Call for Contributions
The Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM) is returning for its 5th edition on 21 and 22 November 2023. This time, the conference will be hosted by the National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) at Amsterdam Science Park (Netherlands).
MISDOOM values multidisciplinary research and is designed to be inclusive of different academic disciplines and practices.
The symposium provides a platform for researchers, industry professionals, and practitioners from various disciplines such as communication science, computer science, computational social science, political science, psychology, journalism, and media studies to come together and share their knowledge and insights on online disinformation.
Participants can discuss and contribute to the following list of topics:
- Cross-platform campaigns and their impact (e.g., diffusion of disinformation and manipulation, observations of campaigns and strategies, communication strategies, hate speech)
- Approaches to studying misinformation (e.g., qualitative approaches, case studies, quantitative approaches, experiments)
- User involvement with misinformation on various platforms (e.g., engagement, viewership)
- Counter-measures for mis- and disinformation and manipulation (e.g., censorship policies, behavioral changes, education, training, professional codices, legal actions)
- Factors contributing to misinformation beliefs or hampering corrections of false beliefs (e.g., political polarization, motivated reasoning, confirmation bias)
- Trending topics in mis- and disinformation research
- Automated fact-checking and misinformation detection
- Models for misinformation diffusion
- Human computation approaches for misinformation detection (crowdsourcing, human-machine interaction)
- Information quality (information quality dimensions, metrics, ethics of information quality)
- Generative AI tools and disinformation (e.g., ChatGPT, Midjourney, DALL-E)
Industries are also invited to participate in the conference by submitting a contribution describing their approach to countering or detecting misinformation.
Given that we welcome both social scientists and computer scientists, and that the publication strategies of these fields differ, we solicit two types of contributions that, upon acceptance, result in the same opportunity to present at MISDOOM:
Full papers to be published with Springer LNCS proceedings. Up to 15 pages (including references) in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format describing original unpublished and new research. The work should be structured like a research paper, and cover the context of the problem studied, the research question, approach/methodology, and results in 6 to 15 pages. It should be formatted according to the LNCS Word or LaTeX template. Such submissions will be judged based on scientific quality and relevance for the MISDOOM symposium.
Authors can also choose to submit an Extended Abstract. The extended abstract should not exceed 500 words, excluding references, and can pertain to previously published work, ongoing projects, or new research ideas. There is no particular format for the extended abstract, but it must include the title, authors, their affiliation, the text of the abstract, and references, particularly if it involves previously published work. Submissions are not archival and are not formally published. Additionally, authors must submit a conference program abstract of no more than 150 words. Authors should add the suffix "(Extended Abstract)" to the title of their extended abstract submission.
Important Note about Submissions
Both contribution types (papers and extended abstracts) must specify the discipline they are contributing to as keyword(s) in OpenReview at the time of submission (they should enter at least one of the two keywords "computer science" or "social science" in the keyword box).
Submission Link: https://openreview.net/group?id=MISDOOM/2023/Symposium
- Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023
- Notification: 28 August 2023
- Camera-ready: 11 September 2023
- Symposium: 21-22 November 2023