News Archive

  • Call for SICSA Knowledge Exchange Short-Theme Proposals – Now Open

    Introduction:  The SICSA Directors would like to invite proposals from researchers working within SICSA institutions for new KE short-themes that will complement the existing Research Themes and Challenges. We are looking to support themes of 12-months duration with up to £4k of SICSA funding (industry funding or other sources of funding from outside of SICSA can supplement ...
  • Glasgow Social Robotics Seminar Series

    Researchers and students are invited to attend the Glasgow Social Robotics Seminar Series organised by the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology & School of Computing Science. The first seminar of the series will be held on 9th October 2015 at University of Glasgow’s School of Psychology and will feature Professor James Russell from Boston College. For full ...
  • SICSA Education Call for Workshop Proposals

    Deadline extended  SICSA Education Call for Workshops Proposals in 2015/16 SICSA Education would like to invite the community to apply for funds to host a SICSA Education workshops.  At the education all hands meeting earlier in the year several potential topics for workshops were suggested including: Teaching 1st year programming What makes a good honours project? How to articulate successfully ...
  • UK Government launches fund to help higher education develop cyber-security courses

    The UK government has announced at the Financial Times Cyber Security Summit a £500,000 fund to help universities and colleges develop innovative teaching and learning to provide the cyber security skills needed to protect the UK now and in the future. Academic institutions can apply for up to £80,000, which must be match-funded by the institution ...
  • DHI Event – A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation: Dementia Technology and Services

    The Scottish Ecosystem, formed by Digital Health & Care Institute, The Alliance, Joint Improvement Team, eHealth, NHS, NHS24 and SCTT, are delighted to invite participants to attend A Scottish Ecosystem for Innovation: Dementia Technology and Services, aimed at leaders from industry, academia and health and social care in Scotland. The event will take place on Wednesday, ...
  • Call open for SICSA Pools Engagement in European Research Support (PEER)

    SICSA is able to provide up to £10K support for researchers in Informatics and Computing Sciences at SICSA institutions to boost participation in European projects.  We support proposals from all Scotland-based Computing academics to establish network connections, showcasing their skills and capabilities in participating in specific networking activities both for policy influencing and project preparation. For ...
  • Call for SICSA short-themes open

    As SICSA develops, we need to adapt to changes in technology, theory, funding opportunities and the interests of the SICSA academic communities. As such we have allocated funding for a number of new SICSA short-themes, which will run for an initial period of 12 months. A total of £8000 has been allocated for the new ...
  • DEMOfest 2015: Final extended deadline for applications to exhibit your research

    The deadline to apply to exhibit your research at DEMOfest 2015 has been extended to 23rd September 2015 with decisions being communicated by 25 September 2015.  The event will take place in the evening of Thursday 19th November at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh. SICSA DEMOfest is a fantastic opportunity for academic staff and researchers to ...
  • SICSA Elevate Entrepreneurs face off in pitching competition

    A student-developed app which aims to help users broaden their social or professional circles has taken the top prize in a University of Glasgow technology-pitching competition. Three teams of students competed against each other in a Dragon’s Den-style event on Thursday 3 September, pitching their ideas for businesses to a panel of judges which included successful Scottish ...
  • DEMOfest 2015: Registration is now open

    This year’s DEMOfest will take place on the evening of the 19th November 2015 at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh and registration to attend the event is now open!  DEMOfest is an opportunity for industry to see behind the doors of Scottish Universities and learn about the ground breaking research going on every day.  It ...