Advances in Crowdsourcing

Author: Fernando J. Garrigos-Simon,Ignacio Gil-Pechuán,Sofia Estelles-Miguel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319183419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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​​This book attempts to link some of the recent advances in crowdsourcing with advances in innovation and management. It contributes to the literature in several ways. First, it provides a global definition, insights and examples of this managerial perspective resulting in a theoretical framework. Second, it explores the relationship between crowdsourcing and technological innovation, the development of social networks and new behaviors of Internet users. Third, it explores different crowdsourcing applications in various sectors such as medicine, tourism, information and communication technology (ICT), and marketing. Fourth, it observes the ways in which crowdsourcing can improve production, finance, management and overall managerial performance. Crowdsourcing, also known as “massive outsourcing” or “voluntary outsourcing,” is the act of taking a job or a specific task usually performed by an employee of a company or contractors, and outsourcing it to a large group of people or a community (crowd or mass) via the Internet, through an open call. The term was coined by Jeff Howe in a 2006 issue of Wired magazine. It is being developed in different sciences (i.e., medicine, engineering, ICT, management) and is used in the most successful companies of the modern era (i.e., Apple, Facebook, Inditex, Starbucks). The developments in crowdsourcing has theoretical and practical implications, which will be explored in this book. Including contributions from international academics, scholars and professionals within the field, this book provides a global, multidimensional perspective on crowdsourcing.​

Advances in Information Retrieval

32nd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2010, Milton Keynes, UK, March 28-31, 2010. Proceedings

Author: Cathal Gurrin,Yulan He,Gabriella Kazai,Udo Kruschwitz,Suzanne Little

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642122744

Category: Computers

Page: 677

View: 9843

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 32nd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2010, held in Milton Keynes, UK, in March 2010. The 44 revised full papers and 23 poster papers presented together with the keynote lecture, 5 tool demonstrations and the abstracts of 3 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 202 full research paper submissions and 73 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on NLP and text mining, Web IR, evaluation, multimedia IR, distributed IR and performance issues, IR theory and formal models, personalization and recommendation, domain-specific IR and CLIR, as well as user issues.

Formen und Vor- und Nachteile des Crowdsourcing

Die Nutzung der Energie von Beitragswilligen

Author: Carolin Szymaniak

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656373345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 17

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich BWL - Marketing, Unternehmenskommunikation, CRM, Marktforschung, Social Media, Note: 1,3, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Veranstaltung: Online Marketing Seminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Kann man sich seine Weltreise durch eine Vielzahl von fremden Menschen in einer Internetcommunity finanzieren lassen? Können Unternehmen für Produktinnovationen tatsächlich die breite Masse im Internet nutzen? Auf diese und weitere Fragen gibt die vorliegende Arbeit Antworten. Denn tatsächlich haben vor allem immer mehr Unternehmen erkannt, dass man über das Internet eine Masse von Menschen erreichen kann. Hinter diesen Trend verbirgt sich der Begriff Crowdsourcing. Um nun die Potentiale von Crowdsourcing zu erkennen und richtig einzusetzen, sollte zunächst verstanden werden, was hinter dem Begriff steckt. Demnach beschäftigt sich die vorliegende Arbeit zuerst mit dem Begriff und den Grundlagen von Crowdsourcing. Im weiteren Verlauf beschreibt die Arbeit die Ausprägungsformen mit Praxisbeispielen und stellt die Vor- sowie Nachteile beim Einsatz von Crowdsourcing vor. Abschließend fasst die Hausarbeit die wichtigsten Aspekte von Crowdsourcing zusammen und wird einen kurzen Ausblick zum Thema geben.

Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity

Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641703

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 3784

The relationship between citizens and city governments is gradually transforming due to the utilization of advanced information and communication technologies in order to inform, consult, and engage citizens. Citizen E-Participation in Urban Governance: Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Creativity explores the nature of the new challenges confronting citizens and local governments in the field of urban governance. This comprehensive reference source explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies play in promoting citizen participation and empowerment in the city government and is intended for scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of urban studies, urban planning, political science, public administration, and more.

Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

18th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2014, Tainan, Taiwan, May 13-16, 2014. Proceedings

Author: Vincent S. Tseng,Tu Bao Ho,Zhi-Hua Zhou,Arbee L.P. Chen,Hung-Yu Kao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319066056

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 8093

The two-volume set LNAI 8443 + LNAI 8444 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 2014, held in Tainan, Taiwan, in May 2014. The 40 full papers and the 60 short papers presented within these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 371 submissions. They cover the general fields of pattern mining; social network and social media; classification; graph and network mining; applications; privacy preserving; recommendation; feature selection and reduction; machine learning; temporal and spatial data; novel algorithms; clustering; biomedical data mining; stream mining; outlier and anomaly detection; multi-sources mining; and unstructured data and text mining.

Personalized Task Recommendation in Crowdsourcing Systems

Author: David Geiger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319222910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

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This book examines the principles of and advances in personalized task recommendation in crowdsourcing systems, with the aim of improving their overall efficiency. It discusses the challenges faced by personalized task recommendation when crowdsourcing systems channel human workforces, knowledge, skills and perspectives beyond traditional organizational boundaries. The solutions presented help interested individuals find tasks that closely match their personal interests and capabilities in a context of ever-increasing opportunities of participating in crowdsourcing activities. In order to explore the design of mechanisms that generate task recommendations based on individual preferences, the book first lays out a conceptual framework that guides the analysis and design of crowdsourcing systems. Based on a comprehensive review of existing research, it then develops and evaluates a new kind of task recommendation service that integrates with existing systems. The resulting prototype provides a platform for both the field study and the practical implementation of task recommendation in productive environments.

Advances in Computational Intelligence

IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2012, Brisbane, Australia, June 10-15, 2012. Plenary/Invited Lectures

Author: Jing Liu,Cesare Alippi,Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier,Garrison W. Greenwood,Hussein A. Abbass

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364230687X

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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This state-of-the-art survey offers a renewed and refreshing focus on the progress in evolutionary computation, in neural networks, and in fuzzy systems. The book presents the expertise and experiences of leading researchers spanning a diverse spectrum of computational intelligence in these areas. The result is a balanced contribution to the research area of computational intelligence that should serve the community not only as a survey and a reference, but also as an inspiration for the future advancement of the state of the art of the field. The 13 selected chapters originate from lectures and presentations given at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2012, held in Brisbane, Australia, in June 2012.

Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

Author: Richard Fitzgerald,William Housley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917859

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9361

This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon. The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars. The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.

Advances in Conceptual Modeling

ER 2013 Workshops, LSAWM, MoBiD, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, WISM, DaSeM, SCME, and PhD Symposium, Hong Kong, China, November 11-13, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Jeffrey Parsons,Dickson Chiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319141392

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 6410

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of workshops, held at the 32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2013, in Hong Kong, China in November 2013. The 30 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected out of 57 submissions. The papers are organized in sections related to the individual workshops: LSAWM, Legal and Social Aspects in Web Modeling; MoBiD, 1st International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data; RIGiM, 5th International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling; SeCoGIS, 7th International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in Geographic Information Systems; WISM, 10th International Workshop on Web Information Systems Modeling; DaSeM, Data Mining and Semantic Computing for Object Modeling; SCME, 1st Symposium on Conceptual Modeling Education; and PhD Symposium. Continuing the ER tradition, the ER 2013 workshops provided researchers, students, and industry professionals with a forum to present and discuss emerging, cutting-edge topics related to conceptual modeling and its applications.

Advances in Natural Language Processing

8th International Conference on NLP, JapTAL 2012, Kanazawa, Japan, October 22-24, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Hitoshi Isahara,Kyoko Kanzaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642339832

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 3257

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advances in Natural Language Processing, JapTAL 2012, Kanazawa, Japan, in October 2012. The 27 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on machine translation, multilingual issues, resouces, semantic analysis, sentiment analysis, as well as speech and generation.

Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

9th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2014, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, October 28-30, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Sérgio Campos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319124188

Category: Computers

Page: 156

View: 2908

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2014, held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in October 2014. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology.

