Nadejda Komendantova from the Cooperation and Transformative Governance group is invited to provide an opening keynote presentation at the VIII International Workshop on Critical Infrastructures in the Digital World. The aim of the workshop is to discuss theoretical and methodological issues of development and integration of intelligent, agent-based and cloud computing for contingency management in critical infrastructures as well as to talk about Situational Awareness, Semiotics, Visual Analytics, Semantic Modeling and Cognitive Graphics and their applications in critical infrastructures.

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Nadejda’s talk is dedicated to situational awareness and a value-driven approach in the development of tools that deal with misinformation in social media. Her talk also addresses aspects of misinformation that have a damaging impact on safety culture and how critical infrastructure functions. The discussed tools include: Botometer, Foller.me, TinEye, Insigna, Rbutr, Fakespot, NewsGuard, Greek Hoaxes Detector, DejaVu, and Social Sensor. Furthermore, the results of decision-making experiments are presented to explain how worldviews and values of various stakeholders could be included into further developing these tools.

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