News Archive

  • SICSA Cyber Security Research Theme…. recruiting a new Co-theme Leader

    Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Cyber Security 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 mass and to ...
  • SICSA Conference 2021 – PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland – Deadline extended

    Last year, as part of the SICSA Conference 2020, we launched the PhD Award for Best Dissertation in Scotland inviting submissions from our vibrant research student community in order to celebrate ground breaking research across Scottish Institutions. We were excited to receive a number of high quality submissions and we were very proud to present ...
  • SAGES COP26 Workshop Steering Group – Call for Volunteers

    Applications are invited from PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to serve as SICSA’s representative on a interdisciplinary steering group for an ECR-led workshop as a side event at COP26. Most people are probably aware of COP26 to be held later this year. The Scottish research community is naturally participating in various ways. The different ...
  • Survey participation request: Educational Landscapes During and After COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has forced an unprecedented global shift within higher education in the ways that we communicate with and educate students. This necessary paradigm shift has compelled educators to take a critical look at their teaching styles and use of technology. Computing is a subject which, traditionally, focuses on experiential, in-person activities. COVID-19 ...
  • 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 ...
  • AI Research Theme: SICSA XAI Workshop 2021- 1st June 2021 – Call for Papers

    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 and decision-making of these systems remains a ...
  • 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 ...
  • SICSA Education: Call for Presentations “Lessons from Lockdown” Event – 29th April

    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 both students and educators move forward and ensure efficacy in teaching/learning. SICSA Education will host ...
  • Research Methods Summer School – Spring into Methods 2021

    The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, is excited to announce that applications for Spring into Methods 2021 is now open. The Spring into Methods programme brings together arts, humanities and social science doctoral researchers from across Scotland and offers sessions providing an interdisciplinary and ...
  • Announcing our new Research Theme Leaders

    Artificial Intelligence Research Theme On 1st January 2021, we welcomed Dr Dimitra Gkatzia, Edinburgh Napier University, to the position Co-Leader of the SICSA Artificial Intelligence Research Theme.  The research theme will have a further change in leadership in April this year when Dr Sandy Brownlee, Stirling University will also commence as joint Co-Lead and will work ...