April 12, 2013
by Lisa Harris
Stéphane works at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2000, he started the Interdisciplinary Research Unit in Web Science at SJU’s Centre for Research on the Modern Arab World. Gathering students from history, social science and international relations, he decided to study the Web from a contextual view point, the Arab World. The UIR’s Research projects include “Cyberwarfare on the Web” and “Web Science Education”. Working languages are French, Arabic and English.
This year in Paris, Stéphane will present two different researches: the first paper entitled “The Web Science Curriculum at work: The Digital Economy Master Program at USJ-Beirut” and written with Dr. Michalis Vafopoulos, presents the theoretic process behind the creation of a new Master program in Digital economy. The second paper, an abstract written with Kristine Gloria and Qingpeng Zhang from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will raise the following question: “When Freedom Goes Global: Are We All Equally Safe On Social Media?”. This research aims at showing through contextualized examples (Syria and France) that Internationalization of use and users is the next big challenge for social media companies on the Web.
And don’t forget that ACM Web Science starts May 1st with very interactive workshops: Stéphane will be your host at the Web Science Education Worskhop in the afternoon and also will present a paper at the Social Theory Workshop in the morning on how social science could help understand the “Spring” of the Arab Web.
The #WebSci13 conference runs from 2nd – 4th May in Paris. More information about the programme is available here
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