Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure
Colocated with SIGIR 2019
Colocated with SIGIR 2019
The spread of misinformation online undermines the trust of people in online information. There is a global awareness that online misinformation might have repercussions on society. For example, fake news can have the effect of polarizing the public discourse ahead of important events, such as elections. In the context of the health domain, low quality and misleading information can have an adverse impact on the health of individuals, who may adopt remedies not supported by scientific evidence.
To reduce the exposure of people to misinformation online, fact-checkers manually verify the veracity of claims made in content shared online. However, fact-checking is a slow process involving significant manual and intellectual effort to find trustworthy and reliable information. A fact-checker may have to look for evidence from trustworthy sources and interpret the available information in order to reach a conclusion.
Improving the efficiency of fact-checking by providing tools that automate parts of the process, or defining other processes for validating the veracity of claims made in online social media, are challenging problems with real impact on society, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to address them. The International Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure (ROME) will provide a forum for researchers to discuss these problems and to define new directions for work on automating fact checking, reducing misinformation online, and making social media more resilient to the spread of fake news.
We invite submissions of research papers on computational fact-checking, fake news detection, and the analysis of misinformation spread on social media. Topics of interest include, but are not be limited to:
Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Acceptance notification: Friday, May 31, 2019
Workshop day: Thursday, July 25, 2019
All submissions will be undergo double-blind peer review by the programme committee and will be judged on their relevance to the workshop and their potential to generate discussion. Submissions have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere (pre-prints submitted to ArXiv are eligible).
Each accepted paper will be presented in one of the sessions of the workshop, and it will be allocated a presentation slot in a poster session. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop to present the paper in person. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue in a journal.
All questions about the workshop and submissions should be emailed to: rome2019workshop[at]easychair.org
University of Sheffield
University of Princeton
ROME 2019 is colocated with ACM SIGIR 2019. The conference will be held in the Cité des Sciences, located in the north-east of Paris. The Cité des sciences is located with the park La Villette which is home to exhibitions, and shows.