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Automatic Processing of User-Generated Content for the Description of Energy-Consuming Activities at Individual and Group Level

Understanding and improving the energy consumption behavior of individuals is considered a powerful approach to improve energy conservation and stimulate energy efficiency. To motivate people to change their energy consumption behavior, we need to …

Designing Complex Crowdsourcing Applications Covering Multiple Platforms and Tasks.

A number of emerging crowd-based applications cover very different scenarios, including opinion mining, multimedia data annotation, localised information gathering, marketing campaigns, expert response gathering, and so on. In most of these …

Adaptive and Interoperable Crowdsourcing

Crowd-based computing is an increasingly popular paradigm for building Web applications, which uses the collective strength of human actors for performing tasks that are more suited to humans than computers. Interaction with the crowds was originally …