Web and Internet Science researchers develop new software technology allowing UK students and young researchers to access reproducible statistical research
An award-winning Southampton software tool to make university lectures more accessible, has been launched as a spinout company to help address government cuts in the Disabled Student Allowance
WAIS academics have deployed a revamp of Southampton’s Web Observatory site to enable more meaningful engagement with data analytics
Web and Internet Science (WAIS) researchers from the University of Southampton have been involved in developing essential provenance software for the award-winning ORCHID project.
Southampton Web and Internet Science (WAIS) students are playing a part in the development of the UK as a leading nation in Building Information Modelling (BIM).
International electric car championship teams up with Southampton researchers to explore the effect of climate change on Arctic ice sheet
We're in the top 100 amongst the Best Global Universities for 2017
ECS academics are lead educators on free online course helping learners understand how accessible digital technologies can overcome barriers encountered by people with sensory, physical or cognitive impairments
The University of Southampton’s Web Science Institute was praised for its “energy and community” at the official launch of a new partnership that will help the adoption and implementation of Web standards in the UK.
Dr Simon Hettrick hails the world’s first conference for Research Software Engineers a phenomenal success
World-renowned computer scientist Professor Dame Wendy Hall has received a prestigious award that honours women in maths and computing.
Researchers from the University of Southampton are to develop software that can monitor the equipment, fuel and energy performance of a ship at sea.
The ORCHID project, a major research project involving the University of Southampton, took top prize in the data and connectivity category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards this week.
A free guide to protecting online identity by anonymising data has been published by a team including a member of Southampton’s Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS).
Southampton to showcase world-leading aerospace research and expertise at Farnborough International Airshow
Professor Dame Wendy Hall from ECS has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’.
Global web experts, including Professor Dame Wendy Hall, have warned that the future of the Internet is at a crossroads and we must act quickly to safeguard its future
ECS research is helping readers immerse themselves in the real life locations of fictional short stories, using smartphone technology
ECS researchers are helping citizens across Europe to address the environmental impacts of light pollution
09 June 2016
ECS Staff and students often feature in the news for their research, achievements and expert opinion
Web Science Institute at Southampton becomes home to W3C UK & Ireland Office
Professor Dame Wendy Hall appointed Kluge Chair in Technology and Society at US Library of Congress
Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been named among the top 50 most inspirational women in European technology for 2016 as revealed by Inspiring Fifty.
A trial version of Southampton’s innovative STEMReader project is being released to the public.
Four Academics within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering have again been named in the prestigious Debrett’s 500 for 2016.
The Software Sustainability Institute receives £3.5m cross-council funding to continue valuable support for the UK's research software community.
The University of Southampton is part of the new European Data Portal, launched last week to help realize the potential of Europe’s Open Data.
Southampton was one of five universities selected to participate in the first Open Data Mashup Day, themed on 'Enhancing the Student Journey', and held in London last week.
The University of Southampton has appointed JP Rangaswami, the Chief Data Officer at Deutsche Bank, as an Adjunct Professor.
A group of five students from the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton received academic scholarships for €300 each to present their various engineering and computer science projects at the second Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) WomENcourage conference, this year held in Uppsala, Sweden.
The first group of new startup businesses to be funded from Europe’s Open Data Incubator, ODINE, range from an innovative app that helps track infectious diseases to a global search engine for the Internet of Things.
Academics praised by government minister for contribution to UK’s Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science
ECS Linked Open Data Architect creates Isle of Wight town of Ventnor in 1m Minecraft blocks
Professor Dame Wendy Hall from the University of Southampton has co-authored a significant new report, which calls for a fresh start in the law for surveillance practices in the UK.
Southampton’s MSc in Cyber Security is one of just six UK university degree programmes to receive certified status by GCHQ in 2015.
The University of Southampton’s Web Science Institute (WSI) is celebrating its first anniversary at a special event in London on Monday 8 June.
The new, EU funded, Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODInE), which involves ECS, is today calling out to startups across the UK and Europe, to apply for a place on its new programme with the chance to secure up to €100k grant funding.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been recognised by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for transforming the way the world views computing.
The University of Southampton will be represented among the keynote speakers at the launch of Innovation is GREAT in Tokyo this Friday.
Researchers from the University of Southampton will play a major role in establishing a European Data Science Academy
India’s first Web Observatory has been launched by Professor Dame Wendy Hall at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
2nd International Conference on Internet Science – Brussels, 27-29 May 2015
Following the 1st and very successful conference held in April 2013 in Brussels, The Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) initiative, supported by the European Commission, holds its 2nd International Conference on Internet Science from May 27 to 29, 2015 at Flagey in Brussels, Belgium. Thanassis Tiropanis from the Web and Internet Science group, University of Southampton is general chair of the conference.
