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About Web Science and this research group

The objective of the GDRI-WebScience is to create a bilateral French-Brazilian network aiming at promoting a scientific cooperation and exchange between French and Brazilian researchers interested in the Web Science field. By means of bilateral academic conferences, exchange of students and visiting scholars, PhD students co-supervising, short-term visits and international workshops and conferences organization, the GDRI is aimed to strengthen the exchange and cooperation between the two countries, promote the Brazilian-French cooperative research in Web and enhance the coordination between the laboratories and research institutes of the two countries.

This network will promote actions for bilateral collaborations and exchanges of students and visiting scholars, PhD students co-supervising, knowledge sharing, international workshops and conferences organization. The second purpose of the GDRI is to contribute to the development of models and software for Web-wide applications related to searching, retrieving and managing the variety of resources (social, content) stored in hundreds of millions of Web sites.

In term of scientific objectives, the GDRI will contribute to the development of Web Science in a variety of ways which covers the problems of defining models and developing software for Web-wide applications, for searching, retrieving and managing data (multimedia content, data, metadata, social content) stored in hundreds of millions of Web sites. The research program concerns several research challenges organized on three axes which are detailed in the research program section.

GDRI Workshop in Toulouse on September 10-12, 2014


Laboratories and partners involved in the project (French side)

Brazilian institutions involved in the project

  • Departamento de Informática - PUC-Rio (Project Coordination)
  • Programa de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computação - UFRJ
  • Instituto de Computação - UNICAMP
  • Instituto de Computação - UFF
  • Departamento de Computação - UFC

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This research group is supervised by two project coordinators:

Prof. Mohand Boughanem, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Prof. Marco Antonio Casanova, PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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