Main Conference Program 28 – 30 May 2018

Find the overall conference program here: WebSci’18 Schedule v6b-06Apr2018 – short

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, popularly known as the Nobel Prize for Informatics, will deliver his Turing Lecture as a keynote at our 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 Turing Award Lecture (Aula hall)

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:
11.00-12.30, Auditorium

Sunday 27 May 2018: WebSci Events Day, with Welcome Reception
Sunday 27 May 2018 is the WebSci Events Day, with workshops, tutorials and other events (10.00-16.00, BelleVUe building). It will feature, among others, workshops on topics such as the Web and the Digital Divide, on a variety of matters regarding Ethics on/of the Web, on Web Science, Learning and Education, on Digital Sociology and Cultural Web Research, an Interdisciplinary WebSci PhD Symposium, and other events.  The day ends with a joint poster session plus reception (16.00-18.00).

Monday 28 May 2018: Opening, Best of WebSci’18 & Poster Day, with Poster 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, with a reception with drinks and snacks (16.00-18.00).

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!

Wednesday 30 May 2018: Conference Closing Day, with Awards
The Wednesday keynote session is by John Domingue, on the Future of Semantics on the Web (11.00-12.30, Auditorium), with ample room for discussion. Wednesday is the closing day of the conference, and will include an Awards Session.

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. Find the preliminary schedule for the WebSci’18 Paper Presentation Sessions here: WebSci 18 Paper Sessions Program Grid -draft v06Apr2018