Heise Online just published an article about the WebSci’16 conference which has been co-organised by Institute WeST (Steffen Staab as Program Chair, Claudia Wagner as Tutorial Chair).
The Web Science conference brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, such as computer science, economy, information science, and psychology. It focuses on the largest socio-technical system mankind has ever created: the World Wide Web.
It is the eighth edition oft he conference. WebSci is the conference series of the Web Science Trust, a charitable body aiming to support the global development of Web Science. In 2016, the organisation gets 10 years old. For this occasion, a brochure has been published that summarises the history, scope, and people behind the Web Science discipline.