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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 Get the Web Science Trust brochure and celebrate 10 years of Web Science!
In this year the Web Science discipline gets 10 years old. Since then the Web Science Trust has furthered the field through an annual Web Science Conference, The Web Observatory, and the Web Science Network, as well as supporting Web Science Education worldwide.
Meldung Troff document Kick-off meeting of the DFG project EXCITE about reference extraction at WeST
On 4th October WeST hosted the kick-off meeting of the DFG project „EXCITE – Extraction of Citations from PDF Documents“ at the University of Koblenz-Landau. The project develops algorithms for extracting references and citations from pdf full texts and matching them with bibliographic databases.
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 Public Keynotes about the World Wide Web from 30th June to 6th July
The department of computer science kindly invites to attend the keynotes of the International WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2016 (WWSSS’16). From June 30th to July 6th (9.00 – 10.00 am, sharp), internationally renowned experts from various disciplines provide exciting stimuli to the largest socio-technical construct of human history: the World Wide Web.
Meldung WeST/IfI successful at the ACM SIGKDD'16 conference in San Francisco
A current publication of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Koblenz-Landau was accepted as a "full paper" at the 22nd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. The paper is the result of a cooperation with GESIS and the University of Würzburg was well as the Technical University Graz.
Meldung WeST spin-off EYEVIDO attracts new investor for web based eye tracking studies
EYEVIDO, a company by the former WeST members Dr. Tina Walber and Christoph Schaefer, has a new investor. The Investment and Economic Development Bank of Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) joins EYEVIDO. Previously, the received funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Meldung Perl script German News service Tagesschau mentions EU project REVEAL
Immediately after serious events social media is a crucial source of information for journalists. Here they can find eyewitness reports that are extremely valuable. German news service Tagesschau describes the procedure after the car bombs in Instanbul on 7 June 2016 in their blog.
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).
Meldung Web Science student Aemal Sayer wins first prize at Startup Weekend Koblenz
Aemal Sayer, Web Science student at the University of Koblenz-Landau, won first prize at the Startup Weekend Koblenz. The goal of the event was to within three days gather a team and develop a business concept together. In the end, a Jury of five selected the best ideas.
Meldung WeST is winner of the fOERder award 2016
René Pickhardt and Steffen Staab from Institute WeST won first prize at the fOERder award 2016, offered by the Transfer Agent for Open Educational Resources.
Meldung WeST Co-organises Workshop on Trust in Online Crowd Work at WebSci16
When it comes to online crowd work, trust is key work for environments and user experience. Current crowdsourcing platforms, however, focus on anonymity. This leads to potential dissatisfaction, uncertainty and consequently lack of trust.
Meldung Institute WeST contributes to Web Science Conference 2016
From 22. to 25. May 2016, the International ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci’16) will be held in Hannover, Germany. From Institute WeST, Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab is involved as program chair and Dr. Claudia Wagner participates as tutorial chair.