Automated Incentive Management for Social Computing – Foundations, Models, Tools and Algorithms

Abstract: Human participation in socio-technical systems is overgrowing conventional crowdsourcing where humans solve simple, independent tasks. Novel systems are attempting to leverage humans for more intellectually challenging tasks, involving longer lasting worker engagement and complex collaboration patterns. Controllability of such Continue reading

Hybrid Human-Machine Computing Systems – Provisioning, Monitoring, and Reliability Analysis

Abstract: Modern advances of computing systems allow humans to participate not only as service consumers but also as service providers, yielding the so-called human-based computation. In this paradigm, some computational steps to solve a problem can be outsourced to humans. Continue reading