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University Spin-out - Zonefox - Launches Ambitious Expansion Plans
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, offically launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have moved from CodeBase into 40 Torphichen Street, which is based in the West East of Edinburgh - near Haymarket Station.
16/08/2017 Seminar
Auld Alliance Strengthens Links For Cyber Security and Health
The research and innovation links between Scotland and Bretagne continue to develop with Professor Bill Buchanan OBE providing a keynote at a conference on Health and Cybersecurity challenges. For this he will outline approach that Scotland is taking within cybersecurity related to healthcare.
04/08/2017 Invited Presentation
Professor To Provide a Vision of The Future: Through Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Zero Knowledge Proofs
The Cyber Academy team, lead by Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, will present a future vision in the application of Blockchain at a meet-up in Edinburgh on Thursday 24 August 2017. Bill aims to showcase some of his latest work in the application of Ethereum and how Zero-Knowledge Proofs and Contracts can be...
07/07/2017 Seminar
Professor Awarded OBE for Services to Cyber Security
Professor Bill Buchanan of the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security [The Gazette]. He is currently a Fellow of the BCS, and has a long track record of...
18/06/2017 Award
Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament  Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 June 2017. The invite relates to the recent cyber-attack, and the key focus will be on the state of...
31/05/2017 Invited Presentation
A Perfect Storm: dealing with data security in a changing legal landscape
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event, and which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security. The rise in use of mobile technology and cloud services has helped drive the ‘Big Data’ revolution, providing businesses with new data and new...
20/05/2017 Seminar
Sowing The Seed of Innovation: Interface Online Funding Leads to State-of-the-art Research and Large-scale Impact
IntroductionA long-term collaboration between the Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing has now progressed from innovation funding to a state-of-the-art new research grant (supported by Scottish Enterprise). Along the way, Internet Online has support the collaboration, , along with...
02/05/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Creates One of the Most Extensive On-line Cipher Cracking Systems
The work of The Cyber Academy is all about engaging a wide range of stakeholders with interesting and provide new viewpoints. Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, has now released an on-line environment which integrates virtually ever cipher method for his on-line CipherCTF...
26/04/2017 Other News
Professor to present Invited Talk on Internet Security at Maria Grzegorzewska University
IntroductionProfessor Bill Buchanan will present, on 18 May 2017, an invited talk on Internet Security at Maria Grzegorzewska University (here) in Warsaw, Poland. Edinburgh Napier University has a proud history of collaborating with universities in Poland, and many Polish students now study within...
19/04/2017 Invited Presentation
Keysight Technologies Awards University Team Research Gift For IoT Research
US-based Keysight Technologies has awarded a cash gift to The Cyber Academy research team for: "Side Channel Data Analysis for the Testing and Evaluation of IoT Devices for Vulnerabilities" The gift is defined through Keysight’s University Relations program and supports a key objective of...
19/04/2017 Award
Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to examine a PhD study in the University of Exeter. The viva will be in -April-May 2017 The subject: On the Performance Modelling of Future Internet
10/04/2017 External Examiner
Professor Outlines The Risk of Scammers at Edinburgh International Science Festival
Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, outlined some of his viewpoints on the methods that scammers use to trick people, and, along the way, outlined some of the science behind Cyber Security. He introduced the audience to Bob and Alice, and, unfortunately, Eve, and outlined some of...
08/04/2017 Other News
Professor to Present on Scammers and Cyber Security At Edinburgh International Science Festival
Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, will outline some of his viewpoints on the methods that scammers use to trick people, and, along the way, will show some of the science behind Cyber Security. Along with this the audience will be introduced to Bob and Alice, and, unfortunately,...
06/04/2017 National Museum of Scotland Seminar
Professor Outlines The Risks Around Backdoors in Cryptography at Edinburgh International Science Festival
On 4 April 2017, Prof Bill Buchanan presented his viewpoints on the usage of surveillance and in the application of backdoors in cryptography. The event was hosted within Summerhall in Edinburgh, and was part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
05/04/2017 Seminar
A Storm is Coming? The Cyber Academy hosts debate on Data Security and the Changing Legal Environment
IntroductionThe rise in use of mobile technology and cloud services has helped drive the ‘Big Data’ revolution, providing businesses with new data and new opportunities to exploit it. At the same time there has been exponential growth in the incidents of ransomware and other malicious security...
05/04/2017 Conference Organisation
Advanced Maths Goes Live on Bright Red Digital Zone
The collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing continues to strengthen with the release of Advanced Maths and Higher Accounting on the Bright Red Digital Zone: http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/advancedmaths This follows up the release of 20 N5, 17 Highers and...
22/03/2017 Other News
Professor Named in Top 30 World-wide Influencers/Thought-Leaders around Cloud Technology
Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, has been named at No 26 in the Top 100 list of the top influencers in cloud technologies. Bill was named alongside Mark Hurd (CEO of Oracle) and Jeff Barr (Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services).
20/03/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
The Rise and Rise of Zonefox - Edinburgh Napier University Spin-out Focusing on World-leading Security
The Cyber Academy and School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University now has three highly successful spin-out companies. Their first was Zonefox, and which are now a company that count Craneware, Zenith Bank and Rockstar Games as their clients.
01/03/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
SICSA workshop: Future Cities: The Economy of Collaboration Following on from the SICSA Future Cities “Bottom-Up” Workshop 2014, this one-day event will return to explore current and future initiatives in grassroots future cities, focussing the role of digital technologies and the collaborative...
01/03/2017 2nd March 2017, Dundee Invited Presentation
Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to examine a PhD thesis at the Department of Communication Technology and Network University Putra Malaysia, Selangor D.E. Malaysia
20/02/2017 External Examiner
Researchers Stimulate Debate and Interest About Getting Connected at Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Edinburgh International Science Festival has been running for many years. This year's event runs from 1–16 April and focuses on Get Connected… to science, and how we can connect to a global community and create a more sustainable future we want to inhabit.
16/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Higher Drama Goes Live As Collaboration Goes From Strength-to-Strength
The collaboration between the School of Computing and Bright Red Publishing continues to thrive with a new research project (details to follow) and the release of Higher Drama on the Bright Red Digital Zone: http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/n5drama At present the collaboration has created 20...
14/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
University Spin-out - Zonefox - Included in Examples of World-class Innovation in Scotland
Zonefox, one of the three successful spin-outs from The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, has been identified as one of five examples of World-class Innovation in Scotland. The list was published in The Scotsman, and compiled by SDI.
08/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Hutchinson Networks Partnership Changing The World Through Innovation
A great partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University has been showcased within a collaboration project which has build advanced Cloud based systems, based on the next generation of interconnected networks - SDN (Software Defined Networks):...
02/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Higher German - With Natural Langauge Speech Processing - Goes Live on the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
Real-time Speech Processor After the release of N5 Spanish, N5 French, and N5 German, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University now sees the roll-out of a natural language speech processor for Higher German.
30/01/2017 Other News
University puts engagement at the core of research, knowledge exchange and teaching
At Edinburgh Napier University, engagement with industry, communities and citizens is at the core of our work. To fully defined how best to set in place processes, people and purpose, the university hosted an event at the Craiglockhart Campus, and which was facilitated by a lead from the NCCPE...
28/01/2017 Seminar
Professor Short-listed for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at Scottish Awards
Professor Bill Buchanan has been short-listed for an Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Interface, who host the awards, have outlined [details]: "Professor Bill Buchanan has been extensively recognised for his wide and varied KE contributions...
26/01/2017 Award
The 10th International Natural Language Generation (INLG) conference will be held in Santiago Di Compostela (Spain) in September 2017.
26/01/2017 Other News
Edinburgh Napier Frailty Work Showcased At Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh Napier University, through initial funding from Interface Online, have been engaging in a research project with CM2000, and which is partly funded by the Digital Health & care Institute (DHI). On 17 January 2017, CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, the DHI and East Dunbartonshire...
18/01/2017 Seminar
Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai has joined the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Scalable Computing and Communications, Springer http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/journal/41122
16/01/2017 Other News
Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai is the General Co-Chair of the The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing (CPSCom-2017, to be held in Exeter, UK, 21-23 June 2017. http://cse.stfx.ca/~CPSCom2017/ The (CPSCom-2017) will provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for...
22/12/2016 21 June 2017 Conference Organisation
The 15th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2016)https://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/wp/iucc2016/Granada, Spain, 14-16 December 2016
14/12/2016 Spain Conference Programme Committee
Ahmed Al-Dubai will Co-Chair the 7th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2016), 12-14 December, Sydney, Australia. To be held in conjunction with The 18th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2016)...
12/12/2016 Sydney, Australia Conference Programme Committee
Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to act as External Examiner for PhD thesis, University of Portsmouth. The Thesis is on communication algorithms.
05/12/2016 External Examiner
Interface uses innovation project as an exemplar of University - SME collaboration
Interface, one of the leading supports for innovation ventures between universities and SMEs in Scotland, has showcased a collaboration between an SME Plansafe Solutions and Edinburgh Napier University. http://interface-online.org.uk/case-studies/plansafe-solutions
31/10/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Higher Spanish - With Natural Langauge Speech Processing - Goes Live on the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
Real-time Speech Processor After the release of N5 Spanish, N5 French, and N5 German, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University now sees the roll-out of a natural language speech processor for Higher Spanish.
31/10/2016 Other News
And Then There Were Three ... High-impact Cyber Security Spin-out Aims to Transform Digital Investigations
The third Cyber Security spin-out - Cyan Forensics - from The Cyber Academy team at Edinburgh Napier University shows that they are one of the most innovative research groups around, and with a strong focus on creating research that has strong impacts.
25/10/2016 Patents, Spin-outs and Licensing
Three Cyber Security University Spin-outs Feature in Cyber Awards
The work around innovation and in creating impact for research has been recognised with three of the spin-outs from Cyber Security team in the School of Computing being shortlisted in the National Cyber Security Awards (to be held in Edinburgh on 16 Nov 2016).
19/10/2016 Award
Professor Outlines The State of The Internet
Professor Bill Buchanan has been analysing network connectivity around the World using the Akamai State of The Internet report.Overall he found that in Q4 of 2015, that the average Internet speed across the world is 5.6Mbps, with a yearly increase in speed of 23% (and a quarterly increase of 8.6%).
14/10/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Researcher Shortlisted for Best New Cyber Talent at National Cyber Awards
IntroductionCharley Celice has been shortlisted for Best New Cyber Talent at National Cyber Awards. He is currently undertaking PhD work, and his supervisors are Prof Bill Buchanan and Richard Macfarlane. A strive for excellence Charley has won many awards, such as a Class Medal and the Sas Cipher...
14/10/2016 Award
Masterclass in Data Analysis, Presentation and Machine Learning in Health, Crime and Social Care
Outline In collaboration with Hutchinson Networks, this training course provides an outline of data analysis in health, crime and social care. It aims to cover the key data analysis areas of capture, analysis and presentation, with full coverage of how advanced analytics can be used to cover data...
13/10/2016 Other News
Researcher Showcases Warm Welcome For International Students
Alicja Pawluczuk, a PhD student within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, has been profiled in print and social media on her viewpoint that Scotland is a welcoming and inclusive place for students and workers from across the World.
10/10/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Aims To Show The Most Comprehensive Machine Learning Analysis of Health and Social Care in Scotland Ever!
Professor Bill Buchanan has been developing computer models which analysis billions and billions of interactions within health and social, and then fits machine learning models to these. His talk on Wednesday at Data in Health and Social Care conference will present the models which are the best...
02/10/2016 Seminar
Building the Good Information Society-Keynote at euoria2016
Connected Things Among Us, euroia2016 conference, September 22-24, Amsterdam Professor Alistair Duff delivered the closing keynote address at euroia2016, Europe’s largest gathering of user experience and information architecture specialists.
30/09/2016 September 24 2016 Invited Presentation
Advancement of Bretagne/Scotland Collaboration Around Cyber Security
IntroductionThe Cyber Academy team met, in a meeting hosted and arranged by SDI Scotland, with a number of senior officials related Cyber Security innovation within Bretange, in order to discuss collaborations around innovation and research within Cyber Security.
23/09/2016 Other News
Ahmed Al-Dubai is the General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things and Pervasive Systems (IoT-SP-2016) 22-24 September 2016, Agadir, Morocco http://www.just.edu.jo/~masadeh/IoT-SP-2016/ The main goal of IoT-SP-2016 is to advance the state-of-the-art in the design and...
22/09/2016 Conference Organisation
University Innovation With Payfont Shortlisted for Cyber Security Innovation of the Year
For the past few years, the research team at Edinburgh Napier University, within The Cyber Academy, has collaborated with Payfont on a Crypto Cloud (ADeCA): An Ultra-secure and Redundant Cloud Infrastructure using Secret Shares.
21/09/2016 Award
Higher Physical Education Goes Live on The Bright Red Digital Zone
The collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing goes from strength to strength with the release of the 13th Higher subject: Higher Physical Education. It adds to 19 N5 subjects, and two Advanced Highers.
21/09/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Researchers Showcase Advanced Side Channel Power Analysis Attack on Embedded Systems
The Cyber Academy research team, in collaboration with Keysight, aim to showcase power analysis methods in cracking encryption keys. It will be presented live at the Cryptography conference on 21 Sept, and has a related research paper:...
20/09/2016 Other News
Professors Outline The Risks To Public Key Encryption from Quantum Computers
Professor Alan Woodward and Professor Bill Buchanan have outlined their ideas on the effect the Quantum Computers will have on public key encryption: http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/c/publications/publicationid/13386510 The abstract is: The emergence of practical quantum computers poses a significant...
20/09/2016 Other News
Will Quantum Computers Be The End Of Public Key Encryption?
IntroductionProf Alan Woodward, on 21 Sept 2016, in Edinburgh, will present his paper "Will Quantum Computers Be The End Of Public Key Encryption?" live at a sold-out Cryptography conference, and which will be beamed live to the world.
19/09/2016 Conference Organisation
Professor Outlines Leading Research Within Health and Social Care with Large-scale Impact, in Keynote Talk
On 16 Sept 2016, Prof Bill Buchanan gave a keynote presentation at the IEEE Healthcom 2016 conference in Munich, Germany. As part of this he outlined the core research work which informed the development of an advanced trust and governance framework, and which allows for the creation of information...
16/09/2016 Keynote Speaker
Michael Smyth has been invited to speak at the Smart Cities Event, organised by Holyrood in the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
14/09/2016 Glasgow, UK Invited Presentation
Professor Outlines US Athletes Hack within BBC Interview
IntroductionOn 14 September 2016, the BBC interviewed Prof Bill Buchanan on a hack related to the therapeutic drug taking of US Athletes. The hack was published on the Fancy Bears web site, hosted by the Fancy Bears International Hack Team and whose aim is on "Fair Play and Clean Sport".
14/09/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Aims for High-Impact Analysis and New Data Models for Health and Social Care in Scotland
Prof Bill Buchanan recently gave a presentation at Telehealth 2016, at Hampden Park in Glasgow. He is now focusing on presenting some of his most significant findings on the deep analysis of health and social care in Scotland at the Connect Data Forum on Thursday 27 Sept at Dynamic Earth.
09/09/2016 Other News
The Cyber Academy Collaborator - Hutchinson Networks - Achieves Tech Track 100 for Fastest Growing Companies
Hutchinson Networks, an Edinburgh-based technology company, has gained a place in the Tech Track 100 of the fastest growing companies. The company have an extensive background in working with The Cyber Academy, and they are both building an advanced training infrastructure for Cyber Security (vSoC).
08/09/2016 Other News
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/INLG2016/index.html
05/09/2016 Conference Organisation
The Cyber Academy Presents "The Magic of Cyber Security"
The Cyber Academy thinks that Cyber Security doesn't always have to be scary, and are hosting a fun and informative public engagement event on "The Magic of Cyber Security". It runs at 6:30pm on Thursday 8 Sept 2016 on the Craiglockhart Campus, and will contain "never been seen before" tricks in...
05/09/2016 Seminar
The Cyber Academy Showcases Crypto Key Leakage and a Quantum World
IntroductionThe Cyber Academy aims to showcase some of the smartest and most disruptive research around, and on 21 Sept 2016 it hosts some international leaders in the world of cryptography. You can come and see live by registering here, or watch live (URL will be confirmed soon), or watch on The...
30/08/2016 Other News
Are You a Cipher/Crypto Genius?
So, do you know a Caesar cipher from a scrambled alphabet one? Do you have a mind for solving puzzles and cracking ciphers? If so, come and be part of our Cipher/Crypto cracking Capture The Flag (CTF) on 21 September 2016, and show the world how good you or your team is ...
30/08/2016 Other News
Reseachers Apply Advanced Automated Capture and Analysis of Open Source Data to School Exam Analysis
IntroductionOver the past year, researchers at Edinburgh Napier University have been building one of the most extensive open source data fetchers, processing, analysis and visualisation infrastructures that you'll find in most universities across the World.
25/08/2016 Other News
Digital Fragments Research Reaches Last 10 of Converge Challenge
The third spin-out from The Cyber Academy, which is hosted within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University - Cyan Forensics, has reached the Last 10 of the Converge Challenge. As a spin-out, they join the highly successful spin-outs of Zonefox and Symphonic Trust.
24/08/2016 Award
Professor Outlines Some Answers to Two Major Questions in Computing
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, has analysed data from GCSEs in England/Wales, and N5/Higher/Advanced Highers in Scotland in order to understand if we ... "Are We Really Creating A Coding Generation?" In this he poses three main questions: Can we get more kids to code?
23/08/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Crypto Researchers Showcased at IEEE SAI Computing Conference
The SAI conference aims to be the premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share new ideas, research results and development experiences in the areas of Computer Science, Electronics and Communication. This year the work of Greg Spyra was showcased in his research work on IBE...
22/08/2016 Seminar
Research Team Invited to Present Masterclass on Big Data Capture, Analysis and Presentation Methods by The Data Lab
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan, Alistair Lawson, and Adrian Smales have been invited to give a Masterclass hosted by The Data Lab Scotland, and who are an innovation centre leading on developments around data science in Scotland.
18/08/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan is serving as a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems is one of the flagship IEEE Transactions.
18/08/2016 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan is serving as a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security is one of the flagship IEEE Transactions.
18/08/2016 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan is serving as a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing is one of the flagship IEEE Transactions.
18/08/2016 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Introduction The 8th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks is organized to address various issues to prosper the creation of intelligent solutions in future. The aim is to bring together worldwide leading researchers, developers, practitioners and...
18/08/2016 Conference Programme Committee
University spin-out - Zonefox - showcased for innovation excellence
IntroductionZonefox, a cyber security spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been showcased by SDI (Scottish Development International), and for its route from PhD (with Dr Jamie Graves) to the innovative product which is now being used in many companies.
16/08/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Researchers Hit A Million on The Conversation
Introduction Edinburgh Napier University researchers have hit the one million mark for readers on The Conversation, and which includes 106 articles across 41 authors and within many different subject disciplines. The Conversation was launch in Australia in 2011, and with an aim to become an...
10/08/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor to present on the Future of Cyber Security
Bill Buchanan will present on the Future of Cyber Security within an invited talk in London on 13 Sept 2016 [here]. The abstract is: In an era where data is the focus on many intrusions, this presentation outlines the latest research on data breaches, and analyses the common features.
10/08/2016 Keynote Speaker
Professor To Present Major Findings on Health and Social Care in Scotland at Holyrood Data Conference
IntroductionProfessor Bill Buchanan has been invited to present on health and social profiles in Scotland at the Data Forum 2016 conference on 27 September 2016 in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh (and hosted by Holyrood Connect here).
09/08/2016 Invited Presentation
Researchers Find New Ways To Investigate Big Data Infrastructures With Minimal Disruption
IntroductionResearchers, including Dr Petra Leimich Prof Bill Buchanan and Josh Harrison, in The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier, have created a new way of analysing the traces of evidence left in the memory of computers running within Big Data infrastructures.
