July 7-8, 2018 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

The ACM Collective Intelligence Conference Series is an interdisciplinary event sponsored by SIGCHI that brings together researchers from academia, business, nonprofits, governments and the world at large to share insights and ideas relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence in its many forms thereby fostering the use of collective intelligence.

In its first foray outside the USA, this year, Collective Intelligence will be held in beautiful Zurich, Switzerland, on July 7-8, 2018. The conference will be partially co-located with HCOMP 2018, the 6th Annual AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, which will take place from July 5-8. By bringing together these two interdisciplinary communities, we will foster new connections among collective intelligence and crowdsourcing scholars and practitioners, across diverse fields including human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, economics, business, and design.


We have great news! Our keynote speakers are confirmed:

Eszter Hargittai (University of Zurich)

Scott Klemmer (University of California San Diego)

Lucy Fortson (University of Minnesota)

Patrick Meier (Executive Director and Co-Founder of WeRobotics)

More information about their talks coming soon.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Collective creativity and innovation
  • Collective decision making and problem-solving
  • Ethics of collective intelligence
  • Emergence and evolution of intelligence in biological systems
  • New technologies for making groups smarter
  • Citizen engagement and participation
  • Group memory and extended cognition
  • Human computation
  • Computational models of group search and optimization
  • Social computing
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Crowdfunding
  • Wisdom of crowds (e.g., prediction markets)
  • Open source intelligence and investigation
  • Organizational design and strategy
  • Ethics of collective intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence and collaboration


Submissions of three types are invited:

  • Reports of Original Results
  • Demonstrations of Tools/Technology/Experiments
  • Panels (3-5 people discussing the same topic)

Note that some research or practice papers may be assigned as posters, depending on the number of submissions and room capacity of the venue.

Important Dates:

  • October 20, 2017 Call for Abstracts
  • January 15, 2017 Submission for Abstracts Opens
  • January 31, 2017 Registration Opens
  • March 10, 2018 Extended Abstract Submission Deadline (23:59 Hawaii time)
  • April 6, 2018, Notifications
  • April 12, 2018 Early Bird Registration Ends
  • April 16, 2018 Program Announcement
  • June 1, 2018 Regular Registration Ends
  • July 7-8, 2018 Collective Intelligence 2018

Prior Conferences

Please check out prior programs and proceedings to learn more about the Collective Intelligence conference and academic community:

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(image source: Landsgemeinde Glarus, Image by Marc Schlumpf Wikimedia)