CHI 2022 CROWD SCIENCE WORKSHOP
Reimagining Global Crowdsourcing for Better Human-AI Collaboration (REGROW)

April 30–May 6, 2022
CHI 2022 CROWD SCIENCE WORKSHOP
Reimagining Global Crowdsourcing for Better Human-AI Collaboration (REGROW)

April 30–May 6, 2022
Crowdworkers silently enable much of today's AI-based products, with several online platforms offering a myriad of data labelling and content moderation tasks through convenient labour marketplaces. The HCI community has been increasingly interested in investigating the worker-centric issues inherent in the current model and seeking for potential improvements that could be implemented in the future.

This workshop explores how a reimagined perspective on crowdsourcing platforms could provide a more equitable, fair, and rewarding experience. This includes not only the workers but also the platforms, who could benefit e.g. from better processes for worker onboarding, skills-development, and growth. We invite visionary takes in various formats on this topic to spread awareness of worker-centric research and developments to the CHI community.

As a result of interactive ideation work in the workshop, we articulate a future direction roadmap for research centred around crowdsourcing platforms. Finally, as a specific interest area, the workshop seeks to study crowdwork from the context of the Global South, which has been arising as an important but critically understudied crowdsourcing market in recent years.
Our aim is to collectively explore what the future of the crowdsourcing platforms could look like 10–20 years from now.
Focus Areas
Following a juried process, we invite anyone interested in the future of crowdsourcing to submit vision statements with an overarching question of what could these platforms look like in 10-20 years from now.

We focus on the following topics:

Platform affordances: onboarding issues, skills development, personal growth opportunities
Psychological support and feedback for workers
Trust between workers and requesters: Fair quality assurance and good communication
Tooling-related support measures for workers
Novel data management solutions that can, for example, lead to new incentive mechanisms
New use cases for platforms beyond what is feasible currently, leveraging, e.g., XR technologies, metaverse concepts, or other futuristic technologies
Ensuring the fundamental work rights of crowd workers, for example, the legality of their contracts, access to workplace benefits (e.g., sick leave, parental leave, pensions)

(The list is non-exclusive.)
Submission
Please submit your vision statement in a form of short abstract to regrow@crowdcomputing.net.
Key Dates
1
December 13. Website opens
2
February 18. Submission deadline
3
March 4. Author notifications
4
April 30–May 6. REGROW workshop
Organizers
Andy Alorwu, University of Oulu, Finland
Saiph Savage, Northeastern University, USA
Niels van Berkel, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dmitry Ustalov, Toloka
Alexey Drutsa, Toloka
Jonas Oppenlaender, University of Oulu, Finland
Oliver Bates, Lancaster University, UK
Danula Hettiachchi, RMIT University, Australia
Ujwal Gadiraju, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Jorge Goncalves, University of Melbourne, Australia
Simo Hosio, University of Oulu, Finland
250-Word Call for Participation
This hybrid workshop reimagines crowdsourcing to better answer to the modern global worker-centric challenges and specific issues in the Global South.

Following a juried process, we invite anyone interested in the future of crowdsourcing to submit vision statements with an overarching question of what could these platforms look like in 10–20 years from now. To this end, we focus on the following topics (for the full list of topics, please see the workshop website):

• Platform affordances: onboarding issues, skills development, personal growth opportunities
• Psychological support and feedback for workers
• Trust between workers and requesters: Fair quality assurance and good communication
• Tooling-related support measures for workers
• Novel data management solutions that can, for example, lead to new incentive mechanisms
• New use cases for platforms beyond what is feasible currently, leveraging e.g. XR technologies, metaverse concepts, or other futuristic technologies
• Ensuring the fundamental work rights of crowd workers, for example, the legality of their contracts, access to workplace benefits (e.g. sick leave, parental leave, pensions)

We solicit submissions through the workshop website in the ACM Primary Article Template, with links to e.g. online videos or other necessary resources. We do not impose page limits, but we encourage the authors to keep submissions as concise as possible.

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.
Do you want to to collaborate with us?
Just drop a message to regrow@crowdcomputing.net