Wednesday 18




Second Web Science Curriculum Workshop (WSCW2)


Workshop on Understanding The Impact of the Web on Scholarly Communication (UIWoSC)


WWW Forum

Opening: H.E. President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias

Welcome addresses: Lazaros Efraimoglou (President of FHW), Antonis Samaras (Minister of Culture), Prof. Dame Wendy Hall (WSRI Director)

Keynote Speakers: Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Joseph Sifakis

Chair: Professor George Metakides




Thursday 19




Conference Welcome


Keynote Speaker 1: Nigel Shadbolt (Founding Director of WSRI & Director of Interdisciplinary Research within ECS)


Papers 1: Teaching and Learning - Hall: “IPHIGENIA 2”
Papers 2: Trust and Distrust - Hall: “IPHIGENIA 3”


Coffee break


Business panel
“Society On-Line: The Business Approach”

Welcome addresses: Kostis Hatzidakis (Minister of Development), Constantine Michalos (President of EVEA), Anna Diamantopoulou (Member of Greek Parliament, PASOK)

Speakers: Christos Tsangos (Microsoft Hellas Managing Director), Dr. Nikos Koulouris (Vice President of EETT, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission), Thoedoros Fessas (President and Managing Director of Info-Quest)

Chair: Anastasios Oikonomou (Journalist)


Legal Panel
“What can Web Science Do for the Privacy of Data Subjects? Law, Privacy and Data Retention in a Post 9/11 World”

Speakers: Jacques Rauhofer (Lecturer, UCLAN), A. Matwyshyn (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute)

Panel Chair: Lilian Edwards (Professor, Sheffield University, UK)


Cold Lunch


Keynote Speaker 2: Jacques Bus (Head of Unit F5 “Trust and Security”)

14:45 -16:00

Trust on the Web (co-organized with EC)

Chair Jacques Bus (Head of Unit F5 “Trust and Security”)

Speakers: Professor Kai Rannenberg (T-Mobile Chair for Mobile Business and Multilateral Security at Goethe University, Frankfurt), Professor Pavlos Spirakis (Director of Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, CTI), Ann Cavoukian [pre-recorded presentation] (Information & Privacy Commissioner)


Coffee break


Papers 3: Openness vs. Control - Hall “IPHIGENIA 2”
Papers 4: Tags and Search - Hall “IPHIGENIA 3”


Poster Session (supported by “OMEGA” Research Center)

Welcome address: James A. Hendler (Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


Friday 20




Papers 5: Social Networks - Hall “IPHIGENIA 2”
Papers 6: Web of Data - Hall “IPHIGENIA 3”


Coffee break


Cultural Convergence and Digital Technology (organized by FHW)

Intervention: Maria Damanaki (Member of Greek Parliament, PASOK)

Speakers: Konstantinos Bita (Musician), Mihail Marmarinos (Actor & Director), Olga Pozeli (Actor & Director)

Chair: N. Xydakis (Editor in Chief “KATHIMERINI” - Art Critic)




Keynote Speaker 3: Noshir Contractor (Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University)


Papers 7: Government, Citizens and Law on the Web - Hall “IPHIGENIA 2”
Papers 8: Life On-Line - Hall “IPHIGENIA 2”


Coffee break


Socio-Psychology and the Web (co-organized by OMEGA Research Center, Dpt of Psychology, Panteion University and Athenian Institute of Anthropos - AKMA)

Intervention: S. Arsenis ("Omega" Research Center)


  • Betina Davou, Professor (Dpt of Media and Communication Studies, University of Athens) & Mαρινα Savrami, M.Sc (Laboratory for Psychological Applications and Communication Planning, University of Athens). From Real Life to Virtual Friendships: The Facebook Case
  • Spiros Sirmakessis, Associate Professor (Dpt of Applied Informatics in Administration and Economy, Technological Education Institute of Messolonghi). The impact of visual design on Web Interaction
  • Ioannis Katerelos, Associate Professor (Dpt of Psychology, Panteion University). Social networks as infrastructure containing social dynamics: a variable social geometry?
  • Efstratios Papanis, Assistant Professor (Dpt of Sociology, University of the Aegean). Pedophilia and the Greek Internet
  • Maria Koletsi, MA (Administrator of Research Institute for the Development and Promotion of Digital Access). Social Inequalities and the Web

Chair: Mina Todoulou-Polemi (Ph.D, C.G.P., E.C.P., Psychologist- Psychtherapist, President of the Hellenic Association for Systemic Therapy, HELESYTH)



Politics and the Web (organized by OMEGA Research Center, Dpt of Psychology, Panteion University)

Welcome Address: Stelios Kouloglou (Journalist & Director)


