Web Science Overview


Tim Berners-Lee

MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Southampton University School of Electroncis and Computer Science
Web Science Research Initiative

This talk

CERN: The European Particle Physics Laboratory

CERN from the air

CERN: Atlas Detector

The ATLAS detector - a big project

1980: Enquire

Enquire V 1.1

Opening file (PSK-PCP)VAC-V1:ENQR...

PSB Vacuum Control System                    (concept)  <   O>
--- ------ ------- ------

 [ 1] described-by: Enquiry System
      An experimental system for which this is a test.

 [ 2] includes: Vacuum History System
      Records and displays slow changes in pressure.

 [ 3] includes: Vacuum equipment modules
      Perform all the hardware interface

 [ 4] includes: Control and status applications programs
      Provide operator interaction from the consoles.

 [ 5] described-by: Controle du System a Vide du Booster 11-2-80
      Operational specification of the software

 [ 6] includes: PSB Pump Surveillance System         PCP 228
      Allows rapid monitoring of pressure changes

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1989: Web memo

Circles and arrows again...

Circles and arrows diagram

1990: WWW design

1990: Original WWW architecture

The original architecture diagram

Web must be universal

Must worik with any...

1991-4: First WWW server hits

Increase of 10x every year

1994: World Wide Web Consortium

Standards: good + fair + fast

Leading the web to its full potential

2006: Web Science Research Initiuative

(Historical Roadmap, Web Science


Layers: Link

link level

Layers: Net hides links

net level

Layers: Web hides computers

web level

Layers: Web hides computers

web level

Layers: Semantic Web

sem web level

Layers: Semantic Web

sem web level

Layers: Semantic Web

graph level

Layers: Semantic Web

graph2 level

Linked Open Data

Many connected data sources

Web Science

The process of designing things in a very large space

Designing a system...

process of web science

involves social conventions too.

process of web science

Microscopic system

process of web science

Macroscopic effect

process of web science

Analyse the result

process of web science

Is this what we want?

process of web science

The process of web science

process of web science

Science and engineering

process of web science


process of web science magic = stuff you don't understand

More magic

magic = stuff you don't understand yet process of web science

Second guessing

Second guessing




Linked data diagram Richard Cyganiak
Fractal background Sven Geier