.

Also, we had the usual Research Track in the CFP inviting researchers to submit papers reporting the results of ongoing or new research, which have not been published before. We had a total of 10 accepted papers. The PDFs of these accepted papers are accessible here. Two popular themes of the papers this year included Active Learning and Peer Prediction Mechanisms. The papers accepted in the Research Track were presented as 15 mins talk in the workshop.

We are looking forward to organizing the next CrowdML workshop in 2017.

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EC 2015

EC 2015 was held in Portland, USA from 15th-19th June. Complete list of accepted papers is available here.

Best paper awards

Small selection of accepted papers

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COLT 2015

COLT 2015 was held in Paris, France from 3rd-6th July. Complete list of accepted papers is available here.

Best paper awards

Small selection of accepted papers

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UbiComp 2015

Complete list of accepted papers is available here. Below is a small selection of papers from UbiComp 2015:

  • CityMomentum: an online approach for crowd behavior prediction at a citywide level. Zipei Fan , Xuan Song , Ryosuke Shibasaki , Ryutaro Adachi
  • Bike sharing station placement leveraging heterogeneous urban open data. Longbiao Chen , Daqing Zhang , Gang Pan , Xiaojuan Ma , Dingqi Yang , Kostadin Kushlev , Wangsheng Zhang , Shijian Li
  • More with less: lowering user burden in mobile crowdsourcing through compressive sensing. Liwen Xu , Xiaohong Hao , Nicholas D. Lane , Xin Liu , Thomas Moscibroda
  • A field study comparing approaches to collecting annotated activity data in real-world settings. Yung-Ju Chang , Gaurav Paruthi , Mark W. Newman
  • CCS-TA: quality-guaranteed online task allocation in compressive crowdsensing. Leye Wang , Daqing Zhang , Animesh Pathak , Chao Chen , Haoyi Xiong , Dingqi Yang , Yasha Wang
  • SakuraSensor: quasi-realtime cherry-lined roads detection through participatory video sensing by cars. Shigeya Morishita , Shogo Maenaka , Daichi Nagata , Morihiko Tamai , Keiichi Yasumoto , Toshinobu Fukukura , Keita Sato
  • Learning from the experts: enabling and studying DIY development of location-based visitor experiences. Ben Bedwell , Peter Slack , Chris Greenhalgh
  • Who should I invite for my party?: combining user preference and influence maximization for social events. Zhiwen Yu , Rong Du , Bin Guo , Huang Xu , Tao Gu , Zhu Wang , Daqing Zhang
  • COBWEB: a robust map update system using GPS trajectories. Zhangqing Shan , Hao Wu , Weiwei Sun , Baihua Zheng
  • Attitudes toward vehicle-based sensing and recording. Manya Sleeper , Sebastian Schnorf , Brian Kemler , Sunny Consolvo
  • How private can i be among public users?. Elham Naghizade , James Bailey , Lars Kulik , Egemen Tanin
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WWW 2015

Complete list of accepted papers is available here. Below is a small selection of papers from WWW 2015:

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Papers from FOCS, SODA, STOC 2015

FOCS 2015

Complete list of accepted papers is available here. Below is a small selection of papers from FOCS 2015:

STOC 2015

Complete list of accepted papers is available here. Below is a small selection of papers from STOC 2015:

SODA 2015

Complete list of accepted papers is available here. Below is a small selection of papers from SODA 2015:

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NIPS 2014

NIPS 2014 was held in Montreal, Canada from 8th-13th December. Complete list of accepted papers is available here. Complete list of workshops is available here. The link to CrowdML’14 workshop at NIPS is available here.

Best Paper Awards

Oral Presentation

20 papers selected for oral presentation are available here.

Small Selection of Papers for CrowdML audience

Below is a small selection of papers that could be of interest to CrowdML audience:

Papers on Multi-armed-bandits

Below is a small selection of papers related to Multi-armed-bandits:

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HCOMP-14 Early Registration

The 2nd AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing is coming up soon in Pittsburgh, USA starting November 2.

The early registration has just started and deadline is 19 September 2014. More information about registration is available here.

The programme consists of:

HCOMP-13 was a great experience, and so should be HCOMP-14. The photo gallery from HCOMP 2013 is available here.

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WWW 2012 Conference

WWW 2013 submission deadline is in a week from now (27th Nov 2012) and I thought it would be good to review the accepted papers from WWW 2012 last year.

WWW 2012 was held in Lyon, France from 12th-16th August. Here is the main link to the conference: http://www2012.wwwconference.org/ . Complete list of accepted papers is available here. The conference also has poster sessions (short 2 page submissions) which are available here. The deadline for poster submission is about 3 weeks after notification of the full papers (it is 22nd Feb 2013 for WWW2013)

Paper submission to WWW is divided into various tracks. It is interesting to see the statistics of number of submissions and acceptance rate in various tracks. The statistics are available here. The “Social Networks” track has total of 185 submissions, more than combined submissions in “Web Search”(78) and “Web Mining” (100). The “Internet Monetization and Incentives” track had total of 52 submissions, with acceptance rate of 21.1%, much higher than the average acceptance rate for conference which was just 12.2%.

Best Paper Awards

Some of the papers covering topics of crowdsourcing, social networks, online learning, online auctions and advertisements :

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HComp 2012

Human Computation (HComp) 2012 workshop was held in Toronto, Canada on 23nd July along with AAAI 2012. Here is the main link to the workshop: http://www.humancomputation.com/2012/Welcome.html . Complete list of accepted papers is available here.

Here are some of the papers from workshop:

  • Towards Social Norm Design for Crowdsourcing Markets. Chien-Ju Ho, Yu Zhang, Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, Mihaela van der Schaar
  • To Crowdsource or Not to Crowdsource?. Gireeja Ranade, Lav R. Varshney
  • Learning from Crowds and Experts. Hiroshi Kajino, Yuta Tsuboi, Issei Sato, Hisashi Kashima
  • Systematic Analysis of Output Agreement Games: Effects of Gaming Environment, Social Interaction, and Feedback. Shih-Wen Huang, Wai-Tat Fu
  • The Role of Super Agents in Mobile Crowdsourcing. Mohamed Musthag, Deepak Ganesan
  • Playful Surveys: Easing Challenges of Human Subject Research with Online Crowds. Markus Krause, Jan Smeddinck, Aneta Takhtamysheva, Velislav Markov, Nina Runge
  • Personalized Online Education—A Crowdsourcing Challenge. Daniel Weld, Eric Horvitz, Raphael Hoffmann, Eytan Adar, Lydia Chilton, Mitchell Koch, Christopher Lin, Mausam
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