We invite students from all areas of media studies, information sciences, informatics and other related fields to submit poster and demo abstracts for our Annual Meeting on 16-17 November.

MediaFutures is a centre for research-based innovation at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, located at Media City Bergen.

The centre is a part of the Norwegian Research Council’s Research-based Innovation scheme. MediaFutures, in cooperation with industry partners from news media and media technology research topics such as media experiences, recommender technology, content production and analysis, content interaction and availability, and Norwegian language technology. The goal is to develop responsible technological solutions to meet societal challenges such as fake news, echo chambers and political polarization. Read more about the centre at www.mediafutures.no/about.

The MediaFutures Annual Meeting, which will take place on November 16 -17 at Media City Bergen, constitutes an excellent opportunity to showcase your research project and/or plans to both academic and industry representatives.

The demo and poster session will take place on-site at the Media City Bergen Atrium – more details to come. The presenters of the demos and posters will be given the opportunity to pitch their posters.

Submission requirements:

Students submit short abstracts (max 300 words). All demo and poster proposals will be handled electronically and must be submitted to office@mediafutures.no by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth) on October 1st, 2023. The submissions will be reviewed by an expert committee.

Relevant Content & Topics:

We invite submissions for posters and demos that align with the centre’s activities on responsible media technology and innovation. This year, we are particularly interested in how these themes intersect with Generative AI and AI Policy. Core topics of interest are:

  • Understanding Media Experiences
  • User Modeling, Personalisation & Engagement
  • Media Content Production & Analysis
  • Media Content Interaction & Accessibility
  • Language Technologies for the Media


Poster format:

  • Students submit abstracts no longer than 300 words and should give a brief description of the content and objective of the poster or demo.
  • The abstract is to be submitted in Font Size 12, Arial and in PDF format.
  • If accepted, the submitter of the abstract will be invited to create a physical poster.
  • The poster size is maximum A0 portrait format (width: 84,1 cm, height: 118,9 cm), and the poster should be readable at a 1-meter distance. Small text should be avoided (minimum font size 14). A poster template will be provided.
  • A short pitch (maximum 60 seconds) will be given at the beginning of the demo and poster session.
  • The posters will be made available digitally to conference participants. Please note that it is the presenters’ responsibility to ensure that presenting a demo or poster at the conference does not infringe any Intellectual Property rights and will neither hinder them nor their co-authors to publish and/or commercially exploit the contents/results in the future.
  • Presenters who wish that their poster is deleted after the conference are asked to contact the poster committee at office@mediafutures.no.
  • Further guidelines and instructions on how to prepare the demo or poster and pitch will be sent to all accepted presenters in a separate email.