[Asis-l] Updated CFP: WSDM 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Search and Data Mining

Matt Lease ml at ischool.utexas.edu
Fri Nov 12 20:45:17 EST 2010

WSDM 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Search and Data Mining

Call For Papers: http://ir.ischool.utexas.edu/csdm2011/papers.html

Submissions due: December 3, 2010

* $50 free credit from CrowdFlower for participants
* Most Innovative Awards sponsored by Microsoft Bing
* Guest Speakers: Thore Graepel and Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis

Related news: Special Issue of Information Retrieval, a Springer
Journal (http://ir.ischool.utexas.edu/csdm2011/papers.html#irj).

Workshop organizers will edit a special issue of Information Retrieval
on Crowdsourcing for Information Retrieval. See the call for papers
(journal submissions are due March 31, 2011). 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).

Subscribe to workshop listserv: http://groups.google.com/group/csdm-2011

We invite submissions of papers describing novel, unpublished research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

* Theoretical, experimental, and/or methodological developments
advancing state-of-the-art knowledge of crowdsourcing for search or
data mining

* Applications of search or data mining related crowdsourcing.

* Tutorials on how the different forms of crowdsourcing might be best
suited to or best executed in evaluating different search or data
mining tasks

* New software packages which simplify or otherwise improve general
support for crowdsourcing, or particular support for related
crowdsourced tasks (e.g. TurkIt, qmturk, Turk Surveyor, etc.)

* Reflective or forward-looking vision on use of crowdsourcing in this

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

Important Dates

Submissions due:                December 3, 2010
Notification of acceptance:     January 5, 2010
Camera-ready version due:       January 12, 2010
Workshop:                       February 9, 2011

Short papers should be no longer than 4 pages, including all
references and figures. Posters should be no longer than 2 pages.
Papers should be formatted according to WSDM 2011 guidelines and
submitted via EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?

$50 CrowdFlower Credit

Thanks to continuing sponsorship from CrowdFlower, we are once again
able to offer free credits to anyone wanting to try crowdsourcing via
their platform. Anyone who both (1) commits to submitting a workshop
paper using CrowdFlower and (2) did not already receive CrowdFlower
credit from the CSE 2010 workshop can receive the free $50 credit.
Just create a CrowdFlower account, then email joseph at crowdflower
dot com and CC Matt Lease to request the credit per participation in
the CSDM 2011 workshop.

Most Innovative Awards - Sponsored by Microsoft Bing

Similar to the Crowdsourcing for Search Evaluation Workshop (CSE 2010)
at SIGIR, the most novel and innovative papers will be recognized with
"Most Innovative Awards" sponsored by Microsoft Bing and judged by the
workshop organizers. The number and financial amount of the awards
will depend on the quality of the submissions and overall funding.

Invited Speakers

Thore Graepel, Microsoft Research (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/

Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis, New York University (http://


Vitor Carvalho, Microsoft Bing
Matthew Lease, University of Texas at Austin
Emine Yilmaz, Microsoft Research

Program Committee

Omar Alonso, Microsoft Bing
Lukas Biewald, CrowdFlower
Adam Bradley, Amazon
Ben Carterette, University of Delaware
Charlie Clarke,University of Waterloo
Andy Edmonds, eBay
Deepak Ganesan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis, New York University
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research
Mounia Lalmas, University of Glasgow
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology
Winter Mason, Yahoo! Research
Don Metzler, University of Southern California
Stefano Mizzaro, University of Udine
Gheorghe Muresan, Microsoft Bing
Iadh Ounis, University of Glasgow
Mark Sanderson, RMIT University
Mark Smucker, University of Waterloo
Siddharth Suri, Yahoo! Research
Fang Xu, Saarland University

Matt Lease
Assistant Professor
School of Information and Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Austin
Voice: (512) 471-9350 · Fax: (512) 471-3971 · Office: UTA 5.450
Matt Lease
Assistant Professor
School of Information and Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Austin
Voice: (512) 471-9350 · Fax: (512) 471-3971 · Office: UTA 5.442

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