Final program

Digital Misinformation:
Research Challenges & Cross-cutting Responses

An ICWSM 2017 Workshop

09:00 a.m.        Welcome, plan for the day

Introduction: Filippo Menczer, Indiana University

09:15 a.m.         Lightning talks

How can interdisciplinary collaboration most effectively push the fight against misinformation forward?

10 minute talks  followed by 5 minute Q&As

10:30 a.m.        Coffee break

Panels on Research Challenges

At the end of each panel, using AllOurIdeas, a wiki survey platform (link to the survey TBD), participants suggest research challenges, then vote them off one another to select questions deemed most urgent from the whole room for the panels to address.

11:00 a.m.         Research challenges #1: How to define and detect misinformation?

50 minute panel + 40 minute group discussion. Panelists:

12:30 p.m.         Lunch (on your own)

02:00 p.m.        Research challenges #2: What are the critical cognitive, social, and technological biases that make us vulnerable to misinformation?

50 minute panel + 40 minute group discussion. Panelists:

03:30 p.m.        Coffee break

04:00 p.m.        Research challenges #3: What countermeasures are most feasible and effective and who can best deliver them?

50 minute panel + 40 minute group discussion. Panelists:

05:30 p.m.        Determining a research agenda for 2020

Workshop organizers present 3-5 major research challenges that emerged and possible working groups to push the conversation forward. Discussion leaders:

06:00 p.m.        Closing