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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.

WebSci ACM Conference 2014 – 23-26 June



ACM WebSci14 ( will be hosted by Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.


The ACM Web Science 2014 Conference will be hosted on the beautiful campus of Indiana University, Bloomington from June 23 to June 26, 2014.

Web Science studies the vast information network of people, communities, organizations, applications, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web, the largest artifact constructed by humans in history. Computing, physical, and social sciences come together, complementing each other in understanding how the Web affects our interactions and behaviors.