[Corpora-List] Truth and Trust Online Conference: Call for talk proposals

Preslav Nakov preslav.nakov at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 22:22:41 CEST 2020


*CALL FOR **TALK PROPOSALS*

https://truthandtrustonline.com/call-for-papers/

Updates

*Please note: *The requirements for talk proposals have been updated. Please review this and take it into account when submitting your proposals.

Motivation

The modern media ecosystem in which the public seeks truthful information and trustworthy sources is increasingly dominated by large-scale online social media and communication platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) as well as messaging apps, which operate alongside traditional news sources. However, at the same time, this hybrid ecosystem is plagued with people’s lack of trust in both content and sources, harassment and hate speech, as well as misinformation and deliberate efforts to spread disinformation.

The quest to improve the online media ecosystem remains extremely important and is in need of concerted research efforts; now more than ever, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the world is in two battles at once: one against the pandemic and another one against the first global infodemic. The latter is ranked second in terms of importance on the list of World Health Organisation’s focus areas, with dangers ranging from promoting fake cures, rumours and conspiracy theories, to disinformation and panic.

The mission of the Conference on Truth and Trust Online (TTO), now in its second edition, is to bring together all parties working toward improving *the truthfulness and trustworthiness of online communications.* TTO is an annual forum for academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss the problems facing (social) media platforms and technical solutions to understand and address them.

Given the ongoing travel restrictions, *this year’s conference will be virtual*, taking place online on *October 16-17, 2020*. Details on participation and registration will be announced in due course.

Overall, the intended outcomes of our conference are the following: (i) for *academics,* to learn about the real problems that industry is facing and how their proposed solutions can be more impactful, (ii) for *industry,* to improve their product safety by brainstorming collective actions together with other stakeholders, and (iii) for the *public,* to gain insights into how their concerns on social media safety are being addressed.

Call for Talk Proposals

We invite submissions of talk proposals (see below for details) on technical solutions for addressing current challenges facing social media platforms on the following indicative list of topics:

· Misinformation

· Disinformation

· Trustworthiness of COVID-19 news and guidance

· Hate speech

· Online harassment and cyberbullying

· Credibility

· Hyper-partisanship and bias

· Image/video verification

· Fake amplification

· Fake reviews

· Polarization and echo chambers

· Transparency in content and source moderation

· Privacy requirements

The focus of the conference is on identifying what new problems and technical solutions we need to work on, rather than incremental solutions to what we are doing already.

· *Talk proposals* *[August 15, 2020] *should be 2 pages long, describing the content of a roughly 20-minute talk (the actual length will be determined based on program constraints). We invite submissions from scholars, activists, developers, lawyers, ethics experts, fact-checkers, public servants, journalists, and all around researchers. TTO attracts world-renowned experts: if you are excited to give a talk to such a group, and you think they would be excited to hear it, then you should submit a proposal.

Talk proposals may be submitted in any PDF format as long as the submission does not exceed 2 pages. Submissions must NOT be anonymous.

Please submit talk proposals through EasyChair <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tto2020>: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tto2020

Key dates

· Talk proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2020

· Notification of acceptance for talk proposals: September 15, 2020

· Camera ready: October 1, 2020

· Submit videos for the talks: October 5, 2020

· (Virtual) Conference: October 16-17, 2020

Please note that the deadlines are final and will not be extended. The cut-off time for all deadlines is 23:59 anywhere on earth.

Participation

We encourage wide participation from all interested parties and stakeholders on online media, including academics, startups and large industry, non-profit organizations and governmental institutions.

*CALL FOR **TALK PROPOSALS*

https://truthandtrustonline.com/call-for-papers/

Updates

*Please note: *The requirements for talk proposals have been updated. Please review this and take it into account when submitting your proposals.

Motivation

The modern media ecosystem in which the public seeks truthful information and trustworthy sources is increasingly dominated by large-scale online social media and communication platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) as well as messaging apps, which operate alongside traditional news sources. However, at the same time, this hybrid ecosystem is plagued with people’s lack of trust in both content and sources, harassment and hate speech, as well as misinformation and deliberate efforts to spread disinformation.

The quest to improve the online media ecosystem remains extremely important and is in need of concerted research efforts; now more than ever, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the world is in two battles at once: one against the pandemic and another one against the first global infodemic. The latter is ranked second in terms of importance on the list of World Health Organisation’s focus areas, with dangers ranging from promoting fake cures, rumours and conspiracy theories, to disinformation and panic.

The mission of the Conference on Truth and Trust Online (TTO), now in its second edition, is to bring together all parties working toward improving *the truthfulness and trustworthiness of online communications.* TTO is an annual forum for academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss the problems facing (social) media platforms and technical solutions to understand and address them.

Given the ongoing travel restrictions, *this year’s conference will be virtual*, taking place online on *October 16-17, 2020*. Details on participation and registration will be announced in due course.

Overall, the intended outcomes of our conference are the following: (i) for *academics,* to learn about the real problems that industry is facing and how their proposed solutions can be more impactful, (ii) for *industry,* to improve their product safety by brainstorming collective actions together with other stakeholders, and (iii) for the *public,* to gain insights into how their concerns on social media safety are being addressed.

Call for Talk Proposals

We invite submissions of talk proposals (see below for details) on technical solutions for addressing current challenges facing social media platforms on the following indicative list of topics:

· Misinformation

· Disinformation

· Trustworthiness of COVID-19 news and guidance

· Hate speech

· Online harassment and cyberbullying

· Credibility

· Hyper-partisanship and bias

· Image/video verification

· Fake amplification

· Fake reviews

· Polarization and echo chambers

· Transparency in content and source moderation

· Privacy requirements

The focus of the conference is on identifying what new problems and technical solutions we need to work on, rather than incremental solutions to what we are doing already.

· *Talk proposals* *[August 15, 2020] *should be 2 pages long, describing the content of a roughly 20-minute talk (the actual length will be determined based on program constraints). We invite submissions from scholars, activists, developers, lawyers, ethics experts, fact-checkers, public servants, journalists, and all around researchers. TTO attracts world-renowned experts: if you are excited to give a talk to such a group, and you think they would be excited to hear it, then you should submit a proposal.

Talk proposals may be submitted in any PDF format as long as the submission does not exceed 2 pages. Submissions must NOT be anonymous.

Please submit talk proposals through EasyChair <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tto2020>: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tto2020

Key dates

· Talk proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2020

· Notification of acceptance for talk proposals: September 15, 2020

· Camera ready: October 1, 2020

· Submit videos for the talks: October 5, 2020

· (Virtual) Conference: October 16-17, 2020

Please note that the deadlines are final and will not be extended. The cut-off time for all deadlines is 23:59 anywhere on earth.

Participation

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