International Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Service Management

Recently, crowdsourcing has been widely adopted in academia and industry alike, as a new paradigm for enlisting members of the general public to perform tasks that cannot be performed correctly by machines, and/or are traditionally undertaken by dedicated employees. Typical applications are in data collection, classification and/or enrichment. Crowdsourcing is often subdividing tedious work into small work units, a.k.a. micro-tasks. It combines the efforts of numerous self-identified volunteers or part-time workers, where each contributor of their own initiative adds a small portion to the greater result. 

The objective of the first edition of CrowdServ which will be co-located with the International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) at Paris Dauphine University is to bring researchers and practitioners from the service oriented computing arena to discuss two fundamental issues: 
  • how crowdsourcing can be leveraged to support the efficient and effective management and integration of services. 
  • how crowd and automatic services can be integrated and intertwined to obtain optimal results.

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Topics of Interest

The topics of the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Service description
  • Service composition
  • Business process design
  • Scientific workflow design
  • Incentive mechanisms for engaging workers in crowd processes
  • User modeling techniques for crowd workers 
  • Use cases and applications of crowdsourcing service management
  • User models and human factors in service management
  • Hybrid models and architectures for managing services using human and machines

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Our purpose is not to create yet another "mini-conference" workshop that has nothing but paper presentations. We are eager to receive short papers and vision papers describing challenges for crowdsourcing service management research, brief descriptions of new applications, pie-in-the sky research ideas, and anything that will create a successful workshop discussions. As such, we will seek two kind of submissions:
  • Research and application papers (10 pages LNCS): describing mature ideas.
  • Position and visionary papers (4 pages LNCS) : describing new ideas which are likely to fuel good discussions among the workshop delegates.
Papers must be submitted through EasyChair

The postproceedings of the workshops will be published by Springer in a joint LNCS volume with the other ICSOC workshops.

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Important dates
  • Submission deadline: 15th August (extended to the 29th of August)
  • Notification: 15th September
  • Camera Ready: 21st September

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Organising Committee

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Program Committee 
  • Pinar Alper, University of Manchester, UK 
  • Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy 
  • Akash Das Sarma, Stanford University, USA
  • Walid Gaaloul, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA 
  • Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, USA 
  • Paolo Missier, University of Newcastle, UK 
  • Norman Paton, University of Manchester, UK 
  • Pierre Senellart, Télécom ParisTech, France
  • Farouk Toumani, Blaise Pascal University, France 
  • Martin Theobald, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
  • Genoveva Vargas-Solar, CNRS, France 
  • Lora Aroyo, VU University, Netherlands