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SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter week 25

Check out our recent news and updates below!

SAVE THE DATE: 29-30 September 2021 – MediaFutures Annual Meeting

MediaFutures is looking forward to welcoming you to its first Annual Meeting. The event will take place in Media City Bergen, on 29-30 September 2021.

The MediaFutures event will be held during, and as part of, MCB Future Week.

We will have a diverse program, including talks from MediaFutures researchers and industry partners, invited international speakers, interactive sessions and lots of opportunities to network. More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

We look forward seeing you in September!

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MediaFutures researcher receives 8 million NOK from RCN

In a press release on 24 June, 2021, the Research Council of Norway
announced which projects have received support in the application category; Research Projects. The list included Erik Knudsen’s project “NEWSREC – The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders’ Impact on Democracy”, under the highly competitive program Research projects for young talents.
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MediaFutures with four papers at ACM UMAP 2021

ACM UMAP 2021 – The 29th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization will be held fully online from Utrecht, the Netherlands between June 21-25, 2021.
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NordMedia 2021 – “Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research in the Frontline”

NordMedia 2021 will be held fully virtually this year on 18 – 20 August 2021. The theme of the conference is “Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research in the Frontline”.

Brita Ytre-Arna, MediaFutures’ Work Package 1 leader, will participate in the panel discussion of “The resilience of different types of media systems”.  

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2 open positions: Postdoc and PhD

MediaFutures is looking for a Postdoc in Recommender Systems and a PhD candidate in Computational Social Science. Apply by 5 July and 15 August, respectively.

More information and how to apply

Meet Our New Employees!

25.06.21, MediaFutures - As the development of resposible media technology continues, so does the development of our team. Since january the research center has welcomed eight new employes and we are proud to announce and present them. Please welcome our new employees, Irene Costera Meijer, Dietmar Jannach, Enrico Motta, Oskar Juhlin, Erik Knudsen, Samia Touileb, Kata Urban and Marius Hatland.

Meet them here


Lars Nyre and Bjørnar Tessem. Automatiske nyhende. Dag og Tid, nr. 12, 2021. (In Norwegian) 

Cataldo Musto, Alain D Starke, Christoph Trattner, Amon Rapp, Giovanni Semeraro. Exploring the effects Exploring the Effects of Natural Language Justifications in Food Recommender Systems.

Mehdi Elahi, Himan Abdollahpouri,  Masoud Mansoury, Helma Torkamaan. Beyond Algorithmic Fairness in Recommender Systems.

Mehdi Elahi, Farshad Bakhshandegan Moghaddam, Reza Hosseini, Mohammad Hossein Rimaz, Nabil El Ioini, Marko Tkalcic, Christoph Trattner, Tammam Tillo. Recommending Videos in Cold Start With Automatic Visual Tags.

Dietmar Jannach, Mathias Jesse, Michael Jugovac, Christoph Trattner. Exploring Multi-List User Interfaces for Similar-Item Recommendations

Forthcoming publication:
Bjørnar Tessem, Lars Nyre, Michel dos Santos Mesquita, Paul Mulholland:  Deep Learning to encourage citizen involvement in local journalism. In Ville Manninen et al. (eds), Futures of Journalism. Palgrave Macmillan. To appear in 2021.
Have a good weekend!
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