SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 15

Check out our recent news and updates below

Annual Report 2021

An online version of the MediaFutures Annual Report 2021 is now available.
The report provides details on the Centre's performance in 2021, and includes information on activities, staffing and funding.
Read the Report

Releasing a Prototype of an Automated Assistant for Twitter Fact-checking 

A web-based application that could assist in debunking false/re-purposed information present in tweets related to news events has been developed by MediaFutures' WP3 researchers. The preliminary version of the tool is now released, and ready to be tested.  
Learn more

ERC Consolidator Grant for MediaFutures' WP1
co-Leader Hallvard Moe

It is with great pleasure to inform that Hallvard Moe has been awarded the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant for his research project PREPARE. The grant is considered Europe’s most competitive, with an overall success rate estimated at 12%. Congratulations!
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MediaFutures’ New Publication with Honorable Mention at the IEEE VR 2022 Conference


Research paper RedirectedDoors: Redirection While Opening Doors in Virtual Reality by MediaFutures WP4 leader Morten Fjeld, Yukai Hoshikawa, Kazuyuki Fujita, Kazuki Takashima, Yoshifumi Kitamura received Honorable Mention at the IEEE VR 2022 Conference. 

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MediaFutures Seminar: Detecting Fake News by Using Weakly Supervised Learning


 Recording Available 
The video recording from seminar with Associate Professor Özlem Özgöbek from the NTNU on Detecting Fake News is now available.

See the recording

Work with us!

We are looking for Project Administrator (100%). Closing date for applications: April 28th. 
Learn more
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 #29

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 25 Apr., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders 


MediaFutures Seminar: 

Fairness—Are algorithms a burden or a solution?

When: Thur. 21 Apr., 13:00-14:00
Who: Open to all 



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: April 21st, 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


Yukai Hoshikawa, Kazuyuki Fujita, Kazuki Takashima, Morten Fjeld, Yoshifumi Kitamura (2022): RedirectedDoors: Redirection While Opening Doors in Virtual Reality. Proc. IEEE Virtual Reality 2022.

Mehdi Elahi; Alain D Starke; Nabil El Ioini; Anna Alexander Lambrix; Christoph Trattner. Developing and Evaluating a University Recommender System. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. February 2022.  
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.
Latest publication
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