Technical Program

Friday, March 18, 2016

The primary goal of this workshop is to synthesize existing research work, in ubiquitous crowdsourcing and crowdsensing, for establishing guidelines and methodologies for the evaluation of crowd-based algorithms and systems. This goal will be achieved by bringing together researchers from the community to discuss and disseminate ideas for comparative analysis and evaluation of shared tasks and data sets. A variety of views has emerged on the evaluation of crowdsourcing, across research communities, but so far there has been little eff ort to clarify key di fferences and commonalities in a forum. The aim of this workshop is to provide such a forum; such that, it creates the time and involvement required to subject the di fferent views to the rigorous discussion.


08:45 – 09:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote Talk – Dr. Seng W. Loke (La Trobe University, Australia)

Crowd-Powered Mobile Computing: Mobility Meets Collective Computing

10:30 – 11:45 Presentations

SCAWG: A Toolbox for Generating Synthetic Workload for Spatial Crowdsourcing
Hien To, Mohammad Asghari, Dingxiong Deng and Cyrus Shahabi (University of Southern California, USA)

Crowdsourcing Evolution: Towards a Taxonomy of Crowdsourcing Initiatives
Hazleen Aris (Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia)

Estimating Crowd Sizes Through Social Media
Richard Sinnott and Weijia Chen (University of Melbourne, Australia)

11:45 – 12:00 Closing Remarks


Doltone House
Darling Island Wharf (opposite The Star)
Ground Floor of Accenture Building,
48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009