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First Issue of new journal Human Computation

posted Oct 10, 2014, 11:11 AM by Pietro Michelucci

Human Computation – A Transdisciplinary Journal


Volume 1 • Issue 1 • October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to present the first issue of "Human Computation", a new, open-access journal for all disciplines that contribute to the design and analysis of distributed information processing systems that leverage human cognition. We hope you find this first issue both stimulating and useful and look forward to your feedback and – hopefully – to including your own scholarly work in future editions.

(read the full Letter from the Editors here: )

This issue features:

# Research: Group minds and the case of Wikipedia #

Using Wikipedia as a case study, the author evaluates the hypothesis that group level mental states can be distinct from and irreducible to the mental states of its individual constituents.

· Simon DeDeo ·

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# Research: The three sides of CrowdTruth #

Disagreement among crowdworkers may in fact be informative about problematic tasks; the authors provide an empirical framework to leverage the diversity of human opinion.

· Lora Aroyo and Chris Welty ·

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# Research: Toward complexity measures for systems involving human computation#

Can human computation problems be classified according to their complexity and needed resources, like computer algorithms? A theoretical foundation for performance-based modeling in HC is proposed to achieve just that.

· R. Jordan Crouser, Benjamin Hescott, Remco Chang ·

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# Research: Architecting real-time crowd-powered systems #

A survey of crowd-powered systems provides the draft for an architectural framework for systematically replicating recent successes in designing and implementing such on-demand systems.

· Walter S. Lasecki, Christopher Homan, Jeffrey P. Bigham ·

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# Opinion: Learning to count #                                   

As we build systems collecting and aggregating human contributions, we are well-advised to preserve and recognize the impact of individual voices and actions.

· Mary Catherine Bateson ·

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Collectively yours,

Pietro Michelucci & Elena Simperl


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