Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff

Collective Intelligence in Citizen Science – A Study of Performers and Talkers

A paper by Ramine Tinati, Max Van Kleek, Elena Simperl, Markus Luczak-Roesch and Nigel Shadbolt, on online citizen science projects, in which volunteers help solve problems in a wide range of scientific areas using their own I.T.

The authors describe a research project to examine whether the volunteers’ participation in online discussion forums influences the likelihood of a solution being found to the problem.

Wendy Hall for the BCS on Women in IT

Professor Dame Wendy Hall’s blog for the British Computer Society, which is part of its campaign to encourage women to consider a career in I.T. She discusses her career history, how she came to be passionate about Computer Science and the reasons for women being better represented in the new discipline of Web Science than in other areas of I.T.

The Web Science Observatory – The Challenges of Analytics over Distributed Linked Data Infrastructures

A paper by Wendy Hall, Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Markus Luczak-Rösch and Elena Simperl on Web Observatories. The opportunities for Big Data analytics are discussed, as well as the challenges, including the balance between fewer machines and data sets giving high performance on the one hand and a large number of distributed, diverse data sets potentially giving lower performance on the other hand.