The Masters programme „Web Science“ at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln) covers in this year’s Advanced Seminar (https://webscience.th-koeln.de/smwiki/index.php?title=Advanced_Seminar) a broad and challenging spectrum of topics: Social Media are kind of an umbrella for more detailed coverage of aspects like user behaviour, governance, security, and privacy. Great research contributions could be discovered at conferences like the acm Web Science Conference (http://www.websci16.org) or the World Wide Web Conference (http://www.www2017.com.au).
The Advanced Seminar is part of the module „Web Project Development“ in the online extraoccupational Masters programme (https://webscience.th-koeln.de/live/what-is-the-content/). The seminar is held with frequent discussions and cooperations online in the evenings during the semester, and a poster session on a Saturday in July in Cologne (Südstadt) ending the semester work.
Christian Klemm published together with Dr. Wolter Pieters an article in Ethics and Information Technology. The article “Game mechanics and technological mediation: an ethical perspective on the effects of MMORPG’s” argues that discussions around video games should not only include the effect of their content (e.g. violence) but should also consider the effects of game mechanics. They analyzed ethical dimensions of behavioral game design and conclude with proposals for a better design. The paper is published as Open Access and is available here.
Christian Klemm graduaded in our Web Science programme in 2016. Dr. Wolter Pieters is assistant professor at TU Delft and was a lecturerer in Computer Ethics in our programme until 2015.
The accreditation of our Master-Programme in Web Science has successfully been renewed until 30th of September 2023.
As of September 1, Cologne University of Applied Sciences will be known as Technische Hochschule Köln – abbreviated as TH Köln – bearing a new logo.
Information about why we have decided to take this step and how the renaming will affect students can be found in this letter.
The 8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016 will be held from May 22 to May 25, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. For more information visit http://www.websci16.org/
The 9th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management for the Future Internet in the Age of Globalisation will take place on 7-12 September, 2014 in Patras, Greece.
This is always a fantastic opportunity to spend a working week with well-known and high-level researchers and theorists, and also – as someone new to the field – to get great feedback on your work and maybe to have the possibility of contributing to a book publication.
The IFIP Summer School 2014 is interactive in character, and is composed of keynote lectures and workshops with master/PhD student presentations. While the website indicates 10 June 2014 as the abstract submission date, according to the organizers there is surely still time available for student sociologists, social scientists, anthropologists and ethicists to submit!
The University of Southampton will host the first Web Science Summer School this year from 20. to 26. July. You will get the chance to listen and talk to the invited speakers Wendy Hall, Jim Hendler, Cory Doctorow, Chris Welty, and Guus Schreiber and network with other Masters and PhD students.
See more information regarding the programme, the speakers and tutors here: http://summerschool.websci.net/
The summer school requires a registration fee (€ 670). Registration is possible until 13.06.2014.