Publications -> Conference Papers

Opportunistic Work-Rest Scheduling for Productive Aging

Authors: H. Yu, C. Miao, L. Cui, Y. Chen, S. Fauvel, and Q. Yang
Title: Opportunistic Work-Rest Scheduling for Productive Aging
Abstract: Crowdsourcing platforms are interesting being leveraged by senior citizens for productive aging activities. Algorithmic management (AM) approaches help crowdsourcing systems leverage workers’ intelligence and effort in an optimized manner at scale. However, current AM approaches generally overlook the human aspects of crowdsourcing workers. This prevailing notion has resulted in many existing AM approaches failing to incorporate rest-breaks into the crowdsourcing process to help workers maintain productivity and wellbeing in the long run. To address this problem, we extend the Affective Crowdsourcing (AC) framework to propose the Opportunistic Work-Rest Scheduling (OWRS) approach. It takes into account information on a worker’s mood, current workload and desire to rest to produce dynamic work-rest schedules which jointly minimize collective worker effort output while maximizing collective productivity. Compared to AC, OWRS is able to operate under more diverse mood–productivity mapping functions. As it is a fully distributed approach with time complexity of O(1), it can be implemented as a personal assistant agent for workers. Extensive simulations based on a large-scale real-world dataset demonstrate that OWRS significantly outperforms three baseline scheduling approaches in terms of conserving worker effort while achieving superlinear collective productivity. OWRS establishes a framework which accounts for workers’ heterogeneity to enhance their experience and productivity.
Keywords: Mood; Productive aging; Crowdsourcing; Scheduling
Conference Name: 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII'18)
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2018
Accepted PDF File: Opportunistic_Work-Rest_Scheduling_for_Productive_Aging_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link:
Reference: H. Yu, C. Miao, L. Cui, Y. Chen, S. Fauvel, and Q. Yang, “Opportunistic work-rest scheduling for productive aging,” in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII’18). Springer, July 2018, pp. 413–428.
    author = {Yu, Han and Miao, Chunyan and Cui, Lizhen and Chen, Yiqiang and Fauvel, Simon and Yang, Qiang},
    title  = {Opportunistic Work-Rest Scheduling for Productive Aging},  
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII'18)}, 
    year  = {2018}, 
    month = {July}, 
    pages = {413-428}, 
    location = {Las Vegas, USA},
    publisher = {Springer},