eSI Public Lecture: "How Web 2.0 Technologies and Innovations are Changing e-Research Activities" by Mark Baker

In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users

16 June, 2009 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

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Prof Mark Baker
School of Systems Engineering
University of Reading

The e-Science Institute is delighted to host a public lecture by Prof Mark Baker. The public lecture is open to all interested parties in academia and industry. There is no need to register for this event and those attending the lecture are invited to join us for tea and coffee at 17:00.

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Prof Mark Baker


Technologies of various types appear in waves. Some are taken up and are successful, and others die out quickly. These innovations include new hardware, operating systems, tools and utilities, as well as applications, and also, the way users interact with systems. The Web 2.0 arena seems to have been one of those areas that has taken off and changed the way we do things; not only on the Internet, but also via the Web. When Tim O’Reilly first coined the term ’Web 2.0‘ back in 2004, may of us thought the area being referred to was fairly empty, but since those days, the extent that people collaborate, communicate, and the range of tools and technologies that have appeared have dramatically changed the way we do things. In this presentation, we will look at the way Web 2.0 technologies have developed, and investigate their impact and influence on services, application, users, and overall usability.


Mark is a Research Professor of Computer Science at the University of Reading in the School of Systems Engineering. His research interests are related to parallel and distributed systems. In particular, he is involved in research projects related to the Grid, message-oriented middleware, the Semantic Web, Web Portals, resource monitoring, and performance evaluation and modelling.

Mark is currently the theme leader of the eSI Theme ’The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users‘. For more information on the theme visit the theme pages at http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/themes/theme_12/


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