Most areas of today's society are dependent on the web in some way.
This raises the issue of the web as an object of scientific study on its own.
The presentation will introduce the emerging scientific discipline of Web Science,
as a way to study the web as a whole, on a systems level and in an inter-disciplinary way.
The presentation will cover the motivation for Web Science,
discuss the different goals and definitions of Web Science,
and present some current contributions of Web Science.