John DomingueKMi Director
I am a Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Knowledge Media Institute , the OU's technology research and innovation centre, and the President of STI International , a semantics focused networking organisation. I have published over 280 refereed articles (h-index 56) in the areas of semantics, the Web, distributed ledgers and eLearning. My current work focuses on how a combination of blockchain and Linked Data technologies can be used to process personal data in a decentralised trusted manner and how this can be applied in the educational domain .
I serve as the leader of the first of five themes, on University Learners, for the £20M funded Institute of Coding  which aims to increase the number and diversity of computing graduates in the UK as well as enhancing the connection between university teaching and corporate training.
Since January 2019, I have played a leading role in the EU funded QualiChain project  which has the aim of revolutionising public education and its relationship to the labour market and policy making by disrupting the way accredited educational titles and other qualifications are archived, managed, shared and verified, taking advantage of blockchain, semantics, data analytics and gamification technologies.
Until February 2020 I was also a key player in the European Blockchain Observatory  supporting the European Commission on road-mapping the future of this technology in a number of key sectors.
February 2020 saw the start of a new EU project, DEL4All , where under my leadership the OU will aid in road-mapping how education will be transformed due to the impact of blockchains, AI, data and augmented and virtual reality technologies.
In 2017 my research in blockchains and education was referenced in the Joint Research Centre Policy Report Blockchain in Education for the European Commission . Prof. Domingue has given many talks on his work including at the Royal Institution in 2018  and at TEDx .
Very recently my focus has centred on our blockchain based platform could be applied for COVID-19 Anti Body Test and Vaccination certification which has attracted attention from the media .
Last year I became a Fellow of the British Blockchain Association .
Keys: KMi Director, Semantic Web, Ontologies, Linked Data, Semantic Web Services, Future Internet, Remote Experimentation, eLearning, eHealth, Data and Education
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Chowdhury, N., Ramachandran, M., Third, A., Mikroyannidis, A., Bachler, M. and Domingue, J. (2020) Towards A Blockchain-based Decentralised Educational Landscape, The 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020), Valencia, Spain
Eisenstadt, M., Ramachandran, M., Chowdhury, N., Third, A. and Domingue, J. (2020) COVID-19 Antibody Test / Vaccination Certification There's an app for that, IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1, pp. 148-155, IEEE
Ramachandran, M., Chowdhury, N., Third, A., Domingue, J., Quick, K. and Bachler, M. (2020) Towards Complete Decentralised Verification of Data with Confidentiality: Different ways to connect Solid Pods and Blockchain, A Decentralised Web Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan
Mikroyannidis, A., Third, A., Domingue, J., Bachler, M. and Quick, K. (2020) Blockchain Applications in Lifelong Learning and the Role of the Semantic Blockchain Blockchain Technology Applications in Education, eds. Ramesh Chander Sharma,Hakan Yildirim,Gulsun Kurubacak, pp. 16-41, IGI Global
Ramachandran, M., Chowdhury, N., Third, A., Jan, Z., Valentine, C. and Domingue, J. (2020) A Framework for Handling Internet of Things Data with Confidentiality and Blockchain Support, IoT4Safe, in conj. with Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2020, Heraklion, Greece
On the Integration of Services with the Web of Data
Techreport ID: kmi-09-06
Author(s): Carlos Pedrinaci,John Domingue,Reto Krummenacher
Designing the Ontological Foundations for Knowledge Domain Analysis Technology: An Interim Report
Techreport ID: kmi-08-02
Author(s): Neil Benn, Simon Buckingham Shum, John Domingue, Clara Mancini
User Interaction and Uptake Challenges to Successfully Deploying Semantic Web Technologies
Techreport ID: kmi-06-18
Author(s): Tom Heath, John Domingue, Paul Shabajee