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Special Issue on Web Science
Submission Date: 2017-11-01

Twenty-eight years ago, Tim Berners-Lee defined the technical foundations for the World Wide Web. Since then, its adoption has driven some of the most significant societal changes in history, thanks to both exponential growth and related technological reverberations. The Web's influence has transformed business models and the future of work, empowered our ability to realize human rights and mobilize grassroots social movements, and reinvented our goals around human health and the pursuit of happiness. The Web's infrastructure has also created a paradigm shift in how we learn, communicate, and seek entertainment. Of course, with every technological advancement, there is a cost. For one, the digital divide-that is, the quality of life disparity between those who have and do not have access to the Web-puts added pressure on the poorest and most vulnerable societies around the globe. Another challenge we face due to the success of the Web is how best to balance data ownership requirements and protection of an individual's privacy. The dangers of failing to meet this particular challenge could result in a crisis of trust stemming from potentially overwhelming surveillance or an inability to prevent physical or virtual crimes on a massive scale. Ultimately, the Web's future success or failure will rely on whether it abides by principles of fairness, inclusivity, and open governance. In 2006, Web Science was created as the field to explore all areas of the Web from a socio-technical perspective, including mathematical properties, engineering principles, and social impact [T. Berners-Lee et al., Science, 2006, vol. 313, no. 5788, pp. 769-771]. Eleven years on, we are still learning. The guest editors of this special issue seek articles that help establish the current state of the art and science in Web Science as well as highlight major challenges and barriers to the Web's future development. Articles could address topics such as - architecture and philosophy of the Web; - social machines: collective intelligence, collaborative/peer production, and the future of work; - Web-enabled social movements; - Web economics, social entrepreneurship, and innovation; - socio-technical analysis of the emergence and impacts of online social and information networks; - governance, democracy, access, and intellectual property; - personal data and privacy; - security and trust; - the digital divide: global access and development; - knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web ; - Web Science and the Internet of Things; and - future Internet.
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