Dissemination of the CIVIC project


A. Guamei, M. Al-Rakhami, M. Mehedi Hassan, V. Hugo C. de Alburquerque, D. Camacho. “An Effective Approach for Rumor Detection of Arabic Tweets Using eXtreme Gradient Boosting Method”. Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing. In Press, April 2021.

Huertas-Tato, Javier, Alejandro Martín, and David Camacho. “SILT: Efficient transformer training for inter-lingual inference.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.09635 (2021). Under evaluation at Expert Systems With Applications journal.

Huertas-García, Á., Martín, A., Huertas-Tato, J., & Camacho, D. (2021). “Profiling Hate Speech Spreaders on Twitter: Transformers and Mixed Pooling”. In CLEF 2021

Huertas-García, Á., Huertas-Tato, J., Martín, A., & Camacho, D. (2021). “CIVIC-UPM at CheckThat! 2021: integration of transformers in misinformation detection and topic classification. In CLEF 2021”

Villar-Rodríguez, G., Huertas-Tato, J., Martín, A. & Camacho, D. (2021, September). “A la desinformación le gusta la compañía: Representación de bulos de Twitter sobre la COVID-19 mediante embeddings”. In XIX Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence(pp. 523-528). 978-84-09-30514-8

Huertas-García, A., Martín, A., Huertas-Tato, J. & Camacho, D. (2021, September). “Evaluación de modelos multilingües pre-entrenados en similitud semántica para la lucha contra la desinformación”. In XIX Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence(pp. 523-528). 978-84-09-30514-8

Martín, A., Huertas-Tato, J., Huertas-García, Á., Villar-Rodríguez, G., & Camacho, D. (2021). FacTeR-Check: Semi-automated fact-checking through Semantic Similarity and Natural Language Inference. arXiv preprint arXiv:2110.14532.

Journals, special issues and workshops

I Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Disinformation (AIDisinfo 2021)

For the Conference of the Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA)

InfodemicsAIHC: Special Issue on Infodemics

Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (AIHC)

Conferences and keynotes

Alejandro Martín presents CIVIC in the Kick-off meeting of the Iberian Media Research and Fact-Checking (IBERIFIER) in Pamplona

Martín describes how the CIVIC project works and how it can be integrated in the fact-checking process

David Camacho disseminates the problem of misinformation in the discussion "Post Truth to debate: Technology and Post Truth" at Universidad de Granada

Camacho describes CIVIC as part of the fight against this phenomenon, with a focus on the analysis of social networks

David Camacho warns of the information disorders in the Cyberspace at the LVIII monographic course of national defense (CEDESEN): cyberspace as a conflict space

Camacho explains the concept 'Cyberspace', the presence of information disorders inside it and how projects like CIVIC work to mitigate their effects

David Camacho introduces how AI is applied against misinformation at the 5th EAI International Conference on Advanced Hybrid Information Processing (EAI ADHIP 2021)

Camacho summarizes the CIVIC project as part of the presentation of how AI helps us counter information disorders, such as misinformation

Alejandro Martín disseminates CIVIC at the CHIST-ERA 2021 European Conference

Martín presents the the facts verification tools the group is developing


Models released at the HuggingFace Hub

Models by AIDA-UPM trained for textual semantic similarity


Press releases and prizes

Álvaro Huertas, finalist in the contest of Talent Recruitment in Innovation in Madrid, due to his Master's thesis for CIVIC

Huertas' thesis about misinformation is recognized as one of the six best initiatives in the category 'More innovative project in new technologies'

Guillermo Villar, selected for the 35 under 35 List in CIDOB Future Leaders Forum, in his current role at CIVIC

The Second edition of the Forum includes 35 different voices under of 35 years or less because of their experience to discuss about Algorithmic Governance and AI

The app of CIVIC, among the six finalists in the Call for solutions 'Tech against Disinformation'

This call is an initiative of Digital Future Society in collaboration with CCMA, EFE Verifica, Newtral and Verificat

The member of CIVIC Álvaro Huertas, finalist in the Contest #HiloTesis, receives his diploma

All PhD students could participate by publishing a Twitter thread explaining their thesis. Huertas' thesis is about misinformation

CIVIC, one of the three selected projects by Fundación BBVA

News from Technical University of Madrid

Talks and debates

Álvaro Huertas participates at the VIII Bioinformatics Student Symposium

Huertas' work was selected to be presented in the event on October 18th and 19th

Universities and other entities working on CIVIC

Applied Intelligence and Data Analysis research group (AI+DA)

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Campus Sur

C/ Alan Turing, s/n (Carretera de Valencia, Km 7)

28031 Madrid, Spain