The second Web Science Summer School took place 6-13 July in Galway, Ireland. The school was organised by the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUI Galway, and was attended by over fifty international researchers.
Harith Alani from KMi, who is a fellow of the Web Science Trust, was one of the invited speakers at the school this year. Dr Alani’s keynote was on methods and tools for monitoring activities and behaviour in online communities. The talk emphasised the role of Web Science in determining and shaping new approaches for analysing online communities to reach a better understanding, management, and forecasting of their dynamics and evolution.
Dr Alani reported on some of the novel methods and results that his team have produced so far as part of the WeGov and ROBUST European projects.