Algorithms, Automation, and News:

An international Conference, Munich, 22-23 May 2018

Algorithms and automation increasingly are connected to many aspects of news production, distribution, and consumption. We invite original, unpublished papers to address such issues at an international conference to be held at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich, May 22-23, 2018 — shortly before the ICA annual convention in Prague, not far from Munich. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, there will be no conference fee, and free hotel accommodation will be provided for presenters, in addition to opportunities for need-based travel stipends. Select papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Digital Journalism as well as a proposed edited volume. On this site, you will find the complete CfP, the timeline of events, and details regarding speakers and organizers. Please direct all queries to

Digital Journalism

Special Issue

A selection of conference papers will be published in a special issue of Digital Journalism.

Call for Papers

Travel and accommodation bursaries available


More information

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  • July 15, 2017: deadline to submit abstracts for proposed conference papers; abstracts should be 500-1,000 words in length (not including references) and sent to Please also include a 100-word biography of each author and 6-8 keywords describing your proposal. Work should be original, not previously published elsewhere.
  • Mid-August 2017: decisions on abstracts submitted to the conference
  • February 15, 2018: full 7,000-word papers due for initial round of feedback by conference peers
  • May 22–23, 2018: conference in Munich, Germany, at the Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
  • Post-conference: peer-review and feedback process leading toward publication in either the special issue of Digital Journalism or edited volume

Conference benefits

  • Selection of papers published in Digital Journalism as well as a proposed edited volume.
  • Free accommodation for presenters.
  • Needs-based travel bursaries.
  • No conference fee.
  • Precedes 2018 ICA conference in nearby Prague.