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 Program

All sessions will take place at Treetops (on 2nd floor), Wates House, located on the Stag Hill campus of the University of Surrey. It can be found on the embedded Google map as Point B, and on the University of Surrey's campus map (5.3MB) as Building 34.

The workshop will have two types of talks: long talks lasting around 20 mins and short talks lasting 5-10 mins. We recommend presenters to keep their talks to the time limit (short talk as close to 5 mins as possible) and leave at least 2 mins at the end for questions and answers.

Posters will be displayed throughout the two days so there is not a dedicated poster session. We encourage participants to look at posters during all coffee breaks. Authors of posters are encouraged to stand near their posters during at least one coffee break session on each day to allow interaction with other participants who are interested in their work.

20 September

08:00-09:00Registration and Coffee/Tea
09:00-09:05Welcome (Shujun Li, General Chair of HHMC 2017)
Welcome (Professor GQ Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey)
09:05-10:05Keynote 1 (Chair: Shujun Li)

Title: Password Generation, an Example of Human Computation PDF, 6.6MB
Speaker: Professor Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
A password schema is an algorithm for humans - working in their heads - without paper and pencil - to transform challenges (typically website names) into responses (passwords).
To start this talk, the speaker will ask for 2 or 3 volunteers, whisper instructions in their ears, then have them transform audience-proposed challenges (like AMAZON and FACEBOOK) into passwords.
The passwords will look random. The audience will be challenged to guess properties of the passwords but even the simple schema the speaker whispered to the volunteers will produce passwords that look random. These passwords can be easily made so strong that they pass virtually all password tests, like passwordmeter.com, with 100% strength.
Finally, the speaker will discuss human computation in general and the theory behind it.
This is joint work with Santosh Vempala and Jeremiah Blocki.

10:05-10:25Introduction to HHMC 2017 (Shujun Li, General Chair of HHMC 2017)
10:25-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-12:30Session 1: Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (Chair: Elena Simperl)
  1. Lora Aroyo* (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), [Invited Talk] Data Science with Human-in-the-Loop: The Smart Cultural Heritage Use Case (20 mins)
  2. Rafael Zequeira Jiménez*, Laura Fernández Gallardo and Sebastian Möller (TU Berlin, Germany), Collecting Subjective Ratings of Voice Likability: Laboratory vs. Crowdsourcing (20 mins) PDF, 2.2MB
  3. Matthias Hirth* (University of Würzburg, Germany), Crowdsourcing-based QoE Assessment of Digitalized Remote Working (20 mins) PDF, 2.4MB
  4. Alessandro Checco* (University of Sheffield, UK) and Gianluca Demartini (University of Queensland, Australia), Para Bellum -- Breaking Gold Questions Quality Assurance Systems in Paid Micro-task Crowdsourcing (20 mins) PDF, 2.6MB (follow-up work published at HCOMP 2018)
  5. Vlad Hosu* and Dietmar Saupe (University of Konstanz, Germany), Performance of Induced Degradations for Crowd-Worker Reliability in IQA (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 8.3MB
  6. Qiong Bu* and Elena Simperl (University of Southampton, UK), Quality Assessment in Complex Classification Workflow (5-10 mins) PDF, 0.8MB
12:30-13:30Buffet Lunch
13:30-14:30Keynote 2 (Chair: Corinna Elsenbroich)

Title: Simulating Societies – The Challenges and Benefits of Modelling Social Processes PDF, 21.6MB
Speaker: Professor Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey, UK
While the idea of computer simulation has had enormous influence on most areas of science, and even on the public imagination through its use in computer games, it has only recently had a significant impact in the social sciences. The breakthrough came when it was realised that computer programs offer the possibility of creating 'artificial' societies in which individuals and collective actors such as organisations could be directly represented and the effect of their interactions observed. This provided for the first time the possibility of using experimental methods with social phenomena, or at least with their computer representations; of directly studying the emergence of social institutions from individual interaction; and of using computer code as a way of formalising dynamic social theories. In this talk, these advances in the application of computer simulation to the social sciences will be illustrated with a number of examples of recent work, showing how this methodology is appropriate for analysing social phenomena that are inherently complex.

14:30-16:00Session 2: HHMC Meets Social Sciences - Long Talks (Chair: Pete Burnap)
  1. Qingpeng Zhang*, Ronghua Xu and Jiaqi Zhou (City University of Hong Kong, China), Social media analytics of depression-focused online health communities: Social networking and linguistic analysis (20 mins) PDF, 7.6MB
  2. Claudia Müller-Birn* (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), Socio-Semantic Patterns of Cooperation (old title) => Humans and Machines Configurations (Socio-Semantic Patterns of Cooperation) (new title) (20 mins) PDF, 3.7MB
  3. Joseph Corneli* (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Lorenzo Lane (University of Oxford, UK), Socializing mathematical social machines (20 mins) PDF, 2.3MB
  4. Ryan Abbott* (University of Surrey, UK), I Think, Therefore I Invent: Creative Computers and the Future of Patent Law (20 mins) PowerPoint, 29.6MB
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:30Session 3: HHMC Meets Social Sciences - Short Talks (Chair: Xingjie Wei )
  1. Jon Machtynger* (IBM UK and University of Surrey, UK), Critiquing the human impact of Artificial Intelligence (5-10 mins) PDF, 1.2MB
  2. Charlene Jennett* (UCL, UK), Creativity in Citizen Cyberscience (5-10 mins)
  3. Meredydd Williams* and Jason Nurse (University of Oxford, UK), Social and privacy implications of novel computing systems (5-10 mins) PDF, 0.9MB
  4. Giannis Haralabopoulos* and Elena Simperl (University of Southampton, UK), A pure emotion lexicon for beyond polarity sentiment analysis (old title) => Crowdsourcing emotional information from text (new title) (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 3.2MB
  5. Fabio Fasoli* (University of Surrey, UK), Being threaten and being threatening: The role of anthropomorphism in human-computer interactions (5-10 mins) PDF, 1.0MB
  6. Amira Ahmed* and Frances Johnson (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Gamified Emotion Management in Shaping Doctoral Student Information Search Behavior (5-10 mins) PDF, 1.5MB
  7. Bethany Styles* and Mark Elshaw (Coventry University, UK), Sentiment Analysis Algorithms to Predict Mood Trends in Depression Diaries (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 0.4MB
Social event (only for participants who registered for the workshop dinner)
18:00Meet in front of the University Library's main entrance for rented buses to the Shere Village
18:30-19:30Drink at a local pub and walk around the Shere Village
19:30-22:00Dinner at Kinghams Restaurant
22:00Buses back to Guildford main Bus Station

