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Kai Rannenberg confirmed as Speaker

Jacques Bus confirmed as Speaker

Noshir Contractor confirmed as Speaker

Joseph Sifakis to speak at the WWW Forum

Tim Berners-Lee to speak at the WWW Forum

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New Web Science Doctoral Training Centre

Webworld.jpg Fully-funded 4-year Web Science PhD studentships are available in a new EPSRC-funded Web Science doctoral training centre launched in ECS.
Also available, a 1-year MSc in Web Science. Apply now for October 2009!

Participating Journals

We are pleased to be associated with the following journals.

IEEE Intelligent Systems IEEE Intelligent Systems
The #1 Magazine in Artificial Intelligence. High-Impact, Cutting-Edge Theory and Applications.
Journal of Information Technology and Politics Journal of Information Technology and Politics
The Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP) seeks high-quality manuscripts on the challenges and opportunities presented by information technology in politics and government. The primary objectives of the journal are to:
  • promote a better understanding of how evolving information technologies interact with political and governmental processes and outcomes at many levels,
  • encourage the development of governmental and political processes that employ IT in novel and interesting ways, and
  • foster the development of new information technology tools and theories that can capture, analyze, and report on these developments.
Computer Law and Security Report Computer Law and Security Review
Accessible to a wide range of professional legal and IT practitioners, businesses, academics, researchers, libraries and organisations in both the public and private sectors, the Computer Law and Security Review regularly covers:
  • Refereed academic and practitioner papers on topics such as Web 2.0, IT security, Identity management, ID cards, RFID, interference with privacy, Internet law, telecoms regulation, online broadcasting, intellectual property, software law, e-commerce, outsourcing, data protection and freedom of information and many other topics.
  • European Union update.
  • National news from 10 European jurisdictions.
  • Pacific rim news column from 10 jurisdictions.
Information, Communication and Society Information, Communication and Society
Drawing together the most current work upon the social, economic and cultural impact of the emerging properties of the new information and communications technologies, this journal positions itself at the centre of contemporary debates about the information age. Information, Communication & Society (iCS) transcends cultural and geographical boundaries as it explores a diverse range of issues relating to the development and application of information and communications technologies (ICTs), asking such questions as:
  • What are the new and evolving forms of social software? What direction will these forms take?
  • ICTs facilitating globalization; and how might this affect conceptions of local identity, ethnic differences and regional sub-cultures?
  • Are ICTs leading to an age of electronic surveillance and social control? What are the implications for policing criminal activity, citizen privacy, and public expression?
  • How are ICTs affecting daily life and social structures such as the family, work and organization, commerce and business, education, health care and leisure activities?
  • To what extent do the virtual worlds constructed using ICTs impact on the construction of objects, spaces and entities in the material world?
TWEB ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB)
A journal publishing refereed articles reporting the results of research on Web content, applications, use, and related enabling technologies. Topics in the scope of TWEB include but are not limited to the following: Browsers and Web Interfaces; Electronic Commerce; Electronic Publishing; Hypertext and Hypermedia; Semantic Web; Web Engineering; Web Services; and Service-Oriented Computing XML.
IJIS International Journal of Internet Science
A peer reviewed open access journal for empirical findings, methodology, and theory of social and behavioral science concerning the Internet and its implications for individuals, social groups, organizations, and society.
Policy and Internet Policy and Internet
Policy and Internet calls for papers reporting on innovative research into some aspect of the implications of the Internet for public policy. Perspectives from any academic discipline are welcomed, particularly political science, economics, law, sociology, information science, communications, philosophy, computer science, psychology, management, geography and medicine. Topics range across e-commerce, digital government, privacy, cybercrime, Internet activism, identity management, online social networks and relationships, e-democracy, on-line negotiation, internet technology policy, e-health and online education.

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