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