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[ecrea] 2nd CFP Web Science Summer School
Tue Jan 17 11:11:38 GMT 2017
2nd CFP for annual WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2017
Wendy Hall, Cua Tat-Seng, Jeremy Wyatt and Peter Burnap are among
Web Science is a new interdisciplinary field seeking to understand how
the Web is transforming society.
The school invites participants from a wide range of disciplines
interested in the Word Wide Web as a socio-technical system.
Students are expected to have a great interest in latest trends in the
field, in acquiring data mining skills and in team work experience.
General application deadline is February 15, 2017.
School fee is only 200 euros; a limited number of travel grants will be
HSE & ITMO students – free (on competitive basis).
Dates & location: 1-8 July 2017, St.Petersburg, Russia.
ANNUAL WSTNet WEB SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
WWSSS’17, the annual Summer School in Web Science (wwsss17.com) will be
held on July 1-8, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Web Science is a new
interdisciplinary field seeking to understand how the Web is
transforming society; for that, it uses advanced methods from both
social science and computer science. The school invites participants
from a wide range of disciplines interested in the Word Wide Web as a
socio-technical system. It is not required to have profound knowledge in
each topic, but students are expected to have a great interest in latest
trends in the field, in acquiring data mining skills and in team work
WWSSS is an offspring activity of the international W eb S cience T rust
and is supervised by its steering c ommittee that ensures its quality.
WWSSS’17 is co-organized by the L aboratory f or Internet S tudies at
the National Research University Higher School of Economics and
the Laboratory of computer technologies at ITMO u niversity . The
previous school, WWSSS’16, was held at the Institute for Web Science
and Technologies at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
Confirmed speakers and tentative topics
Introduction to Web Science Wendy Hall, Director of the Web Science
Institute at the
university of Southampton, UK, and director of Web Science Trust
Multimedia analysis Chua Tat-Seng, director of Extreme Search Center,
University of Singapore
Digital health and online interventions
Jeremy Wyatt, Professor of Digital Healthcare and Director of the Wessex
Institute of Health & Research, university of Southampton, UK
Risky content detection online Peter Burnap, director of Social Data
Science Lab at Cardiff
Cities online Anastasios Noulas, research associate at Computer
laboratory, university of Cambridge, UK
Online experiments for psychology and wider social science
Milena Tsvetkova, postdoc researcher at Oxford Internet Institute, UK
The concept of the school
The school will include lectures tackling major trends in respective
subfields of Web science, practical tutorials focused on hands-on
training in data processing, analysis and methods, and team work. As
promotion of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration is a key
goal of the school, the teams will be formed of students from different
disciplines. They will work on specific tasks linked to the datasets
provided, and will be mentored by the local instructors. All teams will
be expected to present the results of their work on the last day of the
school. In addition, each student will have to participate in the poster
session with a poster about his/her current work. School participation
is conditional upon poster submission, while obtaining the school
certificate is conditional upon successful team work presentation. The
school will include one day of cultural / social activities in the
middle, while the last day will be opened with a lecture from a Russian
internet industry speaker. As the school aims at the balance between
computer science and social science, it is hosted jointly by the two
universities that are Russia’s leaders in the respective fields, which
means that it will be held in two venues successively.
Organizing committee Andrey Filchenkov, ITMO Alex Farseev, NUS
Alexander Boukhanovsky, ITMO Alexander Bugrovskiy, ITMO Daniel
Dariya Yudenkova, HSE Kseniya Buraya, ITMO Olessia Koltsova, HSE Sergey
Svetlana Popova, SPbSU / ITMO Vladimir Parfenov, ITMO
Yuri Rykov, HSE
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau Les Carr, University of
Guus Schreiber, University of Amsterdam
Conor Hayes, Digital Enterprise Research Institute Jim Hendler,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Terms of participation
The target audience of the school is advanced graduate and PhD students,
post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers and
analysts. The school will be open to about 30 qualified, motivated and
pre-selected candidates from around the world. Above this, up to 20 ITMO
and HSE students may be accepted on the competitive basis. The working
language of the school is English. School fees are: early registration -
200 euros, late registration - 300 euros. The host universities provide
free participation for up to 20 students from HSE and ITMO on a
competitive basis. The school offers visa support and assistance with
accommodation in low-cost hostels near the school venues.
How to apply?
To apply for participation visit WWSSS’17 website (wwsss17.com) and
follow the instructions. You will have to submit the following documents:
● A poster paper. Poster papers are two-page documents in English that
describe applicants' early-stage, ongoing or completed
research/educational projects. Research results published before and
work in progress are accepted.
February 15, 2017 Application deadline for general participants. March
1, 2017 Notification of acceptance for general participants. March 1-
April 15, 2017 Early bird payment
April 16 - June 30, 2017 Late payment
April 20, 2017 Application deadline for HSE and ITMO students
May 1, 2017 Notification of acceptance for HSE and ITMO students July
1-8, 2017 School dates
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