05/08/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor To Present on Innovation At VentureFest
Prof Bill Buchanan is to present at VentureFest in the Auditorium at the Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September on "How to understand future digital trends - cybersecurity". The focus of the presentation will be on spotting research and innovation areas, and how to develop these into successful...
02/08/2016 Invited Presentation
Internet vulnerability found by the Cyber Academy researchers reported as significant threat by cyber report
OutlineResearchers in The Cyber Academy reported on a new reflection attack on the attack in a recent research paper [here]. It is now being reported on within Akamai's State of Internet report: https://www.akamai.com/uk/en/multimedia/documents/state-of-the-internet/trivial-file-transfer-protocol-re...
24/07/2016 Other News
Michael Smyth was an invited attendee at this one day workshop hosted in Durham and funded by UK RC.
20/07/2016 Invited Presentation
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences: Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Powers. The institutional approach for modeling the evolution of human societies EvoSTAR 2016 (Portugal), Springer: Ahmed Salah, Emma Hart and...
18/07/2016 Other News
The work of four research students from the Centre for Social Informatics has been accepted for Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2016, which takes place in Zadar, Croatia 20-23 September 2016. They are Iris Buunk, Lyndsey Jenkins, John Mowbray, and Frances Ryan.
18/07/2016 Other News
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07/07/2016 Munich, Germany Conference Programme Committee
Alicja Pawluczuk of the Centre for Social Informatics won the best presentation award at iDocQ 2016. iDocQ 2016 is the sixth annual Information Science doctoral colloquium. It took place on Thursday 23rd June at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
04/07/2016 Award
Exciting New Collaboration with Hutchinson Networks Aims To Build A Virtual Bank For Advanced Security Operations Training
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be seen in the banking industry. It will see a Cyber Academy researcher - Sam Hague - work directly within Hutchinson Network's...
30/06/2016 Other News
This week the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) published a series of 24 fact sheets on the demography of the UK workforce in libraries, archives, records, information management and knowledge management.
30/06/2016 Other News
Augusto is an invited speaker at the ACM SIGGRAPH '16
Augusto Esteves is an invited speaker at the ACM SIGGRAPH '16 (http://s2016.siggraph.org). SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on...
28/06/2016 Invited Presentation
Augusto was awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant
Augusto Esteves was awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant (http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/research-schemes/research-incentive-grants.html). Research Incentive Grants aim to support short research projects, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be...
28/06/2016 Funding
We Want To Build A Better World ... And You're Part of It!
In The Cyber Academy, we want to build a better world ... a fairer one ... a more robust one ... a smarter one ... and a healthier one. You may not know it but we've been working on one of the greatest barriers to the advancement of health and social care in the UK ...
28/06/2016 Conference Organisation
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student John Mowbray is delivering a paper entitled ‘The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective’ at Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS9) in Sweden this afternoon.
27/06/2016 Other News
The results from the recently finished FOCAS project were highlighted in the FET newsletter, released on 27/6/16. The news article highlighted the main outputs of the project which coordinated a network of researchers working in the field of Collective Adaptive Systems (CAS) including The Research...
27/06/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Dr Brian Detlor has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. This appointment formalises Brian’s long-standing relationship with staff and research students in the Centre for Social Informatics.
23/06/2016 Other News
Prof Benyon gave an invited presentation at the eTail conference in London on June 22nd. This is one of the major commercially-focused conferences in Europe.
22/06/2016 Invited Presentation
Staff and students from the Centre for Social Informatics won three awards at the Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference on Wednesday 15th June 2016. Iris Buunk won the Best poster prize, Frances Ryan was recognised for her Outstanding contribution to University life as a research student,...
21/06/2016 Award
A recent theme day (September 15th 2015) co-organised by the Operational Research Society (ORS) and EPSRC brought together OR academics, industrialists and representatives of the research councils to discuss the current health of OR research in the UK along with future challenges and opportunities.
20/06/2016 Policy Advisory Activity
Prof Emma Hart has been elected to be Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journal Evolutionary Computation. This MIT Press journal was established in 1993. It has an impact factor of 3.6 and an h-index of 65. The journal placed 6th out of 105 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods and 13th out of...
20/06/2016 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Professor Hazel Hall gave an invited seminar on social media for academic profile building at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 14th June. For full details of her presentation (including the slides), please see the post on...
19/06/2016 Invited Presentation
Interface Profiles An Exemplar for University/SME Collobration
Interface, one of the leading supports for innovation ventures between universities and SMEs in Scotland, has showcased a collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University. Earlier this month, John MacPherson took part in a business-academic round table hosted by Interface...
19/06/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions. Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based computing are all concerned with understanding the conditions that make it individually advantageous for self-interested agents to cooperate and produce...
16/06/2016 Aston University, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Other News
Digital Forensics Research Wins Principal’s Research Excellence Award for Information Society
IntroductionThe team of Prof Bill Buchanan, Phil Penrose, Bruce Ramsay, Dr Owen Lo and Richard Macfarlane, working in The Cyber Academy, shared the prize for the best Contribution to Information Society research theme at the Edinburgh Napier University Principal’s Research Excellence Awards.
16/06/2016 Award
Cryptography Research Work Wins Innovation of the Year at Principal’s Research Excellence Awards
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan and Dr Lu Fan, working within The Cyber Academy, won the Innovation of the year at Principal’s Edinburgh Napier Research Excellence Awards. The work relates to collaborative work with Payfont on ADeCA (Anonymised Distributed eCloud Architecture), and which implements...
16/06/2016 Award
Crypto Conference Goes Quantum around High Performance Computing
After several successful conferences, The Cyber Academy is setting up a conference on one of the most challenging areas of technology: cryptography. It will run on 21 September 2016. More details here: http://thecyberacademy.org/crypto It aims to discuss some of the major issues involved in...
15/06/2016 Conference Organisation
RBS approached Dr Oli Mival, Principal Research Fellow in the Centre fro Interaction Design, to undertake a program of review of their UX activities and methods with the aim of improving their design research practice. Dr Mival will spend 6 months part time embedded within the various teams at RBS...
15/06/2016 Other News
The ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference is a top tier internationally renowned conference in the area of Interaction Design and UX attracting over 300 participants from leading international research institutes and industry including MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Google, Facebook, Adobe and...
15/06/2016 June 10-14 2017 Conference Organisation
Cyber Security Development Day for Girls
The Cyber Academy hosted a fun day out for 100 school girls from across Scotland, getting an insight to a career in cyber security. Females are hugely under-represented at all levels within the cyber security industry, but it’s a sector that offers a wide range of exciting opportunities that women...
14/06/2016 Merchiston Media and Outreach Activity
Augusto Esteves was invited to deliver a seminar at the University of St. Andrews. The invitation was put forth by Dr. Miguel Nacenta of the St. Andrews HCI Research Group (SACHI), and will take place on the 20th of September, 2016.
13/06/2016 Seminar
Prof Benyon has been to give the opening keynote at Omnichannel Retail World conference in October 2016
10/06/2016 Keynote Speaker
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, published by Springer.
09/06/2016 Other News
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02/06/2016 June, 2016 Conference Programme Committee
Frances Ryan is at Dartington Hall in Totnes, Devon, today as an invited speaker at Cilip’s 5th annual Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support (DARTS) conference. Her talk is titled “Personal online reputations: managing what you can’t control” and will discuss the role of online...
02/06/2016 Invited Presentation
Congratulations to Eduardo Segredo, whose algorithm has won two prizes at the annual GENOPT competition While comparing results on benchmark functions is a widely used practice to demonstrate the competitiveness of global optimization algorithms, fixed benchmarks can lead to a negative data mining...
29/05/2016 Award
Today Professor Hazel Hall is at Senate House in London as an invited speaker at the 8th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. Entitled What happens next? Strategies for building and assessing the long-term impact of research projects her paper is the...
27/05/2016 Keynote Speaker
A Year in The Cyber Academy
It's been quite a year for The Cyber Academy. Here's a few highlights: The Cyber Academy Highlights have been our collaborations with a range of companies including HPE (around ArcSight), RSA, F5, Hutchinson Networks, and so many more.
26/05/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Public Lecture on Privacy
Professor Alistair Duff gave a public lecture on privacy, Tuesday 24 May 2016, as part of Edinburgh Napier University's School of Arts and Creative Industries Degree Show Exhibition. Citing T. H. Green, Jeremy Bentham, the population census and other InGSoc work, the lecture examined theories and...
25/05/2016 24 May 2016 Exhibition
Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to act as External Examiner for PhD thesis, University of Glasgow. The Thesis is on vehicular ad hoc communication and intelligent transportation systems.
23/05/2016 External Examiner
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles developed from 54 papers presented at the Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference held in Aberdeen in June 2015.
18/05/2016 Other News
Dr Heidi Julien has conducted research into information behaviour for over two decades. This research program has been informed by a rich diversity of models, which have irritated and inspired, motivated and moved the work forward in unanticipated ways.
17/05/2016 External Visitor
PhD students present their work at the school of computing post-graduate research conference
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor. Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks and the reception will be in H9. We are proud to welcome Dr Wendy Moncur from the University of Dundee as this years keynote speaker.
11/05/2016 H5 & H9 Merchiston Campus Seminar
The world is moving towards Big Data, and Cyber Security is one of its leading applications, with numerous events being tracked across a network infrastructure. At the same time, threats to organisations increase by the day, and many organisations have moved towards the integration of Secure...
10/05/2016 Craiglockhart Campus, 09.15 - 16.45 Tuesday 10 May 2016 Conference Organisation
Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to act as External Examiner for PhD thesis, University of Hertfordshire. The Thesis is on communication algorithms.
10/05/2016 External Examiner
Professor Hazel Hall took part in a webinar interview today hosted by Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE). The SAGE team asked Hall about her experience of leading Edinburgh Napier University to successful achievement on the institutional bronze Athena SWAN award at first attempt in 2014.
05/05/2016 Other News
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences & journals Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Powers. The institutional approach for modeling the evolution of human societies LION 2016 (Italy). Eduardo Segredo et al .
04/05/2016 Other Event
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager. Some particular highlights from the report are given below: The main achievements of the project concern the innovative...
04/05/2016 Other News
Professor Outlines The Areas of Change in Cyber Security
IntroductionTo follow up from his presentation at the IISP/CREST conference, Bill Buchanan has outlined the future changes within Cyber Security, with a focus on data analytics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA2SaHOLUIg Bill outlines that graduates require key skills in understanding network...
04/05/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
The Centre for Social Informatics hosted an ESRC-funded Advanced Training event on behalf of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) on 12th and 13th April 2016. There were 23 participants in total, representing the four member institutions of the...
03/05/2016 Other Event
Professor Hazel Hall has been nominated for election as Director-at-large for the Association for Information Science and Technology. She is one of eight candidates standing for board positions. For further information about the election and all the candidates, please see the post on Hazel Hall's...
03/05/2016 Other News
AHRC-Funded Paper Wins Award
Alistair Duff's Informing the Good Society Project paper “Cyber-Green: Idealism in the Information Age” published in the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 2015 Vol 13 2 has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as the Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati...
27/04/2016 April 26 2016 Award
Ahmed Al-Dubai is has been invited to give keynote speech at: 2nd International Conference and Business Expo on Wireless & Telecommunication April 21-22, 2016 The Oberoi Centre, Dubai, UAE http://wirelesscommunication.conferenceseries.com/speaker/2016/ahmed-y-al-dubai-edinburgh-napier-university...
22/04/2016 Dubai Keynote Speaker
The MAZI project was an exhibitor at the Netfutures 2016 conference in Brussels in April. The conference, attracting over 1,000 attendees, aims to maximize competitiveness of the European technology industry. The event involved people working in Research & Innovation, Market Validation &...
21/04/2016 April 20 & 21. Brussels. Exhibition
Visiting Fellow, Professor Ganesan Kannbiran and Sally Smith win funding for business incubator study
Announcement of resultsEmerald and the Indian Academy of Management (IAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research. Applications addressed the creation and dissemination of knowledge for the social good with a specific orientation toward...
21/04/2016 Funding
The EU Coordination Action FOCAS was a 3 year project that started in 2013 to coordinate research in the field of Collective Adaptive Systems. The project was awarded a rating of Excellent at its final review in Brussels on April 19th.
21/04/2016 Brussels Other News
Shancang Li is invited as a Coordinating Guest Editor for Springer Journal, Information Systems Frontiers, on topics of IoT, Security.
15/04/2016 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
IEEE “Tactile Internet” Standards group is numbered IEEE 1918.1. The group will address standardization of a number of aspects of the Tactile Internet as a 5G and beyond application, creating the toolbox and tools that will be able to achieve the challenging technical characteristics of the Tactile...
15/04/2016 Policy Advisory Activity
The School of Computing reached an important agreement with the world leading Chinese company Huawei to start a new Huawei Authorized Network Academy (HANA). The formal contract will be signed soon. HANA solution is a global ICT technology education program launched by Huawei.
15/04/2016 Newsletter
Informing the Good Society Final Symposium
The concluding meeting of the InGSoc Project took place on Friday 15 April 2016. The one-day symposium, set in the august surroundings of Merchiston Tower boardroom (where John Napier invented logarithms), featured a range of speakers from academia, journalism and the blogosphere.
15/04/2016 Merchiston Seminar
The Cyber Academy and ENUSEC> are hosting a the second Cyber Security Master Class on the latest vulnerabilities and methods on Monday 11 April 2016 in the Glass Room at Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University from 12pm until 3pm.
11/04/2016 Monday 11 April 12.00 - 15.00pm Exhibition
Dr Petros Kostagiolas and Dr Christina Banou, both from the Ionian University of Corfu took part in an Erasmus exchange with the School of Computing in the week beginning 11th April 2016. Their visit was organised jointly by Brian Davison, who hosted a research seminar at which both speakers...
11/04/2016 External Visitor
Alistair Duff, professor of information policy, will give one of the keynote addresses at EuroIA 2016, Amsterdam, September 2016. This is a leading information architecture conference.
05/04/2016 22-24 September, Amsterdam Keynote Speaker
This showcase event aims to demonstrate the career roles that there are within Cyber Security, and includes companies who are activitely seeking Cyber Security graduates. It runs from 1pm until 4pm on Monday 4 April 2016 in The Glass Room at the Merchiston Campus.
04/04/2016 4 April 2016 13.00 - 16.00 pm Exhibition
FBI to present on Big Data in Cyber Security at International Conference
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, Zonefox, and ISACA. Other speakers include Stevie Wilson who provide the opening talk and who is the Head of Europol’s...
01/04/2016 Other News
Massive Crypto Flaw Discovered
Prime numbers are used extensively in public key encryption key, typically where we take two prime numbers and multiply them together to give a modulus (N). This modulus is often difficult to factorize as large numbers are used.
01/04/2016 Other News
We're looking for the smartest around to build world-leading infrastructures
The Cyber Academy continues to expand and is collaborating with a wide range of companies. Two new positions are now open for the smartest around. The first aims to continue the work to build a world-leading Cyber Security training infrastructure:...
30/03/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Scotland on Sunday Article
Professor Alistair Duff's op-ed article, Apple Wrong in its Refusal to Unlock Phone, was published 27 March in the print and online versions of Scotland on Sunday, one of the nation's leading titles. The piece quotes T. H. Green, a neglected liberal thinker from the nineteenth century and one of...
29/03/2016 27/03/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
The Centre for Social Informatics has been awarded funding for a research project on information literacy that focuses on the information practices of community councillors. Professor Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan will evaluate how Community Councillors (1) access and understand...
29/03/2016 Award
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed to the programme Committee of the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information (EBLIP) Conference, to be held at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, in June 2017. The EBLIP Conference is a biennial conference designed to promote the use of best...
15/03/2016 Conference Programme Committee
Gemma Webster has been invited to be on the program committee for the International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2016) http://pathworkshop.com/ Held in conjunction with the 24th International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation...
11/03/2016 Conference Programme Committee
Security Team Discover New Distributed Denial of Service Amplification Attack
The research team within The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University have discovered a trivial path for DDoS amplification attacks. The following outlines the details from The Register: Improperly configured services such as DNS or Network Time Protocol (NTP) have been exploited to launch a...
10/03/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Augusto Esteves joined ACM's ISS '16 as Program Committee member.
Augusto Esteves joined the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS '16) as Program Committee member. ISS '16 website
08/03/2016 Conference Programme Committee
The IoT Spartans Challenge is an educational program to identify, promote and give public recognition to the best future Internet of Things (IoT) developers. http://www.iot-spartans.com/
07/03/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Hazel Hall has been invited to present at an event which focuses on gender imbalances in education, and in key sectors of the economy. 'Tackling gender inequality from the classroom to the boardroom', which takes place on 10th May 2016, has been organised by Edinburgh Napier University's...
07/03/2016 Invited Presentation
Professor Hazel Hall has been invited to present the closing keynote speech at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries conference (QQML) on 27th May 2016. The theme of the paper is strategies for building and assessing long-term impact of research projects.
07/03/2016 Keynote Speaker
Reviewer for the Artificial Immune Systems and Biological and Medical Applications track.
07/03/2016 Conference Programme Committee
digiCC workshop, Glasgow
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan will run a workshop on digital engagement for community councils in Glasgow this month. This workshop will bring together community council members from Glasgow and environs to learn and share knowledge on how CCs can use the internet to engage with their citizens.
04/03/2016 22 March at Banqueting Hall, Glasgow City Chambers, George St, Glasgow G2 1DU Other Event
Bright Red Digital Zone Keeps Expanding
The collaboration between Edinburgh Napier and Bright Red Publishing continues to make a massive impact on the educational infastructure in Scotland with the release of a new on-line zone for Higher Admin and IT. The Digital Zone now consists of 12 Higher subjects, two Advanced Highers subjects,...
04/03/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Augusto's work on Orbits was covered by BBC Click
Augusto Esteves's work on Orbits, a gaze interaction technique for smartwatches was covered by BBC Click, BBC's flagship technology programme. Controlling a smartwatch with your eyes
02/03/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Named in FutureScot Top 50 Tech People Who Are Changing The World
Prof Bill Buchanan has been named in the FutureScot: Digital List, which outlines 50 people from various areas of Scotland’s technology industries who are changing the world. The article outlines that Scotland punches above its weight in technology, and is now the home to a thriving technology...
26/02/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Alistair Duff, professor of information policy, was phone-interviewed by Kaveh Waddell, a technology editor at The Atlantic.com. The discussion covered his AHRC-funded work on new directions in information policy, as well as his Carnegie-funded fieldwork in Silicon Valley.
26/02/2016 25 February 2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Cryptography Research Work Awarded Innovation of the Year
The work of Dr Lu Fan, Prof Bill Buchanan and Dr Owen Lo (who are part of The Cyber Academy research team), in collaboration with Payfont, has been awarded "Innovation of the Year" at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange awards. Security and Robustness in a Cyber Age Overall it uses advanced...
25/02/2016 Award
The Associate Student Project presented a workshop at the Articulation Best Practice Event for the Scottish Funding Council in Dundee.
The Articulation Best Practice Event is a good practice sharing and networking event. The format of the day includes keynote addresses from SFC, the Commission on Widening Access, table discussions, a choice of workshops, a chance to hear from students, and networking opportunities.
24/02/2016 Tuesday 23 February 2016, West Park Dundee Invited Presentation
Associate students, joining Edinburgh Napier University in third year can now articulate onto a number of different undergraduate programmes, take part in University coordinated work placement schemes, participate in international exchange visits, and enjoy the broader social activities of the...
18/02/2016 7th March 2016 Other Event
Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) to provide Keynote Talk at Big Data in Cyber Security Conference
Stevie Wilson will provide a key talk at the International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May in Edinburgh. Steve is currently the Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which supports activities around cybercrime investigations in EU Member States.
