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Nov 20, 2020 08:00 AM

Student team Koblenz wins iGOvDIGITAL Award

Student team Koblenz wins iGOvDIGITAL Award

Master’s students of the Faculty of Computer Science win the Europe-wide iGOvDIGITAL Award. With their project proposal DyLoMoCo and the help of AI, IoT and interlinked infrastructure, the team developed a concept for dynamic urban traffic management. They won first place in a competition endowed with 5,000€.

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Nov 05, 2020 09:00 AM

Indian master's student wins DAAD Prize

Indian master's student wins DAAD Prize

Applied Mathematics student Hiba Saleel from India is honored for outstanding intercultural engagement by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The 2020 Prize was presented to Saleel at the University of Koblenz where she is a "Cultural Ambassador of her country".

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Jun 08, 2020 12:00 AM

University of Koblenz partner in Horizon 2020 Project SellSTEM

University of Koblenz partner in Horizon 2020 Project SellSTEM

With University of Koblenz as a partner and consortium member, an international research project will be conducted that aims to enhance the spatial ability of young people and to help to close the gender gap in STEM (Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics). The multi-agency project Spatially Enhanced Learning Linked to STEM (SellSTEM) coordinated by colleagues from Technological University Dublin, Irland, was awarded €4.12M in funding from the Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network under Horizon 2020, an EU 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

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May 19, 2020 01:00 AM

Project between Germany and Rwanda

Project between Germany and Rwanda

Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy supports innovative pilot project for the promotion of scientific start-ups: ZIFET of the University of Koblenz-Landau receives 1.19 million euros for the "StArfrica" project in cooperation with the University of Rwanda.

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Dec 19, 2018 12:00 AM

"The World’s Future", A Sustainable Development Goals game

"The World’s Future", A Sustainable Development Goals game

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Koblenz-Landau came together to test a social simulation developed by IIASA researchers and the Centre for Systems Solutions on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Sep 03, 2018 10:40 AM

Reference Extraction Made Easy

Reference Extraction Made Easy

Speaking at the Open Citation Workshop in Bologna, Dr. Philipp Mayr-Schlegel (GESIS) on behalf of the EXCITE project consortium has accounced and demonstrated the release of the novel EXCITE toolchain that allows for extracting literature references from PDFs and matching them against available bibliographic databases.

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Apr 27, 2018 07:30 AM

E-Democracy-Workshop: Political Opinion Formation in Social Media

As part of the Koblenz Democracy Weeks, the research focus E-Democracy organizes a workshop for the interested public.

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Apr 18, 2018 11:35 AM

First results of the GazeMining Project

First results of the GazeMining Project

In the GazeMining project, the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the start-up company EYEVIDO are working together on the future of usability analysis of modern websites.

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Apr 25, 2017 02:15 PM

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 AM

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 PM

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 AM

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 AM

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 AM

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 14, 2016 04:00 PM

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 AM

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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Nov 29, 2016 07:00 AM

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 16, 2016 10:15 AM

Four open researcher positions in E-Goverment

Four open researcher positions in E-Goverment

The research group E-Government is offering four researcher positions as of the next possible date with the following tasks:

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Nov 09, 2016 07:15 AM

Kick-off meeting of the DFG project EVOWIPE about Intentional Forgetting at WeST

Kick-off meeting of the DFG project EVOWIPE about Intentional Forgetting at WeST

On 9th November WeST hosted the kick-off meeting of the DFG project „EVOWIPE - Explicit Forgetting of ontology - based knowledge in product development“ at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

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