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**** Call for Registration and Scholarship Applications for the Web
Science Summer School 2018 ****
### Updated Program and Scholarship Deadlines ###
*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
Scholarship applications by : 1 May 2018
Scholarship Notification : 7 May 2018
Official registration open : 19 March 2018
Early bird registration by : 7 May 2018
WWSSS summer school : 30 July - 4 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.
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.
*** SCHOLARSHIPS & REGISTRATION ***
20 of the student attendees will be supported with scholarships from the
SoBigData project. The organisation committee will evaluate all
applications. Every attendee with a successful application will receive
a fee waiver. In addition, we reserved a budget of up to 400€ per grant,
to support with costs related to WWSSS2018 attendance and travel.
The applicant should preferably be a full-time student enrolled for a
Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in computer science, (digital)
humanities or other Web and Data Science-related fields. Applicants
holding a postdoc position are also welcome to apply. The applicant must
be willing to attend the summer school.
To apply for the scholarship grant, please follow the instructions
listed on the WWSSS2018 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: [log in to unmask]
Dr. Ujwal Gadiraju
L3S Research Center
Leibniz Universität Hannover
30167 Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49. 511. 762-5772
Fax: +49. 511. 762-19712
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]