Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Roesch, Elena Simperl and Wendy Hall describing research into people’s motivations for participating in citizen science projects.
The research indicated a number of motivations, including interest in the subject, the desire to learn, the feeling of contributing to the project, belonging to a community and achievement.
A paper by Paul Smart and Nigel Shadbolt on the World Wide Web from an epistemological viewpoint. The authors discuss personalised searches, Social Machines, networks and trust/reliability.
A paper by Markus Luczak-Roesch, Ramine Tinati, Saud Aljaloud, Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt on a design for a socio-technical
computing machine that allows collective problem solving activities to emerge naturally, without the need for initial problem structuring work or task definition.
A paper by Kieron O’Hara, Nigel Shadbolt and Wendy Hall for the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Chatham House, examining the tensions between individual rights to privacy and transparency and the rights to free speech.
A Q&A with Professor Dame Wendy Hall for the Royal Academy of Engineering to celebrate International Women’s Day. She discusses her motivations for choosing to go into engineering, her current research and being a woman engineering.
A paper by Clare Hooper, Brian Bailey, Hugh Glaser and James Hendler on social machines (systems where people and technology interact). The authors suggest a framework for thinking about social machines and discuss factors that might be considered when constructing them.
A chapter on the World Wide Web by Paul Smart and Nigel Shadbolt in the Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology, reviewing existing epistemological (of the study of knowledge) analyses of the Web and suggesting improvements in the application of epistemology to the study of the Web.
A paper by Paul Smart, Tom Scutt, Katia Sycara and Nigel Shadbolt on using a system for modelling human cognitive processes (ACT-R) to control a virtual character in the video game Unity.
A paper by Ian Brown, Lisa Harris and Wendy Hall, describing the extension of a model to describe Social Machines. The new model includes external and non-linear factors and grouping and sequencing of processes.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall, presenting the Web Observatory: a platform for gathering, querying and analysing heterogeneous real-time and historic data. The Web Observatory’s potential uses and the possible challenges are also discussed.