2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017)

From Human Computation to Social Computing and Beyond

20-21 September 2017, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Workshop Description (Call for Abstracts)

The 2017 Workshop on Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC 2017) is 2-day workshop, to be held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, on 20 and 21 September, 2017. It is a workshop co-funded by University of Surrey's Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), a number of other organizations and related research projects.

When we talk about "computing" we often mean computers do something (for humans), but due to the more and more blurred boundary between humans and computers, this old paradigm of "computing" has changed drastically, e.g., in human computation humans do all or part of the computing (for machines), in computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) humans are working togeter with assistance from computers to conduct cooperative work, in social computing and computer-mediated communication people's social behaviours are intermingled with computer systems so computing happens with humans and computers at the same time while humans are using computers to live their lives, and for cyborgs we are talking about human-robot hybrids or robot-human hybrids where the boundary between humans and machines becomes even more blurred. To some extent we see more and more a hybrid human-machine computing (HHMC) world where both humans and machines are working with and for each other.

The main goals of the workshop include 1) to bring researchers working in different disciplines but with common research interests on HHMC together for exchanging research ideas, and 2) to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and experience sharing between different subjects.

The workshop will also be used as an event to discuss medium- and long-term activities in the UK and internationally on HHMC related research, such as the possibility to set up a UK- and/or a European-wide research network funded by UK and/or EU funders. If successful, the workshop may be continued in future years as a pan-Europe or an international event.

At the workshop participants will be able to present their research work and ideas as oral presentations and posters. To encourage participations, the workshop will call for extended abstract rather than full papers, and there will be a light-weighted peer review process conducted by the organizing committee to ensure quality of presented work while encouraging less mature work to be discussed among participants. Different types of work can be presented: original research, position papers, surveys, work in progress, research projects and networks, etc. Work already published elsewhere is also encouraged to be presented as posters and/or short (elevator pitch type) talks.

The workshop will also include several invited keynote talks given by renowned UK and international researchers working on different topics of HHMC. There will also be a panel discussion focusing on how to develop the HHMC research community further after the workshop ends.

A post-workshop journal sepcial issue will be organized for selected work presented at the workshop. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please follow the Submission Guidelines page for more details on how to submit your work, a list of topics of interest and the post-workshop special issue of the journal Human Computation. Some selected work may also be invited for chapters of a book to be co-edited by Gerrit van der Veer, Achim Ebert, Nahum Gershon and Peter Dannenmann of IFIP WG 13.7 – Human-Computer Interaction & Visualization and to be published by Springer.

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