17/02/2016 Seminar
http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/news/girlgeeks FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon was guest of honour at Craiglockhart last night as an organisation for women working in the creative, computing and enterprise industries moved forward into a new era.
09/02/2016 Craiglockhart Campus Media and Outreach Activity
Frances Ryan will be performing at The Stand Comedy Club as part of the 23 February 2016 Bright Club Edinburgh show. Bright Club is a stand-up comedy programme featuring comedic academics from Scotland's universities. Frances will use her eight minutes in the limelight to joke about her (very...
08/02/2016 Other Event
Two out of Four Predictions for the Next Skyscanner Are Spin-outs from Edinburgh Napier
IntroductionOn the back of four nomination at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange awards [here], Gordon Stuart, director of operations at Informatics Ventures, has also predicted that the companies most likely to become the next Skyscanner are: “PureLifi, Mallzee, ZoneFox and Celtic Renewables" Two of...
05/02/2016 Other News
Economia magazine approached Dr Mival to provide his thoughts on future trends in the design and development of workspaces and offices of the future. You can read the full article at the link below: http://economia.icaew.com/business/january-2016/home-from-home
04/02/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Research team short-listed in four areas for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Awards
IntroductionThe Cyber Academy research team within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has been short-listed for four awards for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards [here]. Innovation of the YearThe short-listed work involves on-goring collaborations with Payfont and CM2000.
04/02/2016 Award
The Centre for interaction Design has been awarded first prize in a competition run by VisitScotland to design a novel digital experience for the year of Innovation, Design and Architecture, 2016. The Centre will receive £16000 to help with student development and a design agency will be appointed...
29/01/2016 Award
Augusto's work on Orbits was covered by Yahoo and Wired
Augusto Esteves's work on Orbits, a gaze interaction technique for smartwatches - and best paper at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’15) - was covered by Yahoo, Wired and the ACM interactions magazine: Yahoo Finance Wired (UK)Wired (DE)Wired (JP)Digital TrendsACM...
28/01/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Digital engagement report published
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan today publish their report on workshops on digital engagement for Community Council and Registered Tenant Organisation members. Key findings include CCs’ frequent lack of human resources, without which digital engagement their citizens is a non-starter.
27/01/2016 27/01/2016 Other Event
Joanna Zachariasz will travel to Los Angeles next month for the Cinema Audio Society’s annual awards dinner. She is the only non-American finalist in this prestigious international cinema competition. More here: www.napier.ac.uk/en/about-us/news/joanna-is-wired-for-sound
27/01/2016 Los Angeles, February 2016 Award
The Centre for Social Informatics scooped all three major awards at the 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC), hosted by the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University on 12th and 13th January 2016.
26/01/2016 Award
Mazi EU H2020 project kick-off meeting took place at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece, earlier this month.
The MAZI grant application for the EU Horizon2020 CAPS framework was successful and the project started officially on January 1st, 2016. What does MAZI stand for? MAZI means “together” in Greek and the goal of MAZI is to provide technology and knowledge in order toempower those who are in physical...
26/01/2016 Other Event
Sally Smith invited to write on computer science graduate employment.
23/01/2016 https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/what-should-we-be-teaching-the-next-generation-of-computer-scientists Media and Outreach Activity
The School of Computing recently held a Research day where staff and PhD students shared their expertise in the form of a "One-Minute-Madness". Each of the 68 researchers who took part spoke for one minute using one slide on the subject of their research interests - and were chased off the stage...
18/01/2016 Other Event
Dr Neil Urquhart has been invited to present a seminar to the ERGO group (Edinburgh Research Group in Optimisation) at Edinburgh University. The seminar entitled "Exploring a real-world multi-objective routing problem with local and societal costs." will take place on the 20th of January.
14/01/2016 20/1/2016, Edinburgh Invited Presentation
Neil Urquhart and Alistair Lawson have been awarded £19,000 by The Data Lab to support their ongoing research collaboration with Larder Load, an Edinburgh based food services business. The work will fund investigations into food supply chain optimisation using data science techniques.
06/01/2016 Other News
CAVES Researcher Dr Neil Urquhart is to organise and chair a workshop on Intelligent Transport at the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) conference. The workshop will examine the use of nature inspired computing problems to solve transportation problems.
06/01/2016 18/9/2016 Seminar
The Cyber Academy Hosts Two New PhD Studentships in Cloud Security
The School of Computing and The Cyber Academy have an industry funded PhD studentship, along with an internally funded one, which look at the future of Cloud-based systems. The two main topics are: Topic: Advanced Cloud-based Security Architectures for Large-Scale Outage and Data Loss Protection.
05/01/2016 Media and Outreach Activity
Real-time Speech Processing for N5 German Goes Live on the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
Real-time Speech Processor After the release of N5 Spanish and N5 French, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University now sees the roll-out of a natural language speech processor for German. Within the site the German text is translated in real-time using...
23/12/2015 Other News
Jupiter Artland in Minecraft tested at Ratho Primary school
The first stage of our Minecraft project with Jupiter Artland was tested at Ratho primary school on 17th December. Full details are on Jupiter Artland's blog https://www.jupiterartland.org/news/general-news?article=ART-372?article=ART-372
21/12/2015 17th December 2015 Ratho Primary School Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Presents Evidence to Investigatory Powers Bill Select Committee
Prof Bill Buchanan has given evidence to the Investigatory Powers Bill Select Committee and outlined issues related to the storage and access to Internet logs. http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/4c532c83-7379-4bc6-a5f6-f8bfa336a0f2?in=15:13:00
21/12/2015 Policy Advisory Activity
SETA Symposium is part of the 40th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software & Applications (COMPSAC 2016)
15/12/2015 June 2016 Conference Organisation
Digital engagement workshops across Scotland a great success
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan hosted 4 workshops on digital engagement for Community Council and Registered Tenant organisation members. These workshops were aimed at finding solutions to major problems around CCs' and RTOs' internet communication, building on the January workshop and recent...
11/12/2015 Ayr (9 October), Elgin (30 October), Forfar (13 November) and Newton St Boswells (20 November) Conference Organisation
Centre for Social Informatics work on Community Councils' digital engagement impacts Scottish Government responses
Work by members of the Centre for Social Informatics has impacted on the Scottish Government's responses to questions raised at a relatively recent Fairer Scotland event for community councillors. SG responses to community councillors questions highlighted The community council location finder...
11/12/2015 10 December 2015 Other News
Research Team Presents to Sold-out Audience in Glasgow
The IET Xmas Lectures 2015 moved onto the IMAX Theatre in Glasgow on Tuesday 8 December 2015, and presented to a sold-out audience. In fact the event had been sold out for months, with a long waiting list. There were many great highlights, but there's two more to do in Edinburgh, so the team are...
08/12/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
The Cyber Academy Hosts Cyber Security Insight Camp in March 2016
In association with the Cyber Security Challenge UK, Edinburgh Napier University are holding a Cyber Security Insight Camp from 5-7 March 2016. It is open to all who have an interesting in the Cyber Security industry, and aims to showcase the amazing opportunities there are in terms of getting...
06/12/2015 Exhibition
Augusto was invited to showcase his latest work at BBC's Click.
Augusto was invited to showcase his latest work on BBC's Click, a weekly TV show covering news and recent developments in the world of consumer technology. Augusto demonstrated Orbits, a novel gaze interaction technique that enables hands-free input on smart watches.
05/12/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
IET Christmas Lectures Showcase The Future of the Internet of Everything in Dundee
The team involved in the IET Christmas Lectures 2015 presented the second of the series of four lectures in Dundee. This time the venue twas the 350-seater Gardyne Theatre and the sold-out signs went up weeks before the event. The event was filmed with innovative 3D technology, and which will...
05/12/2015 Invited Presentation
Impact of SME/Academia Collaboration Increases By The Day for Bright Red Publishing
The impact of the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University increases by the day with over 35,000 registered users who have taken over 1 million test questions. In Professor Buchanan's blog on LinkedIn he quotes: "I thought I'd update this post to keep you...
04/12/2015 Other News
Dr Gemma Webster has been appointed to international programme committee of the SETA symposium at COMPSAC 2016, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, US 10-14 June 2016.
04/12/2015 Conference Programme Committee
IET Christmas Lectures on The Internet of Everything Starts in Inverness
The Internet of Everything IET Christmas Lectures are now underway with the completion of two sold-out lectures in Inverness. The next in the series is in the Cardyne Theatre in Dundee on Friday 4 December 2015. Overall every event, including the iMax Theatre in Glasgow, has been sold out for weeks.
01/12/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Research Team Wins Third Major Research Project Award In The Last Two Weeks
The Cyber Academy was won its third research project grant in the last two weeks for its novel triage methods in digital forensics. The Stage 1 funding is likely to lead to a large-scale research project with a significant impact in detecting digital fragments on computer systems.
30/11/2015 Funding
Hutchinson Networks Showcase Collaboration Work Around Innovation and Dissemination
Edinburgh-based Hutchinson Networks has showcased the collaborative work of The Cyber Academy, and in the requirements to build up strong partnerships. For them this has included working with F5 and Cisco on their innovative SDN (Software Defined Networks) solution: Fabrix.
27/11/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Charley Celice wins Edinburgh Napier Student of the Year
Charley Celice has won Edinburgh Napier Student of the Year. After winning a range of awards, such as a Class Medal and the Sas Cipher Challenge for Cipher Student of the Year in 2014, he has since fully showcased his skills in being a leading student within Cyber Security.
25/11/2015 Award
On 24 November 2015, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) launched a report containing the results of a survey of workers in the UK information sectors.
24/11/2015 Other News
The ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation is thriving ACM SIG with over 600 members. Prof. Hart has been invited to take over as EIC of the newsletter which is published quarterly and available online The newsletter is edited by Prof Hart.
23/11/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
16/11/2015 University of Aberystwyth Invited Presentation
Journal of Cyber Security Technology goes Live!
IntroductionThe Journal of Cyber Security Technology has gone live and is nw accepting papers from: https://www.editorialmanager.com/tsec/default.aspx Prof Bill Buchanan is the Editor in Chief, and is actively seeking thought leadership papers.
13/11/2015 Other News
Dr Li was invited to organize a special issue on Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks for International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on applied research and applications of sensor...
13/11/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Kim Halskov and Peter Dalsgaard from the University of Aarhus in Denmark visited to discuss future collaborations.
13/11/2015 Other News
Research Team Contribute To BBC Panorama Programme on Cyber Security
The Cyber Academy research team contributed to a documentary on Cyber Security for the BBC Panorama programme. It was broadcast on Monday 9 November, and recorded the week earlier. Program outline: Hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of customers from companies.
10/11/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Over the past 14 months Professor Hazel Hall has been working with a team of international colleagues to bring together the 2015 annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). This is the largest, and most important, conference in information science worldwide.
09/11/2015 Conference Programme Committee
The Cyber Academy Wins Major Project Funding For Next Generation Security Operations Centre for Training
The Cyber Academy will receive over £200K in research funding to build a next generation Virtual Security Operations Centre (vSoC) for training. The research grant involves over £160K of direct funding (from grants and industry funding), with the addition of other resources for technical support.
07/11/2015 Funding
EURO 2016 is the premier European conference for Operational Research and Management Science (OR/MS) organized by EURO – the European Association of Operational Research Society and the Polish OR Society at Poznan University of Technology. Prof.
05/11/2015 Poznan, July 2016 Keynote Speaker
FoCAS ran a networking session called Perspectives on Collectives at the ICT conference on 20 October 2015 to standing room-only capacity. The aim was to present two research-informed scenarios to stimulate discussion on some benefits and perceived problems arising from collective adaptive systems.
05/11/2015 Lisbon Seminar
Today Professor Hazel Hall is delivering a presentation as part of the colloquia series of the iSchool and Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) at the University of Toronto. Her talk will cover how the implementation of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition (which she led...
05/11/2015 Invited Presentation
Today Professor Hazel Hall is presenting a research paper entitled ‘Creating a UK-wide network of LIS researchers’ at the library research symposium hosted by McMaster University in Canada. The invitation to speak at this event provides the first opportunity to present the initial findings from the...
03/11/2015 Invited Presentation
Mohamed Eshrafti's research paper (A New EnergyEfficient Cluster based Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks) presented in the 4th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN'15) in Poland last month has been evaluated as one of the best papers during this conference and...
03/11/2015 Award
Marwa Salayma's research paper (Battery Aware Beacon Enabled IEEE802.15.4: An Adaptive and Cross-Layer Approach) presented in the 4th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN'15) in Poland last month has been evaluated as one of the best papers during this conference and...
03/11/2015 Award
City | Data | Future exhibition created as part of the UrbanIxD project hosted at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
|city|data|future| Interactions in Hybrid Urban Space The exhibition presents a series of visions depicting what it might be like to live in a near future city saturated with data. Each piece will question what this might mean for our changing relationship with the city and its citizens.
30/10/2015 November, 2015 - Ljubljana, Slovenia Exhibition
Wind is a major disturbance agent in forests and a key part of the dynamics of many forest ecosystems. In addition, the high levels of damage that can occur during storms have important economic and social impacts, particularly for managed forests..
30/10/2015 Archachon, France Invited Presentation
Professor Outlines Ransomware Attack on BBC
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan outlined the ransomware attack on a Glasgow-based SME on BBC Scotland 2015 on 27 October 2015. Previously Cryptolocker and Cryptowall have targeted individuals and large organisations, but it has now been used to target a Glasgow-based SME.
29/10/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
David Benyon has been invited to talk at the Connected Stores conference in London in May 2016 http://connectedstores.wbresearch.com/. This is the UK's largest conference on the future of retailing attracting many of the UK's high street stores.
29/10/2015 London Invited Presentation
IUCC-2015 will be held on 26-28 October 2015 in Liverpool, UK. The conference offers an important international platform and brings together the scientists, engineers, researchers, and students from academy and industry all over the world to share their latest work, exchange experiences and discuss...
26/10/2015 26-28 October 2005 Liverpool Conference Organisation
Prof. Hart was invited to talk on her work of Lifelong Learning at the 43rd CREST Open workshop on Hyper Heuristics For Software Engineering. Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE) has proved extremely attractive to software engineers, because it handles messy conflicting multi-objective problems...
26/10/2015 UCL London Invited Presentation
Professor to Present Session Keynote at CAS Scotland Annual Conference 2015 on Bright Red Digital Zone
Professor Bill Buchanan willl present "A Deep Analysis of N5 and Higher Computer Science" at the Secondary Session Keynote at CAS Scotland Annual Conference 2015 on Bright Red Digital Zone [here]. The Bright Red Digital Zone is free-to-use and now has over 30,000 registered users, with Computer...
25/10/2015 Keynote Speaker
The Cyber Academy Hosts a Master Class on the Lastest Computer Vulnerabilities - Stagefright, Logjam, ...
Charley Celice in association with The Cyber Academy and ENUSEC is hosting a Master Class on the latest vulnerabilities on Tuesday 10 November 2015 in the Glass Room at Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University from 1pm until 4pm.
25/10/2015 Seminar
Michael Smyth and Ingi Helgason exhibit the work of the UrbanIxD project at ICT, 2015 in Lisbon
UrbanIxD & OrganiCityFrom urban visions to future cities In the future, people’s data, about their networks and the places they inhabit, will be captured by their own personal devices. As a result of this escalation, people will be overwhelmed by data, unsure of trusting their own instincts and...
20/10/2015 October, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal Exhibition
Professor Hazel Hall was recently interviewed by Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland on the theme of women in STEM. For further details please see the summary of the discussion on Professor Hall's blog at http://hazelhall.org/2015/10/13/ada-lovelace-day-2015-and-the-economic-imperative-for-more-wo...
13/10/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
University Cyber Security Spin-out (Zonefox) Raises Another £650,000 in Investment
Zonefox, the innovative Cyber Security spin-out from the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, has raised another £650,000 worth of investment. It adds to £450,000 in funding from business angels and the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) in 2014, taking the total raised by the spin-out...
07/10/2015 Award
Professor Makes It Onto Top 50 List of UK Higher Education Social Media Influencers
Professor Bill Buchanan has made it onto the Top 50 List of UK Higher Education Social Media Influencers. His social media work includes a range of channels including Youtube, Twitter and LinkedIn. Link [here] Text: On Twitter and LinkedIn, William has presented key debating points and differing...
05/10/2015 Award
The centre for interaction design is hosting Ganix Lasa from Innovation in Industrial Design - Design Innovation Center DBZ Mondragon Unibertsitatea from October to February. Ganix will be working on a number of projects in CiD.
30/09/2015 External Visitor
25/09/2015 Policy Advisory Activity
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan’s work around internet use by Community Councils was praised by Marco Biagi MSP (Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment) at a Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils on Wednesday 16 September. A full report is here.
24/09/2015 11/09/2015, Glasgow Other News
David Benyon gave an invited keynote address to the International Symposium on Companion Technologies at Ulm in Germany
24/09/2015 Keynote Speaker
Professor Makes It Onto The Tech 100 in Scotland
Prof Bill Buchanan has made it onto the Holyrood Tech 100 for the third year running [here]. His full interview is here: Job Title/Organisation: Professor, Edinburgh Napier University. Lead, The Cyber Academy. What does your role involve?
23/09/2015 Award
The latest issue of Information Research is published this week. Included in its contents is the article ‘Factors, frameworks and theory: a review of the information systems literature on success factors in project management‘ co-authored Dr Robert Irvine and Professor Hazel Hall.
17/09/2015 Other News
17/09/2015 Policy Advisory Activity
University Innovation Team Highlighted for Best Practice in Industry/Academia Collaborations
The Cyber Academy research team at Edinburgh Napier have been profiled for their innovation work in an article written by Siobhán Jordan from Interface in The Scotsman [here]. Overall the team have a special focus on innovation and in collaborating with SMEs to fully implement their vision.
11/09/2015 Other News
University Researchers Reveal Methods Used to Crack Passwords in Ashley Madison Hack
IntroductionThe research team within The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University have been outlining the methods used by crackers to reveal the passwords on the Ashley Madison user database. Overall the crackers exploited several weak software coding practices, such as using lowercase letters...
10/09/2015 Other News
OMICS Group, the largest Open Access Publisher and Scientific Events Organizer, publishing more than 400 Open Access journals and organizing more than 300 scientific events per year offers membership to students. Global Summit and Expo on Multimedia & Applications Organizing Committee would...
10/08/2015 Birmingham, UK Invited Presentation
Research Team Analyse New Apple Mac Privileged Access Exploit
The Cyber Academy research team have been analysing a new Mac OS X vulnerability which allows for Privileged Access to the latest version of their operating system. So many people think that the flaws that are appearing are legacy ones that have been around when computer security was not a major...
23/07/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines the details of Ashley Madison breach and on the rise of the moralist hacker
Prof Bill Buchanan has outlined his analysis of the Ashley Madison breach and on the rise of the moralist hacker in theconversation.com [here] IntroductionThere’s value in more than just credit card data, as Avid Life Media (ALM), parent company of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison,...
22/07/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics enjoyed a successful week in Aberdeen at the end of June when they participated in the iDocQ doctoral colloquium (chaired by CSI's John Mowbray) and the Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference (for which Professor Hazel...
20/07/2015 Other News
Leo Appleton is presenting a paper on the value and impact of public library services on citizenship development at the 11th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services today.
20/07/2015 Other News
David Benyon has been invited to a chair panel session on REF2014 at the British HCI conference in Lincoln. Panel members include Tom Rodden and Alan Dix
15/07/2015 Lincoln Invited Presentation
University Research Team Analyse Heartbleed Part 2
Introduction The Cyber Security research team within Edinburgh Napier University have been analysing the latest vulnerability caused by OpenSSL, which is the open source library that caused Heartbleed. Their findings are documented here.
