Special Issue

Special Issue on Intelligent Systems for Tackling Online Harms

Submissions should be original papers and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Extended versions of high quality conference papers that are already published at relevant venues may also be considered as long as the additional contribution is substantial (at least 30% of new content).

Authors must follow the formatting and submission instructions of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal.

During the first step in the submission system Editorial Manager, please select “Original article” as article type. In further steps, please confirm that your submission belongs to a special issue and choose from the drop-down menu the appropriate special issue title.


Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Analysis and prevention of misinformation effects (e.g. echo-chambers, filter bubbles)

  • Hate speech detection and countermeasures (abusive language, cyberbullying, etc.)

  • Modeling diffusion and propagation of harmful content in social media

  • User/content trustworthiness

  • Social bias detection and mitigation in data/algorithms

  • Fairness and transparency in intelligent systems

  • Explainability and transparency

  • Dataset collection and annotation methodologies

  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics Intervention and content moderation strategies

  • Impact of online harms in search and recommender systems

  • Applications and case studies of misinformation- and harm-aware intelligent systems

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: January 31, 2021

  • Author notification: March 31, 2021

  • Revised papers due: April 30, 2021

  • Final notification: June 30, 2021

Papers will be sent to review as soon as they are received!


To discuss a possible contribution, please contact the special issue editors at daniela.godoy@isistan.unicen.edu.ar