ACM Conference on Web Science Program Finalized

The program for the 3rd International Conference on Web Science – ACM WebSci’11, June 14 – 17, Koblenz, Germany,  has been finalized.  Keynote speakers are Jaime Teevan, researcher in the Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group at Microsoft Research; and Professor Barry Wellman, Department of Sociology and Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto.  Teevan will speak on “The Web Changes Everything: How Dynamic Content Affects the Way People Find Online”, and Wellman will discuss “Networked Individualism”.

According to the conference website, the main theme “is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web”, and “this conference, is inherently interdisciplinary and integrates computer and information sciences with a multitude of disciplines including sociology, economics, political science, law, management, language and communication, geography and psychology.” Many of the presentations and poster sessions are on subjects relevant to information professionals.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

 

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