Final program

Digital Misinformation:
Research Challenges & Cross-cutting Responses

An ICWSM 2017 Workshop

Hyatt Regency Montréal, room Ovation, Level 5

May 15, 2017

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

11:00 a.m.         Panel on research challenges #1 [wiki survey]

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.        Panel on research challenges #2 [wiki survey]

How to best study the 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.        Panel on research challenges #3 [wiki survey] 

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