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RESEARCH ON THE WEB - The Rise of New Digital Scholarship
David De Roure, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

SEMANTIC WEB ENABLED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Cloud Standards
Arlindo Dias, IBM Portugal, Portugal

 

RESEARCH ON THE WEB - The Rise of New Digital Scholarship

David De Roure
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
 

Brief Bio
David De Roure is Professor of e-Research in the Oxford e-Research Centre and the UK National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research. An expert on social computing, he has worked for many years applying digital technologies and research methods in and across multiple disciplines including include social sciences, digital humanities, chemistry, bioinformatics and environmental science. He has been closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and has an extensive background in Web and Linked Data, as well as being a champion for the Web Science Trust. His research projects draw on Web 2.0, Semantic Web, workflow and pervasive computing technologies and he advocates sharing methods as well as data. His personal research is in web-scale computational musicology.


Abstract
Researchers in multiple disciplines have harnessed the Web to establish new research methods. The Web is the most usable, scalable and programmable research infrastructure we've ever had, and delivers the e-Science vision of an infrastructure for "distributed global collaboration". It also brings more people together than ever before, and the scale of digital participation has led to the new methods of citizen science. As people increasingly live their lives digitally the Web also becomes a new means of studying behaviour: we are seeing the rise of Web Observatories, and the emerging discipline of Web Science shows us that the sociotechnical Web is a subject of study in its own right, giving rise to new theories of "social machines". These new research practices have also led to evolution in research communication, with new digital artefacts and new mechanisms of scholarly discourse. With this new scale, democratisation and automation of research come important challenges, from "big data" to ethics. This talk will describe the many aspects of new digital scholarship being conducted by researchers on, in and about the Web.



 

 

SEMANTIC WEB ENABLED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Jeff Z. Pan
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
 

Brief Bio
Jeff Z. Pan is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Director of Research of the Department of Computing Science at University of Aberdeen. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 2004. His research focuses primarily on knowledge representation and the Semantic Web, in particular on scalable ontology reasoning, querying and reuse, and their applications (such as those in Software Engineering). He has over 100 refereed publications on related topics. He is a key contributor to the W3C OWL2 standard and leads the work of the TrOWL Tractable OWL2 reasoning infrastructure (http://trowl.eu/). He is on the Editorial Board on leading Semantic Web journals, such as the Journal of Web Semantics (JWS) and the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS). He was a Program Chair of the International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule System (RR2007), of the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST2011), and of the Doctoral Consortiums in the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010) and in the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2011).


Abstract
Semantic Web technologies have been shown useful in many domain applications. Can they make further impacts in software engineering in general? The talk presents some of the how-to's on applying Semantic Web technologies in Model Driven Software Development. It illustrates why and how semantic web technologies can help by real world case studies, including the ones in the EU MOST (Marrying Ontology and Software Technology) project. Key related questions include: How to bridge the semantics of software models and ontologies? How to reduce software engineering problems to reasoning and querying over ontologies? How to deal with local closed world reasoning / querying in ontologies? How to provide efficient reasoning and querying over ontologies? How to explain the result of ontology reasoning and querying?



 

 

Cloud Standards

Arlindo Dias
IBM Portugal
Portugal
 

Brief Bio
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