Web Science 2017 Sponsors Announced

ACM Web Science 2017 is proud to announce the Tetherless World Constellation  at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Diamond Sponsor for the 2017 Web Science Conference to be held in Troy, New York from June 26th to June 28th with tutorials and workshops hosted on June 25th. In addition, the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) is committed as a Platinum sponsor.

The 9th International ACM Web Science Conference 2017 is organised by the Rensselaer Web Science Research Center and the Tetherless World Constellation at RPI. The conference brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, like computer science, sociology, economics, information science, or psychology. 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 aims to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society, to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web: the largest socio-technical infrastructure in human history.

“We are delighted to both host and sponsor this year’s ACM Web Science Conference,” said Deborah L. McGuinness, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair and Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science. “The conference provides a unique opportunity to associate  with a global community of individuals from various disciplines (computer science, sociology, economics, information science, or psychology) interested in exploring and critically examining the socio-technical complexities of the Web.”

Additional Web Science sponsors include: ACM, SIGWEB, and Innovate518.

CEG Digital Partner with Web Science Institute

CEG lion black-transparentCEG Digital, the flexible learning division of global education provider Cambridge Education Group (CEG), has announced a new partnership with WST Net members, the Web Science Institute, to deliver a suite of short online courses, initially in the area of Data Science.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Director of the Web Science Institute says:

“I am very excited about working with CEG Digital on these new on-line courses in Data Science. The future of education is on-line and this partnership will enable the WSI to develop and deliver state of the art Data Science courses that are available to busy professionals wherever they are based.”

Web Observatory Sponsors – Infosys

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Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. As a proven partner focused on building tomorrow’s enterprise, Infosys enables clients in more than 30 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve.

Infosys provides enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data and cloud computing.

Web Observatory Sponsor – SWITCH CONCEPTS


After a series of projects and collaborations with Soton Web Science students and support for a number of UK events around the Web Observatory, SWITCH Concepts have become an official sponsor of the Web Observatory project.

Switch works closely with Southampton University’s Web Science Faculty to develop future leaders in technology. We hire and develop the best people in the industry to ensure that Switch remains at the sharpest possible edge of ad technology.



The Switch RTB Adserver allows premium buyers, exchanges, the Real-time Market and networks to compete simultaneously alongside any other available sources of demand. As a result, the Switch RTB Adserver works like an auction house; every demand source bids at the same time, and the gavel lands for the person who bids the most – delivering the best possible price, every time.


Web Observatory Sponsors – Edelman



Following a series of collaborations with the Southampton Doctoral Training Centre Edelman – the well-known PR experts have become one of the very first Web Observatory project sponsors

About Edelman

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman owns specialty firms

  • Edelman Berland (research)
  • Blue (advertising)
  • BioScience Communications (medical communications)
  • Edelman Significa (Brazil),
  • and Pegasus (China).