22nd International Conference on Information Technology and Journalism

Workshop: Fake news and its implications on democracy
Conference: Big data – Small world
Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 29 – June 1 2017
Supported by the IPSA RC10
Organized by the Faculty of Political Science and InMed Institute

InMed Institute and Faculty of Political Science supported by IPSA’s Research Committee 10 on Electronic democracy and in partnership with DEL research network are organizing IPSA Workshop on „Fake news.“ We would like to hear about:

Workshop topics

•             History of fake news and its origins
•             Fake news websites
•             Future of journalism in times of post-truth and fake news
•             Fake news in political campaigns
•             Alternative facts“ and Trump’s campaign
•             Fake news and democracy
•             Importance of relevant sources and how to distinguish false and truth information
•             Exposing and challengingfake news
•             Fake news, misinformation and propaganda

Conference topics

•             From datafication to data activism
•             ‘Dark’ uses of Big data
•             Applications of Big data and the way in which the data is collected and organised
•             Management of Big data, Data mining and statistical predictions
•             Data journalism
•             Big data and Social Media
•             Political campaigns and Big data

Interested participants should first submit an abstract (a 300-word outline) of their paper by 25 March, 2017 indicating clearly its subject and scope, and including a provisional title. The abstracts received will be peer-reviewed and authors will be notified of the outcome by 10 April, 2017.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to send the full paper or presentation by 25, May 2017.

The conference language is English.

We invite individuals from academic and practical backgrounds as well as public administration offices, public bodies, NGOs, education institutions and independent organizations, to submit their contributions.

Costs :

EUR 70 – for authors
EUR 85 – for participants

The fee includes conference entry, proceedings and social program during the conference.

Pre-conference social program is to be announced.

Important dates:

March 25         Abstract submission
April 10 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
May 25 Full paper/presentation submission
May 29  –  30  Workshop
May 31 – June 1     Conference

Please send all submissions by electronic mail in pdf format tomarina@edemokracija.hr.
All submissions are subject to a double-blind full paper review by at least 2 reviewers. To facilitate the review process, please write a separate cover sheet with the paper title and affiliation/s and omit the affiliations in the actual paper.

Participants who are not contributors (i.e. who do not propose a paper) can apply through our web site www.edemokracija.hr. Please note that the number of non-contributing participants is limited so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

For further information please visit: www.edemokracija.hr

Workshop Chairs :

Prof. dr. Nenad Prelog (president) nenad@edemokracija.hr
Doc.dr. Domagoj Bebić (secretary general) domagoj@edemokracija.hr
Contact Details :
Marina Jurić (coordinator)
Šibenska 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska