Gamification for volunteer cloud computing

Authors: Shahri, A., Hosseini, M., Ali, R. and Dalpiaz, F.

Journal: Proceedings - 2014 IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2014

Pages: 616-617

ISBN: 9781479978816

DOI: 10.1109/UCC.2014.97

Abstract:

© 2014 IEEE.Volunteer cloud computing is a paradigm where idle computing resources owned by a certain user are offered in the cloud to be utilised by others in order to reduce operational costs. Engaging people in volunteer cloud computing is an obstacle which requires novel motivational methods, ideally online. Gamification is a method for increasing people motivation and changing their behaviour towards certain tasks in a non-game context. This position paper advocates that gamification is potentially a means to increase people engagement and retention in volunteer cloud computing projects. As an initial step to reach a systematic application of gamification in such projects, we study the relationship between game mechanics and different categories of volunteers and propose a preliminary mapping that relates these two aspects.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21897/

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Gamification for volunteer cloud computing

Authors: Shahri, A., Hosseini, M., Ali, R. and Dalpiaz, F.

Journal: Proceedings - 2014 IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2014

Pages: 616-617

ISBN: 9781479978816

DOI: 10.1109/UCC.2014.97

Abstract:

Volunteer cloud computing is a paradigm where idle computing resources owned by a certain user are offered in the cloud to be utilised by others in order to reduce operational costs. Engaging people in volunteer cloud computing is an obstacle which requires novel motivational methods, ideally online. Gamification is a method for increasing people motivation and changing their behaviour towards certain tasks in a non-game context. This position paper advocates that gamification is potentially a means to increase people engagement and retention in volunteer cloud computing projects. As an initial step to reach a systematic application of gamification in such projects, we study the relationship between game mechanics and different categories of volunteers and propose a preliminary mapping that relates these two aspects.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21897/

Source: Scopus

Gamification for Volunteer Cloud Computing

Authors: Shahri, A., Hosseini, M., Ali, R., Dalpiaz, F. and IEEE

Journal: 2014 IEEE/ACM 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UTILITY AND CLOUD COMPUTING (UCC)

Pages: 616-617

ISSN: 2373-6860

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21897/

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Gamification for Volunteer Cloud Computing.

Authors: Shahri, A., Hosseini, M., Ali, R. and Dalpiaz, F.

Conference: The 2nd International Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Gamification in the Cloud (CGCloud 2014), Co-located with UCC 2014.

Dates: 8 December 2014

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Preferred by: Raian Ali and Alimohammad Shahri