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SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 50

Check out our recent news and updates below!


 Prof. Christoph Trattner presents MediaFutures in the SFI Forum 

Closed to the public, the SFI Forum took place in Oslo earlier this month.
Prof. Christoph Trattner, MediaFutures Centre director, was invited to present the centre at the assembly.
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Work Package 3 organises its 5th Industry Partner Workshop

MediaFutures’ Work Package 3 held its 5th industry partner workshop on Friday, November 26th. The gathering aligned plans for 2022, informed the parties involved about upcoming projects and activities, and discussed the partners’ contributions. 
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Interview with Ayoub El Majjodi 

“Meet the team”: A series highlighting the brilliant people working at MediaFutures. Today we introduce you to Ayoub El Majjodi, PhD candidate in Work Package 2 – User Modeling, Personalization & Engagement.
Meet Ayoub

New employee 

Our warmest welcome to Daniel Rosnes, Research Assistant in WP 6.

MediaFutures Seminar: Modeling News Flows: How Feedback Loops Influence Citizens’ Beliefs and Shape Societies. Assoc. Prof. Damian Trilling.

Recording available 
Video recording from seminar with Assoc. Prof. Damian Trilling from the University of Amsterdam is now available. 
See the recording

Recording of the second panel discussion from the Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures event-series is now available

Recording available 
Video recording of the second panel debate “Al and the Future of Protest Discourse” from the Boston – Bergen Forum on Digital Futures event-series is now available.
See the recording


Forthcoming MediaFutures meetings, seminars and workshops. To join internal meetings, please check out the internal MediaFutures calendar. Instructions on how to add the calendar can be found on MS Teams.

WP Leader Meeting #23

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 13 Dec., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders




Welcome to our weekly quizes! You can join us either at the MediaFutures social space or via videolink from the department of InfoMedia's lunch room. 
When: Every Tuesday at 12:00
Where: MediaFutures & InfoMedia
Who: Anyone at MediaFutures & InfoMedia

Knowledge café 
The monthly Knowledge Café at MediaFutures is a new forum dedicated to early career researchers. The aim is to get together, talk about research related issues, and foster new collaborations. The forum will host presentations of work in progress, dry runs of conference presentations, and invited talks. 

When: postponed to January due to COVID 
Where: MediaFutures 
Who: Anyone at MediaFutures & InfoMedia
Contact person: Samia Touileb 

Administrative Corner

Logos and Templates

MediaFutures logos and templates can be downloaded from our website. Please use the provided templates or display the logos of MediaFutures when presenting and representing MediaFutures. 

Latest Publications

Forthcoming publication
Alain Starke; Sebastian Øverhaug Larsen; Christoph Trattner. Predicting Feature-based Similarity in the News Domain Using Human Judgments. International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA 2021) held at RecSys'21.September, 2021, Amsterdam, NL. ACM, New York, NY, USA., To appear in 2021.

Mehdi Elahi; Dietmar Jannach; Lars Skjærven; Erik Knudsen; Helle Sjøvaag; Kristian Tolonen; Øyvind Holmstad; Igor Pipkin; Eivind Throndsen; Agnes Stenbom; Eivind Fiskerud; Adrian Oesch; Loek Vredenberg; Christoph Trattner Towards Responsible Media Recommendation. Al and Ethics. November 2021.

Alain Starke; Christoph Trattner; H. Bakken; M. Johannessen; V. Solberg. The Cholesterol Factor: Balancing Accuracy and Health in Recipe Recommendation Through a Nutrient-Specific Metric. Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems (MORS) held at RecSys'21. To appear in 2021.
Have a good week!
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