Topics: Semantic Web, Semantic Foundation, Social Web, Web Science
Web Science is an inherently interdisciplinary area which explores how we can understand the workings and effect of the World Wide Web. In this project-oriented course, students will work both alone and in teams to design potential "killer apps" for the Web and/or mobile web infrastructure. Students will do a combination of ideation, study, design, experimentation, and implementation - as fits their skill set and major. Students coming out of the course will better understand what makes particular Web-based applications work, how to explore scaling of projects to the Web, and how to know what might or might not "go viral" in the modern information space.
This course attempts to provide the foundations of that understanding, exploring the fundamentals of the World Wide Web's function including the HTTP protocol, key algorithms that make the Web function, future trends, and social issues with respect to Web use and effect.
Course: Web Science