[DL] 2nd Call for Registration and Scholarship Applications for the Web Science Summer School 2018 (WWSSS'18)

Ujwal Gadiraju gadiraju at l3s.de
Tue Mar 20 10:35:08 CET 2018

Hi all,

Apologies for cross-postings.

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



Scholarship applications by :	15 April 2018
Official registration       :  	### OPEN ###
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.


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.


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.

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 at l3s.de.


Ujwal Gadiraju
L3S Research Center
Leibniz Universität Hannover
30167 Hannover, Germany

Phone: +49. 511. 762-5772
Fax: +49. 511. 762-19712
E-Mail: gadiraju at l3s.de
Web: www.l3s.de/~gadiraju/

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