Crowdsourcing Platform. This tool is to plan the use of an online crowdsourcing platform. Such platforms are used to host communities that respond to specific challenges by submitting insights, ideas, or business propositions for new products and services.
We model and analyze the problem of allocating a group of specially ordered crowdsourcing tasks, where it is natural for crowd workers to bid on a subset of contiguous tasks.
If the crowd workers are heterogeneous (that is, with different levels of quality) and strategic (that is, maximizing their own individual utilities), the problems of task allocation and payment determination to achieve social welfare and cost minimization become non-trivial and even impossible.