Social Computing Seminar

May 22nd, 2023

Social Computing embodies the intricate interplay between evolving computational systems and dynamic societal behaviors. This field examines how technology can be crafted to interpret and enhance human interactions and observes these systems’ transformative influence on our social fabric.

In this seminar, we journey through the modern landscape of social computing, diving into topics such as the societal implications of General Artificial Intelligence, the merging of tangible and digital realities in Mixed Reality, the role of Chatbots and Social Bots in reshaping online interactions, and the decentralized potential of Blockchain and Web 3.0. We’ll delve into the formation and nuances of digital communities, the sociotechnical facets of modern software practices like DevOps and MLOps, and the transformative power of digital platforms in socio-political arenas. Through a blend of theory and real-world examples, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined nature of technology and society, preparing them to engage critically with the digital age’s multifaceted challenges and opportunities.

Topic Assignment

Topic Supervisor Student Reviewer
Decentralizing Education with Web 3.0 and Tokenization Fathi 434611 424808
Explainable Data: Trust, Transparency, and Bias Mitigation in Machine Learning Slupczynski 406493 424273
Gamification in Human-centered MLOps Slupczynski 396327 433580
Generative AI Feedback for Learning Analytics Utilizing Chatbots Neumann 424808 421971
Generative Artificial Intelligence for Mixed Reality Hensen 433580 434075
Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education and Research Fathi 407734 437445
Human-Centered Web design Martin 437445 440889
Integrating Large Language Models (LLMs) with Recommender Systems Fathi 424273 434611
Learning Use Cases for Conversational Agents in Mixed Reality Hensen 421971 407734
Mixed Reality Agents as Tour Guides Hensen 440889 396327
Social Network Analysis in Alternative Social Media Kißgen 434075 434857
Service Design Thinking for Web design Martin 434857 406493


Participation in Social Computing & Web Science Lectures welcome