We invite submissions of papers describing novel, unpublished research addressing one or more of the following areas:

The workshop especially calls for innovative ideas for better using crowdsourcing platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, Crowdflower, DoMyStuff Livework, etc.

While mature research is certainly welcome, we particularly invite submissions of new and innovative ideas that may only have preliminary evaluation. Similar to WSDM 2009’s Late Breaking-Results track, we especially welcome more risky and/or ground-breaking, innovative research ideas, methods, results, and position statements.

Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical application, impact, and presentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on innovation, especially with respect to “Most Innovative Awards” (described below). Selection of these awards by the organizers will focus on the creativity, originality, and potential impact of the work with less emphasis on demonstrating a well-proven, empirically established technique. We encourage authors to submit risky, ground-breaking, and unexpected ideas.

Special issue of Information Retrieval journal on Crowdsourcing

Workshop organizers will edit a special issue of Information Retrieval, a Springer journal, on Crowdsourcing for Information Retrieval. See the call for papers. The timing of the special issue will allow workshop participants an opportunity to develop extended versions of their workshop papers for submission to the special issue (with separate refereeing from the workshop).

Workshop Submission Guidelines

Short papers should be no longer than 4 pages, including all references and figures. Posters should be no longer than 2 pages.

Papers must follow WSDM 2011 formatting guidelines and be submitted in either Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word Format (doc). Please ensure that any special fonts used are included in the submitted documents.

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. All papers must be original and must not have been published or under review elsewhere.

Important Dates

Submissions dueSunday, December 5, 2010 (extended)
Notification of acceptanceJanuary 5, 2010
Camera-ready version dueJanuary 12, 2010
WorkshopFebruary 9, 2011