Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955), also known as "TimBL", is an English computer scientist, MIT professor and the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989 and on 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN, he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.
Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of The Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. In April 2009, he was elected a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
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Hendler, James A., Shadbolt, Nigel, Hall, Wendy, Berners-Lee, Tim, Weitzner, Daniel J. (2008): Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the web. In Communications of the ACM, 51 (7) pp. 60-69. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1364782.1364798
Weitzner, Daniel J., Abelson, Harold, Berners-Lee, Tim, Feigenbaum, Joan, Hendler, James A., Sussman, Gerald J. (2008): Information accountability. In Communications of the ACM, 51 (6) pp. 82-87. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1349026.1349043
Berners-Lee, Tim (1997): World-Wide Computer. In Communications of the ACM, 40 (2) pp. 57-58.
Berners-Lee, Tim (1996): WWW: Past, Present, and Future. In IEEE Computer, 29 (10) pp. 69-77.
Schraefel, MC, André, Paul, White, Ryen, Tan, Desney, Berners-Lee, Tim, Consolvo, Sunny, Jacobs, Robert, Kohane, Issac, Dantec, Christopher A. La, Mamykina, Lena, Marsden, Gary, Shneiderman, Ben (2009): Interacting with eHealth: towards grand challenges for HCI. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3309-3312. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520476
Berners-Lee, Tim (2005): WWW at 15 years: looking forward. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2005, . pp. 1. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1060745.1060746
Shadbolt, Nigel, Berners-Lee, Tim, Hendler, Jim, Hart, Claire, Benjamins, Richard (2006): The next wave of the web. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2006, . pp. 750. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1135777.1135889
Bizer, Christian, Heath, Tom, Idehen, Kingsley, Berners-Lee, Tim (2008): Linked data on the web (LDOW2008). In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2008, . pp. 1265-1266. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1367497.1367760
Berners-Lee, Tim (2011): Designing the web for an open society. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 3-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963405.1963408
Bizer, Christian, Heath, Tom, Berners-Lee, Tim, Hausenblas, Michael (2011): 4th linked data on the web workshop (LDOW2011). In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 303-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963192.1963323