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Harnessing the Buzz of the Crowd: Technologies and Applications

Massive amounts of data are being generated daily and shared on the web by organizations and individuals to publicize business practices, express social opinions and reveal highly personal information, including health and income data. Such contributed data has been used for emergency coordination, financial planning, and people finding. Our upcoming NPUC workshop will explore technologies and applications that can help us better harness such data (we call it the "the buzz of the crowd") to benefit our society as a whole, ranging from education, health care, business and science. The purpose of this collaborative workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields who are interested in developing and applying state-of-art technologies to help harness the buzz of the crowd. We are very interested in exploring how the buzz could be collected, analyzed and used to enable a new generation of applications and their potential personal, social and scientific implications and impact.

Our purpose is to bring together researchers and practitioners from these fields who are interested in developing and applying state-of-art technologies to help harness the buzz of the crowd.

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Eser Kandogan, Jalal Mahmud, Michelle Zhou
[eser, jumahmud, mzhou]@us.ibm.com
NPUC 2010 Co-chairs

Video Archive

The archived video of NPUC 2010 is available at http://video.almaden.ibm.com/Mediasite/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=3fefdca5-3d45-42ea-acc3-ef3c3b09dfc0 .

Slide Archive

Call for Posters and Demos

Attendees of the NPUC conference are invited to present a poster or demonstrate their work relating to the theme of NPUC 2010: Harnessing the Buzz of the Crowd: Technologies and Applications during poster session breaks between talks. These presentations should focus on research results or innovations rather than marketing a company or product.

Space is limited for posters and demonstrations. If you would like to present your work, please submit a proposal to npuc@almaden.ibm.com. Proposals should consist of the title and a 500 word abstract about your poster or demo in addition to any special needs that you may have. For example, let us know if you need power for a demo or space for a larger-than-normal poster. We will provide easels that should accommodate most posters. The abstract will be included in the NPUC 2010 program.

Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Oct 18, 2010. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and you should expect to hear our decision with a day or two of submission.

Submit Proposal to npuc at almaden.ibm.com

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