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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

CCC Human Computation Roadmap Summit Report

May 20th, 2015 / in Announcements, workshop reports / by Helen Wright


The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Human Computation Roadmap Summit have released their Workshop Report.

The visioning workshop, hosted by the CCC, explored the design and analysis of information processing systems in which humans participate as computational agents. The workshop included over 60 participants from a variety of disciplines, representing academia, private industry and federal agencies (NSF, NIH, NIST, NITRD, OSTP). The rapid advancement of the human computation field toward repeatable and sustainable success models requires a concerted effort by policy-makers, federal funding agencies, multidisciplinary research institutions, private industry, and the public.

This report advocates for a new national initiative in human computation, with policy and funding support at all levels, to broaden and accelerate the research and development of collaborative information processing systems that leverage the respective strengths of machines and humans toward unprecedented capabilities to address our nation’s and, indeed, humanity’s most pressing societal needs. It also advocates for the creation of a national center for human computation, dedicated to solving societal problems by bringing together different disciplines and stakeholders to develop human computation methods and capabilities.

See the full Workshop Report for more information.


CCC Human Computation Roadmap Summit Report