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Web inventor's lecture to be webcast live Wednesday 14 March

Published: 13 March 2007

Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee's inaugural lecture at ECS on Wednesday 14 March will be webcast live to the world at 5 pm GMT. The lecture will be webcast by ECS-TV, and further details are on the ECS-TV web site. The lecture is entitled 'The World Wide Web: Looking back, looking forward'. Tim Berners-Lee is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, Senior Research Scientist and holder of the 3Com Founders Chair at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he leads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG), and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. He is a Founding Director of the Web Science Research Initiative,launched in November 2006. This provides a global forum for scientists and scholars to collaborate on the first multidisciplinary scientific research effort specifically designed to study the Web at all scales of size and complexity, and to develop a new discipline of Web Science for future generations of researchers. Admission to the lecture is by ticket only. For further information contact Joyce Lewis (tel.023 8059 5453); email The lecture will be available afterwards as a video podcast.

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