International Summer School on Web Science and Technology

Bilbao, Spain, July 18-22, 2016

Organized by

DeustoTech, University of Deusto
Rovira i Virgili University

  • Regular registration deadline: June 23, 2016 (17:00 CET)

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Aim

WebST 2016 is a research training event addressed to graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. With a global scope, it aims at updating them about the most recent advances in the critical, multidisciplinary and fast developing area of web studies, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation from computing and technologies to social sciences and the humanities and has turned out to be the largest socio-technical infrastructure in human history. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most subareas of web science and technology will be displayed, namely: content analysis and information extraction, information networks, search, data and semantics, ontologies, user behavior and personalization, online communities, social networks, economic transactions, mobility, security and privacy, graph analysis, web mining and applications. Main challenges and opportunities will be identified through 4 keynote lectures, 16 six-hour courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics from various perspectives: philosophy, sociology, politics, digital humanities, economics, computer science, engineering and mathematics. The organizers believe outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event. Moreover, an open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes.

Addressed to

Graduates and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be differences in the course levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of them. WebST 2016 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, scholars, industry leaders and innovators.

Regime

In addition to keynotes, at least 2 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.

Venue

WebST 2016 will take place in Bilbao, famous for its gastronomy and the seat of the Guggenheim Museum. The venue will be:

DeustoTech, School of Engineering
University of Deusto
Avda. Universidades, 24
48014 Bilbao, Spain

Keynote Speakers:

Professors and Courses:

Open Session

An open session will collect 5-minute presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat by July 15, 2016.

Organizing Committee

Registration

The registration form can be found here.

The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity of the venue will be completed. It is much recommended to register prior to the event.

Deadlines and Fees

Fees are a flat rate covering the attendance to all courses during the week. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.

Early registration1January 19, 2016310 Euro
Early registration2February 14, 2016340 Euro
Early registration3March 11, 2016370 Euro
Early registration4April 6, 2016400 Euro
Early registration5May 2, 2016430 Euro
Early registration6May 28, 2016460 Euro
Early registration7June 23, 2016490 Euro


Regular registrationJuly 15, 2016520 Euro
On-site registration550 Euro

Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches.

Certificate

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.

Questions and further information

See contact information on the right-hand side of the page.

Acknowledgements

University of Deusto
University of Deusto
La universitat pública de Tarragona
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