A research paper by Max Van Kleek, Daniel A. Smith, Nigel R. Shadbolt and M. C. Schraefel on the problems and frustrations of using disparate systems for managing personal data. A new web-standards based architecture for consolidating personal information systems called the WebBox is proposed.
Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff
A chapter by Dr. Kieron OHara and Professor Dame Wendy Hall in The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, edited by William Dutton, Oxford University Press 2012, discussing the rationale for the new discipline of Web Science, the definition of the Web, Web architecture, the role of government, semantics and linked data.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall interviewed by Jessica Shepherd, education correspondent for the Guardian, discussing the problem of the decline in the number of women choosing to study Computer Science.
An article by Professor Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee published in The Times, discussing the advantages of open data and the wide array of possible applications.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall gave a talk entitled “Towards a Smarter Web” as part of the “Celebrating Science” series of lectures at the NPL (National Physical Laboratory). The NPL is the National Measurement Institute for the UK, developing measurement standards and techniques for all areas of business, science and technology.
An interview with Professor Nigel Shadbolt, adviser to the government on the Open Data initiative, on the launch of the Midata scheme, which will allow consumers to have access to personal data held by a range of private sector organisations. 26 companies, including a number of household names such as Google, MasterCard and British Gas, have already signed up to the scheme.
Research paper by Pattanaphanchai J., O’Hara K. and Hall W. on a new method for the evaluation of the trustworthiness of Web content which uses Semantic Web technologies. It will be presented at the International Semantic Web Conference from the 23rd to the 27th of October in Bonn, Germany.
Research paper by Igor O. Popov, M. C. Schraefel, Wendy Hall and Nigel R. Shadbolt on a new tool for exploring and displaying graph based data sets. It will be presented at the International Semantic Web Conference from the 23rd to the 27th of October in Bonn, Germany.
Professor Shadbolt comments on Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude’s plans for changing the rules regarding Freedom of Information requests.
Research paper in MobileHealth on a new and innovative electronic memory aid by Dirk de Jager, Alex L. Wood, Geoff V. Merrett, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi, Kieron OHara, Nigel R. Shadbolt and Wendy Hall.
The paper describes a system which reminds people with memory problems of details and memories of their surroundings in real time. The system is called DejaView and has 3 components: a wearable sensing device, a mobile phone and an Internet service. The wearable sensing device will allow a full day’s operation on a single charge and will also recognise faces and and display the peoples’ names on the mobile phone.