Web and Internet Science, University of Southampton

Web and Internet Science


Arabic Symbol Dictionary

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From November 2013 to November 2016.

Principle investigators: Professor Mike Wald, Dr Amal Ahmad.

The background to this research into the development of a freely available Arabic symbol dictionary is based on the premise that there is a paucity of freely available culturally suitable Arabic...

EPrints: Open Repository Software

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From 2000.

Principle investigators: Leslie Carr, 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...

European Accessibility MOOC

From October 2014 to 2017.

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

Developing a European Accessibility MOOC

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. ...

International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Sciences

From 2006 to 2016.

Principle investigator: Dr Paul Smart.

The International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Sciences (ITA) is a collaborative research alliance between the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) and US Army Research Laboratory (US...

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...

Massive Open Online Annotation Framework

From October 2014 to 2015.

Principle investigator: Professor Mike Wald.

This project will produce a pilot framework for accessible annotation of streamed video and other multimedia content and evaluate its impact and potential for enrichment of research and learning...

Mountain Sensing

From 2014 to 2016.

Principle investigators: Kirk Martinez, Prof. Jane K. Hart, Dr Philip Basford, Dr Andrew Black, Dr Olivia Bragg.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term given to the concept of “smart” internet connected devices. This project aims to use cutting edge technology to study the environment and in particular to...

Open Data Monitor

From November 2013 to October 2015.

Principle investigator: Elena Simperl.

Within a few years the idea of open data has spread throughout Europe and produced extensive changes especially in thinking about governmental data and how it can be used for public and private...

ORCHID: Human-Agent Collectives - From Foundations to Applications

From 2011 to December 2015.

Principle investigators: Professor Nick R Jennings, Prof. Alex Rogers, Professor Luc Moreau.

With a reported 5 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, access to communication technologies has reached unprecedented levels and has fundamentally altered the ways in which we experience...

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: 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

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From 2005.

Principle investigators: 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...

SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines

From 2012 to 2017.

Principle investigators: Nigel Shadbolt FBCS FREng, prof. m.c. schraefel, ph.d., f.bcs, cscs, c.eng, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Professor Luc Moreau.

SOCIAM - Social Machines - will research into pioneering methods of supporting purposeful human interaction on the World Wide Web, of the kind exemplified by phenomena such as Wikipedia and Galaxy...

SOWN: The Southampton Open Wireless Network

From October 2002.

Principle investigators: Dr Tim Chown, Leslie Carr, David Tarrant, mc08r, David R Newman, [hidden].

SOWN (the Southampton Open Wireless Network) is a project which aims to build free-to-use wireless networks in Southampton. It is being developed and operated by SUWS (the Southampton University...


From November 2015 to 2017.

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

STEMReader is a tool for reading aloud mathematical equations using text-to-speech

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...


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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