Collective Intelligence 2014: Call for Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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Collective Intelligence 2014

MIT, Cambridge, MA

June 10-12, 2014

www.collectiveintelligence2014.org

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This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence of many types.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • human computation

  • social computing

  • crowdsourcing

  • wisdom of crowds (e.g., prediction markets)

  • group memory and extended cognition

  • collective decision making and problem-solving

  • participatory and deliberative democracy

  • animal collective behavior

  • organizational design

  • public policy design (e.g., regulatory reform)

  • ethics of collective intelligence (e.g., “digital sweatshops”)

  • computational models of group search and optimization

  • emergence and evolution of intelligence

  • new technologies for making groups smarter

 

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The conference will consist of

  • Invited talks from prominent researchers in different areas related to collective intelligence

  • Oral presentations (see below)

  • Poster/Demo sessions (see below)

  • “Ignite” sessions in which practitioners (e.g. policy makers) connect with researchers around collective-intelligence-based solutions to real-world problems

 

SUBMISSION

Submissions of two types are invited:

  • Reports of original research results

  • Demonstrations of tools/technology

 

All submissions should  be formatted as three-page extended abstracts (see www.collectiveintelligence2014.org for Word and Latex templates), and should be submitted at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/CI2014

 

In order to encourage a diversity of innovative ideas from a variety of fields, submissions may refer to work that is recently published, under review elsewhere, or in preparation, and may link to up to one publicly accessible paper for the purpose of describing the work in detail. However, submissions will be evaluated solely on the submitted abstract, which must therefore comprise an entirely self-contained description of the work.

 

After review by the Program Committee, a subset of submitted papers will be invited for oral presentation, as well as for presentation as posters and/or demos. A second subset will also be invited exclusively for presentation as posters and/or demos.

 

Accepted submissions (including for posters and demos) will be compiled into a single report which will be made available on http://arxiv.org. We emphasize that published abstracts are not intended to be considered archival publications or to preclude submission of the reported work to archival journals; however, we cannot guarantee that certain journals do not have policies precluding the publishing of extended abstracts.

 

Authors will not receive detailed feedback from the review process, and accepted abstracts will be included as submitted (i.e. submissions should be camera-ready).

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Extended abstract submission deadline:  January 15, 2014

Notification of acceptance / rejection:  February 15, 2014

Conference dates:  June 10-12, 2014

 

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research)

Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania)

 

GENERAL CHAIRS

Jeffrey Nickerson (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Thomas Malone (MIT)

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Lada Adamic (Facebook, University of Michigan)

Christopher Chabris (Union College)

Iain Couzin (Princeton)

Winter Mason (Stevens Institute of Technology, Facebook)

Beth Noveck (NYU)

Scott Page (University of Michigan)

Paul Resnick (University of Michigan)

Matthew Salganik (Princeton, Microsoft Research)

Rajiv Sethi (Columbia University)

Anita Woolley (CMU)

 

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Elizabeth Gerber (Northwestern)

 

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIRS

Seyda Ertekin (MIT)

Lawrence Abeln (MIT)

 

PROCEEDINGS CHAIRS

Walter Lasecki and Jeff Bigham (University of Rochester)