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Web science: exploring the frontier









The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire



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.

Biographies and audio recordings are available below.

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Schedule of talks

Session 1

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Breakthroughs in web science

Professor Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Professor Hans Akkermans, The Network Institute, VU University, The Netherlands

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Session 2

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Parallel session A – The dark web

Professor Nick Jennings FREng, University of Southampton and Chief Scientific Advisor-National Security
Professor Yorick Wilks, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK

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Parallel session B – Networks in web science

Professor David Lazer, Northeastern University & Harvard University, USA
Dr Matthew Weber, Duke University, USA

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Session 3

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Parallel session A –Team science: a web science perspective

Professor Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
Professor David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK

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Parallel session B – Government open data: a web science perspective

Professor Nigel Shadbolt FREng, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Web Science Trust, USA

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Closing session on directions for research, policy and practice

Professor William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institution, University of Oxford, UK

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