6-9 Carlton House Terrace
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"The World Wide Web has changed almost every aspect of modern life. It touches us all. The Web's billions of pages, links and other resources comprise the largest information fabric in the history of humanity. Yet the Web is rarely approached as an object of scientific study.

What processes have driven the Web's growth, and will they persist? How does large-scale structure emerge from a simple set of protocols? How does the Web work as a socio-technical system? What drives the viral uptake of certain Web phenomena? What might fragment the Web? This interdisciplinary meeting will discuss these and other issues as it presents the components of a Science of the Web. "

Speakers and Chairs

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi: Northeastern University
Tim Berners-Lee: MIT
Michael Brady: University of Oxford
Manuel Castells: Open University of Catalonia
Jennifer Chayes: Microsoft Research
Janet Finch: Keele University
Ramesh Jain: University of California, Irvine
David Karger: MIT
Anne-Marie Kermarrec: INRIA Bretagne-Atlantique
Jon Kleinberg: Cornell University
Pierre Levy: University of Ottawa
Helen Margetts: Oxford Internet Institute
Robert May: University of Oxford
Henrietta Moore: University of Cambridge
David Robertson: University of Edinburgh
John Taylor: Web Science Trust
Luis von Ahn: CMU
Jianping Wu: Tsinghua University
Jonathan Zittrain: Harvard University


This meeting is free to attend, but pre-registration (online) is essential.

Official Website: http://royalsociety.org/Web-science-a-new-frontier/

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