Decentralized Information Group

MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Decentralized Information Group

T Berners-Lee, D.J. Weitzner, Principal Investigators

stata center

People: Decentralized Information Group

People in DIG
Post-Graduate Pre-Graduate
Hal Abelson
Tim Berners-Lee
Dan Connolly
Chris Hanson
Sandro Hawke
Robert Hoffmann
Lalana Kagal
Ryan Lee
Gerry Sussman
Ralph Swick
K. Krasnow Waterman
Danny Weitzner
Harvey Jones
Yosi Scharf
Jim Hollenbach
<1-2 PhD RAs>

DIG Mission and Scope

Mission: The Decentralized Information Group explores technical, institutional and public policy questions necessary to advance the development of global, decentralized information environments.

Decentralized Information

Technical Scope


Web Science

Building and understanding beneficial weblike things:

"There is, however, a growing realization among many researchers that a clear research agenda aimed at understanding the current, evolving, and potential Web is needed. If we want to model the Web; if we want to understand the architectural principles that have provided for its growth; and if we want to be sure that it supports the basic social values of trustworthiness, privacy, and respect for social boundaries, then we must chart out a research agenda that targets the Web as a primary focus of attention. "

Creating a Science of the Web
Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, James Hendler, Nigel Shadbolt, Daniel J. Weitzner

Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI)

MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Southampton University School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

DIG Projects

Project 2005 2006 2007 2008
Policy Aware Access Control + + +
TAMI + + +
End-2-End Semantic Accountability + +
cwm + + +
Tabulator + +
DBView + + .
SwapMe +

Closely Related

Planning Next Steps

Where to from here...

meeting agenda