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Meldung 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.
Meldung VCS/ICS calendar 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
Meldung D source code German Internet Institute about to be founded – Institute WeST involved in concept
The Web changes society and the lifes of its members profoundly. Therefore the German government has announced the foundation of a German Internet Institute that will investigate ethical, legal, economic, and participatory aspects of the development and harness their potential for the commonweal.
Meldung Troff document Heise Online about WebSci’16 and the Web Science Trust
Heise Online just published an article about the WebSci’16 conference which has been co-organised by Institute WeST (Steffen Staab as Program Chair, Claudia Wagner as Tutorial Chair).