1st European Congress on Disinformation and Fact-Checking
20 & 21 November 2023
Scope and topics
In recent times, the prevalence of disinformation and its detrimental impact on individuals and communities has become a growing concern. The 1st European Congress on Disinformation and Fact-Checking invites researchers from various disciplines to contribute to the discourse on addressing misinformation and proposing technological solutions for promoting genuine information.
We encourage interdisciplinary research that combines the expertise of tech and computer scientists and social scientists (journalists, communication experts, lawyers, etc.), as well as other disinformation-related professionals. By actively exploring diverse perspectives, we aim to explore comprehensive strategies that effectively combat disinformation, thereby safeguarding the well-being of both individuals and communities.
Topics of interest for paper submissions include, but are not limited to:
○ Assessing the authenticity of Online Information
○ Consumer Search and access to genuine information
○ Debunking dis/misinformation
○ Fake news, rumors, and their impact
○ Methods, evaluation techniques, and datasets for detecting dis/misinformation
○ Media literacy and the genuineness of information
○ Fact-checking in Online Information
○ Dis/misinformation and its influence on public opinion
○ The correlation between access to non-genuine information and public understanding of risks
○ Psychological characteristics and perceptions of dis/misinformation
○ Techniques for accessing and retrieving genuine Online Information
We invite researchers and scholars to submit their original papers addressing the above topics or related areas. The congress provides a unique opportunity to disseminate knowledge, foster collaboration, and contribute to the advancement of effective measures against dis/misinformation.
We invite researchers and scholars to submit their short abstracts (maximum 250 words). Authors of accepted abstracts will present their work either online or in-person during the allocated time during the Congress. In addition, authors of accepted abstracts will be offered the opportunity to contribute to the book titled "Disinformation and Fact-Checking in Contemporary Society," which will be published by the renowned editorial Dykinson (SPI Q1).
Each accepted abstract will cover a fee of 150€. To maintain the highest standards of academic rigor, all submissions will undergo a double-blinded review process, ensuring impartial evaluation.
Once the abstract is accepted, if authors wish to submit their work as a book chapter, we will send the format guidelines provided by the Editorial.
Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the collective understanding of disinformation and fact-checking in our contemporary society. We look forward to receiving your insightful abstracts and working together to shed light on this critical topic. Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
○ We welcome short abstracts (maximum 250 words).
○ Each accepted abstract will cover a fee of 150 €.
○ Those accepted abstracts will be published as chapters in the book “Disinformation and Fact-Checking in Contemporary Society”, editorial Dykinson if the authors wish so. Full-text publication is non-mandatory.
○ All submissions will be double-blinded.
○ Papers have to follow the book format, as outlined here: Link to guidelines
○ Submit abstract here: Link to submission
○ Abstracts submission
15 October 2023 (extended to 25 October!)
○ Notification of acceptance
Max. 10 days after submission
○ Full-text chapter submission
30 October 2023
○ Program publication
3 November 2023
15 November 2023