First Deakin-UGM Joint Research Workshop On COVID-19 Fake News Detection And Intervention


Deakin-UGM Joint Workshop on COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Intervention

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Joint Research Workshop

21 April 2022

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend the “First Deakin-UGM Joint Research Workshop on COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Intervention” which will be held on 21 April, 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, fake news is spreading rapidly on social media. Fake news on topics such as the origin of the virus, preventive measures or treatments, and the actions of public authorities, have resulted in serious safety threats to communities, misled people into risky behaviours that could harm health, led to mistrust in health authorities, and undermined the public health responses. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and share the ideas and solutions on the detection and intervention of COVID-19 fake news. This workshop is sponsored by the Study Melbourne Research Partnership program which has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through Study Melbourne. The project “Multilingual COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Intervention” is led by Deakin University and in partnership with UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia).

The project team will present an update on the research progress of the project. The workshop is featured with several keynote speeches and a panel. Invited speakers include University leaders, world leading researchers, and government officials.

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022 

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm Melbourne Time (10:00am to 14:00pm Jakarta Time) 

Venue: Deakin Burwood Cooperate Centre (BCC) and online via Zoom   

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12:45pm: Guest arrival

13:00 – 13:40: Opening and Project Progress Report 

13:40 – 14:40: Keynote Session #1

14:40 – 15:00: Tea Break 

15:00 – 16:30: Keynote Session#2 and Panel Discussion

Confirm Speakers

Mr Usman Kasong

General Director of Public Communication and Information Technology,

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology,


Ms Caroline Hartnett 

Deputy Director, International Education,

Global Victoria, Australia

Prof Bas Baskaran

Pro-Vice-Chancellor International Research

Partnership Deakin University, Australia 

Dr Ika Dewi Ana

Vice-Rector for Researcher and Community Service,

UGM, Indonesia

Prof Robert Ackland

School of Sociology & VOSON Lab,

The Australian National University, Australia

Prof Xiuzhen Jenny Zhang

Associate Dean Higher Degree Research,

School of  Computing Technologies,

RMIT University, Australia

Dr Henry Nguyen


Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems,

Griffith University, Australia

Workshop Chairs

A/Prof Xiao Liu

Deakin univerisity 

A/Prof Jianxin Li

Deakin university 

Dr Hilya Arini

UGM, Indonesia

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