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Southampton hosts prestigious international conference examining new directions in the Web and AI

Published: 7 July 2020
The 12th International ACM Conference on Web Science is asking how the Web can be made more human-centric

The world's leading digital 'movers and shakers' are exploring how the Web could be reimagined for the public good at this week's 12th International ACM Conference on Web Science.

The interdisciplinary conference, which is being hosted online by the University of Southampton's Web Science Institute (WSI), is focusing on new directions in the Web and artificial intelligence (AI).

Chaired by WSI Executive Director Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science at Southampton, the conference features keynote speakers, presentations of new research, panel debates and a PhD symposium.

The main conference will be formally opened tomorrow by ACM President, Gabriele Kotsis, followed by Dame Wendy 'In Conversation' with University of Southampton's Chancellor, Ruby Wax, at 10.00am (BST).

Dame Wendy says: "At the WSI, we are at the forefront of global Web Science. This is our field of expertise, so we thought, if anyone could transform a physical conference into a virtual one, it should be us."

The registration fee to access all of the sessions - and more - is just £50. Register now at

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