News Archive

  • Now recruiting SICSA Research Theme Leader(s) in Networking & Systems

    Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to lead/co-lead the SICSA Networking & Systems Research Theme. Role Purpose SICSA is the Scottish Funding Council Research Pool in Informatics and Computer Science.  The goal of SICSA is to cohere the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science research communities to help increase critical ...
  • SICSA PhD Peer Support Network

    Doing a PhD can be challenging: whether you have to accommodate tight deadlines, deal with paper rejections, your experiments are not working, or you’re simply having a bad day. This is why it is important to look after yourself and your peers. With the aim to support PhD students and their mental health throughout Scotland, SICSA ...
  • SICSA Conference 2020 Infrastructure Competition

    The SICSA conference in October 2020 is moving online and we want to make it an exemplar of what can be achieved.  Many large scientific conferences are moving online, see for example: https://medium.com/@kording/how-to-run-big-neuro-science-conferences-online-neuromatch-io-49c694c7e65d a description of a successful online neuroscience conference.  We think we should be able to do (much) better.  So, we are throwing this open to the ...
  • SICSA Conference 2020 PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland

    We are excited to announce the SICSA PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland, in partnership with ScotlandIS  Winners will be announced at the SICSA Conference 2020, which is being held together with ScotSoft 2020 on 1st October.  Shortlisted candidates, all those selected for an honourable mention, will be invited to present their work at the SICSA Conference. The ultimate winner will receive a prize of £2000 (in vouchers); all shortlisted ...
  • SICSA Conference 2020 Logo Competition

    SICSA is a collaboration of 14 Scottish Universities, promoting international excellence in University-led research, education, and knowledge exchange for Scottish Informatics and Computer Science. This year, SICSA will hold its flagship conference on the theme of Future Sustainable Societies, with contributions from within SICSA and the wider research pooling community.  To showcase the strength of research ...
  • Funding call from SICSA….with more flexibility for online collaboration support

    The SICSA Funding call for June is now open! The SICSA Directorate understand that plans need to change to reflect the current circumstances relative to COVID-19.  We realise that workshops, events, symposiums, visiting fellows and research exchanges cannot take place in person at this time and therefore this funding call will be open to all ...
  • New funding call: Support for Remote Collaboration Activities

    The SICSA directors recognise that the transition to remote working has likely created obstacles to the conduct of normal research collaboration activities, such as the hosting of in-person workshops and seminars.  To respond to this, SICSA invites applications for funding to support remote collaboration activities. Funding can be used to support intra and inter-theme or pool research collaboration ...
  • SICSA Update…..

    A short update from SICSA…… Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak all forthcoming SICSA sponsored events have been postponed.  Event details continue to be displayed on our web-site and we will obviously update these as and when the circumstances change.   If you are thinking of organising an event or workshop for the future ...
  • SICSA Funding Call Now Open

    We are pleased to announce that the Scottish Funding Council has awarded us further funding to continue the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) research pool until July 2021 We now have a new series of funding calls open with increased support across our research themes with the aim to extend and expand our links with other ...
  • SICSA PECE Funding Call for 28 February 2020

    Post-doctoral and Early Career Exchanges Bursary (PECE) SICSA is able to provide bursaries of up to £7,500 for researchers in Informatics and Computing Sciences at SICSA institutions to take part in researcher visits to Europe, North America, China and India. PECE bursaries provide research training and development opportunities for the most able postdocs and early career ...