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Web Science Institute

Web Science Summer School Event

Time:
19:00 - 13:00
Date:
20 - 26 July 2014
Venue:
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus (various locations on campus, all listed on programme.)

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Claire Wyatt on +44 (0)23 8059 2738 or email c.wyatt@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

We are delighted to announce the first Web Science Summer School, to be held in Southampton, UK from July 20th to July 25th, 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
organisation today.

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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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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 visualisation, 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 and an excursion.

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

- The Web Science Center for Doctoral Training at Southampton:
http://www.summerschool.websci.net/
- The Web Science Institute at Southampton:
http://www.summerschool.websci.net/
- The Web Science Network of Laboratories (WSTNet):
http://www.summerschool.websci.net/

 

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