The Four Pillars of Crowdsourcing: A Reference Model.

Ali, R., Hosseini, M., Phalp, K. T. and Taylor, J., 2014. The Four Pillars of Crowdsourcing: A Reference Model. In: The IEEE Eighth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2014)., 28--30 May 2014, Marrakesh, Morocco.

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DOI: 10.1109/RCIS.2014.6861072


Crowdsourcing is an emerging business model where tasks are accomplished by the general public; the crowd. Crowdsourcing has been used in a variety of disciplines, including information systems development, marketing and operationalization. It has been shown to be a successful model in recommendation systems, multimedia design and evaluation, database design, and search engine evaluation. Despite the increasing academic and industrial interest in crowdsourcing,there is still a high degree of diversity in the interpretation and the application of the concept. This paper analyses the literature and deduces a taxonomy of crowdsourcing. The taxonomy is meant to represent the different configurations of crowdsourcing in its main four pillars: the crowdsourcer, the crowd, the crowdsourced task and the crowdsourcing platform. Our outcome will help researchers and developers as a reference model to concretely and precisely state their particular interpretation and configuration of crowdsourcing.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:crowdsourcing; crowdsourcing taxonomy; crowdsourcing configuration
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:21903
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Deposited On:30 Apr 2015 09:01
Last Modified:29 Jun 2016 15:45


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