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  • Starting this summer term a record number of 100 international students have joined their peers on Campus Koblenz. This number accounts for 20% of all new students on campus.

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  • As part of the Koblenz Democracy Weeks, the research focus E-Democracy organizes a workshop for the interested public.

  • Steffen Staab coordinates a panel on „Structured Knowledge on the Web 7.0“ at the Web Conference 2018 (@TheWebConf; früher: WWW). How is the Semantic Web different than what we expected it to be in the past and how will it look like in the future. Discuss with outstanding panelists Lora Aroyo, Free University Amsterdam (@laroyo),  Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Google (@egabrilovich), Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann, Univ.

  • The workshop is part of the FAIM workshop program located at the Federated Artificial Intelligence Meeting (FAIM) which includes the major conferences IJCAI-ECAI, ECML, AAMAS, ICCBR and SoCS. The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading researchers from artificial intelligence, automated deduction, computational logics and psychology of reasoning who are interested in the foundations of human reasoning. See for further details.

  • In the GazeMining project, the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the start-up company EYEVIDO are working together on the future of usability analysis of modern websites.

  • The EXCITE project, jointly run with GESIS (Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) in Cologne, is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) with the goal of extracting citations from social science publications and making more citation data available to researchers. With respect to this objective, a set of algorithms for information extraction and matching has been developed focusing on social science publications in the German language.

  • The start-up EYEVIDO and the WeST - Institute for Web Science and Technologies at the University of Koblenz-Landau will investigate the future of usability studies with eye tracking and interaction analysis over the next two and a half years. In their joint research project GazeMining, they will develop efficient solutions that enable and simplify eye-tracking and mouse analyses on highly dynamic websites.

  • The recently granted EU project CUTLER aims to shift the existing paradigm of policy making in coastal areas, which is largely based on intuition, towards an evidence-driven approach enabled by big data. In the second week of January 2018, the kick-off meeting brought together the 15 international project partners in Thessaloniki/Greece. WeST was represented by Dr.

  • The WeST team behind the Web browser GazeTheWeb has reached the final of the Digital Imagination Challenge with their idea for digital inclusion. The competition is aimed at projects or start-ups that include people with disabilities in the digital world and make digital media available to them. The finalists will be invited to a two-day boot camp in Berlin in January, receive a four-week support program and will present their planning for the commercial future of their project in February, during which the prizes will be awarded.

  • Dr. Christoph Kling and Christian Hachenberg, both former employees of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST), founded datapeutics together with Dr. Alexander Zien. datapeutics supports health insurance companies, pharmacies and various digital health providers in the education of patients with personalized, patient-friendly information about drugs, with a focus on side effects. In doing so, datapeutics provides practical added value and helps the provider to increase the attractiveness of its own offer as well as customer retention.



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