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Web Science: An Exploratorium for Understanding and Enabling Social Networks

Contractor, Noshir Web Science: An Exploratorium for Understanding and Enabling Social Networks. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece.

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Web Science is well poised to make a quantum intellectual leap by facilitating collaboration that leverages recent advances in: - Theories: Theories about the social motivations for creating, maintaining, dissolving and re-creating links in multidimensional networks. Generative mechanisms for emergence of macro-structures. - Data: Developments in Semantic Web/Web 2.0 provide the technological capability to capture, store , merge, and query relational metadata needed to more effectively understand and enable communities. - Methods: An ensemble of qualitative and quantitative methods (exponential random graph modeling (p*) techniques to understand and enable theoretically grounded network recommendations - Computational infrastructure: Cloud computing and petascale applications are critical to face the computational challenges in analyzing the data.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:258
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Deposited On:31 Mar 2009 13:28
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