W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > semantic-web@w3.org > February 2010

Web Science Summer Academy - First Call for Participation

From: Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 15:42:16 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7022C8.2000804@uni-koblenz.de>
To: 'SW-forum' <semantic-web@w3.org>
===============================================
    Web Science Summer Academy - Koblenz 2010
===============================================

Nothing like the Web has ever happened in all of human history. The Web
is the largest human information construct in history. The scale of its
impact and the rate of its adoption are unparalleled. If we are to
ensure that the Web benefits the human race we must do our best to
understand it, engineer its future and ensure its social benefit. Web
Science is the new interdisciplinary field targeting these objectives.

The *Web Science Summer Academy* offers a unique combination of 7
courses and 3 invited talks in Web Science. The courses cover
socio-economic as well as computer science subjects. All courses award 3
ECTS credits for transfer to home institutions upon passing exams or
assignments. Courses are held in English in a 4 weeks period between
June 21 and July 16.

*Join Web Science Summer Academy* and:
* explore interdisciplinary facets of web science.
* earn credit points for your studies at your home institution.
* meet a lot of interesting people.
* have fun enjoying a variety of social events.
* if you want: aquire basic skills in the German language.

*Courses*

*Computer Science Track*
* Semantic Web (Prof. Staab
* Web Retrieval (Dr. Sizov)
* Web Engineering (Prof. Ebert)

*Socio-Economic Track*
* Social Web and Bibliometry (Prof. Sure)
* Agent Based Simulation for a better Understanding of Social Processes
on the Web (Prof. Troitzsch & Prof. Gilbert)
* System Analysis and Mathematical Modelling (Prof. Chernyshenko)
* Virtual Goods (Prof. Grimm)

*Invited Talks*: Highlights in Web Science (to be confirmed)
* The Web and the Law (tbc)
* The Physics of the Web (tbc)
* Data.gov (tbc)


*Participation in Courses*
We recommend participants to register for two or three courses. If you
apply for three courses (or even more) please consider the amount of
work and exams you will have to master in a rather limited period of time.

A good command of English is required to successfully participate in the
courses.

Registration fee per course amounts to 175 Euro (late registration: 200
Euro), which includes the course materials. Students from Partner
Universities of the Department of Computer Science of the University of
Koblenz-Landau will receive fee waivers.

Registration will be open from March 1st.

*Travelling and Accommodation*

Located at the banks of the rivers Rhine and Mosel, at the heart of
Europe, and with only 1 hour distance to three international airport,
Koblenz is easy to reach from anywhere.

The Summer Academy offers various accommodations for a low price. You
may apply for a sponsor-subsidized accommodation. Further Information
The Web Science Summer Academy is held as part of the Summer Academy of
University of Koblenz-Landau.

Please find more details about the (Web Science) Summer Academy on our
website:

http://summeracademy.uni-koblenz.de/webscience

*Contact*
University of Koblenz-Landau
Campus Koblenz
Universitätsstrasse 1

56070 Koblenz, Germany
Email: summerac@uni-koblenz.de
Received on Monday, 8 February 2010 14:42:49 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 21:45:34 GMT