First RBCDSAI - Web Science Symposium


The world wide web is an unprecedented phenomenon that affects all aspects of modern life including our communication, entertainment, and socialising choices. Web Science is an emerging discipline that studies all aspects of the world wide web, ranging from the technologies that enable communication on the web to the wider social impact of the web. Some of the technologies include natural language processing, semantic web and ontologies, network science and analytics.The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI ( RBCDSAI) at IIT Madras is launching this symposium series to serve as a platform for the web science community in India to gather and exchange ideas. The first Symposium will be held in IIT Madras on 25th and 26th February 2019. The program consists of talks by the trustees of the web science trust as well as experts from around the country.

About Webscience Trust: The Web Science Trust (WST) is a charitable body with the aim of supporting the global development of Web Science. The Web Science Trust has established an international network (WSTNet), bringing together world-class research laboratories to support the Web Science research and education programme. The origins of the Web Science Trust can be found in the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) which was established in 2006. Now in 2018, we have assembled 20 world-class international research groups, founded a Summer School which is held in a different location each year, and run a series of international teaching and research events including an ACM Web Science conference now in its 11th year.

First RBCDSAI Web Science Symposium

Date: February 25, 2019 - February 26, 2019

Venue: ICSR Auditorium, IIT Madras