Handbook of Human Computation

  • Pietro Michelucci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew Blumberg
      Pages 3-4
    3. Matthew Blumberg
      Pages 5-12
    4. David Alan Grier
      Pages 13-23
    5. Melanie Moses, Tatiana Flanagan, Kenneth Letendre, Matthew Fricke
      Pages 25-37
    6. Matthew Blumberg, Pietro Michelucci
      Pages 51-59
    7. Carlos Gershenson
      Pages 61-69
    8. Helmut Nechansky
      Pages 71-81
    9. Pietro Michelucci
      Pages 83-86
  3. Application Domains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Haym Hirsh
      Pages 89-93
    3. Patrick Meier
      Pages 95-104
    4. Elena Simperl, Maribel Acosta, Fabian Flöck
      Pages 131-151
    5. Chris Lintott, Jason Reed
      Pages 153-162
    6. Carole R. Beal, Clayton T. Morrison, Juan C. Villegas
      Pages 163-170
    7. Albert Yu-Min Lin, Andrew Huynh, Luke Barrington, Gert Lanckriet
      Pages 171-186
    8. Scott Rettberg
      Pages 187-203

About this book


This volume addresses the emerging area of human computation. The chapters, written by leading international researchers, explore existing and future opportunities to combine the respective strengths of both humans and machines in order to create powerful problem-solving capabilities. The book bridges scientific communities, capturing and integrating the unique perspective and achievements of each. It coalesces contributions from experts in diverse areas, including a foreword by celebrated cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, to reveal that human computation encompasses disciplines from crisis management to digital curation to scientific and market research. The book combines industry perspectives with related disciplines in order to motivate, define, and anticipate the future of this exciting new frontier in science and cultural evolution.

 The comprehensive, current, and interdisciplinary treatment transcends the technical scope of previous studies on the topic. Readers will discover valuable contributions covering Foundations; Application Domains; Techniques and Modalities; Infrastructure and Architecture; Algorithms; Participation; Analysis; Policy and Security and the Impact of Human Computation. Researchers and professionals will find the Handbook of Human Computation a valuable reference tool. The breadth of content also provides a thorough foundation for students of the field.


Artificial Intelligence Citizen Science Collaboration Collaborative Problem Solving Collective Intelligence Complexity Theory Crowdsourcing Cultural Anthropology Cybernetics Distributed Problem Solving Distributed Thinking Emergent Behavior Human Computation Human-Computer Interaction Multi-Agent Systems Natural Computation Organismic Computing Organizational Studies Self-Organization Social Computing Social Network Analysis Superorganisms Swarm Intelligence Systems Theory Wisdom of the Crowds

Editors and affiliations

  • Pietro Michelucci
    • 1
  1. 1.ThinkSplash, LLCFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8806-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8805-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8806-4
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