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  • There is a time-limited scholarship for international students available (up to 250 EUR for six months). Please note that the deadline for application is 12 May 2014 and only participants of the M.Sc. WebScience (and M.Sc. Ecotoxicology) can apply.

  • The Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) is one of the major conferences in the field of Semantic Web technologies and related topics. Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab is a keynote speaker at the ESWC, and researchers from his Institute for Web Science and Technologies are presenting several papers.

  • From February 24-28, the Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) conference took place in New York, USA. WSDM is a premier and highly selective conference covering search and data mining on the web. Here, Christoph Carl Kling from the WeST Institute presented the paper “Detecting Non-Gaussian Geographical Topics in Tagged Photo Collections”.

  • PhD student Tina Walber will present two full papers on eye-tracking research done in Koblenz at two upcoming premier conferences on human-computer interaction.

  • 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.



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