• Important Dates

  • August 25: Discount Early Registration deadline
  • September 22 (21:00 UTC/5:00pm EDT): Hotel reservation deadline
  • September 22: Discount Late Registration deadline (Regular onsite registration still open)
  • October 23: Doctoral Consortium
  • October 24: Workshops (CrowdCamp and GroupSight)
  • October 25-26: Main Conference
  • Conference Location

HCOMP 2017 will be held in Québec City, Canada at the Hilton Quebec and the Québec City Convention Center.

  • Conference Program

Please visit the Program webpage for more information.

  • Conference Registration

Please visit the Registration webpage for more information.

  • Attending HCOMP and UIST

There is no discount for registering for Both AAAI HCOMP and ACM UIST. If you want to attend both conferences, you need to register for each of them separately.

On Wednesday, Oct 25, HCOMP and UIST sessions will be open the the attendees of either conference. On that day only, HCOMP attendees will be able to attend UIST talks without registering for UIST (and UIST attendees will be able to attend HCOMP sessions).

  • Code of Conduct

The organizers of HCOMP and the HCOMP council aim to make this conference a welcoming and safe environment for all attendees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or age. HCOMP does not tolerate harassment of any kind. See the Code of Conduct for more information.

  • Accommodation

AAAI has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Quebec, at reduced conference rates. Space is limited so please be sure to reserve well in advance of the cut-off date of September 22.

Hilton Quebec
1100, Rene-Levesque Blvd. East
Haute Ville, Quebec, Qc (Canada) G1R 4P3
(418) 647-2411

Conference Rates available:
Saturday, October 21 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Single or double Occupancy per night: $219.00 CAD
Check-in Time: 3:00pm
Check-out Time: 12:00pm
Cut-off date for conference rate reservations: September 22 (21:00 UTC/5:00pm EDT)

Reservation Options. Reservations made through the Hilton HCOMP booking page will automatically provide the discounted group rates. Hilton Quebec offers a toll-free number connected to the Hilton Reservations Worldwide. You may make your reservation by calling: 1-800-447-2411 or (418) 647-6500. All reservations require a valid credit card. Any early departure will result in a fee of $50 applied per room, and the cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to arrival. Reservations are subject to the Federal Goods and Services Tax, Provincial Sales Tax and City Tax in effect at the time of the event. The current GST is 5% and current PST is 9.975%. The special room rate is subject to a city tax of 3% per room, per night and is subject to applicable GST and PST.

Hotel Information. Located on Parliament Hill, the Hilton Quebec hotel is only a short drive from the airport and five minutes from the train and bus stations. The Hilton Quebec hotel is steps from all major tourist attractions and festivals. Enjoy close proximity to the city’s government and business attractions. Visit the Old Town to take in Quebec’s culture and historical significance.

Roommate-finding service. If you are interested in sharing a room with other conference attendees, sign up on and select HCOMP 2017.

Parking. Self parking is available at $20 CAD per day, including tax, with limited access. Valet Parking is available for $30 CAD per day, including tax, with unlimited access.

Getting to Quebec. The Hilton Quebec Hotel is accessibly by the Quebec Airport, Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The Hilton is approximately 25 minutes by taxi and will cost about $33 CAD one way.

Airport Transportation. For more information about alternate ground transportation options between the Quebec Airport and the Hilton, please visit, or service provider websites.

Disclaimer. In offering the Hilton Quebec hotel, Jean Lesage International Airport, and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as "Supplier(s)" for The Fifth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP-17), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the HCOMP-17 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.

  • Doctoral Consortium


October 23, 2017 (full-day)


The Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students with a unique opportunity to meet each other and experienced researchers in the field. Students will be mentored by a group of faculty who are leaders in the diverse specialties that make up the HCOMP field.

Visit the event's webpage to learn more about it.


Brent Hecht

Northwestern University

  • Industry Panel


October 25, 2017 (4:50-5:50pm)


In this panel, we’ll hear industry viewpoints from organizations that approach the crowd from varying perspectives: A company focused on training machines in the most challenging of tasks (e.g., natural language understanding), another focused on elevating expert creativity and growth through automation, and a crowd work platform focused on elevating workers’ rights and status. The discussion will cover the following topics:

  • What models of crowd work are employed in practice?
  • Which areas of research have been most influential on these models?
  • When is the success of crowd-powered software systems at odds with the goals of the workers that power the software?
  • What responsibility do industry users of crowdsourcing have for the crowd?
  • Is AI an opportunity for the HCOMP community, or does it actively work against our goals?

Visit the event's webpage to learn more about it.

Moderator and Panelists

Justin Harris

Microsoft Research Maluuba

  • Workshop: CrowdCamp


CrowdCamp 2017 is a full-day workshop on October 24, 2017.


CrowdCamp is a recurring HCOMP workshop which brings together human computation and crowdsourcing researchers and industry practitioners for collective work to develop new ideas into concrete outputs: in-depth thoughts on hard problems, paper or coded prototypes, experiment design and data mining. We will discuss future visions and make tangible headway on those visions, as well as seeding collaboration. The outputs from discussion, brainstorming, and building will persist after the workshop for attendees and the community to view.

Visit the event's webpage to learn more about it.


Rajan Vaish

Stanford University

Markus Krause

UC Berkeley ICSI &
Leibniz University Hannover

Peter Organisciak

HathiTrust Research Center

Elena Agapie

University of Washington

  • Workshop: Human Computation for Image and Video Analysis (GroupSight)


October 24, 2017 (full-day workshop).


This workshop aims to promote greater interaction between the diversity of researchers and practitioners who examine how to mix human and computer efforts to convert visual data into discoveries and innovations that benefit society at large. It will foster in-depth discussion of technical and application issues for how to engage humans with computers to optimize cost/quality trade-offs. It will also serve as an introduction to researchers and students curious about this important, emerging field at the intersection of crowdsourced human computation and image/video analysis.

Visit the event's webpage to learn more about it.

Organizing & Steering Committee

Serge Belongie

Cornell University

Steve Branson


Danna Gurari

University of Texas at Austin

James Hays

Georgia Tech

Genevieve Patterson

Brown University / MSR New England

Pietro Perona


Kurt Luther

Virginia Tech