Call for Submissions

  • Call for Full Papers
  • Call for Workshops
  • Call for Works-in-Progress & Demonstration Papers (forthcoming)
  • Call for Doctoral Consortium (forthcoming)
  • General Submission Guidelines

Topics of Interests. HCOMP strongly believes in inviting, fostering, and promoting broad, interdisciplinary research on crowdsourcing and human computation. Submissions may present principles, studies, and/or applications of systems that rely on programmatic interaction with crowds, or where human perception, knowledge, reasoning, or physical activity and coordination contributes to the operation of computational systems, applications, or services. More generally, we invite submissions from the broad spectrum of related fields and application areas including (but not limited to):

  • Crowdsourcing areas: e.g., citizen science, collective action, collective knowledge, crowdsourcing contests, crowd creativity, crowd funding, crowd ideation, crowd sensing, distributed work, freelancer economy, open innovation, microtasks, prediction markets, wisdom of crowds, disaster response and relief, the future of work, etc.
  • Applications: e.g., gaming and gamification, knowledge bases, fact verification, computer vision, databases, digital humanities, information retrieval, machine learning, natural language and speech processing, optimization, programming languages, systems, etc.
  • Crowd/human algorithms: e.g., computer-supported human computation, crowd/human algorithm design and complexity, mechanism design, quality control, etc.
  • Human-centered crowd studies: human-computer interaction, social computing, cultural heritage, computer-supported cooperative work, design, cognitive and behavioral sciences (psychology and sociology), incentives, management science, economics, policy, ethics, etc.

  • 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Previously unpublished.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 by April 6 with a description of your proposed topic, intended audience, and a one-day or half-day schedule.