Creating a Science of the Web

  title={Creating a Science of the Web},
  author={Tim Berners-Lee and Wendy Hall and James A. Hendler and Nigel Shadbolt and Daniel J. Weitzner},
  pages={769 - 771}
Understanding and fostering the growth of the World Wide Web, both in engineering and societal terms, will require the development of a new interdisciplinary field. 
Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the web
The Web must be studied as an entity in its own right to ensure it keeps flourishing and prevent unanticipated social effects.
Network science, web science, and internet science
Exploring three interdisciplinary areas and the extent to which they overlap. Are they all part of the same larger domain?
The Web Science Observatory
To understand and enable the evolution of the Web and to help address grand societal challenges, the Web must be observable at scale across space and time. That requires a globally distributed and
Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science
Here's how it can awaken computer science to the interdisciplinary possibilities of the Web's socially embedded computing technology.
Science 2.0
Traditional scientific methods need to be expanded to deal with complex issues that arise as social systems meet technological innovation.
The Profession of IT, Computing is a Natural Science
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Information Integration and the Semantic Web
This short position paper describes the role that the Semantic Web can play in information integration and how the Swoogle Semantic Web search engine can help.
Web science: expanding the notion of computer science
The role and place of Web Science in the computing disciplines is discussed and plans for future curriculum developments utilizing novel methods to support and elaborate curriculum definition and review are presented.
Trust on the Web: Some Web Science Research Challenges
Research issues and challenges relating to the vital topic of trust are reviewed, showing how the Web Science agenda requires trust to be addressed, and how addressing the challenges requires a range of disciplinary skills applied in an integrated manner.
The Open University ’ s repository of research publications and other research outputs Building a pragmatic Semantic Web
This research presents a meta-analyses of the determinants of infectious disease outbreaks in eight countries over a 12-month period in the period of May 21 to 29, 2012 and shows clear patterns of disease progression that are consistent with infectious disease-related deaths.


Navigation in a small world
The small-world phenomenon was first investigated as a question in sociology and is a feature of a range of networks arising in nature and technology and is investigated by modelling how individuals can find short chains in a large social network.
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. Lawrence Lessig. New York: Basic Books, 1999. 230 pp. $21 hbk. Lawrence Lessig's Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace is perhaps the most original book yet written
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig shows how code can make a domain, site, or network free or restrictive; how technological architectures influence people's behavior and the values they adopt; and how changes in code can have damaging consequences for individual freedoms.
Exploring complex networks
This work aims to understand how an enormous network of interacting dynamical systems — be they neurons, power stations or lasers — will behave collectively, given their individual dynamics and coupling architecture.
Workshop on The Emerging Science of the Web
  • Workshop on The Emerging Science of the Web
  • 2005
Proceedings of the 7th International World Wide Web Conference
  • Proceedings of the 7th International World Wide Web Conference
  • 1998