The Digital Enterprise Research Institute at NUI Galway will be holding the second Web Science Trust Doctoral Summer School from 6 to 13 July 2011.
The Summer School at DERI will provide a unique cross-disciplinary grounding in techniques for Web analysis. A mix of national and international contributors will deliver lectures and seminars on the dynamics and dimensions of the Web. Applicants are not necessarily expected to have a computing background, though some technical knowledge of computing and the Web would be advisable. Participants will have also have an opportunity to work in small groups on topic-specific breakout sessions.
Topics include: Detecting and acting upon risks and opportunities on the Social Web; behaviour and use roles in online communities; impact of governance on collective user behaviour; mining the Web as a multidimensional network; achieving Web-scale networked knowledge; complex systems analysis; social dynamics of the Web.
For further information see the Summer School Web site: http://webscience.deri.ie