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Web Science 2017 Sponsors Announced

ACM Web Science 2017 is proud to announce the Tetherless World Constellation  at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Diamond Sponsor for the 2017 Web Science Conference to be held in Troy, New York from June 26th to June 28th with tutorials and workshops hosted on June 25th. In addition, the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) is committed as a Platinum sponsor.

The 9th International ACM Web Science Conference 2017 is organised by the Rensselaer Web Science Research Center and the Tetherless World Constellation at RPI. The conference brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, like computer science, sociology, economics, information science, or psychology. Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science aims to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society, to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web: the largest socio-technical infrastructure in human history.

“We are delighted to both host and sponsor this year’s ACM Web Science Conference,” said Deborah L. McGuinness, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair and Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to associate  with a global community of individuals from various disciplines (computer science, sociology, economics, information science, or psychology) interested in exploring and critically examining the socio-technical complexities of the Web.”

Additional Web Science sponsors include: ACM, SIGWEB, and Innovate518.

Web Science Conference 2016

10 Years of Web Science Panel/Nick Bennett ©2016/ cc by-nd
10 Years of Web Science Panel/Nick Bennett ©2016/ cc by-nd
The 8th International ACM Web Science Conference, held this week in Hannover, Germany was one of the busiest in the conference’s history. Organised by the L3S Research Center, the 4 day conference comprised 3 panel sessions4 workshops5 tutorials, 6 keynotes9 paper presentation sessions, a hackathon, and an Entrepreneurship Track. To get a taste of the diversity of work shown at the conference, view “Web Science Conference 2016” on Storify.
To find out more about the academic discipline of Web Science, download our brochure, “Celebrating 10 years of Web Science“.

ACM Web Science 2017 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute https://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/22392839289/ Wesley Fryer ©2016 cc by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/ Wesley Fryer ©2016/ cc by

WebSci17 is taking place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, co-chaired by Professor Deborah L McGuinness (Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair and Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at RPI) and Professor Peter Fox (Tetherless World Constellation Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, Computer Science and Cognitive Science at RPI). Program Chairs are Dr Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (GESIS) and Professor Paolo Boldi (Univ Milano).

Save the dates!

  • Notify intention to submit: 1 March 2017
  • Submit papers: 8 March 2017
  • Submit extended abstracts: 1 May 1 2017
  • Conference: 26 – 28 June 2017
  • Workshops: 25 June 2017

Brochure Celebrating 10 years of Web Science

Professor Rodney Brooks welcomes the press at the initial launch of the Web Science Research Initiative at MIT in 2006, with Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, Daniel Weitzner and Nigel Shadbolt.
2006 – Rodney Brooks with Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, Daniel Weitzner and Nigel Shadbolt at the launch of the Web Science Research Initiative.

On 11 August 2006 the academic discipline of Web Science was born with the publication of ‘Creating a Science of the Web’ in the journal Science. The paper’s authors, Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, James Hendler, Nigel Shadbolt, and Daniel Weitzner, set out their concerns about the future of the Web, and highlighted the need to establish a clear research agenda ‘aimed at understanding the current, evolving, and potential Web’. This call to action kickstarted a programme that led to the creation of the Web Science Trust, and the development of Web Science research throughout the world.

As the Web Science community comes together at  WebSci’16 (our 8th ACM conference), please download our brochure, and join us in celebrating the diversity of international multidisciplinary research that has developed over the past 10 years: A Celebration of 10 Years of the Science of the Web (5.7MB pdf).

WebSci’16 Conference Programme

WebSci16 logoThe programme for WebSci’16 (the 8th International ACM Web Science Conference) has been announced. Held between 22 – 25 May, 2016 in Hannover, Germany and organised by L3S Research Center, WebSci’16 includes keynote addresses from Professor Daniel Miller (Digital Anthropology, University College London), Dr Andrew Tomkins, (Engineering Director, Google Research), Dr Daniel Olmedilla, (Engineering Manager, Facebook), and Professor Helen Margetts (Director of the Oxford Internet Institute). There’s a great range of papers for presentation, covering topics including citizen science, online journalism, internet governance, data sharing, and music recommender systems. Registration is currently open, and accommodation discounts are available for delegates.

WebSci’16 Keynotes: Daniel Miller, Helen Margetts, Andrew Tomkins, and Daniel Olmedilla.WebSci’16 Keynotes: Daniel Miller, Helen Margetts, Andrew Tomkins, and Daniel Olmedilla.