Bebo White: The Emergence of Web Science
In continuation to the series of lectures on information and knowledge society, ISIS invited Professor. Bebo White, Departmental Associate (emeritus) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), the national high-energy physics laboratory at Stanford University, to give a lecture on The Emergence of Web Science.
The scope of Prof. White’s lecture´s was on the the World Wide Web, and how it has been largely described for almost two decades in terms of technologies, infrastructure, processes, and methods that define it and applications it supports. He explained that the emerging discipline of Web Science seeks to understand the phenomenon that is the Web as an independent entity and the ecology in which it exists. He added that the Web Science explores the roles and the impact that the Web has had and will continue to have in the 21st century. As a result, studies in Web Science will help us to understand how the technology might evolve and how we can be prepared for the future Web.
Prof. Bebo White is a Departmental Associate (emeritus) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), the national high-energy physics laboratory at Stanford University. In addition, he holds faculty appointments at the University of Hong Kong and the University of San Francisco. He was a member of the team that established at SLAC the first website in the United States and the fifth in the world. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and academic institutions, and for commercial organizations around the world. Professor White is a member of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2) and the Executive Committee of ACM SIGWEB, and holds advisory positions with numerous technical organizations. He is the author of nine books, has written over 100 journal articles on topics ranging from high-energy physics to Internet and Web technology, and is a managing editor of the Journal of Web Engineering
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