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WS3 Web Science Summer School 20-26.07.2014 Southampton: call for applications

From: Elena Simperl <e.simperl@soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:54:46 +0100
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Main page: http://www.summerschool.websci.net/
Application page: http://www.summerschool.websci.net/#apply
Closing date for application: June 13th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 20th, 2014
Deadline for registration/payment: July 4th, 2014
Fees: 670
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We are delighted to announce the first Web Science summer school to be 
held in Southampton, UK from July 20th to July 26th, 2014. Under the 
motto 'The age of data' the summer school will provide comprehensive 
education and networking opportunities to the next generation of Web 
scientists. In particular, it targets Master and PhD students, as well 
as other junior researchers from various disciplines who are interested 
in learning more about the scientific methods and tools that are needed 
to process and make sense of the increasingly large and diverse amounts 
of data that are generated and used in virtually any type of 
organization today.

The school will feature a mixture of invited talks and tutorials on 
several aspects of data science, including data analytics, data 
publishing and interlinking, data cleansing and visualization, and 
crowdsourcing, as well as group projects, in which the participants will 
have the chance to apply what they've learned by developing their own 
data science research ideas as part of a team. We will also create 
opportunities for attendees to network with their peers, the school 
tutors, and the invited speakers and receive valuable advice from senior 
researchers during a student poster session.

Keynotes
- Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
- Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Cory Doctorow, journalist, blogger and science fiction author
- Chris Welty, IBM
- Guus Schreiber, VU University Amsterdam

Tutors
- Lora Aroyo VU University Amsterdam
- Max van Kleek, University of Southampton and the Open Data Institute
- Barry Norton, British Museum
- Claudia Wagner, GESIS

Organisation
- Elena Simperl, University of Southampton
- Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
- Leslie Carr, University of Southampton

The event is open to anyone interested in data science, though some 
parts of its program caters for junior researchers such as Master and 
PhD students. Places will be limited to 40 students in order to ensure 
an appropriate level of supervision and mentoring during tutorials and 
for the group projects. Accepted students will be expected to be present 
at all activities covered by the program, from Sunday evening, July 
20th, 2014 to Saturday lunch time, July 26th, 2014.

The registration fee covers meals (from Monday morning, July 21st, 2014 
to Saturday lunch time, July 26th, 2014) and board (for six nights from 
July 21st to July 26th, 2014), as well as meeting facilities, learning 
materials, poster sessions, excursion, and an excursion.

The summer school is supported by a number of projects and 
organizations, including

- The Web Science Center for Doctoral Training at Southampton: 
http://dtc.webscience.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
- The Web Science Institute at Southampton: 
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/wsi/
- The Web Science Network of Laboratories (WSTNet): 
http://webscience.org/trust.html/

Further information
If you would like more information, or would like to modify or withdraw 
your current application, please contact Claire Wyatt on 
c.wyatt@soton.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 2738

Elena

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Dr. Elena Simperl
Senior Lecturer
Web and Internet Science Group
Electronics & Computer Science
University of Southampton
email: E.Simperl@soton.ac.uk
twitter: https://twitter.com/esimperl
telefone: +44 2380 59 7692
mobile: +44 7900 666705
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