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The Web Science Trust (WST) is a charitable body with the aim of supporting the global development of Web Science. It is hosted by the University of Southampton. The origins of the Web Science Trust can be found in the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) more »
About Web Science
Nothing like the Web has ever happened in all of human history. The scale of its impact and the rate of its adoption are unparalleled. This is a great opportunity as well as an obligation....
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Welcome to the Web Science Trust

The Web Science Trust (WST) is a UK registered charity, established in 2009, with the aim of supporting the global development of Web Science. The Web Science Trust has established an international network (WSTNet), bringing together world-class research laboratories to support the Web Science research and education programme.

The origins of the Web Science Trust can be found in the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) which was established in 2006. Now in 2018, we have assembled 20 world-class international research groups, founded a Summer School which is held in a different location each year, and run a series of international teaching and research events including an ACM Web Science conference now in its 10th year.

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11th International ACM Conference on Web Science 2019
Announcing the 11th International ACM Conference on Web Science will be held on June 30 – July 3, 2019, in Boston, MA, USA. The WebSci conference...
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Call for proposals to host Web Science Summer School 2019
The Steering Committee of the WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS) invites interested parties from commercial, academic or public domain to submit bids to host WWSSS in...
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About Web Science

Nothing like the Web has ever happened in all of human history. The scale of its impact and the rate of its adoption are unparalleled. This is a great opportunity as well as an obligation. If we are to ensure the Web benefits the human race we must first do our best to understand it.

The Web is the largest human information construct in history. The Web is transforming society. In order to understand what the Web is, engineer its future and ensure its social benefit we need a new interdisciplinary field that we call Web Science.

For more information, read the Web Science Manifesto.