The ACM 3rd International Conference on Web Science recently concluded in Koblenz, Germany, June 14 to June 17, 2011. The conference, also supported by the International Communication Association and the ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web, featured paper presentations, speakers, and panels, of which more information may be found on the conference website, http://www.websci11.org/. From the conference organizers:
“Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web. It is based on the notion that understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into the people, organizations, policies, and economics that are affected by and subsumed within it. As such Web Science, and thus this conference, is inherently interdisciplinary and integrates computer and information sciences with a multitude of disciplines including sociology, economics, political science, law, management, language and communication, geography and psychology. This conference is unique in the manner in which it brings these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue.”
Video lectures from the conference may be viewed at http://videolectures.net/acmwebsci2011_koblenz/. Next year’s Web Science conference will be held at Northwestern University, June 21 – June 24, 2012.