definitely finished


Detection & Analysis of Social Bots in 2021

Project status definitely finished
Project time 01.07.2021- 30.11.2021
Funding source Federal Office for Information Security
Keywords Social Media; Social Bots; technology

Joint research project: Identifying, verifying, and stopping concealed propaganda attacks via online media - Sub-Project: Coordination of simulation, identification, and defense against concealed propaganda attacks

This project addresses the identification and verification of (semi-)automated concealed propaganda in online media (e.g. in social networks) as an interdisciplinary approach.

Project status definitely finished
Project time 01.06.2016- 30.11.2019
Funding source Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project number 16KIS0495K
Keywords Information Systems; Social Media; Propaganda; Public Opinion; Web

in progress


ERCIS Social Media Analytics Competence Center

The Social Media Analytics Competence Center (SMA CC) emerged from the funded BMBF project PropStop and comprises all partners of this consortium. In the meantime, the initial idea of Propstop (addressing the detection of automatically generated propaganda in online media) has become a major issue in societal and scientific discussion. This competence center aims at reaching beyond the boundaries of PropStop and etstablishes a community of researchers and practitioners to address the topics of Disinformation, Propaganda, and Manipulation via Online Media in a multidisciplinary approach.

Project status in progress
Project time since 01.08.2018
Keywords Social Media Analytics; Social Media; Propaganda; Data Analytics; Social Bots

Architectures for Evolutionary Multi-Objective Algorithms to support User Expertise Integration

This project strives to analyze existing algorithm architectures and design new structures such that integration of expertise becomes seamlessly possible. Users should be free of the need to redesign or deeply understand the general algorithms structure.

Project status in progress
Project time since 01.09.2014
Keywords Computer Science; Algorithm Research; Application; Multi-Objective Optimization; Computational Intelligence