The conference is around three main multidisciplinary topics:
- Internet and society (Internet and political participation, Internet of things and society, Virtual communities and behavioural patterns…),
- Internet and governance (Internet governance and evolution, Internet solutions for Sustainability, Social sciences and ethics for Internet use…),
- Internet and innovation (Collective intelligence for innovative solutions, New collaborative markets analytics, intellectual property and the commons…).
Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. A prize of 500 euros will recognize the best contribution whose first author is a student. The submission deadline is 20 February 2015.
Through their work together, the EINS partners aim at strengthening scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society.
The objective of EINS and this conference is to foster studies and experiments between all disciplines studying Internet systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.
For more details and registration, please visit the 2nd International Conference on Internet Science website.
Academics at the University of Southampton are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that could see a major advance in environmental sensing.
Four Academics within the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering have been named in the prestigious Debrett’s 500. Published in association with The Sunday Times, the Debrett’s 500 recognises the most influential and inspiring people living and working in Britain today.
Researchers from Electronics and Computer Science have developed a new app to help share world-class research and to find out the latest research news through your phone or tablet.
The University of Southampton has come out top in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.
A special imaging system has been delivered to the British Museum and the Louvre. The "reflectance transformation imaging" domes use 76 LED lights and a high quality digital SLR camera to capture unique images of ancient artefacts.
An innovative University of Southampton project to open up access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects for students with learning disabilities and print disabilities such as visual impairments and dyslexia has proved such a success that it has been awarded further funding to develop the idea from concept to prototype or demonstrator.
Southampton Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been named as a founding member of a new International Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (iCAIR).
It’s crucial to raise awareness of the importance of good code
"With few exceptions, every significant advance in research over at least the past 30 years would have been impossible without computer software. Research software—used to produce results rather than for, say, word processing or web searches—has spread far beyond traditionally computational fields such as particle physics and bioinformatics to achieve near ubiquity in all disciplines."
Professor Hugh Davis will be giving his inaugural lecture, “Breaking the Mould: how technologies change the way we learn”, on Monday November 3rd 2014
Simon Hettrick, the Deputy Director of Software Sustainability Institute at University of Southampton, calls for a way to recognise and measure researchers' contributions on the software they write beyond a single project.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton, has been named as the most influential woman in UK IT by a national computing website.
The University of Southampton has appointed Liam Maxwell, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for HM Government, as a Visiting Professor in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
The University of Southampton officially launches its new Web Science Institute on Thursday 12 June to investigate how the World Wide Web is changing the world and the world is changing the Web.
A multidisciplinary team from the University of Southampton has won a national prize for their innovative research into the future of sociology in the digital age.
A ground-breaking transmedia alternate-reality game (ARG), which is the first large-scale project to explore ‘digital provenance’, has been launched.
Dr Jonathon Hare and his colleague Dr Sina Samangooei from the University of Southampton’s Web and Internet Science Group have been 3D printing model heads of some well-known people based on obsolete technology.
Jonathon Hare recently returned from the international MediaEval workshop in Barcelona- the concluding meeting of the 2013 international MediaEval multimedia benchmarking challenges on which teams have been working hard on over the last few months.
The University of Southampton is launching the new Web Science Institute today (11 November) to investigate how the World Wide Web is changing the world and the world is changing the Web.
Professor Nigel Shadbolt, one of the world’s leading experts in Web Science and the pioneering co-founder of the A Open Data Institute (ODI), received his knighthood for services to science and engineering, at his Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace this week (30 October 2013).
01 October 2013
The Open Data Institute (ODI) has awarded Honorary Founding Partner status to the University of Southampton in recognition of its exceptional contribution to the setup and development of the organisation. It comes exactly 12 months after its unofficial opening and move to its London HQ.
For his two decades of contributions to Open Access, Professor Stevan Harnad is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liège in Belgium on Wednesday 25 September.
Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), Social Sciences, Management and the Centre for Innovation in Technologies and Education (CITE) is launching its pioneering its first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) today (September 18th) on Web Science.
The course is a free online study programme that will give people the opportunity to get a taste of Web Science – an innovative, multi-disciplinary area of research that explores the technical and social sides of the Web.
The UK Anonymisation Network (UKAN) will advise organisations and companies on how to minimise the risk that personal details of individual people are inadvertently revealed when data are used to create valuable services.
Professor Nigel Shadbolt, one of the world’s leading experts in Web Science and the pioneering co-founder of the Open Data Institute (ODI), has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to science and engineering.
The first national equipment and facilities-sharing database has been launched for UK higher education – equipment.data.ac.uk.
23 November 2012
The future of cyber security research has been placed in the capable hands of experts at the University of Southampton following the opening of a new Academic Centre of Excellence.
