Call for papers

An important aim of the conference is to facilitate networking in an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners interested in online political hostility and pro-social bystander reactions. Accordingly, there will be great emphasis on break-out paper presentation sessions hosted during the conference.

The conference invites abstracts of proposed papers addressing all relevant themes within the conference focus. A panel will consist of three - four thematically related papers, as well as an assigned chair. Each paper should be presented within 15 minutes. A panel will last 90 minutes, including approx. 45 minutes for discussion and Q&A. Upon receiving the submitted proposals, the program committee will group the accepted submissions into thematic panels.

We invite both junior and established researchers interested in online political hostility and/or bystander reactions to such hostility to submit 300-word paper abstracts. The conference embraces interdisciplinarity, and is open to submissions from all fields with an interest in online hostility and bystanders. We expect particular interest from political science, communication science, psychology, anthropology, and computer science.  

The deadline for abstract submission is April 8, and decision letters will be send out continuously.

If your abstract is accepted for the conference, you have the opportunity to submit a corresponding paper. The paper will in this case be shared with the other members of your panel in order to ensure the best possible discussion and feedback of your work. The paper will NOT be made publicly available via the conference website

The deadline for paper submission is June 1.