Main Conference Program 28 – 30 May 2018

Find here the full conference program, site maps included.

Preview of Coming Attractions

ACM Turing Award Lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Tuesday morning 29 May)
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award, known as the Nobel Prize for Informatics, will deliver his Turing Lecture as a keynote at the WebSci’18 Conference, on Tuesday morning 29 May 2018, in the Aula hall of VU Amsterdam:
09.00-10.00 Welcome Coffee (Foyer space)
10.00-11.30 ACM Turing Award Lecture (Aula hall).
The captured video of the full Turing Lecture will be made available here later on (expected around 10 June 2018).

Keynote Session: The Future of Semantics on the Web (Wednesday 30 May)
Prof. Dr. John Domingue, Director of the Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK, and President of STI International, Vienna, Austria; this keynote session is moderated by Prof. Dr. Frank van Harmelen (VU Amsterdam): 11.00-12.30, Auditorium.
John’s keynote slides are available here.

Sunday 27 May 2018: WebSci Events Day, with Welcome Reception
Sunday 27 May 2018 is the WebSci Events Day, with workshops and symposia (10.00-16.00, BelleVUe building). For the list of events and where they take place, see the conference program. The day ends with a joint poster session plus Welcome reception (16.00-18.00).

Monday 28 May 2018: Opening, Best of WebSci’18, with Poster Session & Reception
The main conference will be opened on Monday 28 May 2018 by Prof. Dr. Vinod Subramaniam, rector-magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (10.10-10.30, Auditorium). The first session, Best of Web Science 2018, features presentations of award-nominated papers (10.30-12.30, Auditorium). The WebSci Poster Session (with a best poster award) also takes place on Monday, along with a reception with drinks and snacks (16.00-18.00). Find the list of presented posters here, and the poster event (pre)proceedings  here.

Tuesday 29 May 2018: WebSci Social Event and Conference Dinner
Every attendee is invited to the WebSci Social Event and Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening (17.00-22.00). Among others, enjoy a boat trip through the famous canals of Amsterdam! Program:
* 17.45: departure by boat from Beatrixpark/RAI landing place.
* 19.15: arrival at restaurant IJ-Kantine (‘t IJ across Central Station)
* 19.30-21.30: WebSci’18 Dinner, with awards ceremony.

Wednesday 30 May 2018: Conference Closing Day
The Wednesday keynote session is by John Domingue (Open University, UK), on The Future of Semantics on the Web (11.00-12.30, Auditorium). The session is moderated by Frank van Harmelen, and there will be ample room for discussion.

Paper Presentations
Accepted papers for the main conference will be published in the ACM Proceedings of WebSci’18, and have a slot for presentation on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The schedule for the WebSci’18 Paper Presentation Sessions is given in the full conference program.

Special Event: WebSci’18 PhD Student Social Gathering
Mon 28 May 2018, 18.00-20.00h
(after the WebSci’18 Poster Session and Reception)
at The Basket (VU Amsterdam Campus Grand Café, next to conference site)

We would like to invite all PhD students at WebSci’18 to a social event with fellow PhD students, across the network of Web Science Trust labs and more. Come and have buffet dinner and drinks with us, and join in on a conversation about what events, or professional placements we would like to see from WSTNet in the future. This is a way to improve our PhD experience and network with other PhD students at the same time.

Cost: Free of charge for any PhD student who would like to come along and who is attending the WebSci’18 conference. If you want to participate, please register here.

Organisers: WSTNet Labs: Cat Morgan and Rob Thorburn, from the University of Southampton Lab