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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Macrotask Crowdsourcing

Engaging the Crowds to Address Complex Problems

Editors: Khan, V.-J., Papangelis, K., Lykourentzou, I., Markopoulos, P. (Eds.)

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  • Shows how to enable collaboration to utilize crowdsourcing for complex tasks that go beyond simple micro-tasks.
  • Demonstrates the current context in which creative crowdsourcing takes place and examines what is needed to enable it to solve complex problems
  • Presents synergies between crowds and machines that can allow for the handling of complex macro-tasks
  • Investigates the social implications for policy makers and citizens
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About this book

Crowdsourcing is an emerging paradigm that promises to transform several domains: creative work, business work, cultural cooperation, etc. Crowdsourcing reflects the close-knit interplay between the latest computer technologies, the rapidly changing work model of the 21st century, and the very nature of people. The interplay makes for an exciting but at the same time challenging new field to investigate under the lens of a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from the technical to the social and from the theoretical to the applied. 
 
Early research has focused on an aspect of crowdsourcing known as micro-tasking. Micro-tasks are simple tasks (like image annotations) that anyone could perform. An emerging area is how to utilize crowdsourcing to solve problems that go beyond simple tasks towards more complex ones, that require collaboration and creativity. In juxtaposition to micro-task crowdsourcing, this book investigates macro-task crowdsourcing and its potential.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Macrotask Crowdsourcing: An Integrated Definition

    Pages 1-13

    Lykourentzou, Ioanna (et al.)

  • Crowdsourcing Coordination: A Review and Research Agenda for Crowdsourcing Coordination Used for Macro-tasks

    Pages 17-43

    Kim, Sangmi (et al.)

  • Crowdsourcing Controls: A Review and Research Agenda for Crowdsourcing Controls Used for Macro-tasks

    Pages 45-126

    Robert, Lionel P., Jr.

  • Addressing Cooperation Issues in Situated Crowdsourcing

    Pages 127-145

    Goncalves, Jorge (et al.)

  • Hybrid Machine-Crowd Interaction for Handling Complexity: Steps Toward a Scaffolding Design Framework

    Pages 149-161

    Correia, António (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12334-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12333-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Macrotask Crowdsourcing
Book Subtitle
Engaging the Crowds to Address Complex Problems
Editors
  • Vassillis-Javed Khan
  • Konstantinos Papangelis
  • Ioanna Lykourentzou
  • Panos Markopoulos
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12334-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12334-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12333-8
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 275
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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