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REVEAL | December 4, 2023

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REVEAL worked on state of the art technologies and methodologies in Social Media analysis with a focus on verification of content. Here you can find events at which Reveal partners have been present / at which REVEAL was showcased or represented.

  • 5 January 2017: Symeon Papadopoulos (on behalf of CERTH) will present the REVEAL Disturbing Image Detector in a Demo session at the 23rd International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, Reykjavik, Iceland. The demonstration will showcase the tool functionalities and application potential, both as a stand-alone tool and as an integrated REVEAL component.
  • 13 December 2016: Jochen Spangenberg attended the last News Impact Summit of 2016, organised by the European Journalism Centre and supported by Google News Lab, held in Amsterdam. The day’s topic: “Emotions and Digital Storytelling.” REVEAL has been a partner of the conference series since March 2015.
  • 12 December 2016: Jun Sun of Uni Koblenz attended a workshop at the ICDM2016 conference (IEEE International Conference on Data Mining) and presented the use case of network user-role analysis in REVEAL and its underlying techniques.
  • 7 December 2016: REVEAL was represented at the Monitoring Forum 2016 in Munich, Germany, with an information booth. The REVEAL partner Software AG was there to showcase the REVEAL enterprise application and get in contact with Social Media and community managers, analysts, strategists, and influencers.
  • 23-24 November 2016: REVEAL was represented at the NEM Summit 2016 in Porto, Portugal, with an information booth. The stand was staffed by Nikos Sarris of ATC and Jochen Spangenberg of DW. At times, Petter Bae Brandtzæg of Sintef and Paul Walland of ITInnovation also joined in. We showcased project results and engaged with attendees of the summit and NEM Initiative members.
  • 26 October 2016: demonstration of REVEAL and TruthNest in the SciFy Academy Open Data in Athens. By Nikos Sarris (ATC). Presentation photos and video (in Greek) available here.
  • 20-21 October 2016: Verifying Multimedia Use Task @ MediaEval 2016, Hilversum, Netherlands. A REVEAL team including Stuart E. Middleton (ITINNO) and Christina Boididou and Giorgos Kordopatis-Zilos (CERTH) competed in automated verification tasks. More information here.
  • 20 October 2016:  presentation of geotagging approach on the related MediaEval Placing Task @ MediaEval 2016, Hilversum, Netherlands. By Giorgos Kordopatis-Zilos (CERTH). Presentation available here.
  • 16 October 2016:  presentation of In-depth Exploration of Geotagging Performance, Amsterdam, Netherlands. By Symeon Papadopoulos (CERTH). Presentation available here.
  • 11 October 2016: UK ESRC seminar series – Microenterprise, technology and big data
    Southampton, UK. Stuart E. Middleton (ITINNO) presented the REVEAL project to the UK social science research community. Presentation available here.
  • 26-27 September 2016: ICT Proposers Day in Bratislava, Slovenia. Nikos Sarris (ATC), Jochen Spangenberg (DW) attended and discussed sustainable use or exploitation possibilities of REVEAL project outcomes.
  • 16 September 2016: REVEAL Social Media Verification Workshop 2016 in Athens, Greece. Project presentations of REVEAL, InVID and Pheme projects, knowledge sharing and demos of results of the three projects.
  • 12-14 September 2016: “Social Media Verification Challenges, Approaches and Applications”, keynote speech by Yiannis Kompatsiaris on the 3rd Internet Science conference. Florence, Italy, September 12-14.
  • 5-8 September 2016: Konstantinos Bougiatiotis presented the work on “Author Profiling using Complementary Second Order Attributes and Stylometric Features”, at CLEF 2016 (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation forum). Évora, Portugal, 5-8 September 2016.
  • 5 September 2016: Presentation by Jochen Spangenberg (DW) entitled “Handling the Truth: UGC Data in News. Benefits & Challenges” at First International SoBigData Workshop, in conjunction with TPDL 2016 conference. Hanover, Germany, 5 Sept 2016.
