Democracy and the COVID-19 pandemic: a new role for digital technologies

Democracy is under constant threat and permanent construction. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now in the autumn of 2020 dominating how we all live our lives – and how political leaders are making decisions at the local, national and global level. As the pandemic remains a reality, and as upcoming US …

Shining a spotlight on Web Science – a resounding success

Southampton’s ACM Web Science Conference (#WebSci20) was a resounding success with more than 270 people from around the world gathering at the international conference to explore new directions in the Web and artificial intelligence (AI). Hosts – Southampton’s Web Science Institute (WSI) – had to rapidly transform the event from …

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 ACM Web Science Conferences (WebSci 2021 and WebSci 2022). The conference series usually moves between the continents.  We will accept bids from all locations, …

IIIT-Bangalore Workshop on Web Science for Development 12-14th Feb 2020

WST exec Dame Wendy Hall is being hosted by IIIT-Bangalore as part of a Web Science for Development series.  WS4D 2020 Registration: Click Here The World Wide Web (WWW) is the biggest information construct that the world has ever seen. Nothing like the web ever existed in recorded human history. …