Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

CMU's center for the study of disinformation, hate speech and extremism online

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

Annual IDeaS Conference: Disinformation, Hate Speech, and Extremism Online

September 20-23, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, Pittsburgh, PA  

Natural disasters, elections, climate changes, insurrections, pandemics, and new technologies are rocking the world. People talk about events, both these massive ones and much smaller ones, on line. Social media platforms, search engines and websites have become the window through which these events are viewed and interpreted.  Those on social media seek and shape information, build and join communities, often with impacts in the physical world. One consequence is an online breeding ground for growing and disseminating disinformation, hate speech and extremism.  In this conference we ask: How is this done?  Who is doing it? Why is it being done? What are the social consequences? How can it be countered?

IDeaS will host a hybrid conference on disinformation, hate speech, and extremism online in September 2023. This conference aims to advance the science of social-cybersecurity through research and applications in this area.  

We invite papers that address questions related to disinformation, hate speech and extremism on line. We are particularly interested in papers that touch on the role that disinformation, hate speech and extremism are playing in events such as the vaccine roll out, presidential elections around the world, civil conflict, and community resilience. Policy, empirical, qualitative, data science and simulation papers are of equal interest.  

The conference will include: invited panels, posters, and regular talks. There will also be the opportunity for those interested to demo their technologies.

Call For Papers, Demos and Posters

**submissions for this year's event are now closed. If you are interested in submitting, please email

Relevant Dates for Presenters:

Paper, demo and poster proposal submission: June 23, 2023
Author Notifcation: NEW DATE July 21, 2023 (updated from July 10th, all authors, accepted or rejected will be notified)
Final Version for Conference:  September 8, 2023 
Notification for extended version for Journal: July 24, 2023
Final camera ready submission for Journal: October 23, 2023

 Paper Submission Guidelines

The papers must be in English and MUST be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI guidelines. View sample LaTeX2e and WORD files and instructions here. All regular paper submissions should be submitted as a paper with a maximum of 6 pages. Total page count includes all figures, tables, and references.