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Meldung chemical/x-mdl-rdfile 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.
Meldung 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.
Meldung 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.
Meldung 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.
Meldung Pascal source code 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.
Meldung ODS template 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.
Meldung 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.
Meldung 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.
Meldung text/x-nemerle 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.
Meldung object code 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.
Meldung 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.
Meldung object code 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.
Meldung chemical/x-mdl-rdfile 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:
Meldung 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/
Meldung 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.
Meldung chemical/x-pdb 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:
Meldung text/x-nemerle WeST congratulates Andreas Kasten for successfully defending his Semantic Web PhD thesis!
On 11th November 2016 computer scientist Andreas Kasten successfully defended his PhD thesis at the department of computer science at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
Meldung Fortran source code 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.
Meldung The Faculty of Computer Science from Koblenz University at the Night of Technology on 5th November
On Saturday, 5th November visitors of all ages can gain insight into the manifold research topics of the computer science faculty at the University of Koblenz-Landau during the Night of Technology (Nacht der Technik).
Meldung text/texmacs WeST welcomes 28 new Web Science students at the University of Koblenz-Landau
On 24th October lecture period starts at the University of Koblenz-Landau. The Institute for Web Science and Technologies heartily welcomes 28 new Web Science students from Germany and abroad and wishes them a successful start!