Call for Participation
2nd Qualinet Summer School on “Crowdsourcing and QoE Assessment”
Patras, Greece, 21 – 24 September 2013
The 2nd Qualinet Summer School on “Crowdsourcing and QoE Assessment” intends to deepen knowledge in crowdsourcing and using crowdsourcing for subjective user studies. The goal is to bring together advanced testing methodologies and quality assessment of novel applications. The summer school takes place in Patras, Greece from 21 – 24 September 2013. The number of places is limited. Therefore, we encourage you to apply and register for the Qualinet summer school as soon as possible.
The summer school will cover the following topics.
- Crowdsourcing in general, common platforms and existing QoE frameworks
- Best practices and mechanisms in crowdsourcing, data quality, incentives and gamification
- Quality assessment, statistical analysis and machine learning of subjective user studies
- Novel applications in the area of crowdsourcing
Application and Registration
- The application for the Qualinet Summer School is now open and closes July 21, 2013.
- The application and registration forms can be filled in online until July 21, 2013.
- Registration fee is 250 Euro.
- The number of places is limited to 30 participants.
- Submission of an extended abstract is not required for participation, but strongly recommended, as submissions with abstract and poster presentation will have priority over other applications.
- Applications and the extended abstract submitted by students will be evaluated by the Organizing Team and the Qualinet Chair. Based on the evaluation, eligible students will be selected who will attend on a free of charge basis and who will be awarded a Qualinet scholarship of 500 Euro.
Submission of Extended Abstracts
Students are encouraged to submit an extended abstract of two pages describing their current research with respect to the topic of the summer school. Submitted abstracts must be at most two pages long, including all figures, tables, references, appendices, etc. The extended abstracts must be formatted according to the ACM conference proceedings format. The abstract is to be submitted via Email until July 21, 2013 to:
Who can participate?
PhD Students are welcome to participate in the summer school, especially when working in the field of quality assessment, subjective user studies, or crowdsourcing. MS Students, Post Docs, and Researchers working in the same field are welcome to participate (upon availability).
Joint Group Work
The concept of this summer school is to form research groups of PhD students supervised by a tutor. Thereby, the PhD students will be grouped according to their research interests. Before the summer school, these groups will already start discussing about potential research questions and how to investigate them. A poster presentation of the group’s ideas will take place during the summer school in order to foster collaboration and innovation between all groups.
During the summer school, the groups will get time to jointly research on their common topic with the support and help of the tutor. Crowdsourcing experiments may be conducted and the results analyzed statistically in order to investigate new and interesting research questions. In the end, this may result in a joint publication of the research group.
Tobias Hossfeld, University of Würzburg, Germany, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local host information:
Athanassios Skodras, University of Patras, Greece, email@example.com
Organization committee: firstname.lastname@example.org