19 November 2012
University of Southampton in the UK and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany come together to launch SoFWIRed, a new collaborative venture in Web and Internet Science.
What happens if you cross a rhino with a raspberry pi? A rhino that tweets? A programmable rhino? A multimedia rhino?
The City of Southampton is organising a herd of rhinos throughout the city next summer - see gorhinos.co.uk for details. We have the chance to decorate and kit out a rhino to show off ECS - we just need some ideas of how to make an interesting, engaging rhino.
Contact Les Carr (lac) if you are interested in getting involved.
ECS Professor Nigel Shadbolt was a member of the Steering Group for the new global Web Index, compiled by the World Wide Web Foundation, and published today at a launch event in London.
Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, had a special role at the spectacular opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday 27 July.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton, has been named as the second most influential woman in UK IT in a poll published in Computer Weekly.
The Cyber Security Research Centre, led by Professor Vladimiro Sassone of ECS-Electronics and Computer Science, has been awarded ‘Academic Centre of Excellence’ status by the British intelligence agency GCHQ.
In a major interview in this month’s Wired magazine, Professor Nigel Shadbolt outlines the future plans and potential value of the new Open Data Institute (ODI) which will open in Shoreditch, London, later this year.
Prestigious prizes for Best Open-Source Software were awarded to ECS researchers Dr Jonathon Hare and Dr Sina Samangooei at the ACM Multimedia 2011 conference, held this month in Scottsdale, Arizona.
ECS Professors Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee have been named as co-directors of a new world-leading Open Data Institute, established by the UK Government to innovate, exploit and research Open Data opportunities.
A lecture to be given on campus this week tells the fascinating story behind the most intriguing Jeopardy! challenge so far ....
An open-source Web application which transforms learning for all students, devised and developed in ECS by Dr Mike Wald, has won the title of 'ICT Initiative of the Year' in the annual awards ceremony for UK universities run by Times Higher Education.
Twenty-four senior directors from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology visited ECS-Electronics and Computer Science last week to hear about the UK’s deployment of IPv6 from Dr Tim Chown, a leading expert in IPv6, the next generation of Internet address protocols.
The Open Data initiative took another huge step forward yesterday (Thursday 3 November) with the launch of a new initiative that will enable consumers to gain unprecedented access to personal data from banks, utilities, telecoms providers and a range of other companies.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall received an ‘Internet and Society Award’ from the Oxford Internet Institute as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations which culminated this month.
Open Data logged another step in its progress to make the world more transparent, when hundreds of public servants, NGOs, journalists and developers gathered in a former factory building in Warsaw this week for be the world’s biggest ever open data event.
The complicated network of trails – which can be traced backwards and forwards in time and space – are the subject of Professor Luc Moreau’s inaugural lecture next Wednesday (19 October).
The University of Southampton is one of six universities in the UK which will be hosting this year's 'Silicon Valley comes to the UK' appathon event.
Professor Ted Nelson, who coined the term "hypertext" in the 1960s, will address students and staff at the University of Southampton TODAY (Monday 26 September) as part of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences Distinguished Lecture series.
The UK Cabinet Office has published an independent review on privacy and transparency by a researcher from ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
An ECS research project has been nominated for the prestigious title of 'Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year' in the annual Times Higher Education Awards.
ECS researchers have developed a new free way to generate music through controlling computers.
New technology which makes it possible to study the finer details of some of the world’s greatest historical artefacts has been developed by computer scientists and archaeologists at the University of Southampton in conjunction with academics at the University of Oxford.
Web scientists from around the world will be attending the third Web Science Conference which begins on Tuesday 14 June and takes place at Koblenz, Germany.
The new Google magazine, 'Think Quarterly', features an article in its first edition by Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
A project which will make it easier to discover and map online information about ancient places begins this month.
ECS academic Dr Kieron O'Hara has been asked to lead a review of the impact of Transparency on Privacy to inform the UK Government's approach to the release of public data as part of the Transparency agenda.
Heather Packer, a research student in the ECS Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia research group, won Best Student Paper Award at the prestigious ISWC 2010 conference, held last month in Shanghai.
Behaviour and morals online, including this week’s Wikileaks scenario, will be discussed at a workshop on Ethics and the World Wide Web, which will be held at the Foyle Centre in the British Library tomorrow (Thursday 2 December).
The need for more transparency in Web-based information systems has been highlighted by an academic at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science.
The first community model capable of tracing the origins of computer-generated information is now available. University of Southampton researcher, Professor Luc Moreau, says that the new model will lead to better degrees of trust online.
Researchers at the University of Southampton have been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant to study the movement of glaciers.
Three Professors from the School of Electronics and Computer Science feature in the list of ‘100 most important figures in British Science’ published in today’s (Thursday 7 October) Times newspaper.