Upcoming Events

Theoretical Foundations for Social Computing
June 29-30, 2015

Social computing encompasses the mechanisms through which people interact with computational systems: crowdsourcing systems, ranking and recommendation systems, online prediction markets, and collaboratively edited wikis, to name a few. These systems share the common feature that humans are active participants, making choices that determine the input to, and therefore the output of, the system. The output of these systems can be viewed as a joint computation between machine and human, and can be richer than what either could produce alone.

The proposed visioning workshop has three major goals:

• Identify core problems that the community believes are important to focus on in order to establish theoretical foundations of social computing.

• Identify ways in which the theory community can learn from existing, ongoing, and future empirical and experimental work.

• Identify effective ways for the theory community to have impact on social computing in practice.