  • George Alexias, Assistant Professor (OMEGA Research Center, Dpt of Psychology, Panteion University) “Greek Political Parties and the Web
  • Ilias Athanasiadis, MSc, PhD (Constantinos Caramanlis Institute for Democracy) “New Era in Political Communication
  • Athanasios Priftis, MA (Andreas Papandreou Institute) “Beyond the Medium is the Message: Internet as a Policy Making Incubator
  • Panagiotis Pantos, MA (Member of Nikos Poulantzas Institute Board of Directors) “The Internet as a new Public Sphere: From Virtual Reality to Collective Action
  • Christoforos Vernardakis, Assistant Professor of Political Science (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - AUTH) & Scientific Consultant of VPRC “Internet - Platforms for Social Networking and Political Research

Chair: Konstantinos Koskinas (Associate Professor, OMEGA Research Center, Dpt of Psychology, Panteion University – Member of Hellenic Sociological Association, SEK)



Closing Ceremony
Dimitris Efraimoglou (FHW Managing Director)


Paper Sessions


Papers 1: “Teaching and Learning”
- Julià Minguillón, Web and education, a successful open entanglement [Abstract]
- Thanassis Tiropanis, Hugh Davis, David Millard and Mark Weal. Semantic Technologies for Learning and Teaching in the Web 2.0 era – A survey [Abstract]
- Carl Lagoze, The oreChem Project: Integrating Chemistry Scholarship with the Semantic Web [Abstract]


Papers 2: “Trust and Distrust”

-David Karpf, Why Bowl Alone When You Can Flashmob the Bowling Alley?: Implications of the Mobile Web for Online-Offline Reputation Systems [Abstract]

- Patricia Victor, Chris Cornelis, Martine De Cock and Ankur Teredesai, Trust- and Distrust-Based Recommendations for Controversial Items [Abstract]

- Kieron O’Hara and David Stevens, The Devil’s Long Tail: Religious Moderation and Extremism on the Web [Abstract]



Papers 3: “Openness vs. Control”

- Alison Powell, Lessons from the Net Neutrality Lobby: Balancing openness and control in a networked society [Abstract]

- Inma Rodríguez-Ardura, Francisco J. Martínez-López and Paula Luna, The consumer and the Web: a critical revision of the contributions to Web science from the marketing and the consumer behaviour discipline [Abstract]

- Sadie Creese and Koen Lamberts, Can cognitive science help us make information risk more tangible online? [Abstract]

- Wolf Richter, Designing effective regulation for the "Dark side" of the Web [Abstract]



Papers 4: “Tags and Search”

- Ching Man Au Yeung, Michael Noll, Nicholas Gibbins, Christoph Meinel and Nigel Shadbolt, On Measuring Expertise in Collaborative Tagging Systems [Abstract]

- Gavin Smith and Helen Ashman, Evaluating implicit judgements from Image search interactions [Abstract]
- Lorraine Warren. Ephemeral emergents and anticipation in online connected creativity [Abstract]

- Alexandre Passant, Matthias Samwald, John Breslin and Stefan Decker, Federating Distributed Social Data to Build an Interlinked Online Information Society [Abstract]


Papers 5: “Social Networks”

- Milena Mihail, Yorgos Amanatidis and Stephen Young, Kernel Models For Complex Networks [Abstract]

- Jean Burgess and Joshua Green, Making Sense of YouTube: The Challenges of Complexity and Scale [Abstract]

- Lei Zhang and Wanqing Tu, Six Degrees of Separation in Online Society [Abstract]

- Barbie Clarke, BFFE (Be Friends Forever): the way in which young adolescents are using social networking sites to maintain friendships and explore identity [Abstract]



Papers 6: “Web of Data”

- Yuzhong Qu, Weiyi Ge, Gong Cheng and Zhiqiang Gao, Class Association Structure Derived From Linked Objects [Abstract]

- Harry Halpin, Social Meaning on the Web: From Wittgenstein To Search Engines [Abstract]

- Lynda Hardman, Jacco van Ossenbruggen and Raphael Troncy, Interactive Information Access on the Web of Data [Abstract]

- Mathias Schindler and Denny Vrandecic, Introducing new features to Wikipedia - Case studies for Web science [Abstract]



Papers 7: “Government, Citizens, Law and the Web”

- Albert Batlle, Ana Waksberg and Eduard Aibar, Is web-based interaction reshaping the organizational dynamics of public administration?: A comparative empirical study on eGovernment [Abstract]

- Ethan Katsh, Online Dispute Resolution: Designing new Legal Processes for Cyberspace [Abstract]

- Helen Margetts and Peter John, Experiments for Web Science: Examining the Effect of the Internet on Collective Action [Abstract]



Papers 8: “Life On-line”

- Jonathon Hare, Adrian Osmond, Yang Yang, Gary Wills, David De Roure, Judith Joseph, Lucy Yardley and Mark Weal, LifeGuide: A platform for performing web-based behavioural interventions [Abstract]

- Michel van Eeten and Johannes Bauer, Securing Cyberspace: Realigning Economic Incentives in the ICT Value Net [Abstract]

- Leslie Carr and Stevan Harnad, Cognition, Cognitive Technology and the Web [Abstract]