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Call for Papers

18.09.2015, 13:09:01

11th Dubrovnik Media Days: “Artificial Intelligence, Robots and MediaExtended Call for Papers

[The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 15, 2015]


October 30-31, 2015

Technology has always influenced journalism and media by reshaping news production process and changing the way journalists produce their work. Today, in the time of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, the news production process could be completely automated especially in the area of newsgathering where computer algorithms (robot journalism) could generate news (and replace humans). As a result of these advances media companies are increasingly experimenting with algorithms, drones and other computer operated/powered devices in newsgathering, production of news and storytelling.  In line with new trends and ideas coming from Google News project, Associated Press and Automated Insights, drone reporting etc. a new set of ethical, quality and transparency questions arises. 

For example: What are the ethics of the use of algorithms in  journalism? Who is monitoring the computers? Are journalists and media industry ready for the future? How does audience accept robot journalism?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, issues surrounding  the following questions and cases:

•    Use of artificial intelligence/algorithms in news

•    Use of drones and other computer operated/powered devices in reporting

•    Ethical issues with robot and drone journalism

•    Questions of accuracy and transparency

•    Audience and robot reporting

•    Future plans for robot reporting about more challenging topics

•    Legal and copyright problems with algorithm reporting

•    Role of computer programmers in robot journalism

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Mark Deuze, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, School of Communication, Israel

Christer Clerwall, Karlstad University, Sweden

James Kotecki, Automated Insights, USA

Different theoretical and empirical scientific approaches are welcome.

Conference venue: University of Dubrovnik Main Campus http://goo.gl/vc1tLO

Papers presented at the conference (after peer review) will be  published in the science journal Medianali.

Official conference language is English.


Deadline for submission of abstracts (200 words) and registration: September 15, 2015;

Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2015;

Registration fee for participants whose papers are accepted – 120 Euro  (academia from SEE pay 50 Euro), all others pay 200 Euro.

Full Papers due by November 1, 2015 (4,000-6,000 words, including 200  word abstracts and six keywords; referencing - APA)


More about conference:http://www.unidu.hr/dmd

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