Dame Wendy Hall appointed to Ada Lovelace Institute

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Dame Wendy Hall as Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute. Dame Wendy Hall DBE, FRS, FREng is one of the world’s foremost computer scientists and plays a leading role in shaping science and engineering policy and education in the UK and internationally. She is the …

ICANN rejects sale of .org registry to for-profit investor group

  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A body overseeing web addresses said it has vetoed a $1.1 billion deal to sell control of domain names ending in .org to a private investment firm after an outcry from internet pioneers and officials including California’s attorney general. Inventor of the Web, Sir Tim …

ACM WebSci’20 – Call for Interdisciplinary PhD Symposium

Please see the text in red below highlighting a change in the submission process. Making the Web Human-Centric? New Directions in the Web and AI 12th International ACM Web Science Conference7-10 July 2020, University of Southampton, UK Submission Deadline: May 3, 2020 OverviewOne of the WebSci’20 events on Tuesday 7th …

Spring 2020 Newsletter

  Spring Newsletter With major disruption following the Coronavirus outbreak we’ll be considering the impact that networks (of people and of (dis)information) are having and the issue of network resilience highlighted by panic buying/selling. In this edition we’ll talk about our newest WSTNet Lab in India and link to spotlight interviews with …

WebSci’20 Workshop Deadline extensions

Deadline extended to Friday 24 April 2020 for submissions to the following workshops: Socio-technical AI systems for defence, cybercrime and cybersecurity (STAIDCC20)Personalisation and Community: User Modelling and Social Connections in Web Science, Healthcare and EducationExplanations for AI: Computable or Not?Digital (In)Equality, Digital Inclusion, Digital HumanismEvolutionary thinking for the Web