The University of Southampton

Dr Steve Taylor 

I am a senior research engineer at the IT Innovation Centre, part of the school of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. I received my PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Greenwich in 1997 and have published over 40 academic papers.


Research interests

The core theme of my research is computational assistance for governance and regulation, and its current focus is computational governance & risk evaluation applied to governance. I am investigating how to represent regulatory compliance requirements as threats, so as to provide decision support for practitioners, where compliance requirements are recognised, actions are recommended to enable compliance, and an audit trial to demonstrate compliance is recorded. Current domains include the EC GDPR concerning data protection and ISO 27001 concerning IT security. This work is in a wider context of risk evaluation that is the focus of a team within IT Innovation, which has led to the development of an IT system security modelling toolkit that has been developed over seven years and provides a platform for research.


Meacham, Ken, Surridge, Mike, Taylor, Steve, Coles, Simon, Light, Mark, Bingham, Ann, Hursthouse, Mike, Peppe, Sam, Frey, Jeremy, Smith, Graham and Mills, Hugo (2004) National Crystallography Service (NCS) Grid Service. EPSRC eScience Testbed projects meeting, NeSC, Edinburgh, UK,. 25 - 26 Mar 2004. 4 pp .

Coles, Simon J, Frey, Jeremy G, Hursthouse, Michael B, Light, Mark E, DeRoure, David C, Mills, Hugo R, Smith, Graham, Marvin, Darren J, Meacham, Ken E, Surridge, Mike and Taylor, Steve J (2003) The EPSRC National Crystallography Service in the 21st century: A new dimension! British Crystallography Association Spring Meeting 2003, York, UK,. 14 - 16 Apr 2003. 1 pp .

Allen, P J and Taylor, S J (1999) MARKET Final Demonstration System Documentation IT Innovation

Risse, Thomas, Wombacher, Andreas, Surridge, Mike, Taylor, Steve and Aberer, Karl (2001) Online Scheduling in Distributed Message Converter Systems. Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS 2001), Anaheim,, United States. 20 - 23 Aug 2001. pp. 177-184 .

Abdi, A-R and Taylor, S (2003) SmartCities: Best practice for smart city card information analysis report s.n.

Ashri, R, Payne, T, Marvin, D, Surridge, M and Taylor, S (2004) Towards a Semantic Web Security Infrastructure. Semantic Web Services 2004 Spring Symposium Series, Stanford University, Stanford California,. 22 - 26 Mar 2004.

Surridge, M, Taylor, S J and Marvin, D J (2004) Grid Resources for Industrial Applications. 2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, San Diego,, United States. 05 - 08 Jul 2004. pp. 402-409 .

Risse, T, Aberer, K, Wombacher, A, Surridge, M and Taylor, S (2004) Configuration of distributed message converter systems. Performance Evaluation, 58 (1), 43-80.

Boniface, M. J., Leonard, T. A., Surridge, M., Taylor, S. J., Finlay, L. and McCorry, D. (2005) Accessing Patient Records in Virtual Healthcare Organisations. eChallenges 2005, Ljubljana,, Slovenia. 18 - 20 Oct 2005.

Upstill, C., Addis, M. J., Choi, F., Taylor, S. J. and Watkins, E. R. (2006) Data mining and fusion s.n.

Surridge, M, Taylor, S, De Roure, D and Zaluska, E (2005) Experiences with GRIA — Industrial Applications on a Web Services Grid. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing. IEEE Press. pp. 98-105 .

Surridge, Mike, Payne, Terry R., Taylor, Steve J., Watkins, E. Rowland, Leonard, Thomas, Jacyno, Mariusz and Ashri, Ronald (2006) Semantic Security in Service Oriented Environments. UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2006 (AHM2006), Nottingham, UK,. 17 - 20 Sep 2006.

McKee, P., Taylor, S. J., Surridge, M., Lowe, R. and Ragusa, C. (2007) Strategies for the Service Market Place. Veit, D. J. and Altmann, J. (eds.) GECON 2007: 4th International Workshop on Grid Economics & Business Models, Rennes,, France. 26 - 27 Aug 2007. pp. 58-70 .

Jacyno, M., Payne, T. R., Watkins, E. R., Taylor, S. J. and Surridge, M. (2007) Mediating Semantic Web Service Access using the Semantic Firewall. UK e-Science Programme All Hands Meeting 2007 (AHM2007), Nottingham,, United Kingdom. 09 - 12 Sep 2007.

