Publications on Simon Grant's web sites

These papers or essays are published on my own initiative, and are not necessarily endorsed, refereed, or validated by anyone else.

New, by year


Types of thing: an upper ontology started 2009-10.
This is an outline of a simple upper ontology intended to clarify the content of conceptual maps. The top concepts are: material reality; patterns; expressions.
Ability: from 2008-12
A set of pages exploring the concepts of ability, etc.
Identity: from 2007-04
This is a set of pages intended to evolve to represent my current thinking on identity.
e-portfolio terms: around 2006
A set of terms and definitions for e-portfolios.

Older, business related

North-West England Regional Strategy 1999-08
An individual commentary, it highlights the opportunities for using ICT as a major regional integrating force, and the need for regional bodies to co-ordinate their information strategies.
Communities and the Internet 1999-09
Looks at how the Internet can help local e-commerce, skills, and community development.
Lessons for e-microbusiness support 2001-03
The product of a month of giving advice to small businesses in Merseyside funded by UKOnlineforbusiness.


Internet-enabled outreach 2001-08
Written to accompany a talk at Britain Yearly Meeting, this discusses how to use the Internet in the process of attracting and communicating with people new to the Quaker approach.


E-peace: cutting the costs of conflict 2001-11
A new line of thought drawing together how to tackle vandalism and terrorism.
Information and Technology Serving Human Development 2004 onwards
Outline of a future book.

Concept maps

See separate page