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Institute of Applied Data Science



Call for Papers: Mediate Workshop, International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2021

12 March 2021

ICWSM 2021 Mediate Workshop
ICWSM 2021 Mediate Workshop

The second Mediate workshop will be held virtually on June 7th, 2021, as part of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). The main goal of the workshop is to bring together media practitioners and technologists to discuss new opportunities and obstacles that arise in the modern era of information diffusion. This year's theme is: Misinformation: automation, uptake, and digital governance. You can also check last year's program and recorded talks.

Call for papers

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated methods against misinformation: automated and human-in-the-loop methods, rumour detection/verification, fact-checking, stance classification, operational systems, polarization and echo chambers.
  • Uptake of automation: success stories (e.g., trending news/events detection), challenges (e.g., misinformation detection), partial solutions to known challenges (e.g., interpretable models).
  • Ethics, regulation and governance: effective interventions to prevent the spread of false claims, ethical boundaries of automated content moderation, interdisciplinary discussions on digital governance and democracy.

We invite submissions of technical papers and talk proposals:

  • Technical papers must be up to 4 pages (short papers) or up to 10 pages (long papers). Technical papers must contain novel, previously-unpublished material related to the topics of the workshop. Accepted papers will be presented orally and will appear in the workshop proceedings.
  • Talk proposals must be up to 2 pages describing the content of a short talk (the actual length will be determined based on program constraints).

Papers must adhere to the ICWSM guidelines and be submitted through EasyChair. You can contact the organizers (details below) for questions related to the submission or participation.

Important Dates (all deadlines are 23:59, AoE):

  • April 23, 2021: Submission deadline
  • May 3, 2021: Authors notification
  • May 10, 2021: Camera ready deadline