ACM Web Science 2015

ACM Web Science 2015

From Sunday 28th June - Wednesday 1st July the e-Research Centre hosted the 2015 ACM Web Science Conference. With sessions being held both at the Centre and in Keble College, the conference offered an excellent programme of over 60 papers and posters, alongside seven exciting Web Science workshops, plus keynotes, panels and Late Breaking Research.

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science 2015 aimed to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines - alongside collaborations with industry, business, government and civil society - to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web, the largest socio-technical infrastructure in human history.

Paper sessions were themed around Politics & Culture, Data Challenges, Online Social Behaviour, Innovating Methods, Ethics, Digital Narratives, and Social Safety and Wellbeing.

Keynote speakers at the conference included:

  • Markus Strohmaier, Professor of Web-Science at the Faculty of Computer Science at University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Mia Consalvo, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal
  • Rachel Gibson, Professor of Political Science, University of Manchester

In addition to the series of keynotes, talks, workshops and panels the Web Science 2015 also hosted a successful art exhibition, which was open to both conference attendees and the general public alike. The exhibition included works from a number of artists from Goldsmiths, University of London:

  • Memo Akten
  • Ian W Gouldstone
  • James Bulley & Daniel Jones
  • Parag K Mital
  • Fabio Lattanzi Antinori
  • Goldsmiths’ Interaction Research Studio 

A series of pieces from  renowned Singaporean artist Lin Hsin Hsin were also exhibited, in addition to which she also presented the world premiere of her latest performance "PING (Poetry IN Geometry)".

A series of photos and tweets from the exhibition can be seen by clicking the image below.