Web Science Summer School
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.
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.
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.
The WWSSS 2017 Summer School will take place in the building of ITMO - St.Petersburg at 9 Lomonosova.
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