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  • The DAAD offers short scholarships for computer science students in a Master's programme for a temporary stay abroad. The accouncement is only available in German: Link. I suggest that all international students interested in these scholarships check with the DAAD and ask if they are eligible.

  • Julia Perl, researcher at the Institute WeST, recently defended her doctoral thesis and meanwhile also handed in the obligatory print version. Her dissertation is titled „On Structural Aspects of Unconnectedness in Knowledge and Social Networks“. Julia Perl investigated how characteristic link patterns (e.g. as relationships of people or relations of articles) can be predicted in social networks and knowledge networks. Team WeST congratulates and wishes Julia all the best for her future!

  • René Pickhardt from the Institute for Web Science and Technologies is the winner of the Wikipedia video contest „Digital Society“, category „documentation/interview“.

  • The Institute for Web Science & Technologies - WeST announces a Ph.D. scholarship in the research area of „methods and applications of eye tracking“. The duration of the scholarships is for two years with an extension being possible for a third year.

  • The students of the practical course "Multiagent Programming Contest" made the 2nd place in the 2014 edition of the Multiagent Programming Contest. The team MAKo ("Multi agents Koblenz") with our students Artur Daudrich, Sergey Dedukh, Yuan Sun, Manuel Mittler, Michael Ruster, and Michael Sewell, participated for the first time in the annual contest which aims at nurturing research and development in distributed problem solving methods that rely on cooperative behavior of heterogenous agent systems.

  • In winter term 2014/2015, the International Office again can provide STIBET scholarships for students that are not of German nationality, are registered at University of Koblenz-Landau in order to acquire a degree qualification and need financial support. More information can be found here:

  • Members of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) and colleagues were awarded for their start-up idea "blick.". Their concept allows to conduct decentralised eye-tracking for the first time.

  • In an interview with the local newspaper Rhein-Zeitung, René Pickhard from Institute WeST explains why the email protocol is still in use – although it is technically outdated. When searching for the causes, one realises how the Web is shaped not only by technical standards, but also by social processes. It is due to this multicausality that Web Science is such an interdisciplinary science.

    The article is available online (in German language).


  • Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger vom Institut WeST hat auf der diesjährigen Konferenz der International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA 2014) den Best Paper Award in der Kategorie Gaming Simulation Application gewonnen. In seinem Forschungspapier „Genuine Guitars and Game Enjoyment in Music Games“ untersuchte er den Zusammenhang zwischen natürlichen Eingabegeräten und Spielspaß sowohl theoretisch als auch empirisch.

  • ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, was established in July 1982 as a representative body for the European Artificial Intelligence community. The ECCAI Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe.



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