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Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence joins the Web Science Trust Network of research labs

It is with extreme pleasure that we can announce a new lab has joined our network. The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC DSAI), is based at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and carries out cutting-edge research in Web Science.

RBC DSAI has a variety of interesting research projects:

  • natural language processing and generation, working with text from various social media as well as other sources
  • multi-modal learning with data being derived often from online sources
  • network science and its application to online social media
  • the use of network science with ontologies and linked data.

The Future of Life Institute listed some of RBC DSAI work, on joint representation learning of multi-modal data, as one of the top 25 AI breakthroughs of 2015.

Welcome to the Web Science Trust Network!

Call for Registration and Scholarship Applications for the Web Science Summer School 2018

http://wwsss18.webscience.org/

*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
Scholarship applications by 15 April 2018
Official registration open: 19 March 2018
Early bird registration by 7 May 2018
WWSSS summer school: 30 July – 5 August 2018

The Web Science Summer School 2018 (WWSSS’18) will be held in Hannover, Germany. It is hosted by L3S Research Center and will take place from 30.07.18 till 04.08.18.

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science requires mining and understanding data from the Web, requiring both technical skills for handling big (Web) data as well as fundamental understanding of the social, psychological or legal aspects underpinning online activities.

The WWSSS’18 will address the inter-disciplinary field of Web Science by focusing on lectures which tackle the aforementioned challenges in topics such as data science and data mining, big data processing, information retrieval, Web governance as well as the sociology and psychology of online interactions.

(http://wwsss18.webscience.org/index.php/schedule/)

The program includes keynote talks from prominent researchers in Web Science. Alongside lectures from experienced researchers, that will address major trends in Web Science, the Summer School will provide hands-on training in data processing, analysis and methods, team work, and opportunities to present current research. Participants shall work on specific tasks linked to the datasets provided, and will be mentored by local instructors. All teams will present the results of their work on the last day of the school.

(http://wwsss18.webscience.org/index.php/speakers/)

*** SCHOLARSHIPS & REGISTRATION ***
Registration is open to everyone interested with a registration fee of
200 EUR (175 EUR for early bird registration). Full time-students enrolled for Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in computer science, digital humanities and related fields may apply for scholarship grants funded by the SoBigData project. The organizing committee will evaluate all applications. Every attendee with a successful application will receive a fee waiver. In addition, a minimum budget 300 EUR is reserved for every successful applicant for travel and accommodation refunds.
More details are available on the website.

**** CONTACT DETAILS ****
Follow the updates at http://wwsss18.webscience.org/, and do not miss the chance to be a part of this enriching experience! Please feel free to contact the chairs of the summer school or the local organization team if you have any queries: wwsss18@l3s.de

WSTNET Web Science Summer School – Hannover 2018

The WSTNET Web Science Summer School 2018 (WWSSS’18) will be held from 30th July to 4th August in Hannover, Germany and hosted by L3S Research Center.

The WWSSS’18 will address the inter-disciplinary field of Web Science by focusing on lectures which tackle the challenges in topics such as data science and data mining, big data processing, information retrieval, Web governance as well as the sociology and psychology of online interactions.

Alongside lectures that will address major trends in Web Science, the Summer School will provide hands-on training in data processing, analysis and methods, teamwork, and opportunities to present current research. Participants shall work on specific tasks linked to the datasets provided, and will be mentored by local instructors. All teams will present the results of their work on the last day of the school.

Speakers, tutors and the full program are currently being finalized.

Follow the updates at http://wwsss18.webscience.org/, and do not miss the chance to be a part of this enriching experience!

Tim Berners-Lee announced as the keynote speaker for the WebSci18 Conference

Photo: Henry Thomas

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, and the recipient of the most prestigious honour in computer science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the A.M. Turing Award, will deliver his Turing Lecture as a keynote speaker at the WebSci18 Conference on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

His lecture could not come at a more interesting time for Web Scientists, with the potential scrapping of Net Neutrality in the United States. Berners-Lee tweeted on December 12th, 2017 that Net Neutrality had allowed him to invent the Web and that by removing protections would mean an end to creativity and a disaster for the Internet.

The future of the Web depends on people like Berners-Lee, to act as a kind of steward, who can guide us in the right direction. Definitely, a date to save in the diary! Book your place for the conference now:

https://websci18.webscience.org/