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human-machine teaming started by such great
work long ago. We were lamenting the fact that
the relative neglect of the topic as an essential
component in the design and engineering of intelligent systems has been a significant impediment to
progress in many real-world applications. We are
indeed restating a long-standing position that we
feel continues to be lost on many.
This article is not a call to those who understand
the importance of teaming and who are already work-
ing on it. It is a call to those who still do not get it
(I am sure those working in this area have found that
some communities outside of this domain do not
get it). There are many communities, in particular
the AI community and the general engineering com-
munity, where such views are not broadly shared.
We welcome developing a united front to help push
the value of teaming by all communities working
Your passion for the topic is much appreciated.
NASA Ames Research Center
The Seventh AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2019) will be held October 28–
30, 2019 at the the Skamania Lodge, located
in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic
Area in the town of Stevenson, Washington,
45 minutes from Portland, Oregon. This year
is the 10-year anniversary of the very first
HCOMP workshop in Paris. To celebrate this
anniversary, there will be special events, talks,
and panels throughout the conference.
HCOMP is the premier venue for disseminating the latest research findings on crowdsourcing and human computation. While
artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) represent traditional
mainstays of the conference, HCOMP
believes strongly in inviting, fostering, and
promoting broad, interdisciplinary research.
This field is particularly unique in the diversi-
ty of disciplines it draws upon, and con-
tributes to, ranging from human-centered
qualitative studies and HCI design, to com-
puter science and artificial intelligence, eco-
nomics and the social sciences, all the way to
digital humanities, policy, and ethics. We
promote the exchange of advances in
human computation and crowdsourcing not
only among researchers, but also engineers
and practitioners, to encourage dialogue
across disciplines and communities of prac-
HCOMP- 19 will include technical talks,
poster sessions, and a doctoral consortium.
The conference will feature two keynote talks
by Rumi Chunara (New York University) on
Crowdsourced Data in Public Health and
another by Been Kim (Google Brain). As in
past years, HCOMP- 19 will also include a
Works-in-Progress program. The HCOMP- 19
workshop program will be held on the day
immediately preceding the main conference,
October 28, and will include the following
three meetings: CrowdCamp, Inclusive AI
Literacy: Best Community Practices and Collaboration Structures, and Rigorous Evaluation of AI Systems.
Registration and hotel information is available
at the HCOMP- 19 website ( www.human-computation.com/attend.html). The late registration deadline is September 27, and onsite
rates will apply after that date. The cut-off
date for reservations at the reduced conference rate at Skamania is also September 27.
For full details about the conference program, please visit the HCOMP- 19 website
( humancomputation.com) or write to
28–30 October 2019