On 22 May 2023, EWADA had our second annual project meeting, attended by 14 project members and affiliates.

We had an exciting list of discussions about our recent research progress over the last year, related to (1) privacy-preserving computation with Solid; (2) decentralised data governance structure for gig workers; (3) design considerations for supporting the expression of data terms of use; (4) social-behavioural challenges for empowering users’ digital autonomy and self-determination; and finally (5) integration of more advanced AI computations with Solid.

Some of these research investigations represent a deeper or more extensive investigation that we started last year; while others are new directions and perspectives that we are expanding into, built on the foundational understanding and technical capabilities that we created last year.

In the next few months, we will be looking forward to welcoming several summer interns to join the team this summer, to further explore some of the open challenges above (particularly items 3-5). We are also hoping to share some ongoing investigations of this work via public blog posts or reports to bootstrap community building.

If you are interested to learn more about any of these activities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the EWADA team.