CyLog/Crowd4U: A Case Study of a Computing Platform for Cybernetic Dataspaces
This chapter presents a case study of a computing platform for cybernetic dataspaces. The core component of the platform is a language named CyLog that models humans as rational data sources to give an integrated abstraction of human/machine computation. Crowd4U is a non-commercial microtask-based platform being developed by universities. It has an engine for executing CyLog code, provides a pool of microtasks for crowdsourcing, and supports a variety of incentive and task-assignment structures. This chapter overviews CyLog and Crowd4U, and discusses the lessons learned from our experience of crowdsourcing projects with them.
The author is grateful to the members and collaborators of the FusionCOMP project, and the contributors who are performing microtasks on Crowd4U. Their names are listed at http://crowd4u.org. Note that the list contains only the names of contributors who have accounts on Crowd4U, and there are many more anonymous contributors who perform microtasks on Crowd4U. The FusionCOMP project is partially supported by PRESTO from the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (#25240012) from MEXT, Japan.
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