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WebSci'11 conference takes place in Koblenz as official ACM event

Published: 13 June 2011

Web scientists from around the world will be attending the third Web Science Conference which begins on Tuesday 14 June and takes place at Koblenz, Germany.

This is the first of the Conference series to be designated an ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Conference. It is also supported by the International Communication Association (ICA), and by the ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Web (SIGWEB).

Keynote speakers are Professor Barry Wellman, Director of the NetLab at the University of Toronto, and Dr Jaime Teevan, a researcher in the Context, Learning and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group at Microsoft Research.

The Conference has grown significantly since it first took place in Athens in 2009. This year there were almost 200 submissions from 30 countries. The programme incorporates a number of workshops and panels, covering Curriculum, Health, Location-Based Services, Governance & Trust, and Web Technologies.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton and a Founder-Director of the Web Science Trust, will be one of the opening speakers at the event on Wednesday 15 June, along with Professor David De Roure, who recently departed from ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton to take up a chair at Oxford University. Professor De Roure is General Chair of ACM WebSci’11.

Conference sponsors are The World Wide Web Foundation, ROBUST, Microsoft Research, and NOW, along with DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and Universitat Koblenz-Landau.

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453.

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