  • From 27-29 June 2016, Jochen Spangenberg represented Reveal at the Second European Media & Information Literacy Forum in Riga, Latvia. The event was organised by UNESCO in co-operation with the European Commission. Jochen participated on a panel and gave a presentation, outlining practices and challenges regarding verification of eyewitness media. Here’s the agenda.
  • On 20-22 June 2016 REVEAL was presented at the International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS), a conference attended by experts worldwide in the area of event processing in big data, complex event processing, middleware infrastructures, and applications. Christos Vlassopoulos form NCSR “Demokritos” presented work on detecting the top active posts  and  the most popular comments in a streaming social network medium, with on-line algorithms.
  • From 13-15 June 2016 REVEAL was presented at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum, an event attended by more than 2,000 people from all over the world. We held a number of hands-on workshops in a dedicated area that was accessible throughout this prestigious 3-day event. Reveal was represented by Nikos Sarris (ATC) and Julia Bayer, Ruben Bouwmeester and Jochen Spangenberg (all of DW). Aditionally, Jochen Spangenberg spoke on a panel entitled “Fact and fancy – how verification can protect our news.” This took place on Monday, 13 June 2016 at 5 pm.
  • From 6-9 June 2016 REVEAL was presented by Yiannis Kompatsiaris at the International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), a conference attended by more than 100 experts worldwide in the area of multimedia analysis and retrieval. Yianis demonstrated a system for Multimodal Event Detection and Summarization in Large Scale Image Collections in a dedicated demo session.
  • On 17 May 2016, Markos Zampoglou spoke at the “Social Media in the Newsroom (SMNews)” Workshop, in the context of the ICWSM 2016 conference in Cologne, Germany. His talk was entitled “Web and Social Media Image Forensics for News Professionals”. It included presenting recent progress on the REVEAL Media Verification Assistant service. The presentation was delivered to an audience of experts from the fields of computer science, social media analytics, and journalism.
  • On 6 May 2016, Jochen Spangenberg spoke at the EU-SEA Big Data Summit. While his talk on 6 May was on the topic “Big Data in Media: Focus on Journalism and News”, preceding the two-day conference, he hosted a verification session and presented to an audience of about 180 people from the media and telco industry on 4 May.
  • Three REVEAL papers were accepted for presentation at SNOW 2016, a one-day workshop that took place in Montreal, Canada, on 12 April 2016. The workshop was held in conjunction with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016). Abstracts of the REVEAL papers can be found on the workshop website.
  • Deutsche Welle’s Jochen Spangenberg spoke on a panel at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, on 7 April 2016. The topic: how can technology support journalists with verification. Session title: Automating verification: how far can we go? There’s a video of the entire session available, plus a blog post on the REVEAL home page.
  • On 16 March 2016 Nikos Sarris of ATC presented at the EC’s Info Day on Media and Content Convergence in Brussels. There was also a REVEAL poster session, and attendees had and used the opportunity to discuss the current state of affairs of the REVEAL applications with Nikos.
  • Marc Dorchain and Gabi Strobel of SAG presented REVEAL at the 2016 CeBIT in Hanover. They answered questions of an interested audience from 16-18 March 2016 (CeBIT lasted from 14-18 March) and showcased SAG’s REVEAL work. SAG had stand C11 in Hall 4 (More information about SAG’s CeBIT presence can be found here).
  • Linda Rath-Wiggins and Jochen Spangenberg attended the Crossmedia Day 2016 in Leipzig, Germany, on 4 March 2016. They showcased the prototype and concept of the REVEAL journalism application, and discussed verification issues and challenges all day with a journalism-centric audience.
  • On 1 December 2015, Jochen Spangenberg of DW participated and presented at the Media Literacy Expert Group Meeting of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, in Brussels. More information about the day, speakers and topics can be found on the event website.
  • On 16 November 2015 Markos Zampoglou of CERTH-ITI talked about Social Media Verification at the Thematic Meeting “Multimedia Truthfulness Verification in Legal Environment and Social Media”, colocated with WIFS 2015, in Rome, Italy. At the same event, DW’s Jochen Spangenberg gave a presentation about the relevance of Social Media for the news business. The audience consisted of academics, legal experts and industry representatives. For more information see the meeting’s homepage.
