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SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 4

Check out our recent news and updates below!


 One Year of MediaFutures: A Review. 

Some highlights and news stories chronicling the Centre’s growth and its achievements in 2021.
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 MediaFutures welcomes Wolftech Broadcast Solutions as a new partner 

We are delighted to announce that Wolftech Broadcast Solutions AS is joining the MediaFutures consortium and will be contributing to Work Package 3.
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 The National Library of Norway joining MediaFutures

Yet another new partnership announcement!  
This time with the National Library of Norway - Nasjonalbiblioteket.
As partner in MediaFutures, the National Library will offer resources and competence related to language technologies, data management, and computational approaches to media content in general.
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Human-Computer Interaction Workshop for PhD Candidates

MediaFutures, together with SLATE Research Centre, t2i lab, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and Schibsted had the pleasure of organising Human-Computer Interaction workshop for PhD candidates and industry representatives.
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Interview with Pete Andrews

Pete Andrews, our PhD candidate in Work Package 4, opens up this year’s Meet the Team series. Click below and learn more about Pete.
Meet Pete

New employee 

Our warmest welcome to Jeng Jia-Hua, PhD candidate in WP 2.

MediaFutures Seminar: Automated Fact-checking: the scope of the problem in the state-of-the-art. 

Recording available 
Video recording from seminar with Postdoc Fellow Ghazaal Sheikhi from MediaFutures 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 24

(closed to the public)
When: Mon 31 Jan., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders

Executive Group Meeting

(closed to the public)
When: Wed 16 Febr., 09:00-12:00
Who: Executive Group 

Site-visit from Vice Rector for Innovation

(closed to the public)
When: Fri 18 Febr., 10:00-12:00
Who: WP Leaders

MediaFutures Seminar: 
News diversity and recommendation systems: An interdisciplinary approach. Dr. Kristin Van Damme

When: Fri 11 Febr., 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: Postponed due to COVID-19
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


Are Tverberg; Ingrid Agasøster; Mads Grønbæck; Marius Monsen; Robert Strand; Kristian Eikeland; Eivind Trondsen; Lars Westvang; Tove B. Knudsen; Eivind Fiskerud; Rune Skår, Sergej Stoppel, Arne Berven, Glenn Skare Pedersen, Paul Macklin, Kenneth Cuomo, Loek Vredenberg, Kristian Tolonen, Andreas L Opdahl, Bjørnar Tessem, Csaba Veres, Duc Tien Dang Nguyen, Enrico Motta, Vinay Jayarama Setty. WP3 2021 M3.1 Report The Industrial expectations to, needs from and wishes for the work package. University of Bergen, MediaFutures 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.
Have a good week!
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