Macrotask Crowdsourcing

Engaging the Crowds to Address Complex Problems

  • Vassillis-Javed Khan
  • Konstantinos Papangelis
  • Ioanna Lykourentzou
  • Panos Markopoulos

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ioanna Lykourentzou, Vassillis-Javed Khan, Konstantinos Papangelis, Panos Markopoulos
    Pages 1-13
  3. Coordination and Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jorge Goncalves, Simo Hosio, Niels van Berkel, Simon Klakegg
      Pages 127-145
  4. The Role of AI and Experts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. António Correia, Shoaib Jameel, Hugo Paredes, Benjamim Fonseca, Daniel Schneider
      Pages 149-161
    3. Alan Dix, Rachel Cowgill, Christina Bashford, Simon McVeigh, Rupert Ridgewell
      Pages 189-214
  5. Macrotasking for Social Good

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Roelof A. J. de Vries, Khiet P. Truong, Jaebok Kim, Vanessa Evers
      Pages 217-231
    3. Fernando Loizides, Kathryn Jones, Carina Girvan, Helene de Ribaupierre, Liam Turner, Ceri Bailey et al.
      Pages 233-252

About this book


Crowdsourcing is an emerging paradigm that promises to transform several domains: creative work, business work, cultural cooperation, etc. Crowdsourcing reflects the close-knit interplay between the latest computer technologies, the rapidly changing work model of the 21st century, and the very nature of people. The interplay makes for an exciting but at the same time challenging new field to investigate under the lens of a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from the technical to the social and from the theoretical to the applied. 
Early research has focused on an aspect of crowdsourcing known as micro-tasking. Micro-tasks are simple tasks (like image annotations) that anyone could perform. An emerging area is how to utilize crowdsourcing to solve problems that go beyond simple tasks towards more complex ones, that require collaboration and creativity. In juxtaposition to micro-task crowdsourcing, this book investigates macro-task crowdsourcing and its potential.


Crowdsourcing human computation open innovation complex digital work citizen science

Editors and affiliations

  • Vassillis-Javed Khan
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Papangelis
    • 2
  • Ioanna Lykourentzou
    • 3
  • Panos Markopoulos
    • 4
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool UniversitySuzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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