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A review of the PhD Symposium at #WebSci20 by Alison Tebbutt

The WebSci’20 PhD Symposium showcased a selection of the wide ranging Web Science topics that PhD students are currently researching. Allison Noble focused on the role of music recommender systems, the challenges of defining genre and the implications for music creators and users. Kholoud Al Ghamdi followed with her work devising a recommendation model for Wikidata, aimed at supporting both novice and experienced editors. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 1 DAY!

Just 1 day to go! Here’s a quick taster of some of the upcoming Web Science Conference sessions https://twitter.com/billt/status/1278579887562018816 https://twitter.com/DameWendyDBE/status/1278740754723151872 https://twitter.com/SilkeRoth/status/1278421920581632001 https://twitter.com/DameWendyDBE/status/1279014259842789377 You can get full details of the programme timings on the Conference website. Don’t forget to register here and participate in the whole week of events. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 2 DAYS!

Just 2 days to go! Here’s a quick taster of some of the upcoming Web Science Conference sessions: https://twitter.com/DameWendyDBE/status/1278794098900697095 https://twitter.com/lisaharris/status/1278748148500922374 https://twitter.com/PaulineLeonard/status/1279035175314378752 https://twitter.com/PublicPolicyUoS/status/1278976998547886082 You can get full details of the programme timings on the Conference website. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 3 DAYS!

Just 3 days now until the Web Science Conference begins! Today we will preview the  “Founders Panel”. It takes place at 1pm on Wednesday 8th July and the title is “Web Science – now more than ever”. The Panel will be chaired by Rennie Fritchie and the panellists should all be familiar to you: Wendy Hall, James Hendler, Nigel Shadbolt, Daniel Weitzner, Noshir Contractor and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. https://twitter. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 4 DAYS!

4 days to go! In addition to the packed programme of keynote talks, paper presentations and panel discussions, we have two “Meet the Author” sessions to look forward to at the Web Science Conference next week. On Wednesday evening we will be in conversation with Sasha Costanza-Chock, author of “Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need”. https://twitter. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 6 DAYS!

Making the Web Human-Centric? New Directions in the Web and AI There’s now less than one week to go! The 12th annual ACM Web Science Conference events will be taking place online from 6 - 10 July, organised by the University of Southampton. Presenters and participants will have multiple opportunities to engage over a full week of talks, panel sessions and informal discussions. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 7 DAYS!

This is the latest of our preview posts for the 2020 ACM Web Science Conference, focusing on sessions taking place on the final day. The Conference events will be taking place online from 6 - 10 July, organised by the University of Southampton. Presenters and participants will have multiple opportunities to engage over a full week of talks, panel sessions and informal discussions. Friday features a talk by JP Rangaswami, Chair of the Web Science Trust. Continue reading →