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Nigel Shadbolt is Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the University of Southampton and Head of the Web and Internet Science Group. He is a Director of the Web Science Trust, and of the Web Foundation - both organisations have a common commitment to advance our understanding of the Web and promote the Web's positive impact on society. In June 2009 together with Sir Tim Berners-Lee he was appointed an Information Advisor by the Prime Minister to help transform public access to Government information. A major output of this work has been the widely acclaimed data.gov.uk site - a single point of access for all Government non-personal public data. In May 2010 he was appointed by the Coalition Government to the Public Sector Transparency Board responsible for setting open data standards across the public sector and developing the legal Right to Data. He also Chairs the Local Data Panel seeking to promote and develop open data approaches within Local Government.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Web Science
as author at 8th International Summer School on Information Retrieval,
The Semantic Web in an Age of Open Data
as author at 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Trentino 2014,
together with: Axel Polleres (introducer),
The Emergence of Web Science
as chairman at World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, Madrid 2009,
together with: Tim Berners-Lee, Michael L. Brodie, Ricardo Baeza-Yates,
Transparency and Open Data. Why bother?
as author at European Data Forum (EDF), Copenhagen 2012,
Garlik: Semantic Technology for the Consumer
as author at 5th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Tenerife 2008,