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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/

Register now for Web Science Conference 2017

REGISTER NOWRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteWEB SCIENCE 2017
June 26-28th, Troy, NY USA
www.regonline.com/websci2017

WebSci’17 is organised by the Rensselaer Web Science Research Center and the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • ACM/SIG Member ($500)
  • Non ACM/SIG Member ($560)
  • Student or Retiree ($380)

Note: Prices are subject to change after May 26, 2017 for late registration

Be a WebSci’17 Sponsor!

Platinum and Diamond Sponsorship packages include opportunities for employees from your company to be part of the conference.

Details on Sponsorship Packages

Interested? Please contact Jason Kuruzovich kuruzj@rpi.edu, +1 (518) 698-9910

Call for WWSSS 2018

On the beach at WWSSS 2016/ Steffen Staab ©2016
On the beach at WWSSS16/ Steffen Staab ©2016

The Steering Committee of the WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS) invites interested parties from commercial, academic or public domain to submit bids to host WWSSS in 2018. The call consists of two stages: first an expression of interest and second a full proposal.

Important dates

  • 15 June 2017: Deadline for expressions of interest
  • 15 July 2017: Notification and call for full proposals
  • 30 September 2017: Deadline for full proposals
  • 31 October 2017: Notification of acceptance Support and further information

For more details see visit the WWSSS18 Call page.