Managing Incentives in Social Computing Systems with PRINGL

Abstract: Novel web-based socio-technical systems require incentives for efficient management and motivation of human workers taking part in complex collaborations. Incentive management techniques used in existing crowdsourcing platforms are not suitable for intellectually-challenging tasks; platform-specific solutions prevent both workers from comparing working conditions across different platforms as well as platform owners from attracting skilled workers. In this paper we present PRINGL, a domain-specific language for programming complex incentive strategies. It promotes re-use of proven incentive logic and allows composing of complex incentives suitable for novel types of socio-technical systems. We illustrate its applicability and expressiveness and discuss its properties and limitations.

Citation: Ognjen Scekic, Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram Dustdar, “Managing Incentives in Social Computing Systems with PRINGL”, 15th Intl. Conf. on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Thessaloniki, Greece, October, 2014.

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About P. Andreadis

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant in AI and Social Computation @ University of Edinburgh.

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