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Network of Excellence in Internet Science (Multidisciplinarity and its Implications, T.Tiropannis, SOTON)


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The Network of Excellence in Internet Science aims to achieve a deeper multidisciplinary understanding of the Internet as a societal and technological artefact.
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Network of Excellence in Internet Science (Multidisciplinarity and its Implications, T.Tiropannis, SOTON)

  1. 1. Multidisciplinarity and its implications A Web Science Perspective
  2. 2. The Web <ul><li>Micro scale </li></ul><ul><li>of documents </li></ul><ul><li>of links </li></ul><ul><li>of data </li></ul><ul><li>Macro scale </li></ul><ul><li>of social activity </li></ul><ul><li>of business activity </li></ul><ul><li>of citizen activity </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have what is needed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand its evolution? </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse its impact on human behaviour? </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate future developments? </li></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  3. 3. Web Science <ul><li>Studying the Web as Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Studying the Web as a phenomenon </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary research methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse the evolution of the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detect current trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predict future developments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A research roadmap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computational perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social science perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal perspective </li></ul></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  4. 4. The cost of interdisciplinarity <ul><li>Resources to kick-start activities </li></ul><ul><li>Resources to maintain momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review across disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>PhD supervision and examination </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits in the medium or longer term </li></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  5. 5. Web Science Trust (WST) <ul><li>WSTnet </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Design </li></ul><ul><li>ACM Web Science Conference </li></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  6. 6. Web Science DTC <ul><li>Recruiting up to 20 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>PhD supervisors from different disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplines currently represented: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science, Criminology, Law, Management, Humanities, Psychology, Social Statistics, Sociology </li></ul></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  7. 7. WAIS - Web and Internet Science Group <ul><li>Web Science </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic Web </li></ul><ul><li>Linked data </li></ul><ul><li>Social Web and virtual communities </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Pervasive Web </li></ul><ul><li>Trust and Provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Web </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor Web </li></ul><ul><li>Technology enhanced learning </li></ul><ul><li>Web accessibility </li></ul><ul><li></li></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  8. 8. Directions <ul><li>Draw from existing relevant work in the interdisciplinary area </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the low-hanging fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum design activity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify initial project themes that will carry the work forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial liaison </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anticipate growth of research area (new participations, variations of research themes, multiple conferences) </li></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting
  9. 9. Open Data Institute EINS Kick-off Meeting
  10. 10. thank you <ul><li>Thanassis Tiropanis </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>EINS Kick-off Meeting