09/07/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Networking and Occam-Pi for Raspberry-Pi wins Meterology Prize
The first student to graduate from the new BSc (Hons) Computing Science course in the School of Computing has been awarded this year’s prize from METERology. Ludovic Capelli, originally from France, joined the course directly into third year in 2013.
06/07/2015 Award
IET Christmas Lectures to feature The Internet of Everything
IntroductionThis year’s IET Christmas lectures are focusing on the Internet of Everything and will run in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. The dates are: Inverness. 1 Dec 2015. Dundee. 4 Dec 2015 (Gardyne Theatre). Glasgow. 8 Dec 2015 (iMax Theatre, Glasgow Science Centre). Edinburgh.
04/07/2015 Other Event
David Benyon was invited to talk to the user expereince design team at Marks and Spencer's London office on user experience
03/07/2015 London Invited Presentation
Well done to Edinburgh Napier PhD student Thomas Farrenkopf who was awarded 3rd place in the IBM Demonstration award at the Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems conference for his demonstration paper “AGADE - Using communities of agents to provide realistic feedback in business...
30/06/2015 June 2015 - Salamanca (Spain) Award
Christine Irving won the best presentation prize of a £100 book voucher at iDocQ 2015 on Monday 22nd June. iDocQ is the colloquium for doctoral students in Information Science, organised on an annual basis by students from the four members of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science...
29/06/2015 Award
Hannah Rudman delivered a paper entitled 'A framework for the transformation of the incumbent creative industries in a digital age' at the 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics in Bari, Italy on 10th June. Co-authored with Professor David Benyon and Professor Hazel Hall, the...
29/06/2015 Other News
Dr Eve Forrest delivered a paper entitled 'Blipfoto: A new return to the beginning of photography' at the International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference 2015 in Tinos, Greece on 27th June 2015. Co-authored with Professor Hazel Hall, this work draws on a study of photographic practices...
29/06/2015 Other News
The Centre for Social Informatics had a strong presence last week at Information, Interactions and Impact: i3 2015. i3 is an international conference, held on a biennial basis in the UK. This event brings together an international community of academic and practitioner researchers to explore the...
29/06/2015 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall has recently launched a new study to be completed with Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Dr Bruce Ryan and Peter Cruickshank. This will measure the long-term impact of the AHRC-funded Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM) project from 2011/12.
29/06/2015 Other News
Mohamed Eshaftri won the best poster award at the SICSA PhD Conference 24-25th /06/2015, University of Glasgow. The SICSA PhD Conference has become one of the highlights of the SICSA events calendar, bringing together Computing Science and Informatics PhD students, leading academics, and industry...
29/06/2015 Award
On Thursday 16th July 2015 the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University is hosting a seminar led by Dr Brian Detlor on digital storytelling and libraries. Date: Thursday 16th July 2015Time: 14:00-15:00Venue: Room C19, Merchiston campus, Edinburgh Napier UniversityDigital...
29/06/2015 Thursday 16th July, 14:00-15:00n room C19, Merchiston campus Seminar
The Cyber Academy to host major international conference on Big Data in Cyber Security
IntroductionThe Cyber Academy continues to expand with many companies commiting to its integration, including for event sponsorship, PhD studentships, lab sponsorship, research funding, and many other things. As part of the event programme, on 10 May 2016, The Cyber Academy are hosting a major...
28/06/2015 Other News
Research group innovates in health and social care integration
Interface have showcased the work of Adrian Smales and Prof Bill Buchanan in their successful collaboration with CM2000 [here]. After two successful projects funded partially through Innovation Vouchers, the work continues with a grant from DHI (Digital Health and Care Insitute).
26/06/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Cyber Academy creates World-leading Cyber Security Virtualised Training Infrastructure for Big Data
The world is moving towards Big Data, and Cyber Security is one of leading applications of this, where events are tracked across a network infrastructure. In collaboration with HP, F5, ISACA and a range of other companies, The Cyber Academy are now advancing the virtualised Cyber Security training...
24/06/2015 Other News
Andrea Resmini from Jonkoping University, Sweden visited CiD to discuss cross channel user experience
24/06/2015 External Visitor
Cell Forensics Course looks to expand across European training network
Introduction The Cell Site Analysis course from CSAS ran on the afternoon of the 18 June 2015 in The Glass Room at Edinburgh Napier University, with an aim to scale out the training across Europe using the DFET educational infastructure.
19/06/2015 Other News
The ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO) is thriving ACM SIG with over 600 members, with around 50% of these from the USA and 26% from Europe. Prof. Hart was elected to the Executive Board following an election in which all members where eligible to vote, and...
19/06/2015 Award
Professor Hazel Hall served as a panel member at a pop-up forum organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 16th June 2015. Entitled ‘The idea of the University in the 21st century’, participants at the forum considered the...
17/06/2015 Invited Presentation
Professor Hazel Hall will deliver an invited presentation today at the Athena SWAN awards ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College in London. This is in recognition of the work that Professor Hall led towards the University's achievement of a bronze Athena SWAN award in April 2015.
15/06/2015 Invited Presentation
Professor Appointed Editor-in-Chief of High-impact Cyber Security Journal for World-leading research
Prof Bill Buchanan has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of a new Taylor & Francis journal: Journal of Cyber Security Technology [outline] and which aims to publish publishing Word-leading research. Outline Cyber security is a rapidly growing area of computer science and technology,...
15/06/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Professor Hazel Hall co-presented a workshop on the theme of digital impact at the the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science summer school 2015 on Tuesday 9th June 2015. Her slides from the session are available on SlideShare.
12/06/2015 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall joined a panel to debate the future of libraries in Edinburgh on Tuesday 9th June, the 125th anniversary of the opening of Edinburgh Central Library. The event was organised by Edinburgh Reads. Other members of the panel were: Philippa Cochrane, Head of Reader Development for...
12/06/2015 Invited Presentation
Professor to give opening keynote at Cyber Security Conference on the future of The Cyber Academy
Prof Bill Buchanan will give the opening keynote for the 8th international conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) on 3 September 2015 at Canterbury University. His presentation will outline the development of The Cyber Academy, including the integration of research,...
10/06/2015 Keynote Speaker
Professor Hazel Hall delivered the opening keynote speech at the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) workshop held in Edinburgh this week in collaboration with the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS) and the International Clinical...
10/06/2015 Keynote Speaker
The event is strictly by personal invitation only, and sponsored by Flexeye and HyperCat. It is organised by Merlin, Lord Erroll a cross-bench peer of the House of Lords, Chief of Scottish clan Hay, and hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland.
08/06/2015 London Invited Presentation
Ahmed will present a research paper at the IEEE International Conference on Communications IEEE ICC 2015 http://icc2015.ieee-icc.org/ Paper Title: Stable Infrastructure-based Routing for Intelligent Transportation Systems IEEE ICC is the flagship of the IEEE Communication Society ICC2015 is an...
08/06/2015 London Other News
Professor outlines technical details of US OPM Data Breach in theConversion.com
In theconversation.com, Prof Bill Buchanan has outlined the details of the recent US Data Breach of more than four million personal records of US government workers are thought to have been hacked and stolen, it has been. With US investigators blaming the Chinese government (although the Chinese...
08/06/2015 Other News
Professor to present at University of St Andrews Union Debating Society on Cyber Warfare
Prof Bill Buchanan has been invited as a guest speaker at the University of St Andrews Union Debating Society on 17 Sept 2015. The subject of the debate is: "This House Welcomes the Rise of Cyber Warfare" BackgroundThe St Andrews Union is a thriving and engaging community.
05/06/2015 Other News
On Friday 5th June 2015 Professor Hazel Hall will be giving an invited presentation on the UK coalition approach to library and information science research to an international audience at the Third International Seminar on Education and Research (LIS-ER).
03/06/2015 Friday 5th June 2015, Barcelona Invited Presentation
IIDI researchers will host a series of digital engagement workshops for community councillors
We will be facilitating four workshops around digital engagement for community councillors (CCs) across Scotland. The primary purpose of this programme is to use a community of practice model to extend networking, problem elucidation and solving opportunities to more CCs.
03/06/2015 Autumn 2015 Other Event
The Cyber Academy recruit their first two fully funded PhD studentships ... and more to follow
The Cyber Academy has offered its first two fully-funded PhD studentships, and which will start in Sept 2015. Another fully funded PhD studentship will be advertised within the next week weeks. Both posts will examine advanced cyber security systems, and focus on analysing malware samples and...
28/05/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
The Cyber Academy Hosts Symposium on Software Defined Architectures and Networks
This Symposium, on 27 August 2015, focuses on the next generation of network infrastructures, where devices, networks and data elements are defined as software entities. It is presented as partnership between The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks.
26/05/2015 Other Event
David Benyon has been asked to give one of the keynote talks at the International Symposium on Companion Technologies in Ulm In September. https://isct2015.informatik.uni-ulm.de
25/05/2015 September 24th Ulm, Germany Keynote Speaker
David Benyon was one of two international contributors invited to the Swedish Workshop on the Future Office and Jonkoping University.
25/05/2015 Jonkoping, May 6th 2015 Invited Presentation
Professor outlines: Future World IoT - "I Don't Think You Want To Do That!"
Introduction With Google creating a patent on a talking doll, Professor Bill Buchanan will outline the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) on 25 June 2015, by contrasting it with the work of science fiction writers, including for Teddy in AI, and Marvin The Paranoid Robot.
24/05/2015 Other News
Michael Smyth to give keynote presentation at DIY Networking Workshop at MobiSys 2015, Florence, Italy
Michael Smyth was invited to give a keynote presentation at the DIY Networking workshop to be held in conjounction with MobiSys 2015, Florence, Italy. He will discuss the challenges of making design work in the interdisciplinary context of Urban Interaction Design. More info here
18/05/2015 Florence, Italy Keynote Speaker
Emerald Publishing invited Tom Flint to discuss Digital Storytelling. Tom highlighted on storytelling's relationship with User Experience, Transmedia, alternate and mixed realities. A public Prezi can be found here http://prezi.com/6jvr9tcni6is/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy.
18/05/2015 1 p.m. Emeral Publishing Bingley. Invited Presentation
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has been Invited to give keynote speech at the International Conference and Business Expo on Wireless Communication” (Wireless Communication - 2015), USA. for “Track: Wireless Telecommunication” which is being organized in collaboration with the “IEEE STANDARD ASSOCIATION, USA” on...
17/05/2015 September 21-23, 2015 Baltimore, USA Invited Presentation
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has been Invited Invited to give keynote speech at the International Conference on Mobile Computing & Networking” at Birmingham, UK, August 17-18, 2015. Mobile Computing 2015 conference aims to promote and share knowledge on current research.
17/05/2015 August 17-18, 2015 Keynote Speaker
17/05/2015 IEEE USA Practice Advisory Activity
The Cyber Academy host a new Digital Forensics Society
The Cyber Academy, in association with Strathclyde Forensics, is creating a new Digital Forensics Society which aims to: Push forward digital forensics as professional practice.Integrate professionals, from law enforcement, the public sector, business and academia, in other to share ideas.Become a...
16/05/2015 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted invitation to join a panel to debate the future of libraries in Edinburgh on Tuesday 9th June. Organised by Edinburgh Reads, this event is one of a series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Edinburgh City Libraries.
12/05/2015 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted an invitation to serve on the international programme committee of the 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC). Hosted by the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University, the conference takes place on the Loughborough...
12/05/2015 Conference Programme Committee
The special edition of the IxD&A journal entitled Making Places: Visualization, Interaction and Experience in Urban Space was developed from the successful workshop run at NordiCHI 14 in Helsinki. More information about the special edition can be found here
12/05/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Research Team Confirm Major Flaw within Internet of Things' Security
The security research team at Edinburgh Napier University has confirmed the findings of researchers who have found flaws in the encryption used within smart grid devices. With this they found that it was possible to recover the private key used by devices which used by the Open Smart Grid Protocol...
12/05/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
The Centre for Social Informatics will have a strong presence at Information, Interactions and Impact: i3 2015 next month following the acceptance of six papers to be presented by five research students at the conference. The papers are: How can information literacy be modelled from a lifelong...
11/05/2015 Other News
Ingi Helgason invited to join programme committee for UbiComp15 workshop: 1st Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience in Ubiquitous Interaction
The aim of the 1st Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience in Ubiquitous Interaction is rediscovering the role of human body and senses, focusing on abilities that are often forgotten by the HCI designers, in order to provide new body experiences through the design of novel interactions...
11/05/2015 September 8, 2015, Osaka, Japan Conference Programme Committee
University Cyber Security Spin-out in last four for UK's Most Innovative Cyber Security Company of the Year
Zonefox, an innovated cyber security company and spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University, is now in the last four competing in the final round of UK's most innovative cyber security company of the year at Infosecurity Europe 2015:...
09/05/2015 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted an invitation to participate is a pop-up forum to be hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday 16th June. The forum will consider the purpose of universities, and of a university education.
06/05/2015 Invited Presentation
Values in the Information Society-Prof Steve Fuller Seminar
The sixth InGSoc-project public seminar, funded by the AHRC, took place on Friday 1 May 2015.Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick, spoke at Edinburgh Napier University on 'The Place of Value in a World of Information'.
05/05/2015 1 May 2015 Seminar
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted an invitation to join the steering group that will advise on the implementation of Innovate UK's Digital Catapult Fellowships Programme, which is coordinated by the University of Nottingham and the University of Cambridge.
05/05/2015 Policy Advisory Activity
Friday 15th May, 2pm-3pm, Room F12 Edinburgh Napier University Thinking about Interacting with Information in our Everyday Lives Professor Sheelagh Carpendale, University of Calgary http://innovis.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/Research Abstract While the catch phrase these days is ‘big data’ it is often...
05/05/2015 Friday 15th May, 2pm-3pm, Room F12, Merchiston Seminar
The Cyber Academy Presents ... Brave New World or Big Brother?
The public engagement event on Thursday 26 June at 7pm will examine the threats and opportunities within the Cyber Age. At its core is the debate around between the rights of privacy against the rights of society to detect threats, and in the growth of the devices which connect to the Internet.
03/05/2015 12/06/2015 7pm Seminar
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board SMART AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE The exchange of innovation and technology is essential for any industry to overcome current issues and adapt to face future challenges and opportunities.
30/04/2015 September 2015, Birmingham Invited Presentation
Professor Hazel Hall travelled to Sweden this week to evaluate the University of Borås' doctoral degree programme in Library and Information Science. She served as an external panel member alongside Dr David Allen, Professor of Information Management, at the University of Leeds Business School.
24/04/2015 External Examiner
Edinburgh Napier University has been granted a bronze Athena SWAN award. Athena SWAN is the Equality Challenge Unit’s charter for women in science. The charter recognises the commitment of universities to the advancement of women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and...
24/04/2015 Award
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Chair of Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme Programme Advisory Board (PAB). She takes over from Brian Collins, Professor of Engineering Policy and Director of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures at University College London.
24/04/2015 Policy Advisory Activity
Edinburgh Napier spin-out (Zonefox) finalist for UK's most innovative small cyber security company of the year
IntroductionZonefox, an innovated cyber security company and spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University, is a finalist for UK's most innovative small cyber security company of the year at Infosecurity Europe 2015: http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/3946-infosecurity-europe-2015-pitching-...
24/04/2015 Other News
Cisco will donate a second networking kit to the School of Computing to support its research activities on the field of Internet of Things and IPv6.
19/04/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor to deliver Cyber Skills Keynote at Computing, ICT and Digital Media Conference
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan will outline the increasing requirement for Cyber Security specialists at the Computing, ICT and Digital Media Conference for the Colleges Development Network in Stirling on 15 June 2015. Further details will follow, but details of the event from 2014 are here:...
16/04/2015 Keynote Speaker
Professor to Present on Advanced Persistent Threat at Computer World UK/Fortinet Event
IntroductionThe current generations of threats against enterprise networks are more targeted, more persistent and more sophisticated than ever. Sony, eBay and JP Morgan are among the biggest names to fall victim in the last 12 months.
14/04/2015 14/05/2015, 9am, London Invited Presentation
ENU Student wins in World-wide Capture The Flag competition
IntroductionCharley Celice, one of the 1st prize winners in the GCHQ-assessed University Cipher Challenge, has continued to showcase his skills as a winner in the Tripwire Capture The Flag (CTF) competition: http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/off-topic/announcing-the-vert-capture-the-flag-con...
13/04/2015 Award
Prof. Emma Hart has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a period of 12 months to start in September 2015. The Fellowship will cover replacement costs while she conducts research on a project called Ensemble Methods for Optimisation The project is outlined below: ...
07/04/2015 Award
Advanced Cloud-based Speech Processor roll-out for Higher French on Bright Red Digital Zone
Real-time Speech Processor After the release of N5 Spanish last week, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University now sees the roll-out of a natural language speech processor for French. Within the site the French text is translated in real-time using Cloud-based...
05/04/2015 Other News
Major Milestone for University Collaboration with Spanish Language Learning
A collaboration between Edinburgh-based Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University continues to strengthen with the release of N5 Spanish learning material. The developed site has full English to Spanish and Spanish to English translations, using an innovative Cloud approach which...
03/04/2015 Other News
Sally Smith appointed Dean of School for the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier
Sally Smith has been appointed as Dean of School at the School of Computing. Edinburgh Napier University has been structuring itself around Schools, and which report directly to senior management, providing much greater control of research, commercialisation and teaching.
01/04/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Major New Research Project in Triage for the Detection of Digital Contraband
IntroductionIn April 2015, the Cyber Security research team at Edinburgh Napier University will start work on a major new research grant which will aim to take existing work on the detection of digital fragments onto a spin-out company.
29/03/2015 Award
Open Knowledge Scotland met at the Glassroom on Thursday 26th March, mixing short informative talks with networking. The talks, listed below, are described in this blog post. For more information about the Open knowledge Scotland, go to #OpenDataEDB or @okfnscotAlistair Lawson: forthcoming...
26/03/2015 Other News
Holyrood’s Smarter Communities: Fulfilling Scotland’s digital potential conference will bring together leading experts from Scotland’s vibrant digital industries to explore how Scotland’s smart communities are developing. We will go beyond Scotland’s cities to explore international efforts and...
24/03/2015 Glasgow Invited Presentation
We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The studentship is advertised on the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web site, and on jobs.ac.uk.
23/03/2015 Studentship
Dr Robert Irvine and Professor Hazel Hall have recently completed a critical evaluation of the literature on success factors in information systems projects, with a particular focus on organisational information systems development.
21/03/2015 Other News
Consulting on the Shoulders of Giants is a guest lecture from Andrew Kember, Cloudreach Limited Time: 10am Place: B2, Merchiston All invited
19/03/2015 10:00 B2 Seminar
International Cyber Academy Launch on 6 May 2015
Edinburgh Napier University is hosting the launch of a new International Cyber Academy on 6 May 2015. It will be officially launched by Cyber Security leaders from a range of organisations, including from the NCA and Dell Secureworks.
19/03/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Alistair Duff presented a paper, 'Key Principles of the Good Information Society' at the 13th IADIS (International Society for Development of the Information Society) conference on e-Society, 14-16 March 2015, in Madeira, Portugal.
17/03/2015 14-16 March 2015 Other Event
Silicon Valley Article in The Scotsman
Professor Alistair's Duff article, "21st Century Pilgrim", based on Carnegie-funded fieldwork among the tech companies of California's Silicon Valley, has been published in the Weekend Life magazine supplement of The Scotsman, 14 March 2015.
17/03/2015 14 March 2015 Media and Outreach Activity
PhD student Frances Ryan has been awarded a John Campbell Trust Conference/Travel Bursary. This will support her attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in St Louis, Missouri, US in November 2015, and allow her to travel to Washington...
