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Jan 16, 2018 02:40

EU Project CUTLER started with a Kick-off meeting at Thessaloniki

EU Project CUTLER started with a Kick-off meeting at Thessaloniki

The recently granted EU project CUTLER aims to shift the existing paradigm of policy making in coastal areas, which is largely based on intuition, towards an evidence-driven approach enabled by big data.

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Dec 15, 2017 10:55

WeST Team reaches final of the Digital Imagination Challenge

WeST Team reaches final of the Digital Imagination Challenge

The WeST team behind the Web browser GazeTheWeb has reached the final of the Digital Imagination Challenge with their idea for digital inclusion.

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Dec 14, 2017 11:05

Two former WeST employees found the company datapeutics

Dr. Christoph Kling and Christian Hachenberg, both former employees of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST), founded datapeutics together with Dr. Alexander Zien.

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Sep 11, 2017 04:15

Startup Weekend 2017 in Koblenz - 2nd place for Web Science students

Startup Weekend 2017 in Koblenz - 2nd place for Web Science students

Keya Kasham and Roman Sokolov, two students in Master Web Science won second place together with three other members at the startup weekend 2017 in Koblenz with their idea for the sales machine Eggcellent.

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Aug 16, 2017 10:00

IEEE CBMS 2017 - Best Student Paper Award

IEEE CBMS 2017 - Best Student Paper Award

In August 2017, the Institute for Web Science and Technology (WeST) received the Best Student Paper Award for their work on understanding cognitive load when typing with eye gaze.

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Aug 15, 2017 08:00

Documentation of the Leopoldina-Symposium on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society is accessible online

Documentation of the Leopoldina-Symposium on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society is accessible online

Influence of digital technologies on both individuals and society is controversially discussed. A two-day Leopoldina-symposium (Berlin, July 10th -11th, 2017) on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society looked into possibilities, chances and risks of digitalization.

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Jul 11, 2017 12:00

Exhibition “University of Koblenz-Landau Goes International“ opened

Exhibition “University of Koblenz-Landau Goes International“ opened

Last Wednesday, the exhibition “University of Koblenz-Landau Goes International“ opened and can now be visited in the university library. It features international students who came to Landau to study.

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Apr 25, 2017 02:15

Institute WeST extends study programme cooperation with Chinese Universities

Institute WeST extends study programme cooperation with Chinese Universities

In April the Institute for Web Science & Technologies was a guest in Fujian province in China. Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger, managing director of Institute WeST, visited Fuzhou University and the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in Fuzhou. Subject of the visit were the joint 1+2 study programmes in Web Science and Computer Science. In these programmes, students study one year in China and two in Germany and earn both a Chinese and a German Master’s degree.

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Apr 12, 2017 10:00

International appreciation of the eye-controlled web browser by the Institute for Web Science & Technologies

International appreciation of the eye-controlled web browser by the Institute for Web Science & Technologies

In April 2017 the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) received two international awards recognising their supporting technology for physically impaired people. The webbrowser GazeTheWeb, which is being developed at WeST, won first prize at the Web Accessibility Challenge. The prize is awarded by the Web For All conference 2017 in Perth/Australia to acknowledge the most innovative and usable technologies to make Web accessible to all people.

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Feb 23, 2017 05:15

WeST and GESIS host workshop about reference extraction and citation networks

WeST and GESIS host workshop about reference extraction and citation networks

Citation networks are a crucial element for literature research in many research areas. They ease the identification of relevant sources and can be used for metrics that illustrate the impact of authors and publications. However, particularly in the German social sciences these citation networks are not covered sufficiently.

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Feb 10, 2017 10:15

The impact of social bots on political discourses and elections: Expert talk with Markus Strohmaier from the University of Koblenz-Landau in the German Bundestag

The impact of social bots on political discourses and elections: Expert talk with Markus Strohmaier from the University of Koblenz-Landau in the German Bundestag

How dangerous are computer programs that autonomously post news in social media („social bots“)? Can they affect political discourses in the Web and thereby elections? Experts discussed this issue on 26th January 2017 with the committee for education, research and technological impact assessment in the German Bundestag.

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Feb 08, 2017 10:00

Michal Kosinski guest speaker at University of Koblenz-Landau

Michal Kosinski guest speaker at University of Koblenz-Landau

Michal Kosinski will be a keynote speaker at the 10th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Association in September 2017 in Landau.

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Jan 23, 2017 10:15

Fake news and politics: Interview by phoenix with Markus Strohmaier from the Computer Science department at the University Koblenz-Landau

Fake news and politics: Interview by phoenix with Markus Strohmaier from the Computer Science department at the University Koblenz-Landau

Which role do fake news play in politics? Markus Strohmaier, professor at the computer science department at the University of Koblenz-Landau and director of Institute WeST and Peter Schaar, former German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, talked about fake news, social media, and politics in an interview with German news channel phoenix.

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Dec 21, 2016 10:15

Student Research Lab Wikiwhere about Tendencies in Wikipedia Content creates Media Attention

Student Research Lab Wikiwhere about Tendencies in Wikipedia Content creates Media Attention

Wikiwhere is a service originating from a student research lab at the faculty of computer science at the University of Koblenz-Landau. It provides indicators on potential tendencies of Wikipedia content, as it analyses the origin of references in Wikipedia articles.

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Dec 15, 2016 02:00

Successful dissertation about Provenance in the Semantic Web by Renata Queiroz Dividino at Institute WeST

Successful dissertation about Provenance in the Semantic Web by Renata Queiroz Dividino at Institute WeST

On 14th December Renata Queiroz Dividino, former researcher at the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST), successfully defended her dissertation at the faculty of computer science at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

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Dec 14, 2016 04:00

New Brochure of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies available

New Brochure of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies available

The new brochure of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) at the University of Koblenz-Landau is now available. It covers the years from 2013 to 2016. Printed copies can obtained in room B 006 at the Campus in Koblenz and a digital copy is available online.

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Dec 12, 2016 07:00

Southampton University, RPI and WeST publish Web Science Manifesto

Southampton University, RPI and WeST publish Web Science Manifesto

27 years ago the World Wide Web was born. Since then many things have changed: The Web has become the largest socio-technical construct of mankind, its users evolved from information consumers to socially connected prosumers.

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Dec 02, 2016 07:15

Eight new Web Science graduates and an IT award for WeST member Martin Körner

Eight new Web Science graduates and an IT award for WeST member Martin Körner

On 25th November the department of Computer Science at the University of Koblenz-Landau hosted the graduation ceremony of the academic year 2015/2016. Among others, eight graduates from the Master’s Programme in Web Science received their certificates:

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Nov 29, 2016 07:00

Happy Birthday Web Science! Watch the Live Web Science TV Channel on Tuesday, 29th November

Happy Birthday Web Science! Watch the Live Web Science TV Channel on Tuesday, 29th November

The Web Science discipline gets 10 years old in 2016. Research labs around the world, including Singapore, Bangalore, Berlin, London and Chicago, celebrate the anniversary. On 29th November as of 9.30am they stream showcases of Web Science research and contributions from the Web Science Trust’s Network of Labs (WSTNet) live: http://www.webscience.org/webscience10/tv-channel-webscience10/

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Nov 17, 2016 10:15

Excellent dissertation about topic models by Christoph Kling at WeST and GESIS

Excellent dissertation about topic models by Christoph Kling at WeST and GESIS

On 16th November Christoph Carl Kling, researcher at GESIS and formerly WeST, defended his dissertation at the faculty of computer science at the University of Koblenz-Landau and completed his PhD with distinction.

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