04 - 05 Mar 2021

The Future of Online Discussions



09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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Based on extensive research and practical experience, it is well known that the way online discussions take place today exhibits many problems, .. Read more including balkanization, lack of rational discourse, incivility or a high degree of redundancy. Additionally, research has identified factors such as moderation style, platform design or community rules which influence the quality of online discussions. There appears to be a gap between research on online discussions and the practical implementation in real world settings such as news websites, social media outlets or large-scale online consultations. The conference on ‘The Future of Online Discussions’ aims to bridge this gap. The key goal of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in order to exchange ideas on how future online discussions should look like and by what means they should be supported. The conference aims to provide a platform where scientists and practitioners are committed to cooperate in order to promote change. The conference format is going to provide sufficient space for demo sessions and exchange for further collaboration.

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