Web Science Summer School


Summer School participants with their completion certificates.
Summer School  participants with their completion certificates.

This years’ summer school has now ended, and plans are in progress for next years’ event at the L3S Research Center.

Here’s a taste of what happened this year.


DSC09366We held keynotes, tutorials and project work in the following areas of Web Science: Introduction to Web Science, Multimedia analysis, Digital health and online interventions, Risky content detection online, Online gaming, Cities online, Online experiments for psychology and wider social science.


The WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2017 was held from July 1 to July 8, 2017 at St. Petersburg, Russia.

ITMO main building 4
ITMO University/©2015 Birulik


The Summer School was the one of a series on Web Science. This years’ School was organised by the Web Science Trust and two Universities: HSE and ITMO.


Summer School participants at workAs promotion of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration is a key goal of the school, teams were formed of students from different disciplines. Participants worked on specific tasks linked to the datasets provided, and were mentored by local instructors. All teams presented the results of their work on the last day of the school.

DSC09325Participants also presented posters about their current work.  As well as poster submission, participation in the School was also conditional upon delivering a successful team work presentation.

The school also included cultural and social activities, and a final day keynote lecture from a leading Russian Internet industry speaker.


Next years’ Summer School will be hosted by the L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany. We hope to see you there!