In recent years, interest has been growing in the emerging interdisciplinary area of Human Computation, a field that explores principles and applications around giving computing systems programmatic access to human intellect to perform some aspect of computation, whether involving individuals or groups of people (“the crowd”).
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP-2013) will bring several fields together in the first major academic conference on this topic. The conference will take place November 7-9, 2013 in Palm Springs, California. The paper submission deadline is May 1, and there will also be workshops, tutorials, posters, and demonstrations.
Eric Horvitz, from Microsoft Research, past president of AAAI, and a current Computing Community Consortium council member, worked with other leaders in the area of human computation, to propose that AAAI take this on as a core conference.
For more on the conference, view his blog post on Follow the Crowd.