Conference Program

Conference Program


You may find the program of the conference below

November 22nd, morning: Internet Science Conference Open Day (free access).
Conference sessions will take place at the Amphitheatre. Workshops as mentioned below.
Registration
  • 8:30 - 9:00
Welcome and Opening

Chair session: Ioannis Kompatsiaris (CERTH)

Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Ioannis Kompatsiaris
CERTH
  • 9:00 - 9:15
Keynote Speech: "The DSI Manifesto"

The Digital Social Innovation Manifesto sets the priorities and identifies the measures to be put in place for digital innovation to be at the service of the whole civil society. This will give a stronger voice to the Digital Social Innovation communities in Europe; help in obtaining support for bottom-up initiatives; and raise the public and political awareness about the importance of digital social innovation and its impact. Its current version can be found at: www.dsimanifesto.eu/manifesto.

Stavroula Maglavera
Stavroula Maglavera
University of Thessaly
  • 9:15 - 9:45
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Panel on “Data as a new currency in Next Generation Internet”

The following topics will be discussed:
-Points on data as the new cash
- What are the essential functions of cash, that data might pick up?
- What kinds of data are we talking about, and what are their special characteristics?
- What are the research and policy problems this raises?
- What are EU-US shared policy problems that might motivate collaboration?

Confirmed panelists: Franco Bagnoli (University of Florence), Ioannis Kompatsiaris (CERTH), Latif Ladid (Chair at 5G World Alliance & President, IPv6 Forum), Stavroula Maglavera (University of Thessaly), Thanassis Tiropanis (University of Southampton)

Jonathan Cave
Panel Chair: Jonathan Cave
Univ. of Warwick, UK
  • 9:45 - 10:45
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Coffee Break
Demo session will be available during coffee break
  • 10:45 - 11:00
Outline of the Workshops

Presentation of the workshops to follow.

Anna Satsiou
Anna Satsiou
CERTH
  • 11:00 - 11:10
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Lunch Break
Demo session will be available during lunch break
  • 13:10 - 14:15
Coffee Break
Demo session will be available during coffee break
  • 16:15 - 16:30
First Day of Main Conference (registration needed)
Conference sessions will take place at the Amphitheatre.
Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:30
Session Chair:
Sotiris Diplaris
Sotiris Diplaris
CERTH
Keynote Speech: "Social media studies and post-Soviet public spheres"

In my talk, I will elaborate on the necessity of contextual knowledge in doing automated research on social media texts. Drawing on the examples of mixed-method research projects in social media and user-generated content, I will try to show how context played the role in developing the research designs. Also, I will draw attention to key societal cleavages that constitute the shared context of the post-Soviet states and shape our today’s assessment of quality of national public spheres and political discussion online.

Svetlana Bodrunova
Svetlana Bodrunova
Saint Petersburg State University
  • 9:30 - 10:15
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Politics & Public Co-Creation in the Internet
Giovanna Pacini
Session Chair: Giovanna Pacini
University of Florence
Conceptualizing ICT-Enabled Co-Creation of Public Value
Aelita Skaržauskienė and Monika Mačiulienė
  • 10:15 - 10:30
Designing a Digital Social Innovation Platform: From Case Studies to Concepts
Ines Dinant, Jacqueline Floch, Thomas Vilarinho and Manuel Oliveira
  • 10:30 - 10:45
Connecting Citizens: Designing for Data Collection and Dissemination in the Smart City
Donald McMillan
  • 10:45 - 11:00
Politicians driving online discussion: are institutionalized influencers top Twitter users?
Anna Smoliarova, Svetlana Bodrunova and Ivan Blekanov
  • 11:00 - 11:15
The STEP project: Societal and political engagement of young people in environmental issues
Maria Vogiatzi, Christodoulos Keratidis, Manos Schinas, Sotiris Diplaris, Serdar Yümlü, Paula Forbes, Symeon Papadopoulos, Panagiota Syropoulou, Lazaros Apostolidis, Yiannis Kompatsiaris and Machi Symeonidou
  • 11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
Demo session will be available during coffee break
  • 11:30 - 11:50
Understanding & Empowering Digital Citizens
Franco Bagnoli
Session Chair: Franco Bagnoli
University of Florence
A study of ride sharing opportunities in the city of Santiago de Chile
Emanuele Massaro
  • 11:50 - 12:05
Smart Cities in Stars: Food Perceptions and beyond
Maria Pontiki, Panagiota Koltsida, Dimitris Gkoumas, Dimitris Pappas, Haris Papageorgiou, Eleni Toli and Yannis Ioannidis
  • 12:05 - 12:20
Online Grocery Shopping: Identifying Change in Consumption Practices
Jo Munson, Thanassis Tiropanis and Michelle Lowe
  • 12:20 - 12:35
Open Data as a New Common. Empowering citizens to make meaningful use of a new resource
Nicola Morelli, Ingrid Mulder, Grazia Concilio, Janice Pedersen, Amalia de Götzen, Marc Arguillar and Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • 12:35 - 12:50
Involving users in the design of sharing economy services
Asbjørn Følstad, Dimitra Chasanidou, Ida Maria Haugstveit and Ragnhild Halvorsrud
  • 12:50 - 13:05
Lunch Break
Demo session will be available during lunch break
  • 13:05 - 14:15
Data-Driven Research & Design
Theodora Tsikrika
Session Chair: Theodora Tsikrika
(CERTH)
Ewya: An Interoperable Fog Computing Infrastructure with RDF Stream Processing
Eugene Siow, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall
  • 14:15 - 14.30
Large-scale Open Corporate Data Collection and Analysis as an Enabler of Corporate Social Responsibility Research
Vasiliki Gkatziaki, Symeon Papadopoulos, Sotiris Diplaris and Yiannis Kompatsiaris
  • 14.30 - 14.45
Serendipity By Design? How to Turn from Diversity Exposure to Diversity Experience to Face Filter Bubbles in Social Media
Urbano Reviglio
  • 14.45 - 15.00
Information Mining from Public Mailing Lists: A Case Study on IETF Mailing Lists
Heiko Niedermayer, Nikolai Schwelnus, Daniel Raumer, Edwin Cordeiro and Georg Carle
  • 15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break
Demo session will be available during coffee break
  • 15.15 - 15:45
Session Chair:
Efstratios Kontopoulos
Efstratios Kontopoulos
CERTH
Evaluation of Linked, Open Data Sources for Mining of Adverse Drug Reaction Signals
Pantelis Natsiavas, Nicos Maglaveras and Vassilis Koutkias
  • 15.45 - 16.00
A data-driven model for Linking Open Economic Information
Michalis Vafopoulos, Antonis Koukourikos, Georgios Vafeiadis, Dimitrios Negkas, Ilias Skaros and Aggelos Tzani
  • 16.00 - 16.15
Unsupervised keyword extraction using the GoW model and centrality scores
Elissavet Batziou, Ilias Gialampoukidis, Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Antoniou and Yiannis Kompatsiaris
  • 16.15 - 16.30
Implicit Interaction through Machine Learning: Challenges in Design, Accountability, and Privacy
Donald McMillan
  • 16:30 - 16.45
Social Dinner at "Xaroupi" restaurant.
  • 19:30
Second Day of Main Conference (registration needed)
Conference sessions will take place at the Amphitheatre.
Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:30
Session Chair:
Thanassis Tiropanis
Thanassis Tiropanis
University of Southampton
Keynote Speech

