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WS3 2014 : Web Science Summer School


When Jul 20, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014
Where Southampton, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 13, 2014
Notification Due Jun 20, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 4, 2014
Categories    web science   summer school

Call For Papers

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Application page:
Closing date for application: June 13th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 20th, 2014
Deadline for registration/payment: July 4th, 2014
Fees: €670

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.

- 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

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

- 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 Centre for Doctoral Training at Southampton:
- The Web Science Institute at Southampton:
- The Web Science Network of Laboratories (WSTNet):

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

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