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Network Science, Web Science, and Internet Science

Network Science, Web Science, and Internet Science
Network Science, Web Science, and Internet Science
In this paper, we examine the fields of Network Science, Web Science and Internet Science. All three areas are interdisciplinary, and since the Web is based on the Internet, and both the Web and the Internet are networks, there is perhaps confusion about the relationship between them. We study the extent of overlap and ask whether one includes the others, or whether they are all part of the same larger domain. This paper provides an account of the emergence of each of these areas and outlines a framework for comparison. Based on this framework, we discuss these overlaps and propose directions for harmonization of research activities.
76-82
Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Hall, Wendy
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Crowcroft, Jon
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Contractor, Noshir
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Tassiulas, Leandros
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Hall, Wendy
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Crowcroft, Jon
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Contractor, Noshir
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Tassiulas, Leandros
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Tiropanis, Thanassis, Hall, Wendy, Crowcroft, Jon, Contractor, Noshir and Tassiulas, Leandros (2015) Network Science, Web Science, and Internet Science. Communications of the ACM, 58 (8), 76-82. (doi:10.1145/2699416).

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine the fields of Network Science, Web Science and Internet Science. All three areas are interdisciplinary, and since the Web is based on the Internet, and both the Web and the Internet are networks, there is perhaps confusion about the relationship between them. We study the extent of overlap and ask whether one includes the others, or whether they are all part of the same larger domain. This paper provides an account of the emergence of each of these areas and outlines a framework for comparison. Based on this framework, we discuss these overlaps and propose directions for harmonization of research activities.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 July 2015
Published date: August 2015
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 376676
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376676
PURE UUID: 3f2c9f99-7c5e-4db4-9a26-d859f719ea27
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2015 13:17
Last modified: 02 Nov 2018 01:37

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