October 28, 2019
What is CrowdCamp?
CrowdCamp is a one-day hack-a-thon for researchers and practitioners with interests in crowdsourcing, human computation, social media, and collective intelligence. Historically, CrowdCamp’s focus for participants has been aimed at creating deliverable prototypes or study designs during the workshop. Prior CrowdCamp projects over the last four years have resulted in top-tier conference publications, blog posts, and on-going research.
This year, CrowdCamp’s primary theme is Human-AI Collaboration. All participants are encouraged to embrace the mutual interests of HCI and AI research within their CrowdCamp projects, touching on different methodologies for the same area of research. Alongside participants’ projects, CrowdCamp will also be leveraged as an opportunity to better understand the challenges and opportunities for research collaborations at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.
Call for Participation: We invite students, faculty, industry researchers, and anyone else who is interested to participate in CrowdCamp. We are looking for people with different expertise, ranging from social scientists to programmers, ethnographers to designers, and anyone else interested in the broader topic of Human-AI Collaboration. While we have no constraints on eligibility, participation is limited to a maximum of 30 people due to room constraints.
To apply to participate, we ask that you complete the CrowdCamp 2019 application form. The application takes about 10 minutes to complete, and asks for:
- A Project Idea. A project idea or application domain that you care about, one that emphasizes human-AI collaboration. If you are accepted to CrowdCamp, you will still be able to modify your initial idea. The more specificity you can provide for your idea or application domain, the better we can do to match you to a research group at CrowdCamp.
- Your Research Interests: We are looking for a diverse group of people that will develop amazing projects during CrowdCamp and will therefore ask you to indicate your research interests whether they be in HCI, in AI, or in both fields.
- Your Ideal CrowdCamp Partner: We want to make sure you get an awesome partner / team for your CrowdCamp adventure. Depending on your project and research interests, we’d love to know if you’re looking for partner(s) with AI or HCI expertise, or someone who is an expert in both. Ideally, we would like to have HCI and AI people working together as a team.
- Your Contact Information: Name and e-mail.
Once we have our final group of participants, we will ask you to vote on research ideas and application domains of interest and form teams prior to the day of the workshop. The workshop day will focus on developing a research project (whether that’s a study design, an idea for a new algorithm, a system architecture, or something else entirely) within your interdisciplinary HCI-AI teams. Each team will also have the opportunity to get feedback on their research project from a group of experts (in both HCI and AI methodologies). Our goal is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and enable this for your particular domain of interest and research ideas. More specifically, the tentative schedule for CrowdCamp day is as follows (exact times will be updated soon):
|Welcome to CrowdCamp: flux time, as people arrive||15 mins|
|Survey: current impressions of HAI research and collaborations||15 mins|
|Team Introductions: Dedicated time for understanding each other’s research interests. Nothing about CrowdCamp project yet.||30 mins|
|Building HCI+AI Teams in Practice: Hear about the challenges and opportunities of an HCI-AI collaboration from an experienced team||45 mins|
|Coffee break||15 mins|
|Project Directions + Brainstorming: Discuss potential ideas for a concrete research project based on your interests and application domain||1 hour|
|Designing a joint HCI-AI study together: Teams work together to come up with a study, system design, or other research project||45 mins|
|Designing a joint HCI-AI study together (cont.): Continue brainstorming your research project, specifically start thinking about approach and evaluation metrics||1.5 hrs|
|Project Pitches: Pitch your project to the room and a panel of HCI and AI experts||1.5 hrs|
|Discuss Challenges / Barriers to HCI-AI Collaborations: Open discussion and dedicated time for providing feedback on the workshop, and brainstorming ideas for enabling more HAI collaborations||30 mins|
|Survey: Post-workshop impressions of collaborations across the HCI and AI communities||30 mins|
|Reception: details in conference schedule||5:00pm|
We look forward to seeing you in Skamania!
- Harman Kaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Michigan
- Alex Williams (email@example.com), University of Waterloo