21 September

09:00-10:00Registration and Coffee/Tea
10:00-11:00Keynote 3 (Chair: Anna Cinzia Squicciarini)

Title: Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation
Speaker: Professor Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Most logicians and theoretical computer scientists are familiar with Alan Turing's 1936 seminal paper setting the stage for the foundational (discrete) theory of computation. Most however remain unaware of Turing's 1948 seminal paper which introduces the notion of condition, setting the stage for a natural theory of complexity for the "other theory of computation."
Computational mathematics, the "other theory of computation," emanates from the classical tradition of numerical analysis, equation solving and the continuous mathematics of calculus.
This talk will recognize Alan Turing's work in the foundations of numerical computation (in particular, his 1948 paper "Rounding-Off Errors in Matrix Processes"), its influence in complexity theory today, and how it provides a unifying concept for the two major traditions of the Theory of Computation.
It is based on a plenary talk given on the eve of Turing's 100th birthday in June 2012 at the Turing Centenary Conference at the University of Cambridge, UK.

11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:30Session 4: HHMC Meets Cyber Security (Chair: Thanassis Giannetsos)
  1. Awais Rashid and Dirk van der Linden* (University of Lancaster, UK), [Invited Talk] Why Johnny doesn't write secure software? Secure software development by the masses (20 mins) PowerPoint, 6.7MB
  2. Anna Cinzia Squicciarini* (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Online Image Privacy (20 mins)
  3. Amir Javed*, Pete Burnap and Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK), Scalable Real Time Prediction Algorithm for Drive by Download Attack on Twitter (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 2.8MB
  4. Amir Javed, Eirini Anthi*, George Theodorakopoulos and Pete Burnap (Cardiff University, UK), Pulse: An adaptive Intrusion Detection System for the Internet of Things (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 0.5MB
  5. Nouf Aljaffan* (University of Surrey, UK; King Saud University, Saudi Arabia) and Shujun Li (University of Surrey, UK), Human-in-the-loop Proactive Password Checkers (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 1.9MB
12:30-13:30Buffet Lunch
13:30-14:45Session 5: HHMC and Beyond (1) (Chair: Michael Rovatsos)
  1. Stephen Muggleton (Imperial College London, UK) and Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad* (University of Surrey, UK), [Invited Talk] Human-Like Computing: Human-Machine Learning (20 mins)
  2. Geeth De Mel, Dave Braines*, Anna Thomas, Tien Pham and Will Dron (IBM UK), Cognitively Mediated Research Discovery – A context-aware rich visualized knowledge graph co-created by humans and machines using a common language (20 mins) PDF, 8.5MB
  3. Paolo Pareti* (University of Edinburgh, UK), Decentralised Human-Machine Collaboration by Sharing Web Data (20 mins) PDF, 0.7MB
14:45-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-16:00Session 6: HHMC and Beyond (2) (Chair: Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad)
  1. Petros Papapanagiotou*, Dave Murray-Rust (University of Edinburgh, UK), Max Van Kleek (University of Oxford, UK), Alan Davoust, Areti Manataki and David Robertson (University of Edinburgh, UK), Rapid Assembly of Social Machines with the Lightweight Social Calculus (20 mins) PowerPoint, 2.6MB
  2. Sarvapali Ramchurn* (University of Southampton, UK), Joel Fischer (University of Nottingham, UK), Enrico Costanza (UCL, UK) and Tom Rodden (University of Nottingham, UK), Towards Design Patterns for Human-Agent Collectives (20 mins) PowerPoint, 4.6MB
  3. Fabio Roli*, Alessandro Carcangiu, Battista Biggio and Giorgio Fumera (University of Cagliari, Italy), Hybrid Human-Machine Computer Vision for Intelligent Video-surveillance (5-10 mins) PDF, 2.5MB
  4. Haiyue Yuan*, Shujun Li and Patrice Rusconi (University of Surrey, UK), Human-assisted Cognitive Modelling (5-10 mins) PowerPoint, 4.1MB
16:00-16:15Coffee Break
16:15-17:00Panel Discussion: Future of HHMC (Chair: Shujun Li)
Panelists: Lora Aroyo, Jon Machtynger, Klaus Moessner, Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad
17:00-17:15Closing Remarks (Shujun Li, General Chair of HHMC 2017)
17:15-18:00Networking / Depature

Presenters are marked with *.