The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users

Theme number: 12
Theme leaders: Mark Baker, David de Roure, Carole Goble
Duration:1 June, 2009 - 31 May, 2010

The number of Web 2.0 services and applications, widely used by Internet users, academics, industry and enterprise, are growing rapidly, which demonstrates Web 2.0's solid foundations. These technologies and services are based on the open standards that underpin the Internet and Web, and are used in many forms, e.g. blogs, wikis, mashups, social websites, podcasting and content tagging. This field is having a significant impact on distributed infrastructure and applications, and on the way users and developers interact. The area needs to be thoroughly investigated and understood to encourage the development of new services and applications for e-Research. This theme is looking at the impact and influence of Web 2.0 on e-Research infrastructure, services, applications and users.

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