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications

Author: Songnian Li,Suzana Dragicevic,Bert Veenendaal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415890810

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 8551

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications is published as part of ISPRS WG IV/5 effort, and aims at presenting (1) Recent technological advancements, e.g., new developments under Web 2.0, map mashups, neogeography and the like; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical implementations; (3) Commentary on the current stages of development; and (4) Prediction of developments over the next decade. Containing 21 contributions from 60 researchers active within ISPRS communities, most of them from academia and some from governments, the book covers a wide range of topics related to the state-of-the-art in web mapping/GIS and geographic information services. The volume is organized in five sections: 1. Analytical and Geospatial Services; 2. Performance; 3. Augmentation and LBS; 4. Collaboration and Decision Making, and 5. Open Standards for Geospatial Services. Supported by a considerable number of technical details and examples, an overall view of the current achievements and progress made in the field of web-based GIS and mapping services is given. The chapters reflect timely and future developments addressing: constant updating of related web and geospatial technologies as well as the revolution of web mapping caused by mainstream IT vendors such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; increased interest from industry on geo-spatial information technologies; and increasing demand from the general public for prompt and effective spatial information services. Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications will appeal to academia and researchers, application specialists and developers, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students interested in distributed and web-based geoinformation systems and applications, geodatabases, and digital mapping.

Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

17th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2013, Gold Coast, Australia, April 14-17, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Jian Pei,Vincent S. Tseng,Longbing Cao,Hiroshi Motoda,Guandong Xu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642374530

Category: Computers

Page: 610

View: 2932

The two-volume set LNAI 7818 + LNAI 7819 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PAKDD 2013, held in Gold Coast, Australia, in April 2013. The total of 98 papers presented in these proceedings was carefully reviewed and selected from 363 submissions. They cover the general fields of data mining and KDD extensively, including pattern mining, classification, graph mining, applications, machine learning, feature selection and dimensionality reduction, multiple information sources mining, social networks, clustering, text mining, text classification, imbalanced data, privacy-preserving data mining, recommendation, multimedia data mining, stream data mining, data preprocessing and representation.

Advances in Information Retrieval

36th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 13-16, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Maarten de Rijke,Tom Kenter,Arjen P. de Vries,ChengXiang Zhai,Franciska de Jong,Kira Radinsky,Katja Hofmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319060287

Category: Computers

Page: 830

View: 4046

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 36th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2014, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in April 2014. The 33 full papers, 50 poster papers and 15 demonstrations presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 288 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: evaluation, recommendation, optimization, semantics, aggregation, queries, mining social media, digital libraries, efficiency, and information retrieval theory. Also included are 3 tutorial and 4 workshop presentations.

Crowdsourcing. Essential Factors for successful Crowdsourcing in Product Innovation in Web 2.0

Author: Sultan Özge Yaldiz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656766886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, Recklingshausen, language: English, abstract: At large, innovation is a key factor for the success and persistence of organizations in today's business. In order to develop successful innovation, information of two kinds is needed; information based on customers' and the market's needs, as well as information on how to transform the gained knowledge into corresponding products (Diener and Piller, 2011). The paradigm of Crowdsourcing can be applied to obtain both kinds of essential information enabled through direct interaction with customers and takers, providing an enhanced inflow of intelligence. The work at hand deals with Crowdsourcing and particularly crowd-based product innovation. Crowdsourcing is a relatively new conceptualized paradigm, which is why the literature does not offer countless research papers on the topic and the market is not overloaded with companies applying the concept, although the theory is very promising. Nonetheless, not all companies who have ventured the step towards Crowdsourcing have experienced positive outcomes: on the contrary, some encountered rants from the crowd, as well as image losses (Papsdorf and Voß, 2009). The first purpose of this work is to illustrate how broad the term Crowdsourcing is and what opportunities it offers for businesses by providing an overview of the common forms. a further purpose is to depict where, in what form and how those activities take place. The cornerstones for a successful outcome are already set at the beginning of a project, whereby this paper describes single decisions to make along a Crowdsourcing process and their influence on the project's course, in order to understand how and why each decision during the process can be determining. thus marking a third purpose. The focus of this third purpose is on Crowd Innovation leading to the primarily purpose, namely to identify and name essential factors for the success of a crowd product innovation project in Web 2.0. These factors will demonstrate which steps and rules have to be followed by a company to implement prosperous Crowdsourcing activities in this field.

Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering

11th International Conference, CDVE 2014, Seattle, WA, USA, September 14-17, 2014. Proceedings

Author: Yuhua Luo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331910831X

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 8226

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2014, held in Seattle, WA, USA, in September 2014. The 33 full and 10 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 submissions. The papers cover topics such as cloud technology; the use of cloud for manufacturing, re-source selection, service evaluation, and control; methods for processing and visualizing big data created by the social media, such as Twitter and Facebook; real-time data about human interaction; sentiment analysis; trend analysis; location-based crowdsourcing; effective teamwork; cooperative visualization.

