Workshop on Multimedia Verification in October 2017

I know, there’s still some time left, but better being early than too late: Vasileios Mezaris and Symeon Papadopoulos of CERTH-ITI, Lyndon Nixon of MODUL Technology GmbH, and I (for Deutsche Welle), are organising the “1st International Workshop on Multimedia Verification (MuVer2017)”. It is held in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia Conference, which will take place from 23 – 27 October 2017 in Mountain View, CA, USA. The workshop is an initiative of the InVID project (focus: video verification) in which all the above “programme chairs” are actively involved.

There is a Call for Papers (deadline: 19 July 2017) and, of course, anybody interested in the topic is most welcome to attend. The goal of the workshop is “to bring together multimedia and video processing researchers, social media researchers, digital multimedia forensics experts, new media professionals, as well as multimedia and social sharing platform representatives” to present, discuss and share advances and open challenges in multimedia verification.

For more info about the workshop, paper submission requirements and related information please visit the workshop page.

‘Fake News’: wieso, weshalb, warum (und was ist das überhaupt)?

Quelle: Pixabay, CCO

Quelle: Pixabay, CCO

Der Begriff ‘Fake News’ wird aktuell inflationär gebraucht. Jeder versteht darunter etwas anderes. Zeit, ein paar Gedanken dazu anzustellen und aufzuschreiben. Fokus meiner Betrachtungen: die Verbreitung von Falschnachrichten sowie das Aufspüren und Verifizieren von Informationen in und mit digitalen Medien.

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Talking Head…

In the coming weeks, I’ll be at quite a few events, talking primarily about so-called ‘fake news’ (meanwhile, I hate the term, as it can mean all or nothing, and it means different things to different people), verification of user-generated content and how to deal with content residing in social networks. More info about public appearances can be found in the “Presentations” section of this blog. If you are interested in talking to me directly, please do not hesitate to get in touch, either electronically, or by approaching me at any of the listed events. Looking forward!