From the people who brought you previous #BuildTheBBC events across London and Salford, comes an evening of tech talks focussed on the teams in Glasgow and their challenges and how they deliver their products to the nation. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in learning more about the work the teams create for the BBC from the amazing Pacific Quay office; and the challenges that the BBC Design + Engineering department face.
The evening will consist of talks from the BBC Design + Engineering teams in Glasgow along with food/refreshments and the chance to network. You’ll hear from Platform, Voice and Education.
The talks will take place at BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow on 11th June from 17.30-21.00.
Information and Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/buildthebbc-glasgow-bbc-design-engineering-tickets-46191184075
Applications are invited from members of academic staff working within any SICSA member institution for the role of SICSA Research Theme Leader. There are two positions available:
- SICSA Research Theme Leader for Artificial Intelligence
- SICSA Research Theme Leader for Human Computer Interaction
The roles both commence on 1st August 2018 for a two-year period, initially.
For more information on the roles and to apply, please download the documentation below.
Theme Leaders Role Description
Application Form_SICSA Theme Leaders
Closing Date: 30th June 2018
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for DemoFest 2018, which takes place on 6th November (4-7pm) at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. SICSA DemoFest is the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Now in its 11th year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities.
DemoFest provides a perfect opportunity for your organisation to experience first-hand, the innovative research taking place in Scottish Universities. Our exhibitors will talk about their research, tell you why it’s important to your organisation, and demonstrate their technology working in real-time.
The event also provides a space for you to discuss future collaborations, business opportunities, internships, employment opportunities and much more.
DemoFest 2018 will focus on the following key areas:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data
- Networking & The Cloud
- Robotics and Autonomous Systems
- Understanding Complex Systems
The 2018 event will feature:
- Exhibition hall with 50 technology demonstrations from 14 Scottish Universities
- Keynote talk from Jamie Graves, CEO ZoneFox
- Event Partner Exhibitions
- Welcome talk from a special guest (TBA)
DemoFest is organised by SICSA in partnership with ScotlandIS.
The SICSA Cyber Virtual Innovation Hub can provide researchers in Cyber Security with funding to explore work that could lead to commercial opportunities.
Successful applicants will be able to use the funding on offer to explore new ideas, develop commercial potential, produce demonstrators and materials, and develop work to be taken to a stage where it is investment-ready. Funding can be used flexibly, according to the needs of the researchers and/or companies involved.
Funding can be used flexibly but examples include:
- A contribution towards time for researchers to engage with the project;
- Travel and accommodation to support the project;
- Equipment or software licenses
The next deadline for applications for this funding is 31st May. Please see check SICSA Cyber Nexus for details and a short application form.
The SICSA Cyber Nexus is able to provide bursaries of up to £3000 per applicant for researchers in Cyber Security at SICSA institutions to take part in research visits to anywhere in the UK or abroad. Exchanges can be with other academic institutions, or with the private and public sectors. Successful applicants can use the funding for:
- Accommodation and Subsistence
- Childcare costs coming as a result of the exchange
This is a great opportunity to begin or continue a research collaboration with academia or industry and we can also offer funding for reciprocal visits.
If you are interested in applying, please visit https://www.sicsa.ac.uk/funding/sicsa-cyber-nexus-research-exchanges/ for more details. Application is by completion of a short form and the next deadline is 31st May.
Applications are invited from members of academic staff working within any SICSA member institution for the role of SICSA Graduate Academy Director.
The role commences on 1st August 2018 for a two-year period, initially.
For more information on the role and to apply, please download the documentation below.
SGA Director Role Description
SGA Director Application Form
Closing Date: 30th June 2018
SICSA DemoFest, the largest event of it’s kind in Scotland will take place on 6th November 2018 at Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh. Now in its eleventh year, it showcases the very best of Informatics and Computing Science research from all of Scotland’s Universities.
Register to Exhibit Now!
Exhibiting at DemoFest is free-of-charge. However, space is limited within the exhibition hall to a maximum of 50 research stands and we encourage you to apply to exhibit your research by completing our short exhibitor questionnaire at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/SICSA-DemoFest-2018-Bringing-Research-To-Life as soon as possible or by latest 1 June 2018. We will confirm all exhibitors by no later than 15 June 2018.
We expect up to 200 delegates from business and the public sector, who will be keen to discover some of the cutting-edge research taking place currently in Computer Science and Informatics in Scotland.
The event provides a space for exhibitors to showcase their current research and discuss future academic and business collaborations, commercialisation opportunities, internships and placements, employment opportunities and much more.
Who can Exhibit?
We now welcome applications from researchers at all 14 SICSA Institutions. Exhibitors are encouraged from all stages of research, from 1st year PhD to Professorial level.
We particularly encourage applicants who are keen to build collaborative linkages with industry; to commercialise their research; and to build contacts with other researchers.
All exhibitors will be provided with their own space in the exhibition hall featuring an individual pod for your research poster and space for any technology that you wish to demonstrate.
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the SICSA PhD Conference 2018, which will take place at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen on 28th and 29th June 2018.
The event will feature keynote talks from Professor Bill Buchanan (Edinburgh Napier University) and Andrew Richards (CEO Codeplay).
Workshops will include:
- Your Career in Academia – Balancing Teaching and Research
- Your PhD – What’s next?
- Web Accessibility: Learn new techniques to improve assistive technologies design
- 5 Statistical Mistakes You are Likely to Make
- Student Wellbeing: Managing your PhD Journey
- How to do a Systematic Literature Review
- Demystifying the PhD Thesis
There will also be a poster competition; plus networking, dinner and drinks in the grand surroundings of the Trinity Hall, Aberdeen on the evening of 28th June.
Registration for the conference is funded by SICSA, as is accommodation at the RGU residences for those living outside of Aberdeen on both 27th and 28th June.
For full details about the conference programme, please visit the Conference Web Site.