• 3rd International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Video Games

    27 July 2021 by Christopher Acornley, Abertay University I attended the 3rd International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Video Games, organised by between the 5th and 9th of July 2021. The summer school focused on three key areas, AI playing games, AI for generating games content and modelling players with AI. The event had over ... Read more
  • SICSA XAI Workshop 2021

    15 July 2021 by Kyle Martin, Robert Gordon University The use of AI and ML systems is increasingly becoming more commonplace in everyday life. In everything from recommender systems for media streaming services to machine vision for clinical decision support, intelligent systems are supporting both the personal and professional spheres of our society. However explaining the outcomes ... Read more
  • SICSA Remote Collaboration Activities Funding – Interaction Design

    21 June 2021 by Poopak Azhand, Glasgow School of Art In order to explore the research question _ how can Interaction Design be used to investigate the young adults’ (18-24 years old) understanding of respect in the context of cyberbullying in Scotland? User-centred approach has been placed at the core of this project through the collaboration of ... Read more
  • SICSA Remote Collaboration Activities Funding – Online Collaborative Learning

    14 June 2021 by Kobi Gal, University of Edinburgh The remote collaborative activities culminated this month with the submission for the undergraduate thesis by Stefi Tirkovi on Massive Online Learning Courses (MOOCs). The shift from traditional face-to face learning to online activities forced by the COVID-19 pandemic has shown an immense increase in enrolment rates in MOOC platforms. ... Read more
  • SICSA Education Reading Group

    09 June 2021 by Bedour Alshaigy, University of Aberdeen SICSA is proud to announce the successful launch of the Reading Group series organised by Bedour Alshaigy (University of Aberdeen) and Jim Paterson (Glasgow Caledonian University). The first event, hosted virtually on 9th April, discussed two SIGCSE ‘21 conference publications: Finding Video-watching Behavior Patterns in a Flipped CS1 Course Colin Moore, ... Read more
  • SICSA Education Workshop: Lessons from Lockdown

    20 May 2021 by Mireilla Bikanga Ada, University of Glasgow & Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh The educational landscape has seen a major shift over the past 12 months. As the world starts to heal, it is important to reflect on what worked and what did not, so we can provide new insights into ways of helping ... Read more
  • Continuing the legacy of support, SICSA supports just another student in the proposition to outshine academically.

    20 May 2021 by Habiba Farzand, University of Glasgow I was able to attend a course titled “Statistics for HCI” offered at the ACM CHI 2021 conference by Prof Alan Dix, with the generous support of SICSA. The course was organized as part of the ACM CHI 2021 conference which is the biggest conference in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). ... Read more
  • New Funding Call for PhD students to attend conferences

    With most national and international conferences currently being held on-line due to the pandemic, SICSA is taking the opportunity to open a new funding call which will allow PhD students, currently studying in a SICSA institution, to apply for the cost of the registration fees for a virtual conference. If there is a specific Conference you ... Read more
  • Exploring the SQA NextGen project and the impact on student transitions

    23 March 2021 By Debbie Meharg, Edinburgh Napier University In February a SICSA Education event hosted by Edinburgh Napier University explored the HN Next Gen project and the implications for direct entrants into computing degrees. Bobby Elliott from SQA gave the keynote and explained that the HN qualifications in Computing were last revised in 2003, leaving them ... Read more
  • We are recruiting for the Director of the SICSA Graduate Academy

    We are pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for a new Director of the SICSA Graduate Academy.  Applications are welcome from any suitable member of academic staff working at a SICSA member institution. The SICSA Graduate Academy (SGA) is an international graduate school in Informatics and Computer Science. All Informatics and Computer Science PhD ... Read more