Welcome to the 16th Web Science Conference, hosted by the University of Stuttgart and organized by the Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems (IRIS). WebSci’24 promises a rich exploration of web science through workshops, tutorials, a PhD symposium, and five inspiring keynotes. In addition to keynotes by Eszter Hargittai, Jie Tang, Dirk Hovy, Hannes Werthner, and Jennifer Pan, we look forward to the panel discussion, including Steffen Staab, with the theme “Reflecting on the Web, AI, and Society.”

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Ticket Options

What's included in the registration fees:

  • Workshops and Main Conference - May 21-24 includes catered coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon Tuesday through Friday, lunches Tuesday through Friday, and a catered reception/poster session on Wednesday evening.
  • Main Conference Only - May 22-24 includes catered coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon Wednesday through Friday, lunches Wednesday through Friday, and a catered reception/poster session on Wednesday evening.
  • Workshop Day Only - May 21 includes the workshops/tutorials/PhD Symposium on the first day, coffee breaks (morning and afternoon), and lunch.

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Workshop / Ph.D. Symposium

If you are attending the workshops/tutorial, which are you interested in attending? Visit this link for more details about the Workshops and Tutorials.

To attend Brave Conversations - Stuttgart 2024, please register here.

Conference Reception and Poster Session - May 22, 2024

The catered Conference Reception and Poster Session will occur after the day's program ends. This will be a chance to meet other attendees and network while enjoying finger foods and drinks.

WebSci'24 Conference Dinner- May 23, 2024

The WebSci'24 Conference Dinner will take place at the Alte Kanzlei in downtown Stuttgart (Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart).

We will meet at the restaurant and begin with a sparkling wine reception at 7:00 pm. The price for the conference dinner includes all beverages and food.

Privacy Policy - University of Stuttgart

Data Protection: Information according to Article 13 GDPR

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We use your information for registration and planning only in connection to the 16th ACM Web Science Conference hosted by the University of Stuttgart.

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Your registration information will only be viewed by a few members of the local planning committee. Contact Sierra Kaiser for details.

3. Duration of storage
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