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INTERNATIONAL
SUMMER SCHOOL ON WEB SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

WebST 2016 

Bilbao,
Spain 

July 18-22, 2016 

Organized by:
University of Deusto
Rovira i
Virgili University


http://grammars.grlmc.com/webst2016/
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--- Early registration deadline: May 2, 2016 ---


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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, 17 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, a city 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


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 

Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Pompeu Fabra University),
Distributed Web Search 

Jiawei Han (University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign), From Data to Knowledge: A
Data-to-Network-to-Knowledge (D2N2K) Paradigm 

Prabhakar Raghavan
(Google), Three Vignettes from the Theory and Practice of Large Data
Analysis 

Amit P. Sheth (Wright State University), Semantic, Cognitive
and Perceptual Computing - three intertwined strands of a golden braid
of intelligent computing 

PROFESSORS AND COURSES: 

Timothy Baldwin
(University of Melbourne), [intermediate] Social Media and Text
Analytics 

Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales),
[advanced] API Engineering and Management 

Vassilis Christophides
(INRIA, Paris), [introductory/intermediate] Entity Resolution in the Web
of Data 

Brian D. Davison (Lehigh University), [introductory] Useful
Web Mining with R 

Marco Gori (University of Siena), [advanced]
Learning Semantic-based Structures from Textual Sources 

Alon Halevy
(Recruit Institute of Technology), [introductory] Structured Data on the
Web 

Jiawei Han (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),
[intermediate] Construction and Mining of Text-Rich Heterogeneous
Information Networks 

Andreas Hotho (University of Würzburg),
[intermediate] Social Semantics in the Web 

Ravi Kumar (Google),
[introductory/intermediate] Computing at Scale: Models and Algorithms


Haewoon Kwak (Qatar Foundation), [introductory/intermediate] From
Social Network Analysis to Social Media Analytics and beyond: Challenges
and Opportunities 

Cathy Marshall (Texas A&M University),
[introductory] Qualitative Methods for Studying Users on the Web 

Mirco
Musolesi (University College London), [introductory/intermediate] Mining
Big (and Small) Mobile Data 

Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester),
[introductory] The Semantic Web and Linked Data 

Prabhakar Raghavan
(Google), [intermediate] Introduction to Web Search Engines 

Uli
Sattler (University of Manchester), [introductory] OWL, Underlying
Logics, and What This Reasoning Is All about 

Barry Smith (University
at Buffalo), [introductory] Towards Ontological Foundations for Web
Science 

Raphael Volz (Pforzheim University of Applied Science),
[introductory] Improving Prediction Models with Open Data 

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: 

Carlos Martín-Vide (co-chair)
Manuel Jesús Parra
Royón
Borja Sanz (co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu 

REGISTRATION: 

It
has to be done at 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/webst2016/Registration.php


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
complete. It is much recommended to register prior to the event. 

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. 

ACCOMMODATION: 

A suggestion of accommodation
is available on the webpage. 

CERTIFICATE: 

Participants will be
delivered a certificate of attendance. 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER
INFORMATION: 

florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:


University of Deusto
Rovira i Virgili University 

 

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