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Alt-metrics Workshop

The increasing quantity and velocity of scientific output is presenting funding bodies, tenure committees, individual scholars, and the interested public with a deluge of data. Though the increasing number of scholarly articles and datasets is in many ways welcome, there is growing concern that scholarly output may be swamping traditional mechanisms for both pre-publication filtering (e.g peer review) and post-publication impact filtering (e.g. the Journal Impact Factor).

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Web Science Curriculum Workshop

This open participation workshop will focus on the development of courses and curricula for the teaching of Web Science and related topics.  People teaching courses will be invited to discuss their approaches, people interested in teaching (or taking) such courses can discuss their needs.  
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Health Web Science Workshop

In the western world we live in an aging population who potentially require more medical support for longer. The current model for supporting this greater need for health care is not sustainable. The web may form one route to finding solutions which will alleviate this situation.
Commerce, education, entertainment and individuals have embraced the potential of the world wide web and seen revolutionary benefits as they the way they operate. Indeed the users of the web have influenced the development of the web, co-creating it in the form which it exists today.
Can Health provision and education move into the area of the web and create an environment where individuals and communities become more responsible for their own health and where possible, treatment? There has been increasing interest internationally in E-Health, Health 2.0, Medicine 2.0.

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