Web and Internet Science, University of Southampton

Web and Internet Science


Collaborative Big Data Research and Data science with Office National Statistics

From November 2016.

Principle investigator: Dr Zoheir Sabeur, MInstP, CEng, CPhys.

This is a collaborative programme of research work on big data and data science with ONS. A cross faculty work between ECS and S3RI researchers to work with ONS statisticians. Our role is to bring in...

EPrints: Open repository software

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From 2000.

Principle investigators: Professor Leslie Carr, Professor Stevan Harnad.

The EPrints software (aka eprints.org software) is intended to allow people to set up all purposes archives on the web, which are OAI compliant. It is aimed at research papers but could be used for...

Focussing a cultural lens on the growth of trust networks : a Syrian Perspective

From November 2011.

Principle investigators: Dr Su White, Jeff Vass.

It has been widespread interest in social network connections between individuals following the transformative advent of the Internet brought about by the implementation of the World Wide Web. ...

LExDis - Disabled learners’ experiences of e-learning

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From 2007.

Principle investigators: Professor Mike Wald, E.A. Draffan.

This project, with the help of students, aims to explore successful 'e-skills' and supporting strategies, including the use of assistive technologies, in a world of complex computer-based...

MOOCAP - Massive Open Online Course Accessibility Partnership

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From October 2014 to 2017.

Principle investigators: Professor Mike Wald, E.A. Draffan.

MOOCAP - Massive Open Online Course Accessibility Partnership funded as an Erasmus+ project. The goal of this project is to provide education on accessible design in ICT. Several aspects will be...

MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership (MOOCAP)

From 2014.

Principle investigators: Gottfried Zimmerman, Professor Mike Wald.

A pan-european Erasmus+ project aiming to provide an online course authored by accessibility experts in nine universities. The introductory MOOC aims to highlight the barriers experienced by those...

ONS Big Data Research Initiative

From November 2016.

Principle investigator: Dr Zoheir Sabeur, MInstP, CEng, CPhys.

This is an open collaborative initiative funded by the Office of National Statistics to pursue topical research programmes on Big Data and Data Science. The activity is at cross-faculty level and...

Open Data Monitor

From November 2013.

PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub


From 2016 to 2019.

Principle investigators: Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dr Thanassis Tiropanis, SMIEEE, MBCS CITP.

The PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub is a consortium of nine leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust,...

REALISE : REfining And Learning from on-line tools for Internet Shared Enterprise

From 2010.

Principle investigators: Professor Mike Wald, E.A. Draffan, Peter Cudd.

Project REALISE’s focus on accessibility and ease of use make it ideal for the application of open innovation principles as it has the potential to develop ground breaking and life changing...

Roberts Enterprise Scheme - Postgraduate training for Accessibility and Assistive Technology

From 2011.

Principle investigator: Professor Mike Wald.

The objective of the training is to provide 60 research postgraduates (more could be accommodated through more workshops) with the skills to improve their understanding of the needs of...

Semantic Data Management

From October 2013 to 2017.

Principle investigator: Professor Elena Simperl.

Semantic data management refers to a range of techniques for the manipulation and usage of data based on its meaning. Semantically enabled linked and open data have been published at an increasing...

Sensor networks for glaciers: Glacsweb

Glacsweb probes

From 2005.

Principle investigators: Professor Kirk Martinez, [hidden].

The Glacsweb designed a sensor network to monitor glaciers - including producing new hardware (node) designs, new radio communication network protocols and robust control and telemetry. It deployed...


From 2016 to December 2018.

Principle investigators: Professor Mike Wald, Abi James, E.A. Draffan.

Large-scale pilots for collaborative OpenCourseWare authoring, multiplatform delivery and Learning Analytics. A major obstacle to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of education in...

SOWN: The Southampton Open Wireless Network

From October 2002.

Principle investigators: Dr Tim Chown, David R Newman, [hidden].

SOWN (the Southampton Open Wireless Network) is a project which originally aims to build free-to-use wireless mesh networks in Southampton. It has since evolved to deploy wireless 'home nodes' in...

Student Centredness Projects

From 2011.

Principle investigators: Professor Mike Wald, E.A. Draffan.

Bringing Inclusive Technologies up to Date The first phase of this project is a complete evaluation of existing inclusive technologies across the University in conjunction with Student...

VOICE – Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem

From October 2014 to 2017.

Principle investigators: Dr Thanassis Tiropanis, SMIEEE, MBCS CITP, Professor Dame Wendy Hall.

VOICE is a virtual business incubator for startups. Its uniqueness is that it is globally accessible around the clock, open to anyone with an interesting idea, unlimited in space, open and...


From 2008.

Principle investigators: E.A. Draffan, Professor Mike Wald.

Web2Access is a JISC TechDis funded project, whose purpose is to develop a practical, pragmatic and relevant toolkits to support the projects funded within the JISC Users and Innovation Programme in...

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