14.00, room 455, PCRI
In recent years, we developed CrowdSearcher, which integrates a conceptual framework, a specification procedure and a reactive execution control environment for designing, deploying, and monitoring crowd-based applications on top of social systems, including social networks and crowdsourcing platforms.
We show how social platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, can be used for crowdsourcing search-related tasks, side by side with traditional crowdsourcing platforms; and we show how controlling the quality of performers and of results can lead to increased performance and interoperability.
The contribution of this talk is a broad vision that brings together crowdsourcing, social networking, expertise finding, reactive rules and multi-platform system integration, at the purpose of increasing effectiveness of crowd-based applications.
Stefano Ceri is professor of Database Systems at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano. He was visiting professor at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University (1983-1990), and he is the director of Alta Scuola Politecnica, the school of excellence for top-level master students selected from Engineering, Architecture, and Design Faculties of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. His research work covers over three decades (1976-2013) and has been generally concerned with extending database technologies in order to incorporate new features: distribution, object-orientation, rules, streaming data; with the advent of the Web, his research has been targeted towards the engineering of Web-based applications and search systems. More recently he turned to crowdsearching and to genomic computing. He was awarded an advanced ERC Grant on Search Computing (November 2008-October 2013), described in http://www.search-computing.it. He is national coordinator of the PRIN Project GenData 2020, focused on building query and data analysis systems for genomic data as produced by fast DNA sequencing technology (February 2013-January 2016). He is author of about 300 publications on international journals and conferences (H index 57) and of 10 international books; the book Web Information Retrieval is in print (Springer-Verlag). He is co-editor in chief (with Mike Carey) of the book series “Data Centric Systems and Applications” (Springer-Verlag). He is the recipient of the ACM-SIGMOD “Edward T. Codd Innovation Award” (New York, June 26, 2013).