  • From 20-22 October 2015 REVEAL was represented at the ICT 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, with its own stand.
  • 21 September 2015: Reveal’s / DW’s Jochen Spangenberg participated in a 3-hour panel discussion at Prix Italia entitled News and User Generated Content. Jochen also gave apresentation on the topic of UGC verification. Also on the panel: Malachy Browne of; Anne-Marie Lupu-Morel of the EBU;  Julien Pain of France 24; Adam Rendle of Taylor Wessing; and Dhruti Shah of the BBC. The session was moderated by Jenni Sargent of EyewitnessMediaHub and Tom Trewinnard of Checkdesk / Meedan.
  • 18 July 2015: Reveal was presented at the Global Communication Association’s Annual Conference GCA2015 in Berlin by Jochen Spangenberg (DW), who gave a talk there entitled User-generated Content and its Implications for Journalism – Focus Verification.
  • 16 July 2015: Jochen Spangenberg of Deutsche Welle presented Reveal and issues of verification of eyewitness media at news:rewired in London. This was followed by a panel discussion with Dhruti Shah of BBCNews / BBC_HaveYourSay and James Neufeld of SAMdesk. The session’s title: “Sourcing stories on social media.” You can view Jochen’s slides and listen to an on-demand audio of his speech on the news:rewired website.
  • 29 June 2015: REVEAL carried out a workshop entitled “Web Multimedia Verification” at the ICME 2015 conference in Torino, Italy. It was jointly organized with the co-funded research projects MAVEN and REWIND (now completed). In addition to the workshop coordination, REVEAL was represented with a keynote speech by Jochen Spangenberg, Deutsche Welle (User Generated Content and its Implications for Journalism – Focus on Verification) and a paper presentation entitled Detecting Image Splicing in the Wild, by Markos Zampoglou of CERTH-ITI. Further details can be found on the workshop website.
  • 10-12 June 2015: REVEAL was presented by CERTH’s Katerina Andreadou at CBMI 2015 in Prague. She delivered two presentations. Both are available online:  Web image size prediction for efficient focused image crawling & News-oriented multimedia search over multiple social networks
  • 8-11 June 2015: Symeon Papadopoulos of CERTH presented REVEAL at ICCSS in Helsinki. The presentation can be accessed here: Learning to Classify Users in Online Interaction Networks
  • 3 June 2015: Presentation by Jochen Spangenberg (DW) at EUROVISION’s 21st TV Assembly, operated by EBU, hosted by BBC North in Salford, UK. A summary can be found here.
  • 13 May 2015: REVEAL was presented at the PAISI workshop, co-located with PA-KDD 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The presentation by Symeon Papadopoulos of CERTH on a “social multimedia monitoring and intelligence system for Web multimedia verification” can be found here. His other presentation was entitled “Geotagging Social Media Content with a Refined Language Modelling Approach” and is also available online.
  • 31 March 2015: REVEAL was presented at the News Impact Summit (organised by the European Journalism Centre and Google News Lab) in Hamburg, Germany, on 31 March 2015. Focus of the event: verification, investigation and digital ethics. REVEAL was official partner of the conference, Jochen Spangenberg (DW) gave an introductory presentation (available on slideshare) and Nikos Sarris (ATC) led a workshop.
  • On 30 March 2015 REVEAL partnered with the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom for the Right to be Forgotten seminar in Florence, Italy. The focus of the one day event was on the impact of rulings, rules and regulation on future developments of social networks. More here.
  • On 18/19 March 2015, REVEAL was represented at the Software AG stand at CeBIT in Hanover, Gemany. The focus was on social media usage in enterprise networks. More here.
  • 14 February 2015: DW presented REVEAL and gave a presentation about the importance of verification when it comes to dealing with UGC in news at the Cross-Media Konferenz “Think Cross – Change Media” in Magdeburg, Germany (presentation can be found on slideshare).
  • 25 November 2014: DW presented REVEAL at a meeting of all German public service broadcasters’ innovation departments (12 in total) in Bonn, Germany. Verification was one of the prime topics, and REVEAL was presented to all attendees by Jochen Spangenberg (more and Storify on DW Innovation blog).
