Countering Online Extremism

Event Info

Wed 8 - Thu 9 Apr, 2015 from 10:00am - 5:00pm
Senate House
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU, UK
Cost: 314.62


The Semantica Research International Countering Online Extremism Conference brings together scholars, public policy professionals and business leaders from around the world to share insights, advice, and techniques on countering online extremism. From terrorism to cyberbullying, the Countering Online Extremism Conference will explore the contemporary nature of online extremism in all its forms and how it can be mitigated.

At this conference, you will discover new insights and techniques that will aid your professional development, grow your business and enhance your understanding related to the nature of, and solutions to, countering online extremism.


The Countering Online Extremism Conference provides an opportunity for policymakers, scholars, and decision-makers to share ideas, obtain innovative insights and share access to resources that will benefit the community as a whole. We aim to promote international cooperation and constructive dialogue on the issues discussed between online extremism experts and professionals actively working in this field.


The Countering Online Extremism Conference 2015 is a two-day conference, including extensive presentations and in-depth panel discussions on all aspects of online extremism, an area for workshops where world leading companies and experts provide masterclasses on how best to mitigate the threat of online extremism, together with online and in-person networking opportunities where delegates can establish valuable professional relationships. All attendees will leave with enduring knowledge of the contemporary nature of online extremism issues and a wealth of new contacts.  

The conference will be located at Senate House, London. In addition, participants unable to make the journey will be able to purchase an online ticket to view the talks either live or at a time of their choosing. Both the online and in-person events are will be interactive.

Call for Papers Those people who are keen on presenting a paper at the conference are requested to submit their abstract of 300 words in length to info [at] semanticaresearch [dot] com by March 15 2015. If the abstract is accepted, submission of the original paper is expected. Participants who have not submitted their papers by the deadline will not be permitted to give a presentation in the symposium. All abstracts will be evaluated by an academic committee.

Selected papers will be published in our  book of thematic compilation on Countering Online Extremism with the consent of the authors.

Possible topics for discussion include the following:

  • Online Extremism: What Is its Offline Impact?
  • How Can the Public and Private Sectors Combine to Counter Online Extremism?
  • Online Radicalisation
  • The Internet as a recruitment Tool for Violent Extremist Groups
  • Methodologies for extremism-related Internet research (network analysis, data mining, etc.)
  • Young People and Online Extremism
  • Gender and Online Extremism
  • Sexual Orientation and Online Extremism
  • Case Studies of Online Extremism on Specific Online Platforms (e.g. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Policy Responses to Online Extremism
  • Ethical issues on online extremism-related research
  • Online Extremism and New Technologies

Join other Internet and counter-extremism experts at the Semantica Research Countering Online Extremism Conference which will empower and inspire you with executive-level insights, tactics and techniques from policy makers, scholars, business leaders, journalists and more.

The sessions will be led by world experts in online extremism in London and live from your computer wherever you are in the world!

Why Should You Attend this Conference? Discover the newest thinking, analytical techniques and resources used by counter extremism experts. Listen and engage with government officials, academics and business leaders as they describe how they counter extremism in the digital age Improve your professional development at low cost to you: Most conferences cost thousands of pounds, require you to take time off work and involve long travel to the event destination. At the Countering Online Extremism Conference, all of this is eliminated because of the option to purchase a digital ticket Watch all of the sessions online at your own pace: All of the sessions are held live in Barcelona or online. You can attend the live sessions or watch the videos, read the eBook or listen to the MP3 afterwards at your own convenience. Network with Data and International Affairs professionals like you. Make new professional connections in our private LinkedIn group only for conference attendees. “How To” sessions from professionals on creating robust and effective counter-extremism strategies  

What Makes this Event Valuable? Timely, highly valuable content Experience the event live in beautiful Barcelona or live online (plus you get the recordings!) Transcripts of every session at no extra charge Networking opportunities – Make valuable professional connections in our exclusive LinkedIn group just for attendees. This conference will help you develop a thorough understanding of the the strategies and tools experts are currently using to counter online extremism.

This event will be broadcast over two days and if you can’t make it to one of the sessions live, you can watch the recordings which we will provide directly after the session has concluded.