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Worker-Community: Using Crowdsourcing to Link Informal Workers with Potential Clients

  • Rocío Abascal-Mena
  • Erick López-Ornelas
  • J. Sergio Zepeda-Hernández
  • Bárbara E. Gómez-Torrero
  • Gilberto León-Martagón
  • Héctor Morales-Franco
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8531)

Abstract

Crowdsourcing is an emerging paradigm that is changing the way people establishes contact and works with others. The crowd is used to make people collaborate and solve problems that are difficult to answer without having many brains working together. Some of the applications of crowdsourcing include the capacity to create new employment opportunities to informal workers who seek for potential clients in the street. This paper presents Worker-Community, a new platform to link informal workers with potential clients in Mexico City. Our approach is based on the study of informal workers in order to know how they reach potential clients and the study of these clients to know their needs. A contextual study was carried to propose a prototype to create employments and assure security to all the people involved.

Keywords

crowdsourcing Human Computer-Interaction usability recruitment system collaboration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rocío Abascal-Mena
    • 1
  • Erick López-Ornelas
    • 1
  • J. Sergio Zepeda-Hernández
    • 1
  • Bárbara E. Gómez-Torrero
    • 1
  • Gilberto León-Martagón
    • 1
  • Héctor Morales-Franco
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Tecnologías de la InformaciónUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Unidad CuajimalpaMéxico

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