Program

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12.00
13.00 Lunch
13.00
15.00 Session 1
13.00
13.05 Opening
13.05
14.05 Keynote by Steve Schifferes: The Past and Future of Social Media – A Journalist’s Perspective
14.05
14.30 Who Broke the News? An Analysis on First Reports of Events
14.30
15.00 Coffee break
15.00
17.00  Session 2
15.00
16.00 Keynote by Carlos Castillo: Understanding Newsmakers, News Crowds and News Curators through Social Media
16.00
16.15 Towards Automatic Assessment of the Social Media Impact of News Content
16.15 16.30 Newspaper Editors vs the Crowd: On the Appropriateness of Front Page News Selection
16.30
17.00 Coffee break
17.00
18.00 Session 3
17.00
17.15 Verifying News on the Social Web: Challenges and Prospects
17.15
17.40  "Finding News Curators in Twitter"
17.40
17.55  "Weaving a Safe Web of News"
18.00
19.00 Brainstorming session

To foster integration of people within the community, at the end of the workshop day we plan to have a brainstorming session where people will discuss about what they foresee as interesting open problems/questions worth of being investigated. The organizers will foster the discussion by proposing initial hints on open questions that should be interesting for participants. The questions will be initially asked to a panel formed by the presenters of the papers and keynote speakers. Answers from the panel will be used to initiate the discussion among participants. The theme of the brainstorming session for this year will be “Experts versus the crowd: is big data enough?”. Further details coming soon.