01.05.2024 We are very pleased to invite you to our workshop (LONDON WORKSHOP 13-14 JUN ‘24) on Decentralized Search over Personal Online Datastores. Our workshop theme, “Unlocking the Potential of Health Data with Personal Online Datastores” promises insightful discussions and practical insights. On the 2nd Day, we’ll be hosting a hackathon/challenge for app development aimed at “populating personal online datastores“. Before that, there will be a brief demo/introduction on creating apps on Solid (by Jackson Morgan) and Dataswyft. Participation is free of charge but requires registration. Kindly fill out the form (https://shorturl.at/hkTVY) to confirm your participation.

20.03.2024 We are very pleased to invite you to our DESERE’24 workshop. DESERE is our 1st workshop on Search and Recommendation. The program and more information about DESERE’24 can be found in this document. Register here!  While registering, kindly remember to select our workshop amongst the workshop options.

20.03.2024 ESPRESSO got two short papers accepted at the Web Conference 2024 in Singapore.

  • A Demonstration of Decentralized Search Over Solid Personal
    Online Datastores
    Demo paper.
  • Unlocking the Potential of Health Data with Decentralised Search
    in Personal Health Datastores
    Health Day.

20.11.2023  We are very pleased to welcome Dr Helen Oliver to ESPRESSO,
who has joined the project team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

6.11.2023 Mohamed Ragab presented “ESPRESSO: A Framework for Empowering Search on Decentralized Web” at the 24th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE 2023), which took place in Melbourne, Australia, 25-27 October 2023.

12.03.2023 Thanassis Tiropanis presented “The Challenges of Data Sovereignty in a Decentralised Web” and how technology suites like SOLID,  and projects like ESPRESSO relate to it. The presentation was at the XXVIII Conference on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science, which took place in La Coruña, Spain, 9-10 March 2023. The topic of the conference this year was “The Web: Scientific Creativity, Technological Innovation and Society“. Thanassis also joined a roundtable discussion on the “Role of Artificial Intelligence and Society in the Future of the Web.”

14.02.2023 3 Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) positions on the ESPRESSO project are now filled – we welcome Dr. Reza Moosaei, Dr. Yury Savateev, and Dr. Mohamad Ragab to the team!