Recent Advances on Soft Computing and Data Mining

Proceedings of The First International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining (SCDM-2014) Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, MalaysiaJune 16th-18th, 2014

Author: Tutut Herawan,Rozaida Ghazali,Mustafa Mat Deris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319076922

Category: Computers

Page: 705

View: 1526

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining, SCDM 2014, held in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, in June 16th-18th, 2014. The 65 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 145 submissions, and organized into two main topical sections; Data Mining and Soft Computing. The goal of this book is to provide both theoretical concepts and, especially, practical techniques on these exciting fields of soft computing and data mining, ready to be applied in real-world applications. The exchanges of views pertaining future research directions to be taken in this field and the resultant dissemination of the latest research findings makes this work of immense value to all those having an interest in the topics covered.

New Developments in Online Marketing

Author: Stephen Tagg,Alan Stevenson,Tiziano Vescovi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135743592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

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There can be little doubt about the profound impact that the Internet has had on all aspects of business over the past decade. Indeed, it is now widely accepted that we have entered a new and even more revolutionary phase in the development of the Net as a global marketing and communications platform; a phase characterised by information ‘pull’ rather than ‘push’, user-generated content, openness, sharing, collaboration, interaction, communities, and social networking. New generation Web-based communities and hosted applications are beginning to have a major impact on customer behaviour across a diverse range of industries. These new applications represent a fundamental change in the way people use the Internet, their online expectations, and experiences. From a marketing perspective, the most distinctive feature is not the technology involved but rather the growth of a new global culture – a ‘Net generation’ culture based on decentralised authority rather than hierarchy and control, online socialising and collaboration, user-generated and distributed content, open communications, peer-to-peer sharing, and global participation. Success in this new online environment, characterised by people and network empowerment, requires new ‘mindsets’ and innovative approaches to marketing, customer, and network relationships. This book makes a valuable contribution to the field by examining recent and future developments in online marketing, including the revolutionary impact of new media. Chapters cover a wide range of topics, including: information exchange on bulletin board systems and in online consumer portals; Web 2.0 and ‘New-Wave Globals’; online tribal marketing; co-creation; industry impact; privacy issues; online advertising effectiveness; and practitioner prognostics for the future of online marketing. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Marketing Management.

Crowdsourcing and Risk-Management

Understanding of the risks and potentials associated with crowdsourcing in a business context

Author: Michael Gebert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656930201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 501

View: 7477

Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, Prifysgol Cymru University of Wales (Innovation & economic research center - University of South Wales), language: English, abstract: The business world has become globally competitive. Innovation is less frequently undertaken in-house, in a closed and integrated way but transformed more into an open call where many actors are involved in the different steps of the innovation process. It is therefore, imperative for organizations to gain competitive advantage by adopting new technologies to apply in company operations. Crowdsourcing Innovation encourages companies in their effort to re-evaluate as well as re-design business processes and diversify a greater task to a heterogeneous group of people for a common goal. The principal objective of this thesis is to identify crowdsourced innovation models and examine the usage in a business context in order to evaluate and establish methods of managing crowdsourcing innovation risks in organizations. The increased potential of crowdsourcing as a tool for business development and innovation has prompted extensive research into this crucial field by academia. This thesis is an added endeavour to crowdsourcing investigative studies and makes a significant contribution to literature as well as commercial practice. In an effort to outline the research objectives, the research questions seek to provide an understanding of the risks associated with crowdsourcing, the potential of the concept to improve business practices and possible strategies that can be used to manage the identified risks. An initial investigation of the extant literature traced the growth and development of crowdsourcing since its inception and revealed that the concept is marred with criticism and controversy such as economic constraints, social ramifications and ethical implications. An additional objective of the literature review was to critically scrutinise the assessment of crowdsourcing to enrich companies with near infinite problem solving capacities, its ability to pay for solutions, not failures and most importantly, to solve problems possibly faster and with reduced cost of operations. To enable the development of a conceptual risk-framework the thesis gives a detailed analysis of risk management, while defining fundamental aspects of risk regulations. The study encompassed a qualitative collective survey methodology, which was applied in form of a prepared online questionnaire template to a systematic random sample.

Big Data in History

Author: P. Manning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137378972

Category: History

Page: 119

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Big Data in History introduces the project to create a world-historical archive, tracing the last four centuries of historical dynamics and change. Chapters address the archive's overall plan, how to interpret the past through a global archive, the missions of gathering records, linking local data into global patterns, and exploring the results.