The Social and News Media Misinformation Workshop MEDIATE aims to bring together media practitioners and technologists to discuss new obstacles and opportunities that arise in the modern era of information diffusion. Particular emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary interactions that enable participants to assess the current state of play and outline future challenges.
The theme for MEDIATE-2020 is misinformation, i.e., inaccurate or incomplete information that heavily permeates our day-to-day news consumption.
ICWSM-20 will be a virtual conference during the same time period, from June 8-11 2020. We will do our best to facilitate remote attendance and presentation options if needed. Like many friends, colleagues and conferences, we have to reinvent how conferences can be held virtually. Our workshop will consist of invited talks that will be held as previously intended. The major change is that the poster session will be converted to lightning talks accompanied by an e-poster. For the latest updates regarding the conference and COVID-19, please check https://www.icwsm.org/2020/.
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.