1/7/2017 - 8/7/2017

Web Science Summer School (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 Web Science Summer 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.

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.

The WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2017 will be held from July 1 to July 8, 2017.

Find out more on the School's webpage here.