The first Mediate workshop was held virtually on June 8th, 2020, as part of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). The main goal of the workshop was 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 was Social and News Media Misinformation, the various forms it can take, and the different ways one can approach it.
Misinformation is regarded as a problem that has reached new heights in the current information sphere, partly due to the ease, the diversity of mediums, the reach, and the consequences of information dissemination.
We particularly encourage submissions tackling the current information flood surrounding COVID-19. We believe that this "infodemic" requires us to step-up all efforts to fight online misinformation, and research at this workshop can contribute to these efforts.
MEDIATE's topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Extended abstracts must not be anonymized and up to 2 pages long. Submissions must adhere to the ACM format published in the ACM Guidelines, selecting the generic sigconf sample. Submissions must be self-contained, in English and in PDF format.
The submission website is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mediate2020.
All deadlines are 23:59, anywhere on earth.