  • From 12-14 November 2014 DW represented REVEAL at one of the news industry’s prime events, namely NewsXchange 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic. We used the opportunity to talk directly to movers and shakers of the industry, especially those involved in the verification business (see also our report about the conference on the REVEAL website and the DW Innovation blog).
  • July 2014 – The 2014 IRSS Summer School. REVEAL participated in and supported the 2014 IRSS Summer School that ran from 3 – 30 July 2014 in Athens, Greece. IRSS is short for International Research-Centered Summer School in “Cognitive Systems and Interactive Robotics, Data and Content Analysis”. It is the fifth summer school of this kind, organized by the Software & Knowledge Engineering Lab (SKEL) at the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of NCSR “Demokritos”, and the Interactive Robots and Media Lab. More information can be found on the homepage. Impressions of the 2013 event can be found here.
  • 30 June – 2 July – REVEAL presentation at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum. Topic of 2014 was “From Information to Participation – challenges for the Media.” REVEAL was presented to the Media Industry by Linda Rath-Wiggins, Ruben Bouwmeester and Jochen Spangenberg (DW).
  • 25 June 2014 – Poster presentation and participation in EC concertation meeting, organized by the unit in charge of REVEAL, Brussels, by Christos Georgousopoulos (INTRASOFT) and Nikos Sarris (ATC).
  • 20 June 2014 – Presentation by Stuart Middleton (ITINNO) to the GeoSemantics Domain Working Group at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGCTechnical Committee (TC) meeting in Geneva. The meeting raised the profile of REVEAL to the OGC standards community and provided feedback on REVEAL work so far with regards to semantics, linked data and trust modeling from the scientific and technical community.
  • 16-20 June 2014: Dr Nikos Sarris (ATC) presented REVEAL at the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2014), in Thessaloniki, Greece, which ran from 16-20 June 2014. He gave a presentation entitled “News and Verification in Social Media”.
  • 7-11 April 2014 – REVEALers in the SNOW…  A number of REVEAL partners were present at SNOW 2014, the second workshop on Social News on the Web, which was hosted in conjunction with the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2014) in Seoul, Korea, from 7 – 11 April 2014. REVEALers Symeon Papdopoulos of CERTHEva Jaho of ATC, and Jochen Spangenberg of Deutsche Welle delivered presentations on 8 April 2014 at the SNOW workshop. See also the publications section of the REVEAL website, where more information can be found.
  • 08 May 2014 – Presentation on “Contextual Data Retrieval” at GESIS, Cologne, by Thomas Gottron, WeST – University of Koblenz. Abstract of the talk: Retrieving publicly available data for generating context around information items becomes more and more feasible thanks to the LOD movement. However, the question of how to decide which data is relevant to a certain information item has hardly been addressed in the past.
  • 20 March 2014 – Invited Talk on “Making Use of the Linked Data Cloud: The Role of Index Structures” at the ‘Frühjahrstreffen der Fachgruppe Datenbanken’, Braunschweig, by Thomas Gottron, WeST – University of Koblenz (for more information see also here).
  • 13 March 2014 – Presentation on “Verification of UGC: Challenges and Approaches” at a meeting for DW journalists and other interested parties at Deutsche Welle in Bonn & Berlin by Jochen Spangenberg, Ruben Bouwmeester and Linda Rath-Wiggins.
  • 24 February 2014 – Presentation on “Linked Data Index Models for Context” at the ‘Fachhochschule Rhein-Main’, Wiesbaden, by Thomas Gottron, WeST – University of Koblenz. Abstract of the presentation: The presentation introduces a formalization of index models for Linked Open Data and describes a prototypical implementation. Furthermore, the importance of index models for extracting and generating context information from the LOD cloud is highlighted.
  • 06 February 2014 – Presentation on “Linked Data Index Models for Context” at GESIS, Cologne, by Thomas Gottron, WeST – University of Koblenz. Abstract of the presentation: Thomas Gottron introduces a formalization of index models for Linked Open Data and describes a prototypical implementation. Furthermore, the importance of index models for extracting and generating context information from the LOD cloud was highlighted.