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Dear&nbsp;Friend, 
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Were you crowdsourcing before it was cool? We want to hear about your projects. Submit crowdsourcing demonstrations or papers to &quot;CrowdConf 2010: The 1st Annual Conference on the Future of Distributed Work.&quot;<br />
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Read on for details (or visit <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/ae4cdf9095">http://crowdconf.com/papers.html</a>), and please forward widely!<br />
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Thank you for your help.<br />
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Best,<br />
Aaron Shaw<br />
Program Committee Chair<br />
650 269-9496<br />
papers@crowdconf.com
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<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font size="2"><span style="font-weight: bold">Call for Papers, Demos, and Posters

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<span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font size="4"><span style="font-weight: bold">CrowdConf 2010: </span><br />
<span style="font-weight: bold">1st Annual Conference on the Future of Distributed Work</span></font><font size="2"><span style="font-weight: bold"><br />
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<font size="3"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">CrowdConf will bring together researchers, technologists, outsourcing entrepreneurs, legal scholars, and artists for the first time to discuss how crowdsourcing is transforming human computation and the future of work.&nbsp;</span></font>
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<font size="3"><span style="font-weight: bold">Confirmed Speakers</span></font>
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<font size="3"><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/9f05bbaf9b">Sharon Chirella</a>: Vice President, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/f79696754e">Amazon Mechanical Turk</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/1160b9b325">Tim Ferriss</a>
</font><font size="3">: Author, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/9eb261c43e"><span style="font-style: italic">The 4-Hour Work Week</span></a><br />
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<font size="3"><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/51a12cc01c">David Alan Grier</a>: Author, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/c35c1732a3"><span style="font-style: italic">When Computers Were Human</span></a><br />
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<font size="3"><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/d12ccc3625">Barney Pell</a>: Partner, Search Strategist, and Evangelist, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/1ad02a0147">Microsoft</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/a763eb12e0">
Maynard Webb</a>
</font><font size="3">: CEO, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/00a4225154">LiveOps</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/504d31b940/id=106">
Jonathan Zittrain</a>
</font><font size="3">: Professor of Law and Computer Science, <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/cf868cd9c4">Harvard</a></font> 
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We invite you to join us: Submit a paper, demonstrate a new tool, or simply come prepared for a day of open discussion and debate.
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<font size="3"><strong>When</strong>: October 4, 2010<br />
<strong>Where</strong>
</font><font size="3">: San Francisco, at the <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/8bc0b08ec9/propertyID=1511">St. Regis Hotel</a></font>
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We are inviting submissions on all topics regarding crowdsourcing, including:<br />
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  &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Past, present, and future of crowdsourcing<br />
  &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Quality assurance and metrics<br />
  &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Social and economic implications of crowdsourcing<br />
  &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Task design/Worker incentives<br />
  &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Innovative projects, experiments, and applications
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<font size="3"><strong>Submission Guidelines</strong></font>
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Deadline</strong>
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<font size="3"><strong>Acceptance Decision:</strong> Sept. 15<br />
We solicit </font><font size="3">submissions of papers, presentations, posters, and demonstrations. All submissions are welcome and will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Submissions of general interest will be invited for presentation as talks.<br />
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<strong>All Submissions Must:</strong></font>
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&bull; Be attached to an email that includes author name(s), affiliation, and contact information. </font>
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<font size="3">&bull; Be in PDF format. PDFs should be anoymized</font>
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<font size="3">&bull; Follow formatting guidelines used for WWW 2010. Those guidelines are available <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/c22eb5054a">here</a>. <br />
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<font size="3"><font size="3"><strong>Specs for Papers</strong>:<br />
Unpublished, 10 pages max., ACM format, include an abstract of &lt; 250 words. May be selected for publication in the conference proceedings, and/or for &quot;full&quot; or &quot;spotlight&quot; presentations.<br />
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<strong>Specs for Posters, Presentations, or Demonstrations:</strong></font>
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Must be an abstract of &lt; 500 words. May be previously published or presented. Are eligible only for &quot;full&quot; or &quot;spotlight&quot; presentations.<br />
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Email Submissions to</strong>
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<font size="3"><font size="3">All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee.</font></font>
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<font size="3"><font size="3">Accepted papers will be published.

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Full presentations run 15-20 minutes before the entire conference audience. 
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Spotlight presentations run two minutes &mdash; before the entire audience. Demos and posters are held with a reception.&nbsp;
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<font size="3"><font size="3" style="font-weight: bold">Program Committee, Including:
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/7eecff4779">David Forsyth</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/3ed7c082ce">University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/e9e6e9a7ec">Niki Kittur</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/e0646a82d2">Carnegie Mellon University
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/412699dc32">Aaron Koblin</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/08f22ffb45/hl=en">Google
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/faf777d46f">Cameron Marlow</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/09a19b9ccf">Facebook</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/dfe505a39b">Devi Parikh</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/070d280087">Toyota Technical Institute</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/7aad11ffcb">
David Pennock</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/30b29ddc14">Yahoo! Research
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/67b72153f8">Rion Snow</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/58eb72d3ba">Twitter
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/d1457320ed">Clay Shirky</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/a9efa4f5c9">New York University</a></font>
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/02ea403dc8">Barney Pell</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/c83aeb3f7d">Microsoft
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<a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/c4c322a1a5">Greg Little</a>
</font><font size="3">: <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/76d0ff75d1">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a><br />
(See the full program committee at <a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/038b472732">http://crowdconf.com/papers.html.)</a></font><a href="http://cts.vresp.com/c/?CrowdFlower/7f71034fc7/69c26a6b70/2e5ec4ca4d"><img src="http://img-ak.verticalresponse.com/media/d/c/9/dc9ba820d9/7f71034fc7/373ab4f972/library/CrowdConfFooter%20copy.jpg" border="0" alt="CrowdConfFooter copy.jpg" width="908" height="265" /></a>
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