Data Governance in Finance

Web Science Trust Board member, John Taysom writes on the Importance of Data Governance, with Special Reference to Finance in a recent Royal Society and British Academy publication. The report, Connecting debates on the governance of data and its uses, brings together contributions from leading representatives from academia, government and business; including …

Two globally-renowned research institutes join WST Network

WSTNet – The Web Science Network of Laboratories – is delighted to announce that two globally-renowned research institutes have joined the network this month. The Data Science Institute at Imperial College, London, and the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) both become full members of WSTNet, …

“Creating a Science of the Web” – 10th Anniversary

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of Creating a Science of the Web in the journal Science. In this groundbreaking paper, Web Science Trust founder members, Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, James Hendler, Nigel Shadbolt, and Daniel J. Weitzner set out their manifesto. Identifying the need for improved understanding of the evolving …

Jim Hendler on Social Media and Collective Intelligence

Interview with Jim Hendler on Social Media and Collective Intelligence (This interview was first Published online: 12 December 2012 in the German Journal on Artificial Intelligence) James A. Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science and the Head of the Computer Science Department at RPI. He …