10th International Web Science conference held in Amsterdam

10th International Web Science conference held in Amsterdam

Prof David De Roure gave a keynote talk at the 10th International Web Science conference this week in Amsterdam. The conference, which was held in Oxford in 2015, brings together a multitude of disciplines in a creative and critical dialogue with the aim of understanding the Web and its impacts.  Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and the recipient of the 2016 ACM Turing Award, delivered the Turing Lecture on Tuesday 29 May.

Professor De Roure's keynote opened the workshop on Ethics and Privacy for Social Machines, Social Groups and Aggregations. His talk, entitled "Interdisciplinarity, ethics, and the study of social machines”, reflected on the experience of interdisciplinarity and how it supports ethically-informed thinking. Other talks covered the Virtues, Meaning and Misuse of Identity, Group Privacy, and Cyberphysical Social Machines.