In recent years, a rapid increase in racist, political and religiously motivated hate commentary has led many newspaper editors to deactivate their online comment functions on their websites. While this is understandable from an economic point of view for the individual publishers, serious problems for the public discourse arise in view of restriction quotas of up to 50%. The MODERAT! project aims to use an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to develop software tools and a web platform that will enable operators to moderate web debates with significantly less effort. Comments are analyzed automatically, so that only a small number of critical comments have to be viewed manually. In this way, media houses and publishers should be able to offer web debates again on their own websites and thus enter into a more active exchange with the readership.
Project status in progress Project time 07.02.2019- 01.03.2022 Website https://www.moderat.nrw/ Funding source MKW - EFRE-Wettbewerb Neue Leitmärkte - CreateMedia.NRW Project number EFRE-0801431 Keywords Information Systems; Information Management
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 in progress Project time 01.06.2016- 30.11.2019 Website http://www.propstop.de Funding source Federal Ministry of Education and Research Project number 16KIS0495K Keywords Information Systems, Social Media, Propaganda, Public Opinion, Web
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
Project status definitely finished Project time 20.07.2017- 20.12.2017 Funding source Federal Ministry of the Interior Project number 48216/2017 Keywords Social Bots; Information Systems
EMO 2017 is the 9th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi- Criterion Optimization, aiming to continue the success of previous EMO conferences. We will bring together both the EMO and the multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) communities and moreover focus on solving real-world problems in government, business and industry. The classical EMO format will be supplemented by an EMO competition.
Project status definitely finished Project time 19.03.2017- 22.03.2017 Website http://www.emo2017.org Funding source DFG - International Scientific Events Project number TR 891/9-1 Keywords Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
The project realizes international expertise exchange between German and Mexican researchers in the context of hybrid evolutionary multi-objective optimization. A special focus lies on integrating local search into state-of-the-art meta-heuristics like SMS-EMOA and dP-EMOA.
Project status definitely finished Project time 01.01.2014- 31.12.2015 Funding source German Academic Exchange Service Project number 57065955 Keywords Computer Science, Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization, Local Search, Hybridization
This project aims to initiate and intensify bi-lateral collaboration of researchers from Brazil and Germany under the umbrella of current research topics in the domain of evolutionary multi-objective optimization.
Project status definitely finished Project time 01.01.2014- 31.12.2014 Funding source DFG - Initiation of International Collaboration Project number TR 891/7-1 Keywords Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization; Indicator-based Selection