International Web Science Summer School, 1 -8 July 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia

Web Science Summer School

WHAT: Keynotes, tutorials and project work in the following areas of Web Science: Introduction to Web Science, Multimedia analysis, Digital health and online interventions, Risky content detection online, Online gaming, Cities online, Online experiments for psychology and wider social science.

WHERE & WHEN: The WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2017 will be held from July 1 to July 8, 2017. It will take place at the St. Petersburg, Russia.

WHO: The Summer School is the next event of the Summer School series on Web Science. It is organised by the Web Science Trust and two Universities: HSE and ITMO.

THE CONCEPT OF THE SCHOOL: The school will include lectures tackling major trends in respective subfields of Web science, practical tutorials focused on hands-on training in data processing, analysis and methods, and team work. As promotion of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration is a key goal of the school, the teams will be formed of students from different disciplines. They will work on specific tasks linked to the datasets provided, and will be mentored by the local instructors. All teams will be expected to present the results of their work on the last day of the school. In addition, each student will have to participate in the poster session with a poster about his/her current work. School participation is conditional upon poster submission, while obtaining the school certificate is conditional upon successful team work presentation. The school will include one day of cultural / social activities in the middle, while the last day will be opened with a lecture from a Russian internet industry speaker.


The target audience of the school is advanced graduate and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic and industrial researchers and analysts. The school will be open to about 30 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates from around the world. Above this, up to 20 ITMO and HSE students may be accepted on the competitive basis. The working language of the school is English.


To participate in the school, please submit your poster paper & resume and fill out the application form by February 15, 2017.

1. Poster paper & resume submission
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* Poster papers are two-page documents in English that describe applicants'
early-stage, ongoing or completed research/educational projects. Research results published
before and work-in-progress are accepted.

2. Applicant's info submission
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Attention! Specify the number of your Easychair submission as the ID
Attention! Аpplicants who does not complete the form will not be considered as candidates for the summer school.


Early school registration deadline, April 15, 2017: Fee: 200 €
Later school registration deadline: Fee: 300 €

Before paying, please make sure your application has been accepted.

Online payment system will be open by March 1, 2017. No on-site payment available

If you need to cancel your registration, send us an e-mail and include your full name. Please be aware of our cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation fee until 1 June: 30% of payment.
  • Cancellation fee after 1 June: 100% of payment.


A limited number of travel grants of about 300GBP from Web Science Trust may be available on a competitive basis.
As the school aims at the balance between computer science and social science, it is hosted jointly by the two universities that are Russia's leaders in the respective fields, which means that it will be held in two venues successively.

Address 1:
The WWSSS 2017 Summer School will take place in the northern building of HSE - St.Petersburg at 3 Kantemirovskaya street. This is a newly restored building with all necessary facilities, such as quick wi-fi and large well-equipped conference halls. The building is situated in only three metro stops from the city center. To get there, view transportation information.
Address 2:
The WWSSS 2017 Summer School will take place in the building of ITMO - St.Petersburg at 9 Lomonosova.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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