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Third International Workshop on Rumours and Deception in Social Media (RDSM)
Online Information Disorder, Public Opinion, Usefulness and Trust

held in conjunction with the THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEB
Munich, Germany, June 11th, 2019

++ Important Dates ++

- Submission deadline: March 25th 2019
- Acceptance Notification Date: April 12th 2019
- Camera-ready copies: April 26th 2019
- Workshop: June 11th, 2019

++ Overview ++

Social media is a valuable resource for mining all kind of information
varying from opinions to factual information. However, social media houses
issues that are serious threats to the society. Online information disorder
and its power on shaping public opinion lead the category of those issues.
Among the known aspects are the spread of false rumours, fake news or even
social attacks such as hate speech or other forms of harmful social posts.
In this workshop the aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners
interested in social media mining and analysis to deal with the emerging
issues of information disorder and manipulation of public opinion. The
focus of the workshop will be on themes such as the detection of fake news,
verification of rumours and the understanding of their impact on public
opinion.  Furthermore, we aim to put a great emphasis on the usefulness and
trust aspects of automated solutions tackling the aforementioned themes.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
interested in social media mining and analysis to deal with the emerging
issues of veracity assessment, fake news detection and manipulation of
public opinion. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit papers
reporting results on these issues. Qualitative studies performing user
studies on the challenges encountered with the use of social media, such as
the veracity of information and fake news detection, as well as papers
reporting new data sets are also welcome. Finally, we also welcome studies
reporting the usefulness and trust of social media tools tackling the
aforementioned problems.

++ List of Topics ++

- Detection and tracking of rumours.
- Rumour veracity classification.
- Fact-checking social media.
- Detection and analysis of disinformation, hoaxes and fake news.
- Stance detection in social media.
- Qualitative user studies assessing the use of social media.
- Bots detection in social media.
- Measuring public opinion through social media.
- Assessing the impact of social media in public opinion.
- Political analyses of social media.
- Real-time social media mining.
- NLP for social media analysis.
- Network analysis and diffusion of dis/misinformation.
- Usefulness and trust analysis of social media tools.

++ Submission Guidelines ++

We invite two kinds of submissions:

-  Long papers/Brief Research Report (max 8 pages + 2 references)
-  Demos and poster (short papers) (max 4 pages + 2 references)

Proceedings of the workshop will be published jointly with other ICWSM
workshops in a special issue of Frontiers in Big Data.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format or any format that is
supported by the submission site through (click on "Submit your
manuscript"). Note, submitting authors should choose one of the specific
track organizers as their preferred Editor.

You can find detailed information on the file submission requirements here:

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
programme committee. The accepted papers will appear in the proceedings
published at

++ Workshop Format ++

Participants of accepted papers will be given 15 minutes for oral
presentations and 5 minutes for questions. Posters will be presented during
breaks. We also plan to have a group work (groups of size 4-5 attendances)
where each group will sketch a social media tool for tackling e.g. rumour
verification, fake news detection, etc. The emphasis of the sketch should
be on aspects like usefulness and trust. This should take no longer than
120 minutes (sketching, presentation/discussion time).

++ Invited Speakers ++


++ Organizing committee ++

- Ahmet Aker, University of Duisburg-Essen, [log in to unmask] (main
contact person)
- Arkaitz Zubiaga, Queen Mary University of London, [log in to unmask]
- Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, [log in to unmask]
- Maria Liakata, University of Warwick and the Alan Turing Institute,
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- Rob Procter, University of Warwick and the Alan Turing Institute,
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- Symeon Papadopoulos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
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