17/03/2015 Award
Research student John Mowbray was named joint winner of the student poster competition at the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Collaborative PhD Programme Launch and Networking event at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on March 12th 2015.
16/03/2015 Award
Code cracking students best in Britain
CODE-cracking Edinburgh Napier students will be crowned the best in Britain tomorrow night (March 13). A team from the School of Computing used their mathematical skills and powers of deduction to outsmart their UK rivals in the prestigious Universally Challenged competition.
12/03/2015 Award
Dr Neil Urquhart has been invited to chair the meta-heuristics stream at Young Operations Research conference (YOR19) to be held in Birmingham in September 2015. YOR19 is organised by the Operations Research Society. http://www.theorsociety.com/Pages/Conferences/YOR19/YOR19.aspx
06/03/2015 Birmingham, September 2015 Conference Organisation
Major New Research Grant in Triage for the Detection of Digital Contraband
IntroductionThe research team at Edinburgh Napier University have won a major new research grant which will aim to take existing work on the detection of digital fragments onto a spin-out company. The work aims to collaborate with a range of partners to take existing PhD work (undertaken by Phil...
05/03/2015 Funding
Heartbleed, Sony and Lenovo : Anatomy of a Computer Vulnerability
Seminar: Wednesday 4th March 2015, 1pm, F10, Merchiston All invited. Title: Heartbleed, Sony and Lenovo : Anatomy of a Computer Vulnerability Abstract: This talk will outline the time lines involved in some of the most recent computer hacks, and showcase the issues involved.
04/03/2015 1pm, F10 Seminar
YouTube lecture channel to support GCHQ-certified MSc hits 2,000+ subscribers.
One of the Youtube channels used to host some of the on-line content for the MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics has just hit the 2,000 subscriber mark here, with over one million minutes watched. The GCHQ-cerfitifed MSc also hosts many other on-line lectures from Richard Macfarlane, Dr...
01/03/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Edinburgh Napier Team Wins University Cipher Cracking Award
In the shadow of the great John Napier and with Alan Turing’s work being showcased, a cipher cracking team from Edinburgh Napier University has won the 2015 University Cipher Challenge, beating off finalists which included Royal Holloway (University of London), Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sunderland,...
27/02/2015 Award
Last week our School of Computing has received a donation of highly sophisticated networking devices for use in teaching and research purposes by Cisco. The donated kit worth £100,000. It will help the School of Computing in the teaching of a forthcoming postgraduate course on the Internet of...
26/02/2015 Funding
The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15), Helsinki, Finland, 20-22 August, 2015
26/02/2015 Conference Organisation
MSc Project & Programme Management (Practice Based) Workshop/Seminar Series: Benefits Management: A Free Half Day Workshop Based on the work of Ward, Jenner, Bradley and Thorp, this event provides a practical hands on workshop to help delegates get to grips with the basic concepts of Benefits...
26/02/2015 Merchiston B32 Wednesday 11th March 2015 1pm Seminar
Professor's Web site hits a million accesses mark
Prof Bill Buchanan's Asecuritysite.com has reached the one million access mark in just a single year. The site itself contains a wide range of innovative material, including related to: Encryption. This includes most of the methods used in encryption, including public key, private key and hashing...
21/02/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Michael Smyth was invited to speak at the Community Now? Symposium at the Jewish Museum, Berlin Community Now? is an interdisciplinary research project between the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF), the Design Research Lab/UdK and the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design Jerusalem,...
19/02/2015 Berlin Invited Presentation
Bright Red Publishing Innovation Collaboration - A Perfect Synergy
IntroductionOne of the great things about being an academic is that you get to work with great SMEs (Small-to-medium size businesses), and its with them that you see innovation in practice, and a continual focus on agility and in taking advantage of any opportunity that comes along.
15/02/2015 Other News
Professor's On-line Lectures Pass One Million Minutes Mark on YouTube
The on-line academic lectures produced by Prof Bill Buchanan has reached the million minutes watched mark on YouTube, with nearly 2,000 subscribers to the channel. This on-line material was produced as part of the lectures related to computer security, digital forensics, software development,...
14/02/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Appointed Editor-in-Chief for New - High Impact - Journal of Cyber Security Technology
Prof Bill Buchanan has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of a new Taylor & Francis journal: Journal of Cyber Security Technology ISSN (Print): 2374-2917; ISSN (Online): 2374-2925 The Journal of Cyber Security aims to be a world-leading journal dedicated to being the primary platform for...
09/02/2015 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Professor Ganesan Kannabiran has been awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to work with the School of Computing and the Centre for Computing Education Research. He arrives at the end of March and will stay for 3-4 months.
04/02/2015 External Visitor
David Benyon attended the ETAG (Edinburgh Tourism Action Group) conference at the Sheraton, Edinburgh
30/01/2015 Other News
Research Team Analyse a Ghost
IntroductionThe security reseach team at Edinburgh Napier University have been analysing the latest bug on the Internet - named GHOST. Outline For all the years that Microsoft Windows was probed, it has now pretty much got it's act together, and it's the increasing using of Android.
28/01/2015 Other News
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan will host a workshop on digital engagement for community councillors. This one-day workshop, on Friday 30 January, is aimed at finding solutions to major problems around Community Councils’ internet communication.
27/01/2015 Glassroom, Merchiston. Friday 30 January 2015 Other Event
Two members of CAVES have had papers accepted at EVOSTAR 2015, the Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Dr Neil Urquhart will present a paper on the optimisation of milk-delivery rounds in the EvoIndustry track. New PhD student Craig McMillan will be presenting at EvoGAMES on...
23/01/2015 Conference Organisation
Prof. Emma Hart and Prof. Ben Paechter have been announced as the General Chair of PPSN 2016 - the 14th Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature. The PPSN conference series started in 1990 in Dortmund. Have a look at the history of PPSN.
23/01/2015 Conference Organisation
The Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization CLOUD COMPUTING 2015 March 22 - 27, 2015 - Nice, France
23/01/2015 Conference Organisation
The Third International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2015, which will be held in Copenhagen, DK, 7-9 September 2015.
23/01/2015 Conference Organisation
23/01/2015 Department of Business Innovation and Skills Other News
Jon Kerridge's book entitled "Using Concurrency and Parallelism Effeetively", published by bookboon.com, has been download more than 53000 times since it was first published in late September 2014. The book is available in two parts.
22/01/2015 Other News
The 39th Annual International Computer, Software & Applications ConferenceTaichung, Taiwan - July 1-5, 2015.Theme: Mobile and Cloud Systems – Challenges and ApplicationsURL: http://www.computer.org/web/compsac
21/01/2015 Conference Organisation
David benyon attended the Hannah/Mackay Smart Mobility conference at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
20/01/2015 Other News
Professor outlines Cyber Security Challenges on BBC Scotland Brainwaves
Professor Bill Buchanan outlines some key issues related to cyber security on BBC Scotland Brainwaves which was first broadcast on Monday 19 January 2015:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yk0jm Some key issues outlined are: Our digital shadow.Requirement to train within Cyber security.
19/01/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
David Benyon participated in the SICSA HCI (Human-Computer Interaction ) group all hands meeting presenting the work of CiD.
19/01/2015 Other News
Professor Outlines Issues in Banning Encryption in the UK  on BBC Newsnight
Professor Bill Buchanan outlined some issues in banning encryption in the UK on Newsnight on Friday 16 Jan 2015: http://youtu.be/h8UoRip0NjU Related article: The Conversation Article So, David Cameron has stated that the UK will look to switch off some forms of encryption, and that this will...
17/01/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Cyber Security Symposium
The Cyber Security Symposium was held at Edinburgh Napier University on Thursday 8 Jan 2015 investigated a range of interesting topics. Here's some of the tweets around the event: https://storify.com/billatnapier/cyber-security-symposium Other details here.
14/01/2015 Other Event
Reseachers Investigate Skeleton Key Attacks on User Passwords
IntroductionResearchers at Edinburgh Napier University have been investigating the Skeleton Key malware within their virtualised security infastructure. Outline The core of the attack is around compromising a Windows domain. In order to centralise the control of usernames, roles, passwords and...
13/01/2015 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Hazel Hall has been invited to deliver the opening keynote address at a workshop organised by the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) in collaboration with the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS) and the International...
06/01/2015 Keynote Speaker
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed as an external member of a review panel to evaluate doctoral education programmes at the University of Borås in Sweden. The work of this committee contributes to the University's wider evaluation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).
05/01/2015 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall and Professor Blaise Cronin are invited speakers at the Third International Seminar on LIS Education and Research (LIS-ER) which takes place in Barcelona on June 4-5 2015. The seminar is organised by the Faculty of Library and Information Science at the University of Barcelona...
05/01/2015 Other News
Professor Jessie Kennedy organises the 1st Annual Meeting of the BBSRC Biological Visualisation Network at Craiglockhart Campus.
The 1st BiViAnnual Meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the BBSRC Biological Visualisation Network, hear from leading researchers in the field and participate in discussions regarding biological visualisation tools and challenges that face biologists understanding their data.
16/12/2014 - 17/12/2014, Craiglockhart Conference Organisation
Outline Professor Bill Buchanan will be outlining Stimulating and Engaging: Innovation and Enterprise in Teaching at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference on 6 Jan 2015. The talk will focus on how innovative methods can be put in-place which not only supports our...
11/12/2014 Invited Presentation
Christmas Cyber Public Lecture goes live on Tuesday 16 December at Craiglockhart
The annual Xmas Cyber lecture will go public this year, and aims to inform on Cyber Security in a fun way. It starts at 2:30pm at the Craiglockhart Campus. The speakers will be: The future of hacking, James Lyne, Sophos. Digital shadows - the footprint of a real crime, Prof Bill Buchanan, Andrew...
08/12/2014 Other News
Professor Outlines that the Sony Hack could be one of the Largest Data Breaches Ever
IntroductionWith all the headlines around possible North Korean involvement in the Sony hack, there is a deeper story around a massive potential data breach from within the Sony Corporate network. An analysis of the breach data by Prof Bill Buchanan has identified that there could be up to 40...
04/12/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Symposium on Cyber Risks, Opportunities and Education set for sell-out of tickets
IntroductionThe annual Symposium on Cyber Risks, Opportunities and Education is heading for a complete sell-out this year, with tickets going fast. The event aims to be the largest so-far, and is an opportunity to debate some of the key threats and opportunties with Cyber Security.
03/12/2014 Other News
Animated discussion followed Chris Oswald’s lucid and engaging presentation to the Informing the Good Society Project.This public seminar, arranged by AHRC-funded PhD candidate Lynn Killick, took place on Friday 21 November, with an audience of information and social scientists, students and others.
02/12/2014 21 November 2014 Other News
Prof. Emma Hart will co-chair a track of Real World Applications of optimisation with Dr Leonardo Trujillo (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana Mexico) at GECCO 2015, to be held in Madrid. The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015) will present the latest high-quality results in...
27/11/2014 July 2015, Madrid Conference Organisation
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20/11/2014 Edinburgh Conference Organisation
Bright Red Publishing Collaboration receives Highly Commended Award for Interface's Innovation of the Year
The collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University continues to go from strength-to-strength and is seen as an exemplar in how to take a university/SME collaboration from initial seed funding to a large-scale business engagement.
20/11/2014 Award
FarrPoint appoints award-winning graduate for research colloboration
FarrPoint appoints award-winning graduate for security research programme with Edinburgh Napier University Technology consultancy FarrPoint, has appointed graduate, Alexandre Alberet, as a research associate. Alexandre will work on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) FarrPoint runs with...
18/11/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Collaboration Reaches a Higher Level for Educational Platforms
Introduction The innovation partnership between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University continues to make a major impact on education in Scotland with over 10,000 active users and the release of four new Higher subjects, on-line.
13/11/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines DarkHotel and Advanced Persistent Threat
IntroductionWe have built up a security instructure using PKI (Public Key Infastructure) where digital certificates contain the public key on an entity, and where the entity digital signs something, such as an email, a secure tunnel. or identifies a Web site.
11/11/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University finalists for Innovation of the Year
Introduction Edinburgh Napier University's continued collaboration with Bright Red Publishing has been showcased as a finalist for the Interface Innovation of Year, which will be awarded on 20 November 2015 [details]. Prof Bill Buchanan outlines that "The collaboration has continued through several...
07/11/2014 Award
Professor Alistair Duff will give the opening keynote speech at the I-Society International Conference on the Information Society, held at London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, 10-12 November 2014. The theme of the talk will be 'The Good Information Society'.
06/11/2014 London, UK Keynote Speaker
The UrbanIxD exhibition City | Data | Future is discussed on Croatian National TV on HRT1
Ivica Mitrovic (UrbanIxD) and Nikola Bojich (symposium participant) discuss the City | Data | Future exhibition and the wider implications of the Smart City on Croatian TV. The complete broadcast can be seen at http://www.hrt.hr/enz/drugi-format/261151/
04/11/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Let the Cracking Begin... Sunderland, Portsmouth, Royal Holloway, Plymouth, Bristol and us!
IntroductionWe've just finished our cipher code for the University Cipher Challenge, and we must admit it has been great fun coding the cipher, and scrambling things and twiddling bits. Hopefully our cipher is a lot of fun to crack.
02/11/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
New Year Cyber Security Symposium aims to showcase opportunties in the Cyber Age
Outline The Xmas Cyber Symposium becomes a New Year Symposium, and this year it will be even bigger, with talks from the leaders in the area of Cyber Security. [Details] The main focus of the Symposium is to investigate the risks caused by Cyber threats, including their impact on business,...
28/10/2014 Conference Organisation
As part of the bi-annual Scotland-wide Community Council Liaison Officer meeting, Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan made a presentation on their findings on the low use of the internet to engage with their citizens by Community Councils as found in the 2012 and 2014 surveys.
22/10/2014 Invited Presentation
Reseachers outline POODLE vulnerability
Details of the flaw is outlined here, and the text is: Introduction Few things can be kept secret within computer security, and it has been the case with a flaw in SSLv3, where there were rumours of a forthcoming announcement. So it happened on Tuesday 14 October 2014 that Bodo Möller (along with...
15/10/2014 Other News
Edinburgh Napier University's computing community is marking Ada Lovelace Day 2014, the international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, with an evening event on Tuesday 14th October.
14/10/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines Malware install for ATM compromise
IntroductionBill Buchanan has outlined a recent ATM hack, where criminal gangs installed malware on the machines: The Conversation and from his blog. The text is here: How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is...
13/10/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
CENSIS is a centre of excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) technologies and enables leading industry innovators and world-class university researchers to collaborate at the forefront of market-focused SIS innovation, developing products and services for global markets.
07/10/2014 Glasgow Invited Presentation
Professor outlines vulnerabilities on Apple Mac with iWorm and Shell Shock
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan has analysed the iWorm and Shell Shock for their impact on Apple Mac systems here and in The Conversation. The text is here: After years of Microsoft Windows operating system vulnerabilities, we find that the new place which has moved to discovering sloppy programming...
07/10/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Edinburgh Napier University shortlisted in Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014
Edinburgh Napier University as been shortlisted for a Prospects Postgraduate Award. The Prospects Postgraduate Awards are the only annual accolades solely dedicated to celebrating best practice and the most exciting developments in UK postgraduate education.
07/10/2014 Award
City | Data | Future exhibition and symposium reported in FET Newsletter
Venice was the setting for a recent exhibition presenting a series of visions depicting what it might be like to live in a future city saturated with data. The City | Data | Future exhibition, hosted for two weeks at Telecom Italia’s Future Centre, The exhibition was created by the FET Open...
02/10/2014 Venice, Italy Newsletter
Zhe Wang is Cloud & Big Data Speaker of  Global Congress of Knowledge Economy-2014 (GCKE-2014), Qingdao, China
Zhe Wang is Cloud & Big Data Speaker of Global Congress of Knowledge Economy-2014 (GCKE-2014), Qingdao, China
01/10/2014 Conference Programme Committee
Research Collaborator - Payfont - now valued at £20 million with further investment
Payfont continue to showcase their innovative product range with new funding: Link. The Cyber research team at Edinburgh Napier are currently collaborating with Payfont on a new research project related to advanced cryptography methods, and is part of a Scottish Enterprise SMART award.
01/10/2014 Other News
Prof. Emma Hart has been invited to be Program Chair of IEEE SASO 2015, which will be held at MIT, USA. The aim of the Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems conference series (SASO) is to provide a forum for the foundations of a principled approach to engineering systems, networks and services...
29/09/2014 September 2015, MIT, USA Conference Organisation
Professor outlines that Shellshock is not as much of a risk than Heartbleed
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan has outlined the Shellshock flaw in his blog. The text is here: After years of Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities, we find that the new place for vulnerabilities has moved to discovering sloppy programming in Java, Abode Flash, and Adobe Reader, and now Linux.
28/09/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines Home Depot and eBay hacks
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan has outlined the Home Depot and e-Bay hacks in The Conversation and in a blog. The text is here: Imagine if UK banks decided to send out new credit cards to all their customers, but they were all “lost in the post” and the details ended up for sale on some dubious...
25/09/2014 Other News
Blaise Cronin, Visiting Professor within the Centre for Social Informatics, has been named as one of the winners of the 2014 Jason Farradane Award. The award, offered annually by the UK Electronic Information Group, is for "outstanding work in the information field".
24/09/2014 Award
Cyber Security Teaching Team is a Finalist for Best Teaching Teaching in Postgraduate Awards
IntroductionAfter the success of the gaining GCHQ certification for their MSc, the Cyber Security team continue their strive for excellence as a finalist for the Best Teaching Teaching Team in 2014 Prospectus Postgraduate Awards.
24/09/2014 Award
Professor Outlines Risks Exposed by Home Depot Hack
Professor Bill Buchanan has outlined the details of the Home Depot Hack here. and which has possibly exposed over 56 million credit and debit card details. Introduction The risks around intruders stealing passwords and credit cards show no signs of abating, with the new announcement that Home Depot...
22/09/2014 Other News
Professor's Analysis of Scottish Independence Vote for Pre-vote trends
After a series of articles in The Conversion [Article 1 and Article 2], Prof Bill Buchanan has now analysed the betting trends in relation to the final results, and has found that the betting market reflected the end result more than the opinion polls here.
20/09/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Visiting PhD student Nicola Capodieci, along with supervisors Prof. Emma Hart from Edinburgh Napier University and Dr Giacomo Cabri from the Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, won the best paper award as SASO 2014, the IEEE Self-Organising and Self-Adaptive Systems Conference in London.
18/09/2014 September 2014, London Award
Sally Smith and Bill Buchanan make it into the Top 100 Tech Influencers in Scotland
For the third year running, Sally Smith and Bill Buchanan have made it into the Top 100 Tech Influencers in Scotland as defined by Holyrood Connect. The list defines "the hundred most influential people in IT in Scotland". Sally Smith Sally Smith is the Head of School of Computing at Edinburgh...
17/09/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines Yahoo's fine for PRISM breach
OutlineProf Bill Buchanan has outlined the $250K daily fine that Yahoo faced in 2008 for the non-release of emails in relation to PRISM. It was published in The Conversion, and the full blog is here: Introduction George Orwell wrote in 1984: “Big Brother is Watching You”, and while there is little...
16/09/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/sally-smith-attract-young-scots-into-it-jobs-1-3539929
12/09/2014 Scotsman & Evening News Media and Outreach Activity
Nicola Capodieci and Emma Hart have had a paper accepted at the IEEE conference on Self-Adapting and Self-Organising Systems, to be held at Imperial College London in September. Nicola is a PhD student who has recently been visiting CEC for a period of 6 months from the Unversitat di Modena e...
09/09/2014 London Invited Presentation
The FOCAS team will be running a 2nd workshop on Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems at the 8th IEEE Conference on Self-Organising and Self-Adaptive Systems, to be held in London in September 2014 and chaired by Emma Hart and Giacomo Cabri (Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia) Collective...
08/09/2014 London Other Event
New Year Cyber Symposium Announced
With the success of the annual Xmas Cyber Symposium, the research team at Edinburgh Napier University are gearing-up for an even bigger and wider ranging event on 8 Jan 2015 at the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh. More details here.
04/09/2014 Conference Organisation
Professor Analyses Trends in Scottish Independence Vote using  Bookmarker Odds
Prof Bill Buchanan has analysed four months of data from 23 bookmarkers related to the odds on Scottish Independence, and analysed their daily changes in the odds. This is original research and the blog is here. and from TheConversion. The analysis is non-political in its scope.
31/08/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
New Patent Aims to Improve Trust and Governance around Information Sharing
Introduction The security research team at Edinburgh Napier University continue their strive within innovation and enterprise with the publication of a new patent related to the modelling of trust and governance relationships for Information Sharing: US: http://www.google.com/patents/US20140201804...
26/08/2014 Other News
A survey covered the public web presences of potentially over 1300 Scottish Community Councils (CCs) found little progress since a similar survey in summer 2012. There is a general awareness that there are issues with local government in Scotland that will have to be addressed no matter what the...
22/08/2014 Other News
Alistair Lawson and Paul Lapok are presenting a paper on Mobile Aided Language Learning (MALL) R&D, related to the Protalk project at Eurocall 2014
22/08/2014 Groningen 19 - 23 August 2014 Other News
Research team outline a traffic light hack that could bring down a city
Prof Bill Buchanan has outlined the methods used in a recent traffic light hack, and which could bring down the traffic infrastructure within a city (The Conversation) and (Blog). The research team are currently submitting for an EU Project in critical infrastructure protection, and aim to use...
21/08/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines IBM's track back to its roots
Prof Bill Buchanan has outlined IBM's track back to its roots in The Conversation [here] and in full blog is here. Bill has written a number of books which included the history of computer systems, especially focused on the creation of the PC and its impact.
20/08/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
IIDI research student Frances Ryan spoke about her research at an Edinburgh Skeptics Society's Skeptics on the Fringe event on 18 August 2014. Frances' talk discussed the role that information plays in an individual’s online reputation management.
20/08/2014 Other News
Professor to talk to the Law Society of Scotland on Data Loss Prevention: Detecting the Cracks and Plugging a Dam with a Billion Holes
Prof Bill Buchanan will talk on Data Loss Prevention: Detecting the Cracks and Plugging a Dam with a Billion Holes, at a Law Society of Scotland event on Wednesday 17 September in Edinburgh. This presentation will outline the many ways that sensitive information can leak from an organization, and...
19/08/2014 Invited Presentation
Zhe Wang is Chair of the International Digital Oil Field Conference 2014 Beijing, China
Zhe Wang is Chair of the International Digital Oil Field Conference 2014 Beijing, China, this Conference is hold in Beijing,China this year and it going to connect both the academic research organization and the over world Oil Companies to tackle the most valuable problems in the current...
15/08/2014 1 August ,2014 &Beijing,China Conference Organisation
Research group outlines issues related to smartphones for hotel room access
Details of smartpone acces for hotel rooms here on The Conversation: The smartphone continues its rise and rise as the device of choice for our everyday activities. Our keys used to be the one thing we would have to carry around with us at all times and losing them would be a real headache.
12/08/2014 Other News
New Digital Investigator Professionally-certified Course Planned for September
After our successful two week course on EnCase in July 2014, led by Bruce Ramsay, we are now running another digital forensics course, with integrated EnCase training, in September 2014. The courses use our innovative Cloud environment (DFET) in order to teach advanced digital forensics methods...
08/08/2014 Curriculum Development
Payfont secures £100k Scottish Enterprise funding with University Cyber Collaboration
Details: here Payfont, the Edinburgh-based Cybersecurity and online identity protection specialist has been awarded £100,000 funding from Scottish Enterprise. The award will help Payfont bring closer to market its ground-breaking online security to counter data theft disasters such as impacted...
07/08/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
IntroductionThe research team at Edinburgh Napier have outlined the recent SQL Injection Attack which gathered 1.2 billion Usernames/Passwords here. Outline The Heartbleed vulnerability focused on a human coding error within the OpenSSL encryption library, and which showed that it is humans who...
06/08/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor to give keynote on the Complete Anatomy of Heartbleed, TrueCrypt and Large-scale Vulnerabilities at Security Conference
Professor Bill Buchanan will give a keynote at The 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, September, 9-11 2014 in Glasgow/UK [Link] on: The Complete Anatomy of Heartbleed, TrueCrypt and Large-scale Vulnerabilities.
06/08/2014 Keynote Speaker
The Ghost of John Napier: Edinburgh Napier team focuses on University Cipher Challenges
After being one of the finalists last year, and one of the 11 teams taking part this year, a team of Edinburgh Napier students and academics are taking part in: Cyber Security Challenge UK: “Universally Challenged” Competition 2014/15.
05/08/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
University aims to attract the finest Cyber minds to its GCHQ certified MSc
The School of Computing is aiming to attract the finest minds from around the World in Cyber security as part of its extensive Cyber educational infastructure. The approved programme has three modes of study: MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics (full-time):...
05/08/2014 Award
Edinburgh Napier University has gained GCHQ certification for MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics
IntroductionEdinburgh Napier University gains GCHQ certification for MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics. Details from SC Computing are here: GCHQ certifies six MSc cyber security degrees Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, announced today that six Master's degree courses in...
01/08/2014 Award
Natalie Kerracher, won best short paper award at Eurovis 2014 for her paper: Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., Chalmers, K. (2014). The Design Space of Temporal Graph Visualisation. In: Elmqvist, N., Hlawitschka, M., Kennedy, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 18th Eurographics Conference on Visualization...
01/08/2014 Award
Paul Shaw, part-time PhD student based in The James Hutton Institute in Dundee has won best paper award at BioVis 2014 for his paper: Shaw, P., Graham, M., Kennedy, J., Milne, I., Marshall, D. (2014). Helium: Visualization of Large Scale Plant Pedigrees. BMC Bioinformatics, 15, 259.
01/08/2014 Award
Research Team outlines the Strange Mystery of Truecrypt - the  Mary Celeste of IT
The security research team at Edinburgh Napier have outlined the strange mystery around one of the successful cryptography packages: TrueCrypt here. An outline is: Introduction Imagine the headlines, if, after a full review of the safety of their cars, that BMW announced that they were releasing a...
31/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines Tor attack methods
Prof Bill Buchanan has outlined the Tor exploit from researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineer Institute (SEI) in his blog. Some details are: The opposing sides As we move into an Information Age, there is a continual battle on the Internet between those who would like to track user...
31/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Research team outlines the malware methods used in a massive  fraud in Brazil
Professor Bill Buchanan has outlined a massive fraud in Brazil in The Conversation and in Bill's Blog. The text from the article is: The number of physical robberies on banks has fallen dramatically in recent years, but the amount of money banks are losing through electronic methods has rocketed.
30/07/2014 Other News
Professor to outline The New Enlightenment in Scotland – Leadership in The Information Age
OutlineProf Bill Buchanan will outline: The New Enlightenment in Scotland – Leadership in The Information Age and Computer Security, at a SIAF event in Glasgow on 27 August 2014. The outline abstract is: Scotland, as a nation, has been built on enterprise and innovation, and, at one time, led the...
28/07/2014 Other News
School of Computing becomes Academic Partner for Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)
OutlineThe School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University been approved as an Academic Partner within the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Edinburgh Napier University add to the existing list of the leading institutions within computer security, and which includes Royal...
23/07/2014 Award
Edinburgh Napier Spin-out ZoneFox signs deal with major Security Firm
ZoneFox, the Edinburgh Napier University spin-out, has signed a deal with KCS, one of Europe's top corporate security advisers, and which will see them offer the ZoneFox Sentinel product. ZoneFox has developed advanced computer security and digital investigation software, and is based in the...
22/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines some of the dangers in using digital data as evidence
OutlineProf Bill Buchanan has outlined some of his thoughts on the usage of digital information in criminal investigations in his blog (here), and which has been used for the basis for an article in the Scotland on Sunday on 20 July 2014 (here).
21/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor will be an international expert for PhDs at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU)
Prof Bill Buchanan will serve as an international expert for PhDs at Quaid-i-Azam university (QAU), Islamabad. This adds to his wide ranging PhD examinations in the UK and over the rest of the World. Bill has examined a range of PhDs recently, including in Newcastle, Dublin and Liverpool, with a...
19/07/2014 Other News
Zhe Wang is Chair of the Intelligent Digital Oil Field Forum 2014 Xi'an, China.
Zhe Wang is Chair of the Intelligent Digital Oil Field Forum 2014 Xi'an, China. This Forum is hold by all the Petroleum Universities in China in order to discuss the current develpment and Research of the Intelligent Digital Oil Field in China.
16/07/2014 1 July,2014 Xi'an , China Conference Organisation
ZoneFox Presents at Apache Cassandra Meetup on Big Data Integration
Zonefox, the Edinburgh Napier University spin-out in Computer Security, outlined they are utilising the enormous potential of Apache Cassandra [here]. For this, two members of the ZoneFox development team, Darren Hart and Adam Masters, presented to a Cassandra meetup hosted by Datastax.
15/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Michael Smyth has been invited to participate at the 3rd EINS summer school: From Smart Cities to Engaged Citizens, in Volos, Greece in July 2104. He will work with colleagues from the Universities of Berlin and Split on the subject of Participatory Urban Interaction Design.
13/07/2014 Volos, Greece Invited Presentation
The first panel discussion on Work Life Balance was held at GECCO 2014 in Vancouver in July. The panel consisted of a mixture of men and women at different stages in their careers, discussing strategies for managing work load, pressure and childcare in academia
13/07/2014 Other News
Building on the success of previous Understand Problems and Real-World Optimisation workshops, this workshop to be held at Gecco 2014 in Vancouver in July aims to provide a single forum for the presentation and discussion of works focused on optimisation problems rather than the methods for solving...
12/07/2014 Vancouver, July 12th Other Event
UrbanIxD project featured on Croatian national television
The UrbanIxD project's exhibition; City | Data | Future, was featured on a recent broadcast of "Kulturni kolodvor", the Croatian cultural news programme. The exhibition was previewed in Split, Croatia before heading to Venice in September.
11/07/2014 Split, Croatia Media and Outreach Activity
Following on from their recent and ongoing work on use of online communication by Scottish Community Councils (CCs), Peter and Bruce have been funded to study how three neighbouring CCs improve their engagement with their citizens.
10/07/2014 Funding
Professor to Outline Opportunities in Education at Kickstart Summer School
Edinburgh Napier University, The University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University and SRUC have an annual Kickstart Summer School. This years sees 150 kids (mainly from widening participation backgrounds) from Mid, West, East Lothian and Dumfries and Galloway on the beautiful Craiglockhart campus...
10/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor outlines the Boleto fraud and that you don't need a fast car to rob a bank anymore
The research team at Edinburgh Napier University have been investigating the methods behind the Boleto scam and have outlined these in this blog entry. Some outline details are given below. At Edinburgh Napier University, we have active research work on man-in-the-browser attacks, and which was the...
05/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Payfont secures world leading innovation support from Scottish Enterprise in collaboration with Crypto specialists at Edinburgh Napier
PAYFONT, the Edinburgh-based Cybersecurity and online identity protection specialist has been awarded £100,000 funding from Scottish Enterprise. The award will help Payfont bring closer to market its ground-breaking online security to counter data theft disasters such as impacted Adobe, Target and...
04/07/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
N5 Hospitality goes live on Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
The collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University continues with two new books going live on the Bright Red Digital Zone. This week has seen Physical Education going online (here), and today N5 Hospitality also went live (here).
04/07/2014 Other News
Professor outlines that you can condemn Facebook snooping if you will, but we are all part of a great big online experiment
Prof Bill Buchanan has outlined details of the recent Facebook research experiment: https://theconversation.com/condemn-facebook-snooping-if-you-will-but-we-are-all-part-of-a-great-big-online-experiment-28695 Details of the article: So, Facebook has been in the dock after publishing details of a...
02/07/2014 Other News
Three PhD Computing Graduations at Summer Ceromany
OutlineMat Meihling, Nicole van Deursen and Mustafa Bani Khalaf all graduate today (2 July 2014) with a PhD at the Summer Graduation Ceremony in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Nicole's PhD related toHI-risk: A Socio-technical Method to Identify and Monitor Healthcare Information Security Risks in the...
02/07/2014 Award
N5 Physical Education goes live on Bright Red Digital Zone
OutlineAs part of an extensive collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing, N5 Physical Education has gone live on the Bright Red Books Digital Zone here. BackgroundThe Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone, which has involved a unique collaboration between researchers...
02/07/2014 Other News
Zhe Wang is track chair for P2P and Grid Data Technologies at CISIS 2014 UK,The 8th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems.
The 8th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems. July 2nd - July 4th, 2014, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK. The conference is now calling for papers, the submitting deadline is 15 Dec 2013.
01/07/2014 Conference Programme Committee
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted an invitation to join the international programme committee of Information: interactions and impact 2015. i3 is largest international academic information science conference held regularly in the UK.
01/07/2014 Conference Programme Committee
UrbanIxD project exhibition preview in Split, Croatia
The UrbanIxD team is doing a trial run of the City | Data | Future exhibition in Split, Croatia, on July the 3rd. In the gallery of The City Museum of Split, in the old city centre, as a preview of the exhibition, eight selected works will be shown.
01/07/2014 Split, Croatia 3rd - 17th July Exhibition
Workshop at NordiCHI 14 conference in Helsinki - Making Places: Visualization, Interaction and Experience in Urban Space
This is an interdisciplinary workshop encouraging dialogue between researchers, technologists and design practitioners who are interested in forming continuing collaborative links. Emerging technologies are providing new ways of experiencing information in urban space and, consequently, creating a...
27/06/2014 : 26 October 2014, Helsinki, Finland Other Event
In July 2014 CEC and CISS merged to form CAVES.
27/06/2014 Other News
Mobile application uses predictive analytics to identify patients at risk and reduce hospital admissions
A ‘well-being’ App has been developed that will benefit frail and vulnerable people being cared for in their own homes by helping prevent accidents and injuries and therefore will ultimately reduce hospital admissions. The pioneering technology uses predictive analytics, and addresses the...
25/06/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Oxford Research Visit
IIDI-CSI funding allowed Dr Alistair Duff to revisit Oxford University for a week of scholarship and reflection. His visit was based at the Oxford Internet Institute library, by kind permission of the OII director. He participated in the OII-chaired 'Hyperconnected' workshop on the challenges posed...
24/06/2014 16-20 June 2014 Other News
Professor outlines Reuters Hack by Syrian Electronic Army via Taboola
As we have seen in Russia’s suspected cyber attack on Web sites in Estonia, and in the Arab Spring uprising, the Internet is playing an increasing part within conflicts around the World. Thus as we move into an Information Age, the battle field of the future is likely to be in Cyber Space, along...
23/06/2014 Other News
Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to review Research Proposals by the Funding Panlel of the Omany Research Council. Ahmed will review proposals on the area of wireless communications.
19/06/2014 Funding Panel
Dr Al-Dubai has been invited to chair the Computer Networks Track at the 16th IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Communications (HPCC-2014), Paris 20-22 August 2014. HPCC 2014 provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address the...
19/06/2014 Other News
Silicon Valley Field Trip
Professor Alistair Duff spent a week interviewing startups, academics and locals, and visiting company campuses, in Santa Clara county and San Francisco, California. This was part of a Carnegie- and IIDI-funded project entitled Information Revolutionaries: Silicon Valley and Social Transformation,...
18/06/2014 24-31 June Other News
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to give a keynote speech at the 2014 Symposium on ‘Service-Oriented Next Generation Networks’, (SONET-2014) Liverpool, and 4th July. http://cs.hope.ac.uk/sonet2014/
18/06/2014 Keynote Speaker
Michael Smyth will give a presentation at the Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab Symposium in Brussels in June. http://www.imal.org/en/urban-media-lab/symposium
14/06/2014 Brussels Invited Presentation
Professor Outlines Cyberrisks in Live Interview for BBC Scotland 2014
On 10 June 2014, Prof Bill Buchanan outlined some of the key risks to Scotland in relation to Cybercrime on the BBC Scotland 2014 programme. It involved a live studio interview in the Glasgow studio. The full broadcast is here.
11/06/2014 Other News
University Research Team Outlines TweetDeck Hack
This news item is covered in The Conversation. On 11 June 2014, there was a major hack on TweetDeck which caused many messages to be send from TweetDeck. The message from Twitter at 5:59pm outlined: We've temporarily taken TweetDeck services down to assess today's earlier security issue.
11/06/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
The Centre for Social Informatics has been awarded a fully-funded ESRC studentship. It is is one of a number supported by a partnership between ESRC Scottish Graduate School for Social Science and Skills Development Scotland. The student who takes up place will explore the changing role and...
09/06/2014 Other News
The Battle-Line between Cyber Libertarians and Cyber Cops
OutlineDr. Barry Cartwright will present on the changing face of Canadian Cyber Laws on Thursday 19 June 2014 at 11am (room to be confirmed). Register to attend here. Abstract This presentation contemplates two recent legislative initiatives by the Canadian federal government—both intended to meet...
08/06/2014 - event: 19 June 2014 at 11:00 Seminar
Innovation Collaboration Leads to Major Cryptography Work with Payfont
Payfont and Edinburgh Napier University have been collaborating through a SFC-funded Innovation Voucher, and which has now led to the award of a SMART R&D grant for Payfont, of which Edinburgh Napier will play a key part in integrating advanced cryptography methods.
06/06/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor warns against media hype on security threats on GameOver Zeus
Professor Bill Buchanan has outlined that broadcast media need to inform users more on scare stories around computer security threats in The Conversation. The full article is here. The article concludes that users should be frightened by the headlines but should be careful.
06/06/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
ECS visits campus to discuss career opportunities in computer security
The development of a range of courses at Edinburgh Napier are leading the way for the integration of state-of-the-art usage of technology, and in the range of the modules provides. These include the MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, and the BEng (Hons) in Computer Security and Digital...
05/06/2014 Other News
Frances Ryan has been invited to speak at the Edinburgh Skeptics Society's "Skeptics on the Fringe" event on 18 August 2014. Her talk will discuss the role that information plays in an individual’s online reputation management.
03/06/2014 Invited Presentation
Professor to go live on BBC debate on Cybercrime for Scotland 2014
Prof Bill Buchanan will be part of a live discussion on Cybercrime on Scotland 2014. The main documentary will be shown on 11th June on BBC 1 Scotland at 22:35, followed by a programme on the same evening including a panel debate on the new BBC 2 Scotland current affairs programme: Scotland 2014.
03/06/2014 Other News
Innovation Success moves onto New Collaborations on the Bright Red Digital Zone
With the successful lauch of the Bright Red Digital Zone, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University moves on with several new projects, each with a strong focus on creating a major impact on creating a supportive online and book-based educational infastructure...
03/06/2014 Other News
Frances has been accepted to present her poster 'Online Reputation Management in a Digital World' at iFutures 2014: research into practice on 22nd July, at the University of Sheffield. A summary will be published in the Proceedings of iFutures 2014.
29/05/2014 Invited Presentation
City Data Future - Interactions in hybrid urban space: the UrbanIxD Exhibition and Symposium
The | City | Data | Future | exhibition speculates about the possible futures that city inhabitants might experience. The UrbanIxD project takes the view that cities in the future will contain a complex mesh of interconnected, heterogeneous technological systems.
26/05/2014 Other Event
Hannah has been invited as 1 of 6 doctoral researchers to present her paper 'Towards a framework for emerging technology management: methodologies' at iFutures 2014: research into practice on 22nd July, at the University of Sheffield. The paper will be published in the Proceedings of iFutures 2014.
