Web science (graduate course)

Thursday, 1 October, 2009 (All day)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Veria)
Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mathematics Department, Master in Web science

The transdisciplinary field of Web science is taking the Web as its primary object of study. It is focused in the significant interplay among the social interactions enabled by the Web’s design, the scalable and open applications development mandated to support them, and the architectural and data requirements of these large-scale applications. A basic question for Web Science is what changes need to be incorporated in the Web evolution to best serve human beings. This immense task calls for a new analytical frameworks which create new possibilities and trans-form mainstream definitions.

 

Curriculum

Web history, epistemology and didactics. Research methodology. Research practice in the Web. Conceptual framework for Web Models. Web in society: Collective intelligence, Social Systems theory, Social structures & processes, Groups, identity, globalization, Social capital, power inequality, Virtual communities & politics. Privacy & trust in the Web. Web & the Law. Web & Linguistics. Web, Life Sciences, Evolution. Web and Psychology – Psychiatry. Web Governance.

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