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This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence of many types.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • human computation
  • social computing
  • crowdsourcing
  • wisdom of crowds (e.g., prediction markets)
  • group memory and extended cognition
  • collective decision making and problem-solving
  • participatory and deliberative democracy
  • animal collective behavior
  • organizational design
  • public policy design (e.g., regulatory reform)
  • ethics of collective intelligence (e.g., “digital sweatshops”)
  • computational models of group search and optimization
  • emergence and evolution of intelligence
  • new technologies for making groups smarter

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The conference will take place at MIT and consist of:

  • Invited talks from prominent researchers in different areas related to collective intelligence such as engineering, psychology, management, political science, information science, and sociology
  • Oral presentations (see below)
  • Poster/Demo sessions (see below)
  • Matching Making Ignite Session in which practitioners (e.g. policy makers) connect with researchers around collective-intelligence-based solutions to real-world problems (Apply by April 30)

SUBMISSION

Submissions of two types are invited:

  • Reports of original results results
  • Demonstrations of tools/technology

All submissions should  be formatted as four-page extended abstracts (3 pages for content and 1 page for references)

Abstracts should be submitted at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/CI2014

In order to encourage a diversity of innovative ideas from a variety of fields, submissions may refer to work that is recently published, under review elsewhere, or in preparation, and may link to up to one publicly accessible paper for the purpose of describing the work in detail. However, submissions will be evaluated solely on the submitted abstract, which must therefore comprise an entirely self-contained description of the work.

After review by the Program Committee, a subset of submitted papers will be invited for oral presentation, as well as for presentation as posters and/or demos. A second subset will also be invited exclusively for presentation as posters and/or demos.

Accepted submissions (including for posters and demos) will be compiled into a single report which will be made available on http://arxiv.org. We emphasize that published abstracts are not intended to be considered archival publications or to preclude submission of the reported work to archival journals; however, we cannot guarantee that certain journals do not have policies precluding the publishing of extended abstracts.

Authors will not receive detailed feedback from the review process, and accepted abstracts will be included as submitted (i.e. submissions should be camera-ready) and presented as posters on display in the Stata Center.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Extended abstract submission deadline:  January 15, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection:  February 15, 2014
  • Early Registration Deadline: April 17, 2014
  • Matching Making Ignite Session Application Deadline: April 30, 2014
  • Hotel Reservations Deadline: May 10, 2014
  • Registration Deadline: June 1, 2014
  • Conference dates:  June 10-12, 2014

GENERAL CHAIRS

PROGRAM CHAIRS

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIRS

PROCEEDINGS CHAIRS

Updated April 17, 2014