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University of Southampton

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the most prestigious in the United Kingdom, with 24,000 students and 6,000 staff. In ACTION it is involved through the academic unit of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) which is the largest school of its kind in the UK. ECS is internationally regarded for its outstanding research, and for its ability to pursue new research directions with broad, transformative impact.
As part of ECS and the Web Science Institute, the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group led by Professor Leslie Carr is renowned for its role in developments in several critical areas of the digital economy: from Web science, semantic technologies, and linked data to crowdsourcing and social machines. WAIS scientists have actively shaped the evolution of these fields from their beginnings, among others through their role in the uptake of linked data by public offices in the UK and worldwide, and through the foundation of the Open Data Institutein 2012.
The Web Science Institute (WSI) is leading the world in pioneering interdisciplinary, holistic approaches to big data and real-time analytics, which combine large-scale computational techniques with economic, social, political, psychological, and legal insight to shape and inform our understanding of the real-world.
The WSI is a member of the Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories (WSTNet), a global network of world-class laboratories with the aim of promoting Web science; and the UK & Ireland Office for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as a result of our contributions to the evolution of the Web and its technology standards.
The Institute is also one of the co-founders and the secretariat of the Web Observatory. As a global non-profit institution, the Web Observatory leverages research resources of 15 WSTnet university data labs on five continents, and the existing partnerships with the W3C and the Web Foundation. It forms a distributed data infrastructure designed to support the decentralised collection and analysis of data on the Web, to give Web and social scientists access to data about activities on the Web, and interoperable tools and visualisations that can help make sense of the data.

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the most prestigious in the United Kingdom, with 24,000 students and 6,000 staff. In ACTION it is involved through the academic unit of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) which is the largest school of its kind in the UK. ECS is internationally regarded for its outstanding research, and for its ability to pursue new research directions with broad, transformative impact.
As part of ECS and the Web Science Institute, the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group led by Professor Leslie Carr is renowned for its role in developments in several critical areas of the digital economy: from Web science, semantic technologies, and linked data to crowdsourcing and social machines. WAIS scientists have actively shaped the evolution of these fields from their beginnings, among others through their role in the uptake of linked data by public offices in the UK and worldwide, and through the foundation of the Open Data Institutein 2012.
The Web Science Institute (WSI) is leading the world in pioneering interdisciplinary, holistic approaches to big data and real-time analytics, which combine large-scale computational techniques with economic, social, political, psychological, and legal insight to shape and inform our understanding of the real-world.
The WSI is a member of the Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories (WSTNet), a global network of world-class laboratories with the aim of promoting Web science; and the UK & Ireland Office for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as a result of our contributions to the evolution of the Web and its technology standards.
The Institute is also one of the co-founders and the secretariat of the Web Observatory. As a global non-profit institution, the Web Observatory leverages research resources of 15 WSTnet university data labs on five continents, and the existing partnerships with the W3C and the Web Foundation. It forms a distributed data infrastructure designed to support the decentralised collection and analysis of data on the Web, to give Web and social scientists access to data about activities on the Web, and interoperable tools and visualisations that can help make sense of the data.

Tasks in the ACTION project

The University of Southampton is the coordinator of the ACTION project. In addition to this, they lead the Open call and pursue interdisciplinary research on task design, quality assurance, community engagement and incentivisation.

Tasks in the ACTION project

The University of Southampton is the coordinator of the ACTION project. In addition to this, they lead the Open call and pursue interdisciplinary research on task design, quality assurance, community engagement and incentivisation.

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