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Seminar Web Science


Prof. Dr. Peter M. Fischer



The overall topic will be User interactions and influence on various online platforms
Specific topics will listed on a separate page, including references.

Application Procedure

  • We kindly ask prospective participants to apply via HISinOne for participation in the indicated seminar.
  • We will present the topics in the first week, after that you can update your preference for the individual seminars. By the midst of the second week (May 4/5th), the department will make an assignement of students to seminars. We will then perform the topics assignment.
  • Please note that the number of participants is limited to 8. Students on the waiting list may be accepted if other students drop out, the latest at the preparation meeting.


  • The seminar is organized as a bloc seminar, consisting of preparation meeting, an introduction presentation and a student presentation session, each with mandatory participation.
    • April 25th, 12:00  (SR 051-01-029): Preparation Meeting- topic assignment
    • (tentative) May 9th, 14:000 (SR 051-01-029)  Introductory presentations on Social Network Analysis and Privacy (by the host)
    • (tentative) July 4th, 9:00 - 12:00, 13:00-16:00 (SR 051-01-029) -  student presentation session
  • Report templates: Word/Latex
  • Presentation template (PPTX)


Prerequisites for Passing

  • Participation in all sessions
  • Submission of written report (5-10 pages using the template) by early June
  • Oral presentation of each participant (English or German); presentation 30 mins, discussion and question 10 mins; note that presentations  need to follow the format template handed out in the first session
  • Final presentations need to be submitted two weeks before the presentations. Participation in discussions and the quality of questions raised is also part of the final grade assigned
  • The final grade is composed 75% oral presentation plus participation in discussions and 25% written report


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