Call For Papers

The deadline for papers and talks has now passed. The acceptance notification for both technical papers and talk proposals is 14 September 2021.

We invite submissions of both technical papers and talk proposals (see below for details) on technical solutions for addressing current challenges facing social media platforms on the following indicative list of topics:

  • Misinformation 
  • Disinformation 
  • Trustworthiness of COVID-19 news and guidance
  • Hate speech
  • Online harassment and cyberbullying
  • Credibility
  • Hyper-partisanship and bias
  • Image/video verification
  • Fake amplification
  • Fake reviews
  • Polarization and echo chambers
  • Transparency in content and source moderation 
  • Privacy requirements

The focus of the conference is on identifying what new problems and technical solutions we need to work on, rather than incremental solutions to what we are doing already.

We invite two types of submissions, technical papers and talk proposals, and a selection of the best technical papers will be invited to a special issue of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.

  • Technical papers [30 July 2021 Extended to 5 August 2021 ] should contain novel, previously unpublished material related to the topics of the conference and should be limited to 8 pages with unlimited pages for references. Papers should be technical in nature; for instance, authors seeking to publish a position/opinion paper should rather submit a talk proposal, possibly accompanied by a blog post. The papers accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. Authors will be able to opt out from inclusion of accepted papers in the TTO proceedings, e.g., if they plan to publish their work elsewhere. Additionally, the proceedings will be published separately from the special issue, and authors of exceptional papers will be invited to optionally publish extended versions of their paper in the special issue separately. Double submissions are allowed, but they should be declared as a footnote on the first page of the paper.
    We invite technical papers of the following types: analysis paper, methodology paper, reproduction paper, resource paper, and use case paper.
    analysis paper: the core focus of the paper is to generate new insights about trust and truth online, rather than the specific method applied.
    methodology paper: the core focus is to test the effectiveness of a proposed method.
    reproduction paper: provides new insights by presenting a more holistic view of a prior topic, and by trying to reproduce results documented in prior work.
    resource paper: presents a new resource, such as a dataset or tool.
    use case paper: presents new insights about a specific use case, such as an event or a community.

    Technical papers will be judged by at least two program committee members. Submissions need to follow the provided TTO template, which is also available on Overleaf.

    Anonymity requirements: technical papers will be subject to double-blind reviewing. Please submit anonymous manuscripts that do not contain information that identifies the authors or their organization.
  • Special issue [15 November 2021] Authors of exceptional papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, which will also open to other submissions. Extended manuscripts should contain original content not present in the original technical papers. Papers can either be accepted as is, be asked to make additional revisions, or be rejected.

  • Talk proposals [13 August 2021] should be 2 pages long, describing the content of a roughly 20-minute talk (the actual length will be determined based on program constraints). We invite submissions from scholars, activists, developers, lawyers, ethics experts, fact-checkers, public servants, journalists, and all-around researchers. TTO attracts world-renowned experts: if you are excited to give a talk to such a group, and you think they would be excited to hear it, then you should submit a proposal.

    Talk proposals may be submitted in any PDF format as long as the submission does not exceed 2 pages. Submissions must NOT be anonymous.

Please submit papers and talk proposals through EasyChair