Support us | Visit us | Contact us
Organised by Professor Nigel Shadbolt FREng, Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng, Professor James Hendler and Professor William Dutton
Following on from the Royal Society Discussion meeting, this Satellite meeting extends the endeavour of understanding the World Wide Web, by examining the methods, objects and some of the societal challenges that are defining Web Science.
Experts in their field will discuss the data, the networks and the practical applications that we can expect in Web Science. The event will also include a poster presentation by doctoral students, giving a first glimpse of the research to be performed by the next generation of Web Scientists.
The programme is available to download (PDF).
Biographies and audio recordings are available below.
Professor Nigel Shadbolt FREng, University of Southampton, UK Chair, Session 3, Parallel session B – Government open data: a web science perspective
Nigel Shadbolt is Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He is a Director of the Web Science Trust, and of the Web Foundation – organisations that seek to advance our understanding of the Web and promote the Web's positive impact on society.
In June 2009 together with Sir Tim Berners-Lee he was appointed a Government Information Advisor to help transform public access to Government information – work which resulted in the data.gov.uk site. In May 2010 the Coalition Government appointed him to the Public Sector Transparency Board that will oversee public data release.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng, University of Southampton/Web Science Trust, UK Organiser
Wendy Hall is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton in the UK and was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science from 2002-2007. Her current research includes applications of the Semantic Web and the development of the Web of Linked Data. She was a co-founder of the Web Science Research Initiative and is currently the managing director of the Web Science Trust.
In 2008 she was elected as President of the Association for Computing Machinery; the first person from outside North America to hold this position. She is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and is a founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded a DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2010.
On 1 August 2010 she took up the appointment as Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton.
Professor James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Web Science Trust, USAOrganiser
James Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, and the Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Web Science, at Rensselaer. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Experimental Multimedia Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), serves as a Director of the UK Web Science Trust, and is a visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technology at DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK. Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society and the IEEE. He is theEditor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. In 2010, Hendler was named an “Internet Web Expert” by the US government.
Professor William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institution, University of Oxford, UK Chair, Session 3, Closing session on directions for research, policy and practice
Professor William H Dutton is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. Before coming to Oxford in 2002, he was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he is now an Emeritus Professor. In the UK, he was a Fulbright Scholar 1986-87, and was National Director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996. His recent publications on the social aspects of information and communication technologies include Society on the Line (Oxford University Press, 1999), and Transforming Enterprise, co-edited (MIT Press, 2005), and World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities, co-edited with P Jeffreys (MIT Press, 2010).
Breakthroughs in web scienceChairs – Professor Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, Brazil and Professor Hans Akkermans, The Network Institute, VU University, The Netherlands
Parallel session A – The dark webChairs – Professor Nick Jennings FREng, University of Southampton, UK and Professor Yorick Wilks, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Parallel session B – Networks in web scienceChair – Professor David Lazer, Northeastern University & Harvard University, USA and Dr Matthew Weber, Duke University, USA
Parallel session A –Team science: a web science perspectiveChairs – Professor Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK and Professor Dave De Roure, University of Oxford, UK
Parallel session B – Government open data: a web science perspectiveChairs – Professor Nigel Shadbolt FREng, University of Southampton, UK and Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee OM KBE FREng FRS, Massachuesetts Institute of Technology/Web Science Trust, USA
Closing session on directions for research, policy and practiceProfessor William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Public lecture 5 Dec
Conference 11 Dec
Enter your email address to receive updates about scientific meetings at the Royal Society
Full listing of our events and exhibitions.
Watch videos of past events.
Most of our talks are free and open to the public.
We host major conferences for leading scientists.
Explore our annual science exhibition
Contact the events team.