More info will be announced soon.

Fabrizio Sestini
Fabrizio Sestini
European Commission DG CONNECT
  • 9:30 - 10:15
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Social Media & Online Interaction
Heiko Niedermayer
Session Chair: Heiko Niedermayer
Technical University of Munich
Why people use chatbots
Petter Bae Brandtzaeg and Asbjørn Følstad
  • 10:15 - 10:30
Reputational "heuristics" violate rationality: New empirical evidences in an online multiplayer game
Mirko Duradoni, Franco Bagnoli and Andrea Guazzini
  • 10:30 - 10:45
Cascades on Social networks: A Chronological Account
Nora Alrajebah, Thanassis Tiropanis and Leslie Carr
  • 10:45 - 11:00
Semantic social networks: a new approach to scaling digital ethnography
Alberto Cottica, Jason Vallet, Amelia Hassoun and Guy Melançon
  • 11:00 - 11:15
Towards suicide prevention: early detection of depression on social media
Víctor Leiva and Ana Freire
  • 11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
Demo session will be available during coffee break
  • 11:30 - 11:50
Next Generation Community Engagement
Donald McMillan
Session Chair: Donald McMillan
Stockholm University
InSPIRES: Science Shops 2.0
Franco Bagnoli and Giovanna Pacini
  • 11:50 - 12:05
Science cafés in the internet era
Giovanna Pacini and Franco Bagnoli
  • 12:05 - 12:20
Citizen science is in the air – Lessons learned from technology-mediated citizen science projects and air pollution
Gavin McCrory, Carina Veeckman and Laurence Claeys
  • 12:20 - 12:35
Diversity in FabLabs: Culture, Role Models and the Gendering of Making
Christian Voigt, Elisabeth Unterfrauner and Roland Stelzer
  • 12:35 - 12:50
WeMake: a Framework for Letting Students Create Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Environments for their own STEAM Learning
Anastasios Karakostas, George Palaigeorgiou, and Yiannis Kompatsiaris
  • 12:50 - 13:05
Onboarding Communities to the IoT
Mara Balestrini, Gui Seiz, Lucas Peña and Guillem Camprodon
  • 13:05 - 13:20
Lunch Break
Demo session will be available during lunch break
  • 13:20 - 14:35
Session Chair:
Symeon Papadopoulos
Symeon Papadopoulos
CERTH
Keynote Speech: "Discrimination in Machine Decision Making"

Abstract:
"Machine (data-driven learning-based) decision making is increasingly being used to assist or replace human decision making in a variety of domains ranging from banking (rating user credit) and recruiting (ranking applicants) to judiciary (profiling criminals) and journalism (recommending news-stories). Recently concerns have been raised about the potential for discrimination and unfairness in such machine decisions.
Against this background, in this talk, I will pose and attempt to answer the following high-level questions: (a) How do machines learn to make discriminatory decision making? (b) How can we quantify discrimination in machine decision making? (c) How can we control machine discrimination? i.e., can we design learning mechanisms that avoid discriminatory decision making? (d) Is there a cost to non-discriminatory decision making?"

Krishna Gummadi
Krishna P. Gummadi
Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)
  • 14:35 - 15:20
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Presentation of INSCI 2018

Svetlana Bodrunova
Svetlana Bodrunova
Saint Petersburg State University
  • 15:20 - 16:05
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Closing Remarks
Organising Committee
  • 16:05 - 16:20
City tour meeting point: Saint Demetrius' Church
  • 17:30 - 20:00
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