From 8th to 12th September the Institute WeST, Technical University Dresden and University of Potsdam will host the Second Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA 2016) in Potsdam.02.07.2016
The department of computer science kindly invites to attend the keynotes of the International WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2016 (WWSSS’16). From June 30th to July 6th (9.00 – 10.00 am, sharp), internationally renowned experts from various disciplines provide exciting stimuli to the largest socio-technical construct of human history: the World Wide Web.
A current publication of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Koblenz-Landau was accepted as a "full paper“ at the 22nd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. The paper is the result of a cooperation with GESIS and the University of Würzburg was well as the Technical University Graz.
EYEVIDO, a company by the former WeST members Dr. Tina Walber and Christoph Schaefer, has a new investor. The Investment and Economic Development Bank of Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) joins EYEVIDO. Previously, the received funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Immediately after serious events social media is a crucial source of information for journalists. Here they can find eyewitness reports that are extremely valuable.German news service Tagesschau describes the procedure after the car bombs in Instanbul on 7 June 2016 in their blog.
Heise Online just published an article about the WebSci’16 conference which has been co-organised by Institute WeST (Steffen Staab as Program Chair, Claudia Wagner as Tutorial Chair).
Cats and Hamsters online – Jérôme Kunegis from WeST wins Science Slam at the International Conference on Web and Social Media
Jérôme Kunegis from Institute WeST has won the ICWSM Science Slam in Cologne. In his entertaining talk about social networks for pets (respectively pet owners), he explained how network analysis can predict if two pet profiles are managed by one and the same human.
Aemal Sayer, Web Science student at the University of Koblenz-Landau, won first prize at the Startup Weekend Koblenz. The goal of the event was to within three days gather a team and develop a business concept together. In the end, a Jury of five selected the best ideas.
Claudia Wagner becomes Assistant Professor for Computational Social Science at the Institute for Computer Science
As of 1st April, the the Institute for Web Science and Technologies at University of Koblenz-Landau has a new member: Claudia Wagner begins her position as an Assitant Professor at the Institute for Computer Science and Institute WeST.
The Institute for Web Science and Technologies makes available its first software prototype for gaze controlled browsing the Web. The software „GazeTheWeb“ is developed in the EU project MAMEM and allows the user to operate a web browsing environment using only his or her eyes.