23/05/2014 Invited Presentation
Professor invited to present at Education Scotland Event on Computing Science
Prof Bill Buchanan will present on The Future of Computer Science Education and Observations from On-line Learning on 29 May 2014 at the Hilton Grosvenor Haymarket. This event looks at the future of Computer Science education in schools in Scotland.
20/05/2014 Invited Presentation
University Spin-out (ZoneFox) raises over £1 million for Cybersecurity Software
Zonefox, an Edinburgh Napier University spin-out related to Cybersecurity, has raised an additional £460,000 in investment, to take its overall investment to £1million Here is the coverage from The Scotsman: Security software firm ZoneFox has secured £450,000 in funding from business angels and the...
19/05/2014 Patents, Spin-outs and Licensing
Professor to examine PhD on the Authentication of Mobile Computing Devices in a Heterogeneous Environment
Professor Bill Buchanan has been invited to examine a PhD on the Authentication of Mobile Computing Devices in a Heterogeneous Environment at the University of Plymouth. His PhD examinations over the last month include at Northumbria University, John Moores University and Dublin City University, in...
17/05/2014 External Examiner
FECCI Research Conference 2014
The faculty research conference will take place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at the Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus. Please register on eventbrite (for catering). Professor Annette Markham will deliver the keynote: Remix(ing) methods, remix(ing) disciplines: Provocations for...
13/05/2014 09:30, Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus. Seminar
Faculty Research Conference 2014
Research students and staff from the 3 FECCI schools (SACI, SEBE and SOC) gathered on Tuesday for the annual faculty research conference. Professor Annette Markham delivered the keynote: Remix(ing) methods, remix(ing) disciplines: Provocations for grappling with complexity in digitally-saturated...
13/05/2014 Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus Seminar
13/05/2014 External Examiner
History come Alive for Bright Red Digital Zone
IntroductionN5 History has now gone live on the Bright Red Digital Zone. This is part of a collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University.
09/05/2014 Other News
Business Management goes live on the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
After the release of English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Studies, French, Geography, and HFT, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University will see the release of two new online Zones for Business Management and History.
08/05/2014 Other News
Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone Awarded Innovation Excellence Award
Bright Red Publishing's innovative Digital Zone has been awarded an Innovation Excellence Award by the Stationers' Company. The award will be presented on 30 June 2014. Overall the work has involved a partnership with the research team at Edinburgh Napier University, and has focused on creating a...
06/05/2014 Other News
Andrew Cumming and Bill Buchanan win at Teaching Excellence Awards 2014
On 6 May 2014, at the Teaching Excellence awards, Andrew Cumming was awarded the Tutor of Year Award 2014 and Prof Bill Buchanan received the Most Innovative Tutor of the Year Award 2014. The award is voted by Edinburgh Napier University, and awarded by the NSA (Napier Students Association).
06/05/2014 Award
On 6th May, Callum Rex Reid CEO of Digicave gave a talk in The Glassroom at Merchisaton Campus. On 14th May Charles Kriel gave a talk in the classroom
06/05/2014 6th May & 14th May The Glassroom Merchiston Campus External Visitor
Professor to Outline New Research on Heartbleed at NISC 2014
Prof Bill Buchanan will outline some new research, which has never been seen anywhere in the World, related to the Heartbleed vulnerability in an invited endnote presentation on the opening day of NISC 2014 in Glasgow [Details] on Wednesday 14 May 2014.
02/05/2014 Invited Presentation
Prof. Hart discussed the latest findings from her EPSRC funded ROLL project in an invited seminar at the University of Stirling on 2nd May. Immune Inspired lifelong Learning Method for Solving Combinatorial Optimisation Problems.
02/05/2014 University of Stirling Seminar
Work-based MSc in Cybercrime admissions deadline on 18 May 2014
OutlineThe academic team at Edinburgh Napier University have developed a wide range of innovative teaching methods, including with LinuxZoo and Asecuritysite.com. Work also continues on an advanced cloud infrastructure for remote working on practical work.
01/05/2014 Other News
Research Team to Showcase Research on Cybercrime and Computer Security at Alumni Day for 50th Anniversary
On Sat 28 June 2014, as part of Edinburgh Napier University celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the University will be welcoming over 1000 graduates and their families back on campus. Whilst the day is very much fun filled, a number of areas have been selected to showcase the work within the...
01/05/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Heartbleed Analysis is Breaking Story on Media Sites
The work that the Edinburgh Napier University team have done on Heartbleed featured as the top story on The Conversation on 30 April 2014 [here] It was covered was also covered as a breaking story in The Independent, The Week, Business Insider Australia, wn.com and nsnbc.
30/04/2014 Other News
Applications are invited for 4 fully funded 3 year PhD studentships within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation. The studentship will cover tuition fees to home/EU level and will include a standard living allowance (stipend), £13,863 per annum.
30/04/2014 Other News
University to host the first AWS User Group in Scotland
IntroductionWith the importance of Cloud technology to Scotland, both in the public and private sector, James Lucas (Cirrushq) and Edinburgh Napier University are setting up the first Scottish AWS (Amazon Web Services) User Group, with the initial gathering on Tuesday 27 May 2014 in the Glass Room...
26/04/2014 Seminar
Pupils Get Cracking Codes
After presenting to over 3,000 pupils in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen, at Christmas, the academic team at Edinburgh Napier are continuing to engage pupils into computer security and digital forensics. For this there are a number of new events planned with the first on 24 April 2014 and...
24/04/2014 Other News
This week Professor Hazel Hall is presenting an invited session on using social media for impact at the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) 2014 Final Year Conference. This conference takes place on Friday 25th April 2014 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), and is...
24/04/2014 Invited Presentation
University to Host Major Cloud Conference (Scot-Cloud)
IntroductionEdinburgh Napier University will be hosting a major conference on Cloud Systems on 18 June 2014 at the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh. Prof Bill Buchanan outlines that "It aims to bring together the leaders within industry and the public sector, in order to discuss the challenges and...
23/04/2014 18/06/2014 Craiglockhart Campus Conference Organisation
Research Team to Showcase Innovation Partnership with Bright Red Publishing at Learning Through Technology (LTT) Event
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan and Adrian Smales will outline the innovation partnership between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University at LTT 2014 at Dynamic Earth on Tuesday 29 April 2014. Currently there are over 6,500 users registered for the Web infrastructure, and it supports a...
23/04/2014 Other News
Professor Outlines Impact of Heartbleed on the Stock Market
IntroductionProf Bill Buchanan has made a unique analysis of the affect of Heartbleed on the stock price levels of major IT companies at: http://billatnapier.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/security-threats-make-it-to-the-stock-market/ The main findings are that there have been two major dips with the...
21/04/2014 Other News
University Research Team Tests Detection Signatures for Heartbleed in Forensics Cloud
The research team at Edinburgh Napier have been using a unique Forensic Cloud to analyse the Heartbleed vulnerability. For this they have produced a number of reports, including demonstrating a real-life attack, and also to capture live network traffic.
21/04/2014 Other News
Big Data Collaboration Aims to Improve Health and Social Care
A unique collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and CM2000 aims to use Big Data methods to predict the early signs of frailty, and thus pre-empting expensive hospital based care. If successful, this is likely to save £millions in terms of health care, along with supporting improved care...
17/04/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Unique Digital Forensics Cloud Helps Researchers Analyse Heartbleed Vulnerability
A unique Cloud environment has been used by Edinburgh Napier researchers to analyse the impact of the Heartbleed vulnerability. This environment allows researchers to study the operation of the vulnerability without accessing any sensitive information on Web sites.
17/04/2014 Other News
N5 Geography goes live on Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
The N5 Geography Digital Zone has gone live (here), and which has the aim of integrating directly with the Bright Red Publishing Geography book (here). The N5 Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) framework has been developed in Scotland, and aims to provide an integrated approach to studies in a wide...
17/04/2014 Other News
Professor Makes Unique Observation on Heartbleed Vulnerability
Professor Bill Buchanan and his research team have made new observations on the Heartbleed vulnerability. With this the team have found that the network traffic contained in the result of a probe for the Heartbleed vulnerabilty can be viewed by anyone observing the data packets on the Internet.
16/04/2014 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed to Research Councils UK's (RCUK) Digital Economy (DE) theme Programme Advisory Board (PAB) for a three year term from 1st April 2014. The DE theme supports research to realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life,...
13/04/2014 Policy Advisory Activity
Innovation Partnership with Silver IMP Paying Off Around Patented Technology
The partnership between Silver IMP and Edinburgh Napier University continues to blossom, as the engagement between new collaborators increases, along with the development of new application areas. Just this week Silver IMP's patent was published: http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2014053810...
12/04/2014 Other News
Professor outlines requirement for Cyber Training for Police on Voice of Russia, UK
Outline Professor Bill Buchanan has outlined the requirement for increased investment for Cyber Training for Law Enforcement on Voice of Russia, UK. Edinburgh Napier University has been at the forefront of collaborating with Law Enforcement professionals with Scotland, and across Europe.
10/04/2014 Other News
Professor Outlines the Real Threat of Heartbleed on BBC Scotland Newsdrive
Professor Bill Buchanan has outlined the real threats of the Heartbleed vulnerability on BBC Scotland Newsdrive on Thursday 10 April 2014 at 4:30pm. The interview highlighted the methods that an malicious person can take to grab the contents of the memory running on a Web server.
10/04/2014 Other News
David Benyon examined a PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University.
10/04/2014 External Examiner
Professor presents on John Napier's legacy at Napier 400 event
Prof Bill Buchanan presented on John Napier's legacy at Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Symposium, at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh. The outline presentation is here: http://youtu.be/A7Go1IbZXP0 As we move into an Information...
06/04/2014 Other News
Unique Partnership sees over 6000 Pupils Register for Innovative Education Site
The partnership between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University continues to showcase the best of knowledge transfer, with over 6,000 pupils registered on the innovative Digital Zone. The Web infrastructure includes a number of innovative features, including automated parsing of the...
06/04/2014 Other News
Bruce Ryan will be taking part and acting as a note-taker in From centre to community - reclaiming local democracy. This follows on from submissions by Bruce and Peter to the Commission for Strengthening Local Democracy and the Scottish Parliament's Inquiry into the Flexibility and Autonomy of...
05/04/2014 Other Event
Scotsman Op-Ed Column on Future of Privacy
Dr Alistair Duff's article, 'Time to Close Curtains on Big Brother', was published in The Scotsman on March 28. Duff argues that privacy is under unprecedented threat from the State and other social powers, and that citizens need to understand the risk of hi tech totalitarianism and do more to...
01/04/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to chair a session in the 2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-9 April 2014. http://wcnc2014.ieee-wcnc.org/ IEEE WCNC is the world premier wireless event that brings together industry professionals, academics, and individuals...
31/03/2014 Other News
Trading Standards Step-up Fight Against Web Fraud - Specialist training to keep officers ahead of online criminals
TRADING standards officers from across Scotland are sharpening their skills in a bid to stay one step ahead of internet fraudsters, who’re making millions through online crime. Staff from Scotland’s local authorities have attended a course in Edinburgh today to receive intensive training from some...
28/03/2014 Curriculum Development
David Benyon gave the opening talk at the SICSA HCI Workshop: Designing and Interacting with Spatial Information in the Wild.
28/03/2014 Keynote Speaker
New Follow-on Innovation Voucher aims to integrate Big Data around Health and Social in Scotland
IntroductionAfter the success of an initial research project, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has approved a follow-on innovation project for a collaboration between CM2000 and Edinburgh Napier University. The total funding is £40,000, and which is partially funded by CM2000.
25/03/2014 Other News
Dr Xiaodong Liu has been invited to contribute to the 2014 International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2014) as its PC co-chair. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. The society president Ljiljana Trajkovic will be one of the keynotes...
20/03/2014 Conference Organisation
Dr Xiaodong Liu will be the external examiner for a PhD project on Security-driven Software Evolution at De Montfort University.
20/03/2014 External Examiner
OutlineProfessor Bill Buchanan has been invited to examine a PhD at Northumbria University related to: A Case-Based Reasoning Framework for Capturing and Reusing Digital Forensic Investigation Information to Assist a Digital Forensic Practitioner during Device Triage.
19/03/2014 Other News
New Research Project with Farrpoint Aims to Detect New Security Threats
OutlineA new KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project has been approved which will focus on detecting new security threats using machine learning methods. It is a two year project, and aim to create new methods which will analyse and detect new security threats.
19/03/2014 Funding
Last week Professor Hazel Hall travelled to Åbo Akademi University in the Finnish city of Turku to serve as the opponent at the PhD defence of a thesis entitled Social media and public libraries: exploring information activities of library professionals and users.
17/03/2014 External Examiner
IIDI hosts Open Data meet up
IIDI is hosting the March Edinburgh Open Data Meet-up at Edinburgh Napier's Merchiston Campus on 13 March. Open Knowledge Foundation Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and argue all areas of openness.
13/03/2014 6pm, Apex Cafe, Merchiston Campus Other Event
Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate Hannah Rudman will be presenting a paper on her PhD research, at conference Beyond the Campus: Higher Education and the Creative Economy, hosted by Glasgow University's CREATe centre. The paper will feature 3 case studies of Edinburgh Napier FECCI knowledge...
13/03/2014 20th March 2014 Invited Presentation
Michael Smyth and Ingi Helgason run a workshop on Dark Data with Design Students at Norwich University of the Arts.
Michael Smyth and Ingi Helgason ran a 2 day workshop with students from the Norwich University of the Arts on the topic of Dark Data: Hidden Meaning in the Future Hybrid City. Michael also gave two presentations, the first to UG students and the second to Research Staff & Students.
13/03/2014 Norwich, UK Invited Presentation
Based on the work of Ward, Jenner, Bradley and Thorp, this event provides a practical and hands on workshop to help delegates get to grips with the basic concepts of Benefits Management. The workshop will include the following elements. 1. Analysis and establishment of drivers of change. 2.
10/03/2014 Wednesday 26th March 2014. 9.30 to 12.30, B32 Merchiston Other News
The InGSoc's next Public Seminar will be on Friday 7 March 2014. It will feature a talk by blogger Lallands Peat Worrier on ‘The Blogger and His Estate’, followed by discussion. Location: Room D40, Merchiston Capus, 2pm-3pm, followed by tea and biscuits Please email your intention to come to Dr...
07/03/2014 2-3pm, Room D40, Merchiston Seminar
Go places in your career with our part-time MSc Project & Programme Management
MSc Project and Programme Management (Practice Based): Taster sessions Come along and find out about our MSc Project & Programme Management (Practice Based) <http://bit.ly/1jb6mov> course at one of our free informal taster sessions.
05/03/2014 5:30pm, Merchiston plus repeat 10am, Sat 8th Other Event
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted an invitation from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science to examine a doctoral study entitled Facilitating collaboration: Exploring a socio-technical approach to design of a collaboratory for library and information science.
03/03/2014 External Examiner
Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone passes 5,000 registration target, with Biology out in-front
IntroductionThe Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone, which has involved a unique collaboration between researchers at Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing, aims to create an extensive Web-based environment for pupils and teachers for the new N5 (CfE) curriculum in Scotland.
02/03/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Dr Liu is serving on the programme committee of the International Conference on P2P,Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (PGCIC2014). http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~net4all/3PGCIC-2014/
28/02/2014 Conference Programme Committee
Web link: http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/Venue and time: Sweden, July 2014.
28/02/2014 Conference Organisation
Newsnight Scotland Interview - Alistair Duff
Will the press survive in the information age? Alistair Duff, professor of information policy at Edinburgh Napier University, was interviewed last night (26 Feb) on top current affairs show, Newsnight Scotland. Duff argued that despite declining circulations, the press would survive in both print...
27/02/2014 Edinburgh Media and Outreach Activity
Prof Bill Buchanan has been invited to be an external examiner for PhDs in Dublin City University and Liverpool John Moores University.
26/02/2014 Other News
With the recent problems around the Bitcoin technology, Prof Bill Buchanan has re-enforced some of the risks involved with bitcoins in the Scotsman [Article] ANALYSIS Bill Buchanan: ‘We could go from boom to bust instantly’ Bitcoins are a radical move away from the financial infrastructure which we...
26/02/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Bruce Ryan has been invited to participate in a digital democracy panel on 26 March. The discussion will be hosted by the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy. This stems from a submission by Bruce and Peter Cruickshank, based on on their research into e-participation around Scottish...
24/02/2014 Other News
Seminar: Thinking outside the Internet: From DIY networking to interaction design. Panayotis Antoniadis, ETH Zurich
The potential of local DIY networks operating outside the public Internet is still an open and challenging problem in terms of technical feasibility, potential applications and usability, their connection to the physical space, and their social and political implications.
21/02/2014 15.00: room D40, Merchiston Seminar
Professor Hazel Hall has accepted an invitation from the Queensland University of Technology Australia to examine a doctoral study entitled A participatory library model for university libraries.
18/02/2014 External Examiner
Advanced Language Translator and Speech Processor goes Live for N5 French
IntroductionThe collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing continues to showcase the unique partnership. Overall, after just a few months, the N5 Digital Zone has almost 5,000 registered users, including pupils and teachers, with the most popular subjects being...
18/02/2014 Other News
Michael Smyth gave a presentation entitled "Urban Interaction Design :: How I learnt to get out of the office and appreciate the city" to the Participatory Information Technology (PIT) Research Group at Aarhus University.
18/02/2014 Aarhus University, Denmark Invited Presentation
Edinburgh Napier University’s IIDI with Edinburgh Travel Limited is building a prototype digital tourism platform. The university team is led by Dr Xiadong Liu, and will inject context awareness into the software to help provide a unique and engaging experience primarily for Chinese tourists, both...
14/02/2014 Developed Software
IIDI have launched a new newsletter where we hope to keep you informed on our latest achievements, research projects and some of our exciting collaborations with industry.
14/02/2014 Newsletter
Professor outlines case to BBC for Security in Cyber Space around the Scottish Independence debate
OutlineProf Bill Buchanan has outlined the key facts around Scottish Independence in relation to the Cyber infrastructure. The full story is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25847084 Details: Police Scotland would lose automatic access to the capabilities and resources...
12/02/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
IIDI team help visualise community council locations
IIDI, represented by Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan, have won a contract with the Improvement Service to build a Community Council Location Finder website to allow users to search for nearby Community Councils, and learn which are currently functional.
12/02/2014 Funding
Director of the Centre for Social Informatics Professor Hazel Hall and research student Leo Appleton have accepted invitations to speak at a one-day conference that brings together information science researchers and practitioners in Aberdeen on 22nd April 2014.
10/02/2014 Invited Presentation
N5 Modern Studies goes live for Bright Red Publishing Collaboration
The N5 Modern Studies Digital Zone has gone live, and which has the aim of integrating directly with the Bright Red Publishing Modern Studies book (here). The N5 Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) framework has been developed in Scotland, and aims to provide an integrated approach to studies in a wide...
06/02/2014 Other News
The book will be published by IGI Global. Dr. Liu will be the chief editor. By 31 January, the first round of Call For Chapters has received very good response from the researchers in many countries.
06/02/2014 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Prof. Emma Hart was invited to speak at the University of Nottingham Computer Science Visiting Speaker Series where she spoke about some of the work being done on the EPSRC -funded ROLL project Title:A lifelong Learning Method for Solving Combinatorial Optimisation Problems Abstract The previous...
03/02/2014 29/1/14 Seminar
Prof. Emma Hart and Dr Neil Urquhart have won money from an internal funding competition to develop the software and infrastructure required to run an international competition in solving real-world optimisation problems. The work will be conducted in a joint project with the University of Stirling...
