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Professor of Web Science
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Professor of Web Science at the Knowledge Media institute, The Open University. Previously to joining KMi, I was a senior research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. I have published more than 140 scientific papers in various leading journals and conferences, and serves as Editor on three leading scientific journals (JWS, IJHCS, and SNAM). Co-ordinator of H2020 COMRADES, and member of the Elsevier Advisory Panel. Co-chaired The Web Conference (WWW 2018) track on ‘Web Content Analysis, Semantics, and Knowledge’, the World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014) Web Science Track, the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2013, and the ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci) 2013.

Keys: social semantics, social media analysis, computational behaviour analysis, semantic sentiment analysis, offline-online social networks.

Team: Moizzah Asif, Gregoire Burel, Tom Dickinson, Tracie Farrell, Miriam Fernandez, Prashant Khare, Lara Piccolo, Taha Tobaili


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Piccolo, L., Roberts, S., Iosif, A. and Alani, H. (2018) Designing Chatbots for Crises: A Case Study Contrasting Potential and Reality, British HCI Conference, Belfast

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Farrell, T., Mikroyannidis, A. and Alani, H. (2017) "We're Seeking Relevance": Qualitative Perspectives on the Impact of Learning Analytics on Teaching and Learning, 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), Tallinn, Estonia, Springer LNCS

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Piccolo, L. and Alani, H. (2017) Prospecting Socially-Aware Concepts and Artefacts for Designing for Community Resilience, Workshop: Refugees & HCI Workshop: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis at 8th conference on Community & Technologies, Troyes, France

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Piccolo, L., De Liddo, A., Burel, G., Fernandez, M. and Alani, H. (2017) Collective intelligence for promoting changes in behaviour: a case study on energy conservation, AI & SOCIETY, pp. 1-11


Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P. and Alani, H. (2016) Detecting Important Life Events on Twitter Using Frequent Semantic and Syntactic Subgraphs, IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 14, 2, pp. 23-37

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