This years’ Web Science Summer School – organised by the Web Science Trust and two Russian universities (HSE and ITMO) – was a great success, and plans are in progress for next years’ event at the L3S Research Center in Germany. The School was held from 1 to 8 Julyat St. Petersburg, and during the week we held keynotes, tutorials and project work. Subjects included: Introduction to Web Science, Multimedia analysis, Digital health and online interventions, Risky content detection online, Online gaming, Cities online and, Online experiments for psychology and wider social science.
As promotion of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration is a key goal of the school, teams were formed of students from different disciplines. Participants worked on specific tasks linked to the datasets provided, and were mentored by local instructors. All teams presented the results of their work on the last day of the school.
Participants also presented posters about their current work. As well as poster submission, participation in the School was also conditional upon delivering a successful team work presentation.
The School also included cultural and social activities, and a final day keynote lecture from a leading Russian Internet industry speaker.
Next years’ Summer School will be hosted by the L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany. We hope to see you there!