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  • Klaas Dellschaft has won the University award of Koblenz for his dissertation on the topic "The Epistemic Dynamic Model – Developing a Theory of Tagging Systems". The prize has been awarded by the Förderkreises Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft in der Hochschulregion Koblenz e. V. (friends of business and science).

  • On 9th November 2013 a student research- and project team presented their eye tracking project “Schau Genau! – Faltersahr’s fantastischer Bilderflug” at the “Nacht der Technik”, organized by the Handwerkskammer Koblenz.

  • A MOOC is "an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the Web" (quote from Wikipedia). Usual MOOCs combine canned content (text, videos, etc.) with interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions. In contrast, our unusual MOOC targets the creation of open and evolving content with interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions. Find more basic information at our starting page: .

  • The ROBUST project, coordinated by WeST, is in the focus of the current e-letter of the IEEE Special Technical Community on Social Networks. ROBUST  is dedicated to provide methods and tools to analyse and monitor online communities for arising risks which might threaten the health or well being of a community as well as for opportunities which bear the potential to enrich the value or the effectiveness of the community.

  • The new brochure of the Institute WeST describes its core competencies, offerings and activities with regard to teaching, research and services. Please download the WeST brochure here.

  • Dr. Mario Schaarschmidt has been assistant professor of Logistics, Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau since April 2013. His track record includes research on how companies use open source development in order to organize their innovation processes on the Web. Joining the Institute WeST he plans to further investigate how reputation and innovation can be managed by companies in the Web.

  • Winter time has been a prolific period for researchers at WeST and has led to numerous results. Five papers about this research have just been accepted at highly competitive Web conferences.

  • Die Institute WeST und IWVI veranstalten gemeinsam einen Workshop zum Thema Metrics, Analysis and Tools for Online Community Management (MAMA'13). Der Workshop wird im Rahmen der INFORMATIK 2013 Konferenz in Koblenz abgehalten. Die INFORMATIK 2013 ist die Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik und findet vom 16. bis 20 September statt.

  • The Institute for Web Science and Technologies in Koblenz is pleased to announce the launch of the Web Observatory Wiki. This wiki is a significant step forward for the Web Observatory, a project of the Web Science Trust and its affiliated universities, of which the University of Koblenz–Landau is a member.

  • Eine interessante Position bei Google, Ernst & Young oder der Software AG zu erreichen – dieser Traum ist durchaus erfüllbar. In der Internetbranche lässt sich mit der richtigen beruflichen Qualifikation eine spannende, zukunftsträchtige und hochdotierte Anstellung finden. Gut ausgebildete junge Menschen können aber auch erfolgreich eigene Unternehmen gründen, Beispiele aus jüngster Vergangenheit stellen hierzu Firmen wie Kreuzverweis oder Alperion dar.



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