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Web Science Doctoral Summer School 2011

The Second Web Science Trust Doctoral Summer School at DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute) of the Nationa University of Ireland in Galways will provide a unique cross-disciplinary grounding in techniques for Web analysis. A mix of national and international contributors will deliver lectures and seminars on the dynamics and dimensions of the Web. Applicants are not necessarily expected to have a computing background, though some technical knowledge of computing and the Web would be advisable. Participants will have also have an opportunity to work in small groups on topic-specific breakout sessions.
If you want to gather more information about the event or want to register, visit the Web Science Doctoral Summer School website.


University of Koblenz - Summer Academy 2011

The Summer Academy at the University of Koblenz is a three-weeks-semester where students from all over the world are warmly welcomed to study, learn and experience Koblenz, Germany and Europe. For this year's Summer Academy a Web Science track has been established to give you a wide range of classes and seminars, covering the socio-economic and computer science track of the Web Science research field. Of course, the credits you can earn transferrable credits for your home institution. Feel free to gather more information on the Summer Academy website.


WWW2012

From the 16th to the 20th April 2012, the annual WWW conference that has been bringing together the world wide web’s leading scientific and industrial actors since 1994 is to take place in Lyon France, close to its origins (CERN).

The World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. It began in 1994 at CERN and is organized by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The conference brings together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures—indeed all those who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer. WWW2012 will focus on “openness” in web technologies, standards and practices, and will showcase the best of the region’s technology and culture.

More information are to find on the http://www2012.org/WWW2012 website.


8th European Summer School on Information Retrieval

The 8th International Summer School on Information Retrieval offers high quality teaching on Information Retrieval and related research topics to a broad audience of computer scientists and research students working on topics related to management of information on the Internet, as well as for industrialists who wish to know more about this highly important topic. Traditionally, ESSIR is the central meeting point for IR-oriented students and young researchers and, accordingly, an incubator for new ideas and paradigms.

Information Retrieval is the science concerned with the effective and efficient retrieval of documents starting from their semantic content. IR is employed to choose some information need from an amount of digital documents. IR activities permit to reach automatically those digital documents of the collection that are relevant for the initial user's need of information. The IR core methods and techniques are those for designing and developing IR systems, Web search engines, and tools for information storing and querying.

ESSIR is the only world-wide school in Information Retrieval. It's a scientific event with temporal regularity founded in 1990, which gave rise to a series of IR Summer Schools. ESSIR 2011 summer school will take place in Koblenz / Germany in the week between 29 Aug - 02 Sep 2011.

Find more information about the European Summer School on Information Retrievel on the ESSIR '11 website.


The 8th Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web

The successful and groundbreaking SSSW series of summer schools started in 2003 and is now a well-establish event within the research community and a role model for several other initiatives. Presented by leading researchers in the field, it represents an opportunity for both students and practitioners to equip themselves with the range of theoretical, practical, and collaboration skills necessary for full engagement with the challenges involved in developing Ontologies and Semantic Web applications. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 50 participants.

Please find further information on the SSSW '11 website.


WebSci '09

The first Web Science conference was held from 18th - 20th March 2009 in Athens, Greece and attracted over 300 registrations. With many supporting and sponsoring organizations and universities the kick off event started off very well. To recap the conference and browse through the papers go to WebSci '09.


WebSci '10

The second conference of the WebSci series was held on April 26th & 27th 2010 in the capital of North Carolina, USA - Raleigh. The conference embraced physical and social science drawing on computer and engineering sciences, sociology, economics, political science, law, management geography and psychology. WebSci '10 brought these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue and crossed traditional disciplinary boundaries. You can find all papers and posters of the conference on the WebSci '10 website.