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Professor of Political Science and Law 

University of California, Berkeley, USA


Keynote Speaker

Democracy, Knowledge, and Power in the Digital Age

We are now several decades of research into the social, political, economic, and cultural implications of the Digital Age. Notwithstanding what the research has found, there remains a gleaming, utopian belief lodged in the public eye that e-society in its multiple, proliferating contexts will inexorably guide the march of human progress through the pearly gates of future Knowledge Societies. This keynote hones in on one specific aspect of this belief: that big data and information and communication technologies will inevitably shine a disinfecting light on e-governance, thus enhancing access to knowledge for the many, amplifying the political power of the multitudes, and ultimately achieving the true potential of democracy. A careful analysis of the underlying concepts – knowledge, power, and democracy – suggests at least a middle range forecast of disequilibrium and disruption and a need to re-think and re-build strong civil societies and robust social institutions if democracy's potential is to be achieved.


Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, BE

Is there a filter bubble at play when it comes to online news consumption? A four-country study on attitudes towards immigrants and refugees

Da-Chi LIAO 

Institute of Political Science, NSYSU, TW

Information does matter: An experimental study of iVoter's effect on voting decisions 

Titus C. CHEN
Michael J. JENSEN

Institute of Political Science, NSYSU, TW

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, AU

Chinese language media in Australia: Diaspora media as a form of political influence

Fake news and foreign influence: Analysing the communication strategy of Russian trolls on the US election

Ming-Jen LIN

Department of Economics, NTU, TW

Prediction electoral outcome by FB data

Francis L.F. LEE

School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, CN

The network analytic approach to the debates about selective Exposure in political communication research

Tsung-Wu HO

College of Management,  NTNU, TW

I classify, therefore I exist: On the problems of ambiguity in data analytics 

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Lieven De Marez

Department of Communication Sciences,Ghent University,BE

Mobile DNA: Complementing self-reporting with log data to gain insights in smartphone use Category

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