WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2021 (WWSSS2021)

UPDATE – This event has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions

Take-off into a new Decade of Web Science
Each year the WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS) aims to offer participants the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and experience in the core subjects of Web Science. WWSSS is non-profit and participation fees are kept at a minimum to allow students from all over the world and diverse backgrounds to participate. The WSTNet Web Science Summer School is an annual event and is intended for researchers starting out in Web Science, and for professionals who wish to know more about this increasingly important topic. To this end, the summer school puts emphasis on highlighting the relationships between the technical, social, economic and cultural aspects of the Web through an active exchange of researchers from different disciplines.

June 28 – July 2, 2021


University of Caen, Normandy, France

Grant application deadline

April 30, 2021

Further details

WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS2020)


WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS2020)

June 29 – July 3, 2020, Caen, France


The WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2020 (WWSSS2020) will be held in Caen, France. It is hosted by the University of Caen Normandy and will take place from 29.06.2020 till 03.07.2020.

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science requires mining and understanding of data from the Web, demanding both technical skills for handling big (Web) data as well as fundamental understanding of the social, psychological or legal aspects underpinning online activities.

The WSTnet Web Science Summer School 2020 (WWSSS2020) will address the inter-disciplinary field of Web Science by focusing on lectures which tackle the aforementioned challenges in topics such as artificial intelligence, big data processing, data science, information technology law and data governance, research ethics & privacy, technology enhanced learning, Web communities, as well as Web mining.

More details at:
The program includes keynote talks from renowned researchers in Web Science. Alongside, the summer school will provide hands-on training in data processing, analysis and methods, team work, and opportunities to present current research. Participants shall work on specific tasks linked to the datasets provided, and will be mentored by local instructors. All teams will present the results of their work on the last day of the school. In addition, participants are entitled to present their ongoing work in a poster session to senior researchers. Last but not least, the summer school offers a wide range of group activities and social events, in order to facilitate team building and socialization.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
* Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, University Paul Sabatier)
* Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
* Ralf Klamma (RWTH Aachen University)
* Ivana Marenzi (L3S Research Center & Leibniz University of Hanover)
* Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S Research Center & Leibniz University of Hanover)
* Steffen Staab (Web Science and Technologies (WeST), University of Koblenz-Landau)
* Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon (University of Southampton)
* Gerhard Weikum (Max Planck Institute for Informatics)

WWSSS2020 offers accommodation at the university’s student housing next to the venue at highly competitive rates. A limited number of rooms have been reserved exclusively for the participants of WWSSS2020 at around 30€ per night including breakfast. Availability is granted on first-come, first-serve basis only as long as the supply lasts. Rooms can be reserved whilst registering for WWSSS2020.

WWSSS2020 offers a limited number of scholarships. The organization committee will evaluate all applications. Every attendee with a successful application will receive a fee waiver (equivalent 250€) for registration. More details on scholarship applications are coming soon.

Registration Fees:
Regular Registration (until 29.05.2020): 250€
Late Registration (until 26.06.2020): 275€
Onsite Registration: 300€

Grant Application Deadline: 30.04.2020

WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS2020): June 29 – July 3, 2020, Caen, France



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Marc Spaniol (University of Caen Normandy, France)

Local Organization:
Virginie Desnos-Carreau (University of Caen Normandy, France)
Govind (University of Caen Normandy, France)
Sophie Rastello (CNRS, France)

Web Science Summer School 2020

We are delighted to announce that WSSS’20 will be held between June 29-July 3 2020 at the University of Caen in Normandy, France.

The website is now live at

Keynote speakers announced so far are:

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles

IRIT, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda

GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany

Ralf Klamma

RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Ivana Marenzi

L3S Research Center, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany

Wolfgang Nejdl

L3S Research Center, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany

Steffen Staab

Web Science and Technologies (WeST), University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany

Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

University of Southampton, Southampton, Great Britain

Gerhard Weikum

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany