About Us
The Web Science Trust (WST) is a charity promoting the understanding of the Web, through education and research in the discipline of Web Science. It hosts the WSTNet network of top-class Web Science laboratories from...
About Web Science
Web Science is the interdisciplinary study of the World Wide Web, drawing on science, social science, law, and the humanities. Web Science hopes to change the Web for the better, and so includes engineering, not...
WST News
The latest news from the Web Science Trust. Corona Virus Tech Handbook Abstract Deadline Approaching WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS2020) Call for Initial Statement of Interest for hosting ACM Web Science 2021 and 2022....
Web Science Education
To ensure the Web serves future generations, the WST promotes and supports the development of Web Science curricula at all relevant educational levels around the world. Web Science Education Education is of paramount importance to...

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 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 12th year.

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Corona Virus Tech Handbook
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook provides a library for technologists, civic organizations, public and private institutions, researchers, educators and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on...
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Internet Archive Library
With access to libraries and physical books becoming restricted due to isolation regulation the Internet Archive has made an announcement opening up access to the...
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WebSci’20 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
ACM Web Science Conference | 7-10 July 2020 | Southampton, UKCORONAVIRUS UPDATEGiven the situation in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the...
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Call for Workshops and Tutorials *** Deadline extended to 5 March 2020 ***
The 12th Annual Web Science Conference (WebSci20) in Southampton, UK is soliciting proposals for workshops and tutorials addressing the way Web Science research can illuminate...
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Submission Deadline Feb 28th
WebSci20 – Call for ContributionsPlease note that the final day to submit your Paper or Workshop/Tutorial proposal is Friday February 28, 2020Making the Web Human-Centric?...
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Abstract Deadline Approaching
Don’t forget to submit your abstracts for WebSci20 - the deadline (Feb 14) is approaching. Click here to go the WebSci20 website and click here...
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WSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS2020)
CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONWSTNet Web Science Summer School (WWSSS2020)June 29 - July 3, 2020, Caen, France***************************************************************The WSTNet Web Science Summer School 2020 (WWSSS2020) will be held...
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Call for Initial Statement of Interest for hosting ACM Web Science 2021 and 2022.
Deadline: March 20, 2020******************************************************************The Steering Committee of ACM WebSci is seeking statements of interest from organizations or consortia interested in hosting the 13th or 14th...
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Brave Conversations Bangalore Feb 12th 2020
Brave Conversations Bangalore In association with the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, the British Deputy High Commission Bengaluru, the Web Science Institute, University of...
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About Web Science

Web Science is the interdisciplinary study of the World Wide Web, drawing on science, social science, law, and the humanities. Web Science hopes to change the Web for the better, and so includes engineering, not only analysis.

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.

It 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.