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May 2021 Open position research assistant (m/f/d)

In the team of Prof. Stieglitz a full-time position for a research assistant (m/f/d) with a focus on Computational Social Science is available (fluency in German required). We’re looking forward to applications until 20.06.2021.

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April 2021 Call for Papers on Social Media Analytics

Prof. Stieglitz calls for submissions to the Social Media Analytics track of this year's International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP ‘21). 

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February 2021 New DFG project on science communication on social media

The chair of Prof. Stieglitz will receive funding for a new project called “Science communication during pandemics: The role of public engagement in social media discussions'' from a grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

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May 2021Open position research assistant (m/f/d)

In the team of Prof. Stieglitz a full-time position for a research assistant (m/f/d) with a focus on Computational Social Science is available.

The focus will be on the analysis of social media data (e.g. using social network analysis or machine learning methods). Thus, knowledge of at least one established programming language such as Python or Java is required (further relevant knowledge and skills desirable!). Besides working on research projects, cooperation with companies, the preparation and implementation of courses and administrative tasks are part of the responsibilities. The position can be started as soon as possible or flexibly by arrangement.

More information on the open position can be found here.

Prof. Stieglitz welcomes applications (as one PDF file) until 20.06.2021 to stefan.stieglit@uni-due.de.

 

April 2021Call for Papers on Social Media Analytics

Prof. Stieglitz is chairing a track on Social Media Analytics at this year’s “International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications” (INTAP ‘21) together with Prof. Majchrzak and Prof. Abouzeid from the University of Agder in Norway.

The track chairs call for submissions on social media analytics, such as text mining, opinion mining, and sentiment analysis. Both short and completed research Papers can be submitted until 18th May. The conference will take place between 11th and 13th October in Grimstad, Norway. More information on the call for papers of the INTAP ‘21 can be accessed here

February 2021New DFG project on science communication on social media

The chair of Prof. Stieglitz will receive funding for a new project called “Science communication during pandemics: The role of public engagement in social media discussions'' from a grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

In the project, we’ll investigate the distribution of and reactions to science-related information on social media, the role of emotions in science communication, and the impact of seemingly scientific information by feigned experts. Amongst others, it will answer what kind of comments and reactions social media science communication yields, how emotional comments and reactions change the effects of evidence-based science communication and to what extent lay-people can read the cues and distinguish between real and feigned experts.

The project will be conducted in cooperation with Prof. Nicole Krämer (University Duisburg-Essen) and Prof. Monika Taddiken (Technical University Braunschweig) and  will run for three years.

Further information on the research group of Prof. Krämer

Further information on the resarch group of Prof. Taddiken

November 2020Prof. Stieglitz supervises issue on Augmented & Virtual Reality in HMD (Call for Papers)

Together with Prof. Dr. Matthias Knoll (University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt) Prof. Stieglitz is in charge of the February 2022 issue of HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik on the topic of Augmented & Virtual Reality.
 
For this issue we are looking for contributions that deal with the two topics from a scientific and practical perspective. Possible questions to be addressed in the issue are the interaction between hardware and software, the benefit and the generation of immersion or the meaning and production of security. The analysis and identification of possible business models can be discussed as well as the concrete identification of applications or the design of those. The aim is to present the basics of VR and AR as well as the state of the art in research and to systematise possible areas of application under consideration of chances and risks in order to classify them in the overall context.
 
Prof. Stieglitz calls for the submission of articles on these topics. A concept can be submitted before the complete article. The deadline here is 01.05.2021. Further information can be found in the linked PDF file.

More information on the call for papers

More information on the HMD journal

October 2020PROCO chair involved in new BMBF project on cybersecurity

The PROCO chair is involved in the project called "Strategy and Technology Development for the Cross-Media Creation of a Cyber Situation Picture and Actor-Specific Communication of Cyber Warnings" (CYWARN), which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with 2 million Euros. The chair is involved with 500,000 Euros and is developing a communication concept including a dashboard for and with authorities to identify and close IT security gaps more quickly. For this purpose, the expertise in the analysis of social media data will be used.

The project investigates how Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) can support the analysis and communication of the Germany-wide cyber situation during cyber attacks with new strategies and technologies. With increasing digitisation, the danger of cyber attacks, for example on critical infrastructure, is also increasing. In such cases, CERTs are the central point of contact for taking action in the event of IT security incidents. Since the information situation is often confusing in the case of attacks, the project aims to develop strategies and measures to identify, analyse and communicate cyber threats.

The project is led by Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter at the TU Darmstadt. In addition to the PROCO chair, the Hessen Cyber Competence Center (Hessen3C) within the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sport, Virtimo AG and other associated partners are also involved.

More about the project (German language)

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June 2020Journal of Information Technology (JIT) publishes articles on the use of social media in crisis situations like COVID-19

Stefan Stieglitz and Julian Marx from the PROCO Chair, Milad Mirbabaie from the University of Bremen and Deborah Bunker and Christian Ehnis from the University of Sydney have published an Open Access article in the Journal of Information Technology (JIT). The article examines which factors determine the influence of actors in social media communication on crisis situations. For this purpose, roughly 9.5 million tweets about Hurricane Harvey were analyzed to determine which factors are most likely to influence the entire conversation through the messages of individual actors (e.g. organizations such as the WHO, politicians or the media).

The results show that on the one hand the so-called Topical Authority and Topical Frequency of the actors determine their reach and influence, on the other hand a high value of message content or the distribution by popular actors. The results are discussed in the context of the COVID19 pandemic to show how they can provide a positive added value here.

The paper is part of the EU-funded RISE_SMA project, which promotes the international and interdisciplinary exchange of scientists and is coordinated by the PROCO chair.

Link to the article (Open Access)

Link to the RISE-Project

April 2020Prof. Stieglitz supervises AJIS-Special Section on Ethics in Social Media Research in (Call for Papers)

 

Together with Prof. Deborah Bunker (University of Sydney Business School) and Dr Shirlee-ann Knight (Curtin University Perth), Prof. Stieglitz is supervising a special section on research on applied ethics in the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS).
 
We are looking for contributions that deal with ethics in social media research. Since social media data is often used for research and conclusions are drawn from it, it is important to deal with possible consequences. This includes, for example, conclusions for an entire population based on the data, whereby the data only reflects the part of the population that uses social media. These and other aspects will be discussed in the special section from an ethical point of view.
 
Prof. Stieglitz calls for papers on the above mentioned topic. The deadline ends on 21.09.2020. Further information can be found in the linked PDF file.
 
 

 

April 2020Teaching in the summer completely digital

Due to the continuing contact restrictions to contain the coronavirus, all teaching will be digital in the summer semester 2020.

Accordingly, the Proco-Chair will also offer all courses digitally. Students who would like to take one of the courses of the char will find all necessary information in the Moodle course of a lecture. Please register on Moodle for the courses you would like to attend.

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Research Group Professional Communication in Electronic Media / Social Media

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