We now finalized our invited speakers list for the Web Science Conference 2016 in May in Hannover, which will celebrate the 10th year of the Web Science Initiative, focusing on interdisciplinary research on the Web.
You see five of our invited speakers, Andrew Tomkins from Google, Daniel Olmedilla from Facebook, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP of Research of Yahoo!, Daniel Miller from UCL (with an ERC Advanced Grant on "Social Network Sites and Social Science"), and Jure Leskovec (Stanford & Chief Scientist @ Pinterest) already listed on our homepage, http://websci16.org/
Helen Margetts still has to provide her bio, but most of you will know her, as head of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the recently published book "Political Turbulence".
Plus three panels, still in preparation, on "10 Years of Web Science", "Computational Social Sciences: A bricolage of approaches" and "Privacy and Internet Governance".
Submitting a paper to WebSci'16 or to one of our WebSci'16 workshops (online already as well) is a good way to participate. The deadline for full and short papers is Feb 8, workshop deadlines are later.
Of course you could attend the conference also without presenting a paper, using the conference to delve into the area of Web Science, listening to the keynotes, many scientific presentations, as well as tutorials on crowdsouring, qualitative models in Web Science and other topics (the full list is online as well).
Please feel free to distribute this information to anybody interested, we are very much looking forward to meeting many of you at WebSci'16!