WSTNet Lab Directors Meet at WebSci16

WSTNet Lab Directors Meeting, Hannover, 22 May 2016.

WSTNet Lab Directors Meeting, Hannover, 22 May 2016

WSTNet Lab Directors got together at the start of the Web Science Conference this week in Hannover, Germany. Highlights of the meeting include the election of Steffen Staab as Chair and Pete Burnap as Vice-Chair, planning for this years’ Web Science Summer School at University of Koblenz (30 June to 6 July – ), and firming up of arrangements for World Wide Web Week – a global event celebrating 10 years of Web Science to be held later this year.

Who’s who in the photo (from left to right): Thanassis Tiropanis (WSI), Manfred Hauswirth (FOKUS), Steffan Staab (Institute WeST), Noshir Contractor (SONIC), Sung-Hyon Myaeng (KAIST), Les Carr (WSI), John Erickson (RPI), Susan Davies (WST), Hans Akkermans (VU Amsterdam), Dave De Roure (Oxford e-Research), Anni Rowland-Campbell (Intersticia), Pete Burnap (Cardiff University), and Wolfgang Nejdl, (L3S).

ACM WebSci 2014 – 23-26 June Bloomington, USA

This year’s ACM WebSci conference will be held in Bloomington and hosted by Indiana University.

The conference web site is located at

Key dates

17 Jan 2014: workshop proposals
31 Jan 2014: workshop notification
23 Feb 2014: paper submissions
23 Mar 2014: poster submissions
13 Apr 2014: paper/posters notification
15 Apr 2014: data challenge submissions
11 May 2014: paper/poster camera-ready

Web Science Meets Network Science

The Third International Workshop on Network Theory: Web Science Meets Network Science was organised by the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Laboratory at Northwestern University, the Annenberg Network of Networks (ANN) at the University of Southern California, and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). It was hosted at the Northwestern University on 4 – 6 March 2011.

Although the weather in Evanston turned surly, members of the SONIC lab, along with some of the most influential and brilliant scholars involved in Network and Web Science, discussed the future of the field, major challenges, and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The workshop organisers hoped to frame a new research agenda by leveraging the commonalities and distinctive contributions of Web Science and Network Science, and to formulate questions of interest to both communities.


  • Noshir Contractor, SONIC, Northwestern
  • Manuel Castells, ANN, USC
  • Peter Monge, ANN, USC
  • Brian Uzzi, NICO, Northwestern
  • Kevin Lynch, NICO, Northwestern