• Virtual Conference Registration Funding: Just another episode of support by SICSA

    Every success is the result of numerous efforts. In my successful presentation of my 1st PhD research paper titled “The Interplay between Personal Relationships & Shoulder Surfing Mitigation” at the Mensch und Computer’21 conference, SICSA played a significant role by sponsoring the virtual conference registration. Having sponsored for the registration, not only made my paper ... Read more
  • 3rd Scottish Programming Languages and Verification Summer School (SPLV)

    23 August 2021 by Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow   The 3rd Scottish Programming Languages and Verification Summer School (SPLV) took place online 9-17 Aug. Speakers included Guy Katz on verifying neural networks, Simon Peyton Jones on hashing syntax with alpha equivalence and Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas on programming for animals.   This varied line-up attracted lots of engagement from PhD students ... Read more
  • Remote User Experience Laboratory (RUSL) Project

    4 August 2021 by Tim Storer, University of Glasgow The original objectives of the project were to construct a facility in which user experience experiments could be deployed in a remote setting. It was envisaged that the facility would utilise remote desktop technology deployed in virtualised cloud infrastructures, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon EC3. A virtualised ... Read more
  • SICSA-support workshop on Graduate Apprenticeship funding

    30 July 2021 by Matthew Barr, Programme Director Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering, University of Glasgow The way in which Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) in Scotland are funded is changing.  Previously administered solely by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), monies will now be allocated by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), with SDS retaining oversight of the frameworks on which ... Read more
  • 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