Web Science Doctoral Summer School at DERI

On July 6-13, the second Web Science Doctoral Summer School was held in Galway, Ireland, drawing over 50 attendees from across Europe, as well as from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. Hosted by the National University of Ireland’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute, the summer school included lectures and tutorials …

Announcing the ‘Digital Enlightenment Forum’

The DIGITAL ENLIGHTENMENT FORUM aims to shed light on rapid technological changes and their perceived impact on society and its governance. The FORUM will stimulate debate and in doing so will take reference from the Enlightenment period, as well as from transformations and evolutions that have taken place since. It …

Something Entertaining, If You’re Feeling Smart

Mark Bernstein, of Eastgate software and the powerful and intriguing Tinderbox program, was a guest-blogger here earlier this year. Last week, at the Web Science ’11conference in Koblenz, Germany, he made a presentation about the way the modern Web of internet-based knowledge could still fail. Read full article here

ACM Web Science Conference concludes

On June 14th-17th, the Third International ACM Web Science Conference was held in the city of Koblenz, Germany, for the first time as an ACM conference. As with the first two conferences, held in Athens and Raleigh, NC, there were great papers, posters and discussions. And again as before, Twitter and social networks were important …