Southampton has re-organised its various Web Science activities across the University under a single new brand – the Web Science Institute – and has launched a new website to accompany the endeavour. The formal launch of the WSI is planned for June 12th.
The MediaLab at the University of Alcalá (Spain) started their on-line MSc program on Networked Media and Web Science in 2014. The program is 60 ECTS and prepares for entering the interdisciplinary Phd Program on Communication, Information and Technology in the Networked Society.
More information at: http://www3.uah.es/medialab/.
Inquiries can be sent to the Director of the program, Dr. Miguel-Angel Sicilia email@example.com
Southampton’s new CDTs are in addition to the 72 Centres unveiled by the EPSRC back in November 2013, when three new CDTs involving also Southampton were announced.
The University is leading the CDT in Web Science Innovation, which will train 65 students, says the university – that’s 13 students per year over five years – to innovate in the shaping of Web growth, Web practices and Web policy “to lead UK industry and government to reap the maximum economic and social value from its emerging digital economy”.
“Web Science offers the insights necessary to understand the flow of data and knowledge around the globe, and the social and technical processes that can turn gigabytes and terabytes of raw data and into valuable new applications or evidence-based policy, said Professor Les Carr, one of the directors of the CDT in Web Science Innovation.
“It also helps us appreciate the threats to our online identities but also the opportunities of allowing our personal digital avatars to participate in new kinds of online businesses, online politics and online social engagements.”
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ACM WebSci14 (http://www.websci14.org/) will be hosted by Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
The ACM Web Science 2014 Conference will be hosted on the beautiful campus of Indiana University, Bloomington from June 23 to June 26, 2014.
Web Science studies the vast information network of people, communities, organizations, applications, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web, the largest artifact constructed by humans in history. Computing, physical, and social sciences come together, complementing each other in understanding how the Web affects our interactions and behaviors.
As part of the FutureLearn platform Southampton University are offering a Web Science MOOC (Massively Open On-line Course). Watch a short intro by Lab Director Les Carr and WST board members Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt