Web Science Summerschool

The Network Institute is sponsoring a number of PhD students to participate in this years Web Science Summerschool,
to be held 20-26 July in Southampton, UK.

The Network Institute will pay your participation fee, which covers all your local expenses: meals and boarding.
That leaves you just to pay for the flight to Southampton (approx €150 return).

The Web Science Summerschool is a highly interdisciplinary event, with participants from areas as diverse as Computer Science, Humanities, Social Science, Economics and Law. The 2012 version of the summerschool, which was organised in Leiden, had 40 participants from all these areas from all over the world, and was a great learning experience for students and tutors alike.

The school will feature a mixture of invited talks and tutorials on several aspects of data science, including data analytics, data publishing and interlinking, social media management, open data, and crowdsourcing, as well as group projects, in which the participants will have the chance to apply what they’ve learned by developing their own data science research ideas as part of a team [From http://www.summerschool.websci.net/ ].

The closing date for applications is already June 4th, so this is a race:
get a half-page motivation to me by the end of Tuesday June 3rd (yes, that’s in two days from now),
and I’ll let you know on Wednesday morning whether you qualify for a sponsored place.
(to be clear: that doesn’t guarantee you a place, that is up to the organizers in Southampton. All it guarantees you is that the Network Institute will cover your fees).

As said: students from previous years were all very enthusiastic about this opportunity for interdisciplinary learning.
I’m looking forward to your applications,  only PhD students can apply.