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Distributed and Self-organizing Systems
Distributed and Self-organizing Systems
Module 553010: Social Media & Web Science (WS 2014/2015)

Module 553010
Social Media & Web Science (WS 2014/2015)




The lecture Social Media & Web Science is typically offered in the winter semester.
SWS (L/T/S/P): 2/2/0/0


Social media and social networks in the sense of cross-border networks change our perception of communication structures and induce social, economic and political changes. The communication infrastructure has dramatically changed on a regional, national and global levels over the past two decades. What about today? Do social media and networks constitute a chance for all communicative processes? How can one derive new applications from the mass of data and inter-connections, which are already available on the Web and keep steadily increasing via Social Media? What is the potential in the observation of these developments, and how can they be taken under control? The module starts off by covering the basic aspects of social networks and social media as well as web science. Thereby, the addressed questions play an important role. The topic conveyed include architectural aspects, system theory and emergence-related phenomena such as self-organisation. Furthermore, technologies, frameworks and standards, such as protocols and relevant ontologies will be covered. Moreover, current trends and issues in those areas will be investigated in-depth by means of related research literature and discussions.

Qualification Objectives

  • Overview of the fundamental questions and problems in the areas of social media and web science
  • Understanding of the emergence phenomena; standards, protocols, ontologies as well as approaches, models, technologies, principles and tools to work with and use social media and web science

Prerequisites (Recommended)

  • Computer Networks
  • Software Service Enginnering
  • XML

Semester Recommendation

Diplom Informatik
(expiring course)
Diplom Angewandte Informatik
(expiring course)

Master Informatik
Master Data & Web Engineering
Master Automotive Software Engineering
Master High Performance & Cloud Computing
Master Intelligente Medien und Virtuelle Realität


Tuesday, 09:15 - 10:45, 1/367a
Thursday, 11:30 - 13:00, 1/367a
The tutorial will be held in an alternative way. The date will be announced during the lecture and on the homepage.


Lecture Slides

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