Keynote speech at Web Science and Technology Symposium

Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Professor Nigel Shadbolt gave a keynote speech entitled “Web Science: a New Frontier” at the Web Science and Technology Symposium
in Seoul, Korea.

The symposium, which took place on the 24th of February 2011, was a gathering of the world leaders in the field of Web Science and Technology.

Amongst the many issues discussed in the speech were the processes that have driven the Web’s growth, the function of the Web as a socio-technical system, the drivers that led to the establishment of Web Science as a new academic discipline and the grand challenges facing Web Scientists.