Linked Research on the Decentralised Web

Activity: Teaching/Examination/Supervision › PhD candidate reviewing/examination


This thesis is about research communication in the context of the Web. I analyse literature which reveals how researchers are making use of Web technologies for knowledge dissemination, as well as how individuals are disempowered by the centralisation of certain systems, such as academic publishing platforms and social media. I share my findings on the feasibility of a decentralised and interoperable information space where researchers can control their identifiers whilst fulfilling the core functions of scientific communication: registration, awareness, certification, and archiving.
Period03 Mar 2020
ExamineeSarven Capadisli
Examination held at
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Communications protocol, Decentralisation, Human-computer interaction, Linked Data, Media studies, Open science, Scholarly communication, Semantic publishing, Social machine, Social web, Web science, Web standards