MediaFutures Annual Meeting

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MediaFutures is looking forward to welcoming you to its first Annual Meeting. The event will take place in Media City Bergen, on 29-30 September 2021.


29. - 30. September.

Time: 11:30 - 16:00


Organized by MediaFutures

The MediaFutures event will be held during, and as part of, MCB Future Week. We will have a diverse program, including talks from MediaFutures researchers and industry partners, invited international speakers, interactive sessions and lots of opportunities to network.


Day 1 – Wednesday Sept. 29

11:30 – 12:15 – Registration 

Session 1: Introduction and Overview

Venue: Auditorium Atlantis, Media City Bergen

12:15 – 12:30 Welcome adress by Centre Director Prof. Christoph Trattner, University of Bergen

12:30 – 12:35 – Welcome adress by the Research Council of Norway

12:35 – 13:25Keynote Presentation #1 (title tba) – Jannie Møller Hartley, Associate Professor & Vice-head of the interdisciplinary Centre for Big data CeBiDa, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University Roskilde University

Session 2: Oral Presentations

13:25 – 13:40Understanding Media Experiences, Prof. Brita Ytre-Arne and Prof. Hallvard Moe, University of Bergen

13:40 – 14:00Break

14:00 – 14:15 – User Modeling, Personalisation & Engagement, Assoc. Prof. Mehdi Elahi and Prof. Christoph Trattner, University of Bergen

14:15 – 14:30Media Content Production & Analysis, Prof. Andreas Lothe Opdahl and Prof. Bjørnar Tessem, University of Bergen

14:30 – 14:45Media Content Interaction & Accessibility, Senior Researcher Njål Borch, NORCE, and Prof. Morten Fjeld, University of Bergen

14:45 – 15:00Norwegian Language Technologies, Prof. Lilja Øvrelid, University of Oslo, and Prof. Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen

15:00 – 15:20 Using Recommender Systems to Support Changes in Preferences and Behaviour, Assoc. Prof. II Alain Starke, Wageningen University & Research / University of Bergen

15:20 – 15:40 Computational News Discovery: Designing Journalistic Tools to Support Algorithmic Lead Generation, Assoc. Prof. Nicholas Diakopoulus, Northwesterns University / University of Bergen

15:40 – 16:00Break

Session 3: Poster Session

Venue: Media City Bergen, Ground Floor

16:00 – 17:30Posters and Pitches, At Media City Bergen, Ground Floor

17:30 – 19:00Break / Individual Meetings

19:00 – Dinner, At Hotel Scandic Ørnen


Media City Bergen
Lars Hilles gate 30
5008 Bergen

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