03/02/2014 1/2/14 Funding
Biology is a visually grounded scientific discipline-from the way data is collected and analysed to the manner in which the results are communicated to others. Traditionally pictures in scientific publications were hand-drawn; however they are now almost exclusively computer-generated.
03/02/2014 Funding
Over Half-a-Million Minutes Watched for On-line Lectures
The on-line lectures produced by Prof Bill Buchanan have reached over half-a-million minutes watched on-line. These lectures were produced as part of the lectures related to computer security, digital forensics, software development, networking, wireless systems, and other related areas.
02/02/2014 Other News
Research Team rolls-out new Virtualised Infrastructure for Security and Digital Forensics Training
A university research team has rolled-out one of the first large scale Cloud-based infrastructures in Scotland for virtualised training within computer security and digital forensics. The new infrastructure has resulted from many years of background research and understanding of the training...
30/01/2014 Other News
Academic Team Identify Key Risks in Mobile Device Security at KPMG Seminar
Prof Bill Buchanan and Adrian Smales presented at a KPMG seminar in Edinburgh on mobile device security, and outlined the key risks involved (30 January 2014). The presentation is here. In the presentation they identified ten key risks in mobile device security, and then polled the audience for...
30/01/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
New spin-out aims to make a major impact in Trust and Governance
The research team within IIDI focusing on Trust and Governance are pleased to announce that the spin-out was official incorporated, with investment, on Friday 17 January 2014. It is the result of hard work on a number of research projects (especially by Dr Lu Fan, Omair Uthmani, Niall Burns,...
20/01/2014 Patents, Spin-outs and Licensing
The purpose of this seminar is to build a highly diverse community of researchers, engineers, practitioners, and artists, interested in the potential of user-owned networks to encourage face-to-face communication, information sharing, and exposure to diversity in modern cities, toward high-level...
19/01/2014 Germany Invited Presentation
Collaboration with Sitekit around Federated Identity, Trust and Governance
OutlineA new innovation project has kicked-off between Sitekit and Edinburgh Napier University around integrating the DALLAS Living It Up (LiU) architecture with the novel Trust and governance software (safi.re) developed using patent-pending technology.
18/01/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
New Innovation Collaboration aims to Secure Remote Working using Patent Pending Technology (IMP)
A new collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Silver IMP aims to apply existing patent pending technology for targeted marketing, into secure working, where documents can only be accessed based on the location of the user.
16/01/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Prof Hart has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Evolutionary Computation from January 2014. She is also an elected member of the Editorial Board.Evolutionary Computation is the leading journal in its field. It provides an international forum for facilitating and enhancing the exchange of...
10/01/2014 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Novel On-line Intrusion Detection System supports Advanced Teaching of Network Forensics
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are used to detect threats to a network infrastructure. One of the most popular IDS is Snort, which provides an extensive range of rules to detect a range of threat, from Denial of Service (DoS) to Viruses.
09/01/2014 Developed Software
Future Cities is an emerging topic that bridges from computer science to urban planning and development, and to social and political issues related to city life, citizenship and sustainability. Also given labels such as 'Smart Cities' and 'Smart Citizens', this is a topic of rising socio–economic...
09/01/2014 Glasgow Invited Presentation
Michael Smyth gave an invited talk entitled "UrbanIxD :: Urban Interaction Design"
09/01/2014 Glasgow Invited Presentation
A new EU project, starting in Jan 2014, aims to revolutionise Cyber Training, using the automated generation of training exercises, which are ever-changing in their scope. The training infrastructure also assesses a wide range of metrics in order to provide effective feedback to the trainee.
07/01/2014 Other News
Congratulations to Leo Appleton, a PhD student in the Centre for Social Informatics, who has been successful in an application for a travel bursary from the John Campbell Trust. The bursary will support Appleton's participation at the Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) Conference at the University...
06/01/2014 Other News
3,000th registration for the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
The collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing on the Digital Zone has seen a significant milestone with the 3,000th registration. The Web site continues to scale well, with Biology, Computing Science and Chemistry showing the greatest activity:...
02/01/2014 Media and Outreach Activity
Research Team release Advanced Language Convertor and Speech Processor
Prof Bill Buchanan has released a demo version of an advanced language convertor and speech processor. At present it speaks many of the most popular languages, including French, German and Spanish. The work will be integrated in the Bright Red Digital Zone, and aims to help pupils learn French, and...
24/12/2013 Developed Software
4 days ... 60 presentations ... 4 cities ... over 3,000 kids .. and great fun!
The Christmas Schools Cyber lecture series is now over, with a great success at each event, which teachers and pupils enjoying themselves in a series of engaging presentation from academia, industry and Police Scotland. The event involved four cities in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and...
19/12/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
As a member of the Information Science Pathway of ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (SGS-DTC) Edinburgh Napier University is currently inviting applications for funded PhD studentships offered through the annual quota competition.
18/12/2013 Studentship
Over 1,000 pupils and teachers will be hosted at the Craiglockhart campus today (17 December 2013) as part of the Christmas Cyber lecture series. These lectures are being hosted in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, and aim to get more children interested in seeing Computing as a career.
17/12/2013 Other News
FoCAS Book: Adaptive Collective Systems - Herding Black Sheep
FoCAS partners at VU University Amsterdam have produced a book via the Booksprint method. You can read/download the book at the FoCAS website: http://focas.eu/adaptive-collective-systems-book/ This book is about understanding, designing, controlling, and governing adaptive collective systems.
17/12/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
In an article on the front page of the Scotland on Sunday on 15 Dec 2013, Professor Bill Buchanan, director of Edinburgh Napier University’s centre for distributed computing, networks, and security, which trains police in tackling cyber crime, also warned against abolishing the need for...
16/12/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Christmas Lecture for Schools starts in Glasgow
The SISCA organised Cyber lecture for Scottish Schools starts today in Glasgow, with three sessions. Overall the lectures will be presented to over 3,500 pupils and teachers in four cities in Scotland. On Tuesday, more that 1,000 pupils will attend the lectures at the Craiglockhart Campus, where...
16/12/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
University releases a new version of Haggis
Within the N5 Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, it has been decided that pupils will use the Haggis pseudo code to define a programming problem, without the need for any specific programming language. This overcomes the problem of teachers not agreeing on a standard programming language.
15/12/2013 Developed Software
SME engagement with Escrivo showcased in Business Scotland
A collaborative project between Bright Red Publishing, Edinburgh Napier University and Escrivo has been showcased in Business Scotland. The article is here. As Cameron Leask, Managing director at Escrivo, outlines, the partnership has enabled a unique partnership: “What we’ve done is we’ve helped –...
12/12/2013 Other News
Symposium brings together Industry Leaders in Computer Security
A Symposium at Edinburgh Napier University on 10 December 2013 brought together some of the leaders in computer security to present their vision of the future within the industry. The programme was: 9:00 Registration and Refreshments 9:30 Welcome and Opening Address, Prof Bill Buchanan 9:40 Cyber...
11/12/2013 Other News
The paper co-authored by Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai and Dr Liang Zhao (Hitachi China) entitled: Multicast Multi-hop Routing for Wireless Mesh Community Networks, that has been presented at the 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing& Multimedia (MoMM 2013, Vienna) has been selected...
10/12/2013 Award
Collaboration proves a great success with 2,000 registration in just three weeks
The collaboration around the development of the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone is providing to be a massive success with both teachers and pupils in Scotland. Within the first three weeks of the site doing live, there have been over 2,000 registrations, with Computing and Biology proving to be...
05/12/2013 Other News
Title: Urban Interaction Design: addressing future, hybrid cities through critical design ABSTRACT: This talk will present the work of the UrbanIxD project's interdisciplinary summer school that took place in Croatia in August 2013.
03/12/2013 St Andrews University Invited Presentation
Rafe will give a presentation on Disrupting Malware Assisted Online Fraud in H.5 (Merchiston) at 9am on Tuesday 3 December 2013. All are invited. Rafe is a security researcher working for the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU).
02/12/2013 03/12/2013 H5 Seminar
MSc project results published as advice to legal firms
The result of a distinction-winning project carried out by MSc student Jaffar Hamoudi which surveyed legal firms across Scotland have been published as an article in the Scottish legal profession's house magazine The Journal Online as 'Blue Sky Thinking'.
29/11/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Over 3,000 pupils from 50 schools have signed up for the Christmas Cyber Lecture series, which will run in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen of the week beginning 16 December 2013. Current work at Edinburgh Napier involves engagement with IT4U and with the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone.
29/11/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
The second InGSoc Seminar entitled 'Informing Society? The Future of the Census' will be given by Dr Julie Goodlet-Rowley, of National Records of Scotland. Room F6 in Merchiston Campus, from 2pm-3pm on the 6th December 2013 All welcome!
29/11/2013 2-3pm, Room F6 Merchiston on 06/12/13 Other News
A paper focusing on a new risk model for e-Health risks has made the Top 5 within Computers and Security as defined here. The paper presents an overview of possible risks to the security of health care data. These risks were detected with a novel approach to information security.
28/11/2013 Award
Dr Neil Urquhart's optimisation research merited a (small) mention in last nights Edinburgh Evening News: "He's one man who certainly doesn't have time to get lost on his travels. And thanks to Edinburgh Napier University, Santa will have a no such trouble this year.
28/11/2013 Other News
Professor Bill Buchanan has been invited to give a visionary presentation on mobile working within a KPMG seminar in Edinburgh on 30 January 2014. The title is: The Risks and Opportunities of Mobile Working within Cloud Environments The talk will outline the changing architecture of business...
28/11/2013 Invited Presentation
A university spin-out in computer security has been showcased in The Herald here. The text is: ANTONY AKILADE meets the MD of an innovative Scots company on the trail of data thieves For many data security professionals, the leaking of National Security Agency secrets by Edward Snowden caused a...
27/11/2013 Other News
Neil Urquhart's vehicle routing demonstration has been featured at http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/21712/University+experts+launch+Santa+saving+software.html .
27/11/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Michael Smyth examines PhD entitled 'Generating Consumer Experience Research within a Large Organisation' at the University of Dundee.
27/11/2013 Dundee, UK External Examiner
The BBC interview is here. This relates to the White Paper published related to Scottish Independence presented on 26 Nov 2013.
26/11/2013 Other News
Edinburgh Napier hosted the 6 month review of the FI Star project 18 - 20 November. The project received and very positive review.
25/11/2013 Other News
FI Star presented at the (huge) EU ICT conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.
25/11/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Colin Tyler Speaks at InGSoc Seminar
The first public seminar of the AHRC-funded Informing the Good Society (www.informingthegoodsociety.com) project was addressed this afternoon by Colin Tyler of the University of Hull. Prof. Tyler, a leading authority on British idealism, spoke on T. H. Green and the contemporary common good society.
22/11/2013 Merchiston D40 2pm Other News
Michael Smyth organises PhD presentation night at Summerhall
On Wednesday evening, students and staff from across Edinburgh Napier University, and beyond, gathered in Summerhall's Dissection Room for a series of short presentations by current PhD students, interspersed with drinks, snacks and socialising.
20/11/2013 Summerhall Media and Outreach Activity
The AWARENESS project has been coordinating European Research in the field of Self-Awareness in Autonomic Computing for three years. In it's final review by the European Commission, the project was graded at the top rating of Excellent.
18/11/2013 Other News
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to chair a session in the 11th ACM International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM 2013), Vienna 2-4th December 2013 http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/momm2013/ http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/momm2013/docs/program-momm2013.pdf
14/11/2013 2-4th December, Vienna Conference Organisation
David Benyon and Tom Mcewan attended the world usability day event at Standard Life, Edinburgh
14/11/2013 Other Event
Tech-Talk: Design By Contract Dr Kevin Chalmers As object-orientation has matured it has become the de facto standard for developing modern software. Object-orientation as it stands has its merits, enabling us to build larger systems than standard structural approaches did.
13/11/2013 F12, 2pm-3pm Seminar
On Tuesday 12 November 2013, Alan Jewsbury, from PwC, outlined some of the challenges of Information Security. The presentation is here. Key focal points of the presentation were: The need to cover threats from a wide range of viewpoints, from technical to social.The need for organisations to...
13/11/2013 Other News
Research team launches Scottish Cyber/Cipher Student of the Year Award
As with previous years, the Scottish Cyber/Cipher Student of the Year will be presented at the Cyber Risk Symposium on 10 December 2013. The Cyber prize is sponsored by Farrpoint. For the cipher prize, students must crack a range of cipher codes.
11/11/2013 Award
Professor to be part of BBC Referendum Team
Professor Bill Buchanan has accepted an invite to serve as part of the BBC Referendum Team, which focuses on informing the debate around the Scottish Independence vote. His main focus will be around education, electronic communications, cyber infrastructures and defence, and he aims to inform the...
08/11/2013 Other News
The main presentation from this event is here. SICSA are organising a workshop on Horizon 2020 funding for academics and industry to equip themselves to take advantage of the huge funding opportunities that exist over the next six years.
07/11/2013 Seminar
Collaboration with Bright Red Publishing shortlisted for Innovation of the Year award
A unique collaboration between Bright Red Publishing, an innovative Edinburgh-based company, and Edinburgh Napier University has been shorted for the Interface Innovation of the Year award. More details here. Outline The collaboration involves Bright Red Publishing, Escrivo and Edinburgh Napier...
07/11/2013 Award
UrbanIxD project organised a networking session at ICT2013 In Lithuania.
Identifying challenges for the human-centred networked city.Conference attendees visited the open session at the networking booth to contribute to our collection of research challenges for the future of Urban Interaction Design.
07/11/2013 7th November 2013, Lithuania Other Event
UrbanIxD project exhibit at ICT 2013 in Lithuania
Exhibition Title: UrbanIxD: Urban Interaction Design: The human-centred networked city Over 5000 attendees visited the EU ICT conference in Vilnius, where the UrbanIxD project exhibited the work of the project. The UrbanIxD FET Open Project (www.urbanixd.eu) is re-thinking what intelligent...
06/11/2013 6th - 8th November 2013, Lithuania Exhibition
Paper at Ethics of Emerging Technology conference, Japan
Alistair Duff gave a paper at an international conference organised by Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 1-3 November. The paper, under the AHRC-funded InGSoc project, was entitled 'Human Liberty in an Information Society'.
05/11/2013 1 November 2013 Other News
David Benyon and Aurelien Ammeloot had a poster and a stand at the SICSA Demofest event in Glasgow. They were demonstrating the Jupiter Artland app.
05/11/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
David Benyon and Serkan Ayan had a poster and stand at the SICSA Demofest event on Serkan's work on digital tourism.
05/11/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
David Benyon attended the SICSA workshop on Smart Cities in Glasgow.
05/11/2013 Other News
2i Testing and Farrpoint to co-host Cyber Risk Symposium
The Cyber Risk Symposium held at the Craiglockhart Campus on 10 December 2013 will be co-hosted by two innovative Edinburgh-based SMEs: 2i Testing and Farrpoint. 2i are a software testing and quality assurance service provider that excels in Quality Assurance, Test Management, Test Consultancy,...
04/11/2013 Conference Organisation
Simon Duke from Innovation Digital in Glasgow visited to discuss user experience education.
01/11/2013 External Visitor
IIDI-SoC Tech-Talk F12 2pm-3pm Wednesday 30th October Title: Introducing… Skyscanner Labs Speaker: Crawford Tait, R& D Manager at Skyscanner Skyscanner needs innovative solutions just to continue providing billions of flight search result to millions of users today.
30/10/2013 2pm-3pm, F12, Merchiston Seminar
Dr Neil Urquhart has been awarded funding to investigate the use of innovative optimisation techniques to assist McQueens Dairies in making their deliveries. Dr Urquhart has extensive experience of advanced scheduling and routing techniques which will be utilised in this study.
29/10/2013 Funding
Christmas Cyber Lecture Visits Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen
After the success of last year's Christmas Cyber lecture, the SICSA-backed team are setting up in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. There will be three lectures in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17 December at the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University.
28/10/2013 Other News
Presentation at Computing in Schools Scotland Event Highlights Possible Weakness in University Engagement with Schools
At a presentation at the Computing at Schools Scotland (@CompAtSch) conference at the University of Glasgow on 26 October 2013, a poll of the audience found that the engagement between schools and universities was either no existent or very little.
27/10/2013 Other News
FoCAS networking event @ ICT 2013, Vilnius
FET EU Coordination Action FoCAS are hosting a networking event at ICT 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania on Thursday the 7th of November entitled: Multi-disciplinary approaches for smart, green and integrated transport. Underlying Horizon2020’s vision is the assumption that breakthrough solutions can...
25/10/2013 Other News
Educational Web Site goes live for Curriculum of Excellence
The first stage of a collaboration on the Digital Zone between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University is now complete with the release of the Web content for N5 Computing and N5 Maths books: http://www.brightredbooks.net/ The collaboration aims to integrate fully with the printed...
25/10/2013 Other News
InGSoc Seminar: Prof. Colin Tyler on 'T.H. Green and the Contemporary Common Good Society'
Professor Colin Tyler of Hull University will be delivering the first InGSoc (Informing the Good Society project) seminar on Friday 22 November. Prof. Tyler, one of the world’s leading authorities on British idealism, will address the question of T. H.
25/10/2013 November 22, 2pm, D40 Merchiston campus Seminar
The management from Edinburgh Bus Tours visited to discuss ideas for digital tourism.
25/10/2013 External Visitor
Christine Irving, part-time Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Informatics, and freelance information professional, has just published a book, co-authored with John Crawford entitled Information literacy and lifelong learning: Policy issues, the workplace, health and public libraries.
25/10/2013 Other News
Presentation at This Happened, Edinburgh
Michael Smyth presented some of the Design Fictions produced as part of the UrbanIxD summer school that was held in Split, Croatia at the end of August (www.urbanixdsummerschool.eu) http://www.thishappened.org/events/edinburgh-10
25/10/2013 Inspace, Edinburgh Invited Presentation
The Computer After Me - short documentary and website
Public Dissemination output for FET EU FP7 Coordination Action - Awareness: Self-awareness In Autonomic Systems. A 15 minute short documentary on the social impact of self-aware autonomous computing systems. A curated website, utilising content produced for the Awareness Initiative; lectures, video...
24/10/2013 Other News
In the recent round of University promotions Dr Alistair Duff (Centre for Social Informatics) has been promoted to the position of Professor of Information and Journalism. Alistair Lawson and Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai (both of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security) have also been...
24/10/2013 Other News
There was a visit from Visit by Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust to discuss their plans for digital tourism, and digital innovation more generally. This should lead to an innovation voucher application.
24/10/2013 External Visitor
Tech-Talk: Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre - Datacenter Operations, HPC Services and Placement Opportunities Abstract The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh operates the current UK national High Performance Computing (HPC) Service, a Cray XE6 system called...
23/10/2013 F12 Seminar
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed to examine a doctoral study at the Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. The doctoral thesis is in the area of Information Studies, and is entitled Social media and public libraries: exploring information activities of library professionals and users.
23/10/2013 External Examiner
Professor Bill Buchanan will talk on Opportunities in Computing: Creating the Architects of our Future at the CAS Scotland 2013 Conference hosted in the University of Glasgow on 26 October 2013. Currently Bill is working with Bright Red Publishing on the Web content for the new N5 syllabus, along...
18/10/2013 Invited Presentation
Dr Neil Urquhart has been invited to give a seminar entitled "Scheduling and routing in the real world" at Stirling University on the 18th October 2013.
17/10/2013 Stirling University, 18th October 2013 Other News
Tech-Talk: Title: Pretending Dr Phil Turner, Edinburgh Napier University Abstract: We begin pretending very early in childhood and continue uninterrupted throughout adult life and technology in itself is able to bring this into sharp focus.
16/10/2013 2pm-3pm, F12, Merchiston Seminar
Collaboration with Bright Red Publishing brings Innovative  Web-based Learning to the Next Generation