Addis, Matthew, Taylor, Stephen, Fletcher, Rachel, Wilson, Caroline, Fallon, Freddy, Alani, Harith, Mutschke, Peter and Wandhoefer, Timo (2010) New ways for policy makers to interact with citizens through open social network sites - a report on initial results. Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment (IPP2010), Oxford, United Kingdom. 15 - 16 Sep 2010. (Submitted)

Beales, Richard, Taylor, Stephen and Walland, Paul (2011) SNS-based eParticipation and cloud computing - a consideration of the issues raised. ePart 2011, Delft,, Netherlands. 28 - 31 Aug 2011.

Joshi, Somya, Wandhofer, Timo, Koulolias, Vasilis, van Eeckhaute, Catherine, Allen, Beccy and Taylor, Steve (2012) Paradox of proximity – trust and provenance within the context of social networks and policy. Aberer, Karl, Flache, Andreas, Jager, Wander, Liu, Lang and Gueret, Christophe (eds.) In Social Informatics. Springer. pp. 517-530 .

Wandhofer, Timo, van Eeckhaute, Catherine and Taylor, Steve (2012) WeGov toolbox - politicians engage with citizens. Fernandez, Miriam (ed.) In Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Electronic Government (Ongoing Research and Projects of IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart). Springer. pp. 267-268 .

Wandhofer, Timo, Taylor, Steve, Alani, Harith, Joshi, Somya, Sizov, Sergej, Walland, Paul, Thamm, M., Bleier, A. and Mutschke, P. (2012) Engaging politicians with citizens on social networking sites: the WeGov Toolbox. International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 8 (3), 22-43. (doi:10.4018/jegr.2012070102).

Wandhofer, Timo, van Eeckhaute, Catherine, Taylor, Stephen and Fernandez, Miriam (2012) WeGov analysis tools to connect policy makers with citizens online. tGovernment Workshop 2012 (tGov2012), London,, United Kingdom. 07 - 08 May 2012. p. 7 .

Geana, Ruxandra, Taylor, Steve and Wandhofer, Timo (2012) Bringing citizens’ opinions to members of Parliament: the newspaper story. International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government ( CeDEM12), Krems an der Donau,, Austria. 02 - 03 May 2012. pp. 125-136 .

Wandhofer, Timo, Taylor, Steve, Walland, Paul, Geana, Ruxandra, Weichselbaum, Robert, Fernandex, Miriam and Sizov, Sergej (2012) Determining citizens’ opinions about stories in the news media. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 4 (2), 198-221.

Taylor, Stephen and Boniface, Michael (2016) Techniques for increasing trust in federated experimental platforms. European Conference on Networks and Communications 2016, Athens,, Greece. 26 - 29 Jun 2016.

Saif, Hassan, Bashevoy, Maxim, Taylor, Stephen, Fernandez, Miriam and Alani, Harith (2016) SentiCircles: a platform for contextual and conceptual sentiment analysis. ESWC2016: European Semantic Web Conference, Crete,, Greece. 28 May - 01 Jun 2016. 5 pp . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47602-5_28).

Taylor, Stephen, Uzdavinyte, Rasa, Wandhoefer, Timo and Fox, Ruth (2015) Issues arising from the specification of an information acquisition and analysis toolkit for policy makers in governmental and legislative institutions. e-Challenges 2015, Vilnius,, Lithuania. 25 - 26 Nov 2015.

Boniface, Michael, Taylor, Stephen and Calisti, Monique (2017) Digital Innovation Networks: exploring how digitisation and Internet connectivity influence networks of innovation for the Next Generation Internet Lahnisfire 7pp.

Taylor, Stephen, Surridge, Michael, Laria, Giuseppe, Ritrovato, Pierluigi and Schubert, Lutz (2009) Business collaborations in Grids: The BREIN Architectural Principals and VO Model. Buyya, Rajkumar and Rana, Omer F. (eds.) In Grid Economics and Business Models: 6th International Workshop, GECON 2009, Delft, The Netherlands, August 24, 2009, Proceedings. Springer, Heidelberg. pp. 171-181 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03864-8_14).

Taylor, Stephen, Oliveros, Eduardo, Muñoz, Henar and Cantelar, David (2008) BREIN, Towards an Intelligent Grid for Business. In Grid Economics and Business Models: 5th International Workshop, GECON 2008, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, August 26, 2008, Proceeedings. vol. 5206, Springer, Heidelberg. 163 - 172 .

