Decentralized Web

Based at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Decentralized Information Group (DIG) is led by Tim Berners-Lee and Lalana Kagal. We are interested in investigating decentralized techniques and technologies that effect social change. We explore how to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in decentralized architectures that enable true data ownership with the SOLID project; work on frameworks that ensure information can be shared, used, and manipulated in a way that is compliant with regulation, business rules, social norms, and user preferences; investigate methodologies to make algorithms trustworthy and accountable, as well as harness mobile technologies for disaster relief.

DIG’s work is closely coordinated with the activities of the World Wide Web Consortium, the international standards-setting organization for the Web. We are also associated with the Internet Policy Research Initiative.

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best student paper award at ESWC2017

“Linked Data Notifications” article earns ESWC2017 Best Student Paper award

By: Amy Guy As part of the work on decentralized architectures for the Web, researchers…

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Learning from Tim Berners-Lee on the occasion of receiving the Turing Award

2017-04-04 By Daniel Weitzner On the happy occasion of Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s receiving the…

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News: Tim Berners-Lee receives 2017 Turing Award

MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one…

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Blog: What If You Could Control The Use Of Your Own Data? Building Decentralized Applications for the Social Web

Building Decentralized Applications for the Social Web…What If You Could Control The Use Of Your…

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News: World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee targets fake news (BBC)

20 March 2017 In an open letter to mark the web’s 28th anniversary, Sir Tim…

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