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Web Science Institute


A Global Organisation

Our academics are taking the message about the WSI and our research to all corners of the globe through a broad range of international visits and activities.

WSI Directors deliver keynote talks and lectures about Web Science and Artificial Intelligence around the world, and our Web Science students take part in research partnerships to build links with other organisations

The ACM Web Conference

On behalf of the University of Southamton, the WSI has organised and hosted the last two ACM Web Science Conferences.

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Conference theme: Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID

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Conference theme: Making the Web Human-Centric? New Directions in the Web and AI


Web Science Trust

The Web Science Trust (WST) promotes the understanding of the Web, through education and research in the discipline of Web Science and hosts the world wide network of WSTNet laboratories.

Untangling the Web

Untangling the Web

A series of podcasts called seeking to open up the fascinating and extremely timely discipline of Web Science to the lay listener through conversations between expert researchers across the field.


World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The University of Southampton, through the WSI, is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – an international community that works together to develop Web standards.

Distinguished Lectures

Distinguished Lectures

We run a series of distinguished lectures and seminars from leading experts around the globe offering opportunities for our staff and students to benefit from wide-ranging academic and industry expertise.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the WSI, please contact Susan Davies, Coordination Manager at or call 023 80 593523.

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