OneWebDay

Peter Hale
 


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This OneWebDay celebration is something worth being part of because it's a small part of the history of the web. I hope this event happens every year, as the organisers plan.

This event is outlined in OneWebDay, and bloggers are being encouraged to talk about this in their posts.

Research into End User Programming using web technologies would have been difficult without the underlying technologies based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), developed as part of the semantic web. Tim Berners Lee's work has been a big influence. Particularly important is research to take technologies from the Semantic Web, and apply this to web applications. Web 2.0 - Now people are also creating Rich Internet Applications using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) the whole area of world wide web research is so interesting and fast moving.

In the BBC article it says

'Susan Crawford, the founder of OneWebDay, said she wanted people to reflect on how the web had changed their lives. '

'The organisers are also encouraging people to post entries to their blogs on Friday which reflect on how the web has changed their lives. '

'This is the first OneWebDay, and the organisers plan for it to become an annual event. '

OneWebDay http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5368190.stm

I am a Researcher in the final year of my PhD. I specialise in applying Semantic Web techniques. My current research is on a technique of ‘User Driven Modelling/Programming’. My intention is to enable non-programmers to create software from a user interface that allows them to model a particular problem or scenario. This involves a user entering information visually in the form of a tree diagram. I am attempting to develop ways of automatically translating this information into program code in a variety of computer languages. This is very important and useful for many employees that have insufficient time to learn programming languages. I am looking to research visualisation, and visualisation techniques to create a human computer interface that allows non experts to create software.

I am a member of the Institute for End User Computing - http://www.ieuc.org/home.html.

My Home Page is http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~phale/.

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