Taylor, Steve and Boniface, Michael (2017) Next generation internet: The emerging research challenges: Key issues arising from multiple consultations concerning the next generation of the internet. (In Press)

Taylor, Steve and Boniface, Michael (2017) HUB4NGI:: D2.1 NGI Guide V1 Southampton. University of Southampton, IT Innovation 70pp.

Wandhoefer, Timo, Taylor, Steve, Fernandez, Miriam, Allen, Beccy, Alani, Harith, Joshi, Somya, Walland, Paul W., Sizov, Sergej, van Eeckhaute, Catherine, Thamm, Mark, Bleier, Arnim, Mutschke, Peter and Koulolias, Vasilis (2013) Supporting policy-makers with social media analysis tools to get aware of citizens’ opinions. In, Mahmood, Zaigham (ed.) IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics, and Planning. Hershey. IGI Global, 121–156. (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4719-0.ch007).

Larsson, Aron, Taylor, Steve, Wandhoefer, Timo and Koulolias, Vasilis (2016) Exploiting online data in the policy making process. In EEPM 2015: Enabling Effective Policy Making: Proceedings of the Workshop on Enabling Effective Policy Making 2015 - Coupling the Power of Data with the Wisdom of the Crowd co-located with 14th IFIP Electronic Government and 7th Electronic Participation Co. 11 pp .

Taylor, Steve, Wandhoefer, Timo, Allen, Beccy, Walland, Paul and Sizov, Sergej (2013) Online forums vs. social networks: two case studies to support eGovernment with topic opinion analysis. International Conference on Electronic Government, Koblenz,, Germany. 16 - 19 Sep 2013. pp. 322-334 . (doi:10.1007%2F978-3-642-40358-3_27).

Taylor, Steve, Boniface, Michael, Pickering, Brian, Grace, Paul, Bakir, Vian, boyd, danah, Engesser, Sven, Epstein, Robert, Fawzi, Nayla, Fernbach, Philip, Fisher, Dana, R, Gardner, Beth Gharrity, Jacobs, Kristof, Jacobson, Susan, Krämer, Benjamin, Kucharski, Adam, McStay, Andrew, Mercier, Hugo, Metzger, Miriam, Polletta, Francesca, Quattrociocchi, Walter, Sloman, Steven, Sperber, Dan, Spierings, C.H.B.M., Wardle, Claire, Zollo, Fabiana and Zubiaga, Arkaitz (2018) Opinion forming in the digital age Geneva. HUB4NGI Consortium 75pp. (doi:10.5281/zenodo.1468575).

Taylor, Steve, Boniface, Michael, Pickering, Brian, Anderson, Michael, Danks, David, Følstad, Asbjørn, Leese, Matthias, Müller, Vincent, Sorell, Tom, Winfield, Alan and Woollard, Fiona (2018) Responsible AI – Key themes, concerns & recommendations for European research and innovation Geneva. HUB4NGI Consortium 35pp. (doi:10.5281/zenodo.1303252).

Taylor, Steve, Rodriguez, Adrian Quesada and Scudiero, Lucio (2018) D2.01: Initial Guidelines on Data Management Fed4FIRE+ Consortium 66pp.

Taylor, Steve, Boniface, Michael and Pickering, Brian (2017) D2.2 NGI GUIDE V2 HUB4NGI Consortium 63pp.

Pickering, Brian, Taylor, Steve and Boniface, Michael (2020) Private citizen perceptions of fake news, echo chambers and populism. Karpasitis, Christos (ed.) In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Social Media. Academic Conferences and Publishing International. pp. 212-221 .

Taylor, Steve, Surridge, Michael and Pickering, Brian (2020) Regulatory compliance modelling using risk management techniques. Computers and Security. (In Press)

Boniface, Michael, Carmichael, Laura, Hall, Wendy, Pickering, Brian, Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie and Taylor, Steve (2020) A blueprint for a social data foundation: Accelerating trustworthy and collaborative data sharing for health and social care transformation (WSI White Paper, 4) University of Southampton 46pp.

(2020) Data Rate Performance Measurements of NFV Cloud Native Scaling for a Media Application. IEEE doi:10.21227/4wpd-me36 [Dataset]

(2020) Data Rate Performance Measurements of NFV Cloud Native Scaling for a Media Application. IEEE doi:10.21227/2e1c-rd87 [Dataset]


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