Topics

The summer school will cover six web science aspects, one per day. Our mix of keynotes, tutorials and supervised project work around various topics of Web Science will provide an effective and motivating learning experience.

  • Introduction to Web Science explains Web Science as a discipline and teaches both methods and scope of web science. It makes students understand that the web is a complex system where technical and social aspects interact.
  • Computational Social Science demonstrates how methods of computer science are applied to the social sciences to find understand social phenomena with data from the web.
  • Social Machines investigates how the creative actions of people can be organised by computers in a way that complex tasks (which require cognition, intelligence or creativity) in are organised in large scale (e.g. in Crowd Computing).
  • Web and Politics covers the interrelation of citizens and government over the web as well as political processes that take place in the web.
  • Web Entrepreneurship teaches how the Web can successfully be used to build a start-up, be it as a service or to distribute new or existing products. Students will be able to develop and improve their own ideas and to evaluate existing concepts. Internet and Law focuses the Web as a system that expands over different countries with different legal regulations. Issues such as business law, media law, copyright law and information security will be covered.
  • Internet and Law focuses the Web as a system that expands over different countries with different legal regulations. Issues such as business law, media law, copyright law and information security will be covered.