On 17-18 November 2021, the Oxford EWADA team welcomed the visit from Professor Ruben Verborgh from Ghent University, who is a world-leading expert in decentralized Web technologies.

The initial introduction meeting was well attended by the core EWADA CS team as well as many graduate and undergraduate students from the Oxford HCC group.

We discussed the latest development of the Solid Community Server led by the Ghent iMind research centre, Inrupt’s strategy and EWADA’s progress so far. The research visit has led to a productive identification of the common roadmaps between the Oxford and Ghent teams and a set of agreed forthcoming developments, which will undoubtedly strengthen our knowledge exchange and the delivery of the EWADA vision in a broader and impactful way.