Reg.for: MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2021

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29. September.

Time: 11:30 - 16:00


We are pleased to announce the program for MediaFutures first Annual Meeting, taking place in Scandic Ørnen, Bergen, on 29-30 September 2021.

The goal of this year’s Annual Meeting is to give an overview and outlook of MediaFutures activities, showcase research and innovation highlights.
The Annual Meeting will bring together Norwegian and international researchers and industry participants with the intent of discussing a variety of key topics within media technology.
The first day of the conference is open to all interested parties. The program includes overview presentations about the MediaFutures Centre, keynote and scientific talks on media-tech topics, as well as research poster presentations by PhD candidates and graduate students.

The second day is dedicated to industry and will be closed to MediaFutures consortium members. Participants outside the consortium are by invitation only. The program for the second day will start with an inspirational keynote talk, before we continue with an interactive session driven by industry partners.
Advanced registration is required. There is a participation fee for most participants.
Should you have any questions regarding the conference please contact us at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in September!

Online registration will open soon.


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  Keynote Presentation #1 Designing the News: datafication of news values, infrastructures and publics – Jannie Møller Hartley. Abstract and bio here.

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

This event is a part of the Media City Bergen Future Week, 27 September - 1 October. 50+ events will be taking place inside the Media City Bergen building, Oslo and Stavanger - all focused on topics that challenge our common future as it is driven and shaped by technology.
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Atlantis, MCB Auditorium
Lars Hilles gate 30
5008 Bergen

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