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WWSSS'19 Programme Schedule

Please note that programme details may be subject to change


Sunday 8th September

 Check in to accommodationChamberlain Hall, Glen Eyre Halls of Residence 
18.30Travel to dinner venueMeet at Chamberlain Hall (residential delegates) 
19.00Welcome DinnerBrewhouse & Kitchen, HighfieldMap


Monday 9th September | Web Science & AI

An introduction to Web Science and AI for Future Society

09.00RegistrationB85, FoyerHighfield Campus, Map
 Welcome and IntroductionB85, Room 2209Prof Les Carr & Dr Mark Weal
 Overview of WWSSS'19  
10.30 Break B85, Foyer  
11.00Introduction to Digital FuturesB85, Room 2207Prof Pauline Leonard
 Keynote: Digital Futures? The difference that Web Science makes Prof Susan Halford
12.30 Lunch B85, Foyer  
13.30Keynote: The promise, perils and pitfalls of data science in industry, and how Web Science can helpB85, Room 2207JP Rangaswami
 Panel discussion Chaired by Prof Pauline Leonard
15.00 Break B85, Foyer  
15.30Introduction to Group ProjectsB85, Room 2209Prof Les Carr & Dr Mark Weal
17.00Poster session and Welcome ReceptionB38, Hartley Suite 
18.00DinnerB38, Hartley Suite 


Tuesday 10th September | Machine Learning & Deep Learning

A high level overview of AI and its applications

09.00Introduction to Machine Learning & Statistical AnalysisB59, Level 2, Labs 2203/2213Highfield Campus, Map
Prof Les Carr, Dr Adriane Chapman, Dr Pavlos Vougiouklis
10.30 Break B53, Room 3028
Common Room
11.00A Python-based tutorial:  
 Deep and reinforcement learning; natural language and text processing fundamentals; topic modelling on text  
12.30 Lunch B85, Foyer  
13.30Lecture: When should you use (and not use) Machine LearningB85, Room 2207 
 How to apply Machine Learning to project work / Q&A  
15.00 Break B85, Foyer  
15.30Group ProjectsB85 
16.30Travel to city centre for Walking TourHighfield interchange Unilink
17.30Walking Tour - Medieval SouthamptonBargateMary Taylor, Southampton Tourist Guides Association
19.00Dinner in city centreCOSMOMap - Unit 24WM West Quay Shopping Centre


Wednesday 11th September | Ethics for Researchers

A day exploring Ethics in the context of a research environment and in the real world.

09.00Introduction to EthicsB85, Room 2207 
 The Web, AI and Society: the Ethical Dimension Dr Kieron O'Hara
 A Future of Biometrics Prof Mark Nixon
10.30 Break B85, Foyer  
11.00Workshop: How to AdviseB85, Room 2207Prof Les Carr & Dr Mark Weal
12.30 Lunch B85, Foyer  
13.30Workshop: Ethical AI for measuring SocietyB85, Room 2209Office for National Statistics
  Including break 15.00 - 15.30 B85, Foyer  
16.00Group ProjectsB85 
17.00 Free evening    
  Dinner - own arrangements    


Thursday 12th September | Data Science & Data Visualisation

All day visit to London

08.30Coach to LondonFrom Highfield InterchangeHighfield Campus, Map
10.45Arrival at Imperial College LondonSouth Kensington campusImperial College London, Map
11.00Introduction and tour of the Data ObservatoryData Science Institute, William Penney LaboratoryProfessor YiKe Guo
12.00Data Visualisation Workshop Boardroom, Data ObservatorySenaka Fernando
13.00 Lunch  Own arrangements  
14.00Workshop continuation  
15.00 Free time South Kensington  
  Optional: Science Museum Exhibition - Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security South Kensington  
17.30DinnerPappa RomaMap - 6 Glendower Place, SW7 3DP
19.00Coach to SouthamptonFrom Imperial College


Friday 13th September | The Future of AI

An exploration of the potential influence of AI on future society

09.00Group Project Presentations and Summer School closing sessionB85, Room 2207Prof Les Carr & Dr Mark Weal
10.30 Break B85, Foyer  
11.00Keynote: Web Science, AI and the Future of the InternetB85, Room 2207Prof Dame Wendy Hall
12.00Seminar: Technical Challenges in delivering a Digital Built BritainB32, Room 3077Dr Matthew West, Innovation Junction
13.00 Lunch B32, Room 4077  
13.30 Delegates depart    


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