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SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 44

Check out our recent news and updates below!


Did you miss MediaFutures first Annual Meeting? Presentations from the conference are now available to public. 

With over 70 guests from Norway and abroad, interesting talks and sessions, MediaFutures first Annual Meeting proved to be nothing but successful. Presentations and research posters from the conference you can now see on MediaFutures website. 
See the Presentations

Meet the Team. Interview with PhD Candidate, Sohail Ahmed Khan.

In Meet the Team series we introduce our audience to the brilliant people working at MediaFutures. Get to know us better by discovering who we are and what we do.

This week we are interviewing Sohail Ahmed Khan, PhD Candidate, associated with Work Package 3 – Media Content Production and Analysis. 

Meet Sohail

MediaFutures Seminar: Countering rumours in online social media: A comprehensive response with the focus on ML-based approaches.

Recording available
The video recording from seminar with Amir Ebrahimi Fard, Postdoctoral Researcher on Explainable Al at Maastricht University, is now available. 
Look at the recording

CEDAS and MediaFutures Joint Seminar: 
Knowledge Graph: Exploring Reasoning and Learning with Jeff Z. Pan

MediaFutures and Center for Data Science (CEDAS, UiB) are pleased to announce that Dr Jeff Z. Pan from the University of Edinburgh, will hold a seminar on the 11th of November, at 13:00. The seminar regards Knownledge Graph. 
Read about the seminar

Open position: 4-year PhD position in Computational Social Science at the NEWSREC project 

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen is advertising a 4 years PhD position to work on the project NEWSREC: The Double-edged Sword of News Recommenders’ Impact on Democracy funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

Application deadline is 10 January 2022.
More information


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 #21

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 8 Nov., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders


MediaFutures Executive Group Meeting 

(closed to the public)
When: Wed. 3 Nov., 09:00-12:00
Who: Executive Group

CEDAS & MediaFutures Joint Seminar: Knowledge Graph: Exploring Reasoning and Learning with Jeff Z. Pan

(open to the public)
When: Thu. 11 Nov., 13:00-14:00
Who: Open to all

MediaFutures Seminar: Translating Educational Data into Meaningful Practices: Insights from the field of Learning Analytics. Mohammad Khalil

(open to the public)
When: Thu. 25 Nov., 12:00-13:00
Who: Open to all



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: November 3rd at 14:00
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.

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

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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