ICRI receives Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017

Martin Dittus, Giovanni Quattrone, and Licia Capra from ICRI Cities have been awarded Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017, the world's premier venue for research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. This year's conference was held in Portland, OR, USA, February 25 - March 1 2017. It is considered an A-rated publication venue for REF purposes. The work was one of 20 papers awarded at the conference, chosen among 530 total submissions and 183 accepted papers.

The awarded research analyses how organisers of large crowdsourcing platforms can better manage volunteer capacity in the presence of major events, such as large emergency scenarios. The work has implications for a wide range of crowd platforms with event-centric dynamics, including platforms for emergency response, breaking news, forums for public discourse, and opinion-gathering platforms. The research was undertaken in close collaboration with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), which coordinates tens of thousands of online volunteers to trace roads, waterways, huts and houses from satellite data.

The paper was presented by Martin Dittus. A summary of the work can be found in the conference schedule. The paper is available online, as are the presentation slides. (Photo by Giovanni Quattrone.)