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Program Change

The Web Science 2012 program for Sunday June 24 has changed. We merged the two panels to end the conference earlier. Download the new Sunday schedule [here]


The proceedings for Web Science 2012 are available for download from the web site of our sponsor Syndio Social. Click [here] to download the proceedings.

Conference Site

The Conference and the Workshops are being held in the Donald P. Jacobs Center (Kellogg School of Management) (2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL):

All locations are in walking distance from the three conference hotels in Evanston.

It is advised to come to the conference site using public transportation. Parking in the city of Evanston is (mostly) metered and parking on the Northwestern campus  requires a permit. Information on how to buy a permit for the duration of the conference and general parking information on the Northwestern campus can be found here.

Draft Program

The second (close to final) draft of the WebSci’12 program is online now.

See the Program page for an overview of the accepted titles, including those in the poster session.

Introducing Web Science 2012

Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast information network of people and communities. It also includes the study of people and communities using the digital records of user activity mediated by the Web. An understanding of human behavior and social interaction can contribute to our understanding of the Web, and data obtained from the Web can contribute to our understanding of human behavior and social interaction. Accordingly, Web Science involves analysis and design of Web architecture and applications, as well as studies of the people, organizations, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web.

To address these diverse goals, the Web Science conference is inherently interdisciplinary, integrating computer and information sciences, communication, linguistics, sociology, psychology, economics, law, political science, and other disciplines. This conference is unique in the manner in which it brings these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue, and we invite papers from all the above disciplines, as well as those that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Following the success of WebSci’09 in Athens, WebSci’10 in Raleigh, and WebSci’11 in Koblenz, we are seeking papers and research notes that describe original research, analysis, and practice in the field of Web Science, as well as extended abstracts that discuss novel and thought-provoking ideas and works-in-progress.

Wed Science Trust