User Generated Human Computation Applications

Nadin Kokciyan, S. Uskudarli, T. B. Dinesh

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Abstract / Description of output

Social Web applications have successfully transformed content consuming users into content producers. Aside of socializing, these applications are frequently used to disseminate information and coordinate purposeful activities, such as disaster response, political action, and neighborhood organizations. These activities are carried out via human interpreted messages. In many cases, dedicated information processing spaces would better serve such needs. Unfortunately, a typical Web user is not able to create even very simple applications, as they require significant technical know-how. This work proposes an approach towards creating simple collaborative applications. The approach, called WeFlow, proposes a collaborative application specification, an application generator, and an execution engine. The WeFlow framework is presented with focus on the implementation issues. A case study, where users report and track accessibility violations, is presented for demonstration purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 International Confernece on Social Computing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5638-1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2012
Event2012 ASE/IEEE 4th International Conference on Social Computing - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Sept 20126 Sept 2012


Conference2012 ASE/IEEE 4th International Conference on Social Computing
Abbreviated titleSocialCom 2012
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Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Internet
  • social networking (online)
  • user generated human computation applications
  • Social Web applications
  • content producers
  • disaster response
  • political action
  • neighborhood organizations
  • human interpreted messages
  • information processing spaces
  • We Flow framework
  • Humans
  • Collaboration
  • Generators
  • Input variables
  • Birds
  • Computers
  • HTML
  • Human-centered computing
  • Collaborative computing
  • Human information processing
  • Workflow management
  • Computer-supported collaborative work


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