PeopleCloud for the Globally Integrated Enterprise

  • Maja Vukovic
  • Mariana Lopez
  • Jim Laredo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6275)


Crowdsourcing has emerged as the new on-line distributed production model in which people collaborate and may be awarded to complete a task. While many existing services enable enterprises to employ the wisdom of crowd, there is no existing practice defined for integration of crowdsourcing with the business processes. We propose PeopleCloud, as the (1) mechanism to enable access to scalable workforce on-line, connecting it to the enterprise and (2) an interface to services required for crowdsourcing tasks. We define requirements for PeopleCloud, based on our experiences in employing wisdom of crowd to source business and IT information within the enterprise.


Collaborative intelligence Crowdsourcing Globalization 


  1. 1.
    Howe, J.: The Rise of Crowdsourcing. Wired 14(6), (accessed October 23, 2008)
  2. 2.
    Surowiecki, J.: The Wisdom of Crowds. Anchor (2005)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    GoldCorp Challenge, (accessed November 14, 2008)
  4. 4.
    Brabham, D.C.: Crowdsourcing As A Model For Problem Solving: An Introduction And Cases. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 14(1), 75–90 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Don, T., Williams Anthony, D.: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Portfolio Hardcover (December 2006)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Galegher, J., Kraut, R.E., Egido, C. (eds.): Intellectual Teamwork: Social and Technological Foundations of Cooperative Work. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., Inc., Mahwah (1990)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Vukovic, M.: Crowdsourcing for Enterprises. In: International Workshop on Cloud Services at 7th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (2009)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Argote, L.: Organizational Learning: Creating, Retaining, and Transferring Knowledge, 1st edn. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (1999)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Kittur, A., Chi, E.H., Suh, B.: Crowdsourcing user studies with Mechanical Turk. In: Proceeding of the Twenty-Sixth Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008, Florence, Italy, April 05 - 10 (2008)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    DiPalantino, D., Vojnovic, M.: Crowdsourcing and all-pay auctions. In: Proceedings of the Tenth ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, EC 2009, Stanford, California, USA, July 06 - 10 (2009)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Bartlett Christopher, A., Ghoshal, S.: Transnational management: text, cases, and readings in cross-border management, 3rd edn. Irwin/McGraw Hill, Boston (2000)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maja Vukovic
    • 1
  • Mariana Lopez
    • 2
  • Jim Laredo
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J.Watson ResearchHawthorneUSA
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations