News (2013)

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
Outline Next week will see the first stage of the roll-out of the results of a collaboration between Bright Red Publishing, Escrivo and Edinburgh Napier University on transforming the way that pupils learn in Scotland. The Web site fully integrates the new range of N5 (Curriculum of Excellence)...
11/10/2013 Other News
Payfont and Research Team Propose New Secure Messaging Infrastructure for e-Commerce
Payfont, who have developed patented technology for next generation e-Commerce systems, have now initiated new research work with Prof Bill Buchanan on making sure that no message or user data could be viewed by those who have no rights it, even in cases where the data is stolen.
09/10/2013 Other News
Institute Supporting Call for More Kids Getting into Coding and Computing
At present there is an extremely high demand for software development posts in Scotland, including demands often in the tens or hundreds from companies such as Sas, Skyscanner, Dell Secureworks, ECS, and miiCard. The problem has been highlighted by the BBC who have called for more kids to get into...
09/10/2013 Other News
Dr Oli Mival is Demo Chair at ITS 2013
Dr Oli Mival is Demo Chair at this year's Interactive Tabletop and Surfaces Conference in St Andrews. This is the first time ITS has been in Europe and the keynote this year is Jeff Hann, the founder of Perceptive Pixel and TED speaker who brought the concept of multi-touch to the wider audience in...
07/10/2013 St Andrews Conference Organisation
PgDip Strategic ICT Leadership launched for Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) project in Bridgend, Wales
On Friday Colin Smith ran a highly successful induction event for Pg Dip Strategic ICT Leadership programme as part of the Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) project. This took place in Bridgend, Wales and was supported by Alaine Sommerville from Quality Scotland and Stewart Bell from...
07/10/2013 Other News
David Benyon and Oli Mival visited Brian O'Keefe at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY to undertake a week of research meetings and presentations around the theme of digital tourism.
07/10/2013 Other News
The work of research teams within IIDI was showcased at a Facility Open Day for applicants. Within this the research work within the Institute spans areas such as user interaction (led by Prof David Benyon) and social informatics (led by Prof Hazel Hall) to the usage of optimization and...
06/10/2013 Other Event
The security research team at Edinburgh Napier University are hosting the yearly security symposium on Tuesday 10 December 2013 at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh. This year it will focus on Cyber Risks, Governance and Privacy: http://cyberrisks.eventbrite.co.uk Overall it is supported by a range of...
06/10/2013 10 december 2013 craiglockhart Conference Organisation
Sally Smith and Bill Buchanan in Tech 100 for Scotland
Sally Smith, Head of School at Edinburgh Napier University, and Bill Buchanan, a Professor within the School of Computing and IIDI, have made the Tech 100 in Scotland for their contributions to education. Sally champions the placement initiate calling on businesses to offer paid work experience to...
04/10/2013 Award
The move to the Cloud has many advantages for organisations, including supporting improved access and with using a pay-as-you-go cost model. There are many risks, though, which organisations must understand, especially related to security and performance.
03/10/2013 Conference Organisation
Edinburgh Napier University to host Christmas Cyber Lecture for Schools
After the success of the Christmas Cyber lecture for Schools last year, SICSA, the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Abertay, and other collaborators are hosting one of the Christmas Cyber lectures at the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh, on Tuesday 17...
03/10/2013 Other News
Roger Ashworth, Business Development Executive for the Institute for Informatics and Digitial Innovation will give an overview of some of the commercial work undertaken by the Institute, giving a flavour of what we commercialise and how we go about doing it.
02/10/2013 2pm-3pm, F12, Merchiston Seminar
Designing the Jupiter Artland App, an AmbITion Scotland project
In the Spring of 2013, Dr Oli Mival secured AmbITion Scotland funding in collaboration with Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park on the outskirts of Edinburgh, to develop an iOS app to enhance the visitor experience. Using geotriggering, the app provides an intuitive, novel and powerful way to learn...
02/10/2013 Developed Software
The following PhD place was advertised on Friday 27th September 2013 on jobs.ac.uk and the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies site (vacancy ref 0322/AL). Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation.
30/09/2013 Other News
David Benyon and Oli Mival made an extended visit to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY to work with industry, students and faculty members on a variety projects related to digital tourism.
27/09/2013 Invited Presentation
A FORMER Scotland Yard investigator and First August, the company he jointly manages, has created a software package to help companies calculate the risk of cyber-crime for the first time. The new Cyber Risk Evaluation Tool has been developed by Neal Ysart and Andrew Beard, Co-Directors of First...
24/09/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Dr. Neil Urquhart and Kevin Sim are to chair EvoINDUSTRY, a track within the 16th edition of EvoApplications which will be held as part of EvoStar 2014 in Baeza Spain from the 23rd-25th April 2014.
23/09/2013 Baeza, Spain Conference Organisation
The Centre for Distributed Computing and IIDI are organising a Cloud Security event on Tuesday 24 Sept 2013. It aims to focus on current and future risks within the Cloud, and has key focal areas of: Cyber risks within the CloudThe current and future threat landscapeCriminal activities within the...
23/09/2013 Conference Organisation
Honorary Professor to talk on Insider Threat Detection, Authentication and Other Novel Applications of Computer Usage Data
On Tuesday 24 Sept at 9am in H.5, John Howie, Honorary Professor and Doctor of Computing, will present on: Insider Threat Detection, Authentication and Other Novel Applications of Computer Usage Data, Prof John Howie As users interact with computers and the applications installed on them a wealth...
23/09/2013 9am, H5 Seminar
Prof. Emma Hart to chair new track on Artificial Immune Systems at GECCO 2014, an ACM SIGEVO Conference.
Prof. Emma Hart, alongside Dr Christine Zarges from the University of Birmingham will chair a new track at GECCO 2014 in Vancouver, a recombination of the 23rd International Conference on Genetic Algorithms and the 19th Annual Genetic Programming Conference.
20/09/2013 Vancouver B.C, July 2014 Conference Organisation
The grant will focus on innovative training methods for cybercrime training. More details will follow, once finalised. It is likely to start in Jan 2014, and runs for two years.
17/09/2013 Funding
Prof. Emma Hart and members from the Centre for Emergent Computing hosted a meeting for 25 researchers from Scottish Universities who are part of the SEABIS sub-group of the SICSA theme on Complex Systems Engineering. We were delighted to welcome Dr Bill Langdon from University College London who...
17/09/2013 Conference Organisation
IIDI team to give presentation at Eurocall 2013 in Portugal
Alistair Lawson and Piotr Mikuta of IIDI are giving a presentation at the European Conference on Computer Aided Language Learning (Eurocall 2013) in Portugal on 13 September 2013. The presentation relates to their work with Peter Cruickshank on Using ICT to Support Course Developers, Tutors, and...
13/09/2013 Other Event
David Benyon gives closing keynote lecture at 27th Annual British HCI conference
13/09/2013 London Keynote Speaker
IIDI are very excited to be working with CGI (formally Logica) to design their new innovation centre in their London headquarters. They approached Dr Oli Mival to design and help deliver the space and will be integrating some cutting edge technologies into their world class innovation process to...
10/09/2013 Other News
Professor Bill Buchanan has accepted a PhD Examination at Dublin City University related to Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems. The expected date for the Viva is Jan/Feb 2014.
08/09/2013 External Examiner
Edinburgh Napier have created an advanced course which cover how investigators could enhance their knowledge within crimes related to Internet-based threats. The course aims to train some of the most advanced digital investigators, for the increase threat for Internet-based crime.
04/09/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Media Coverage of the UrbanIxD Summer School in Split, Croatia. Organised by Michael Smyth (Co-Director) and Ingi Helgason (School Organiser).
The final exhibition of the UrbanIxD Summer School was reported in Slobodna Dalmacija, a Croatian national newspaper. http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/Novosti/Crnakronika/tabid/70/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/220241/Kako-se-dizajnira-digitalni-ambijent-.aspx
01/09/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
UrbanIxD project meeting with the mayor of Split, Croatia
The mayor of Split in Croatia met with members of the UrbanIxD FP7 project on the 28th August 2013. The project was hosting an international summer school in the city for early career interaction designers and researchers. The mayor expressed support for the summer school as a positive model of...
30/08/2013 Split, Croatia. 28th Aug Media and Outreach Activity
Article from Scotsman: here WE ALL recoiled at the case of Daniel Pelka who, beaten and starved, weighed less than a stone and a half when he died at the hands of those charged with caring for him. Questions have been asked about how various services could miss the abuse, echoing...
22/08/2013 9am, Scotsman Media and Outreach Activity
Prof Bill Buchanan will present an invited talk on Network Security at the Second Computing At School Scotland Conference that will be held this year at Glasgow University on Saturday the 26th of October. It aims to bring together Computing educators from Primary and Secondary as well as people...
12/08/2013 Other News
Prof K Mitchell to give Keynote talk on Augmented Reality at Eurographics UK.- in Bath on the 5th September 2013. Details of the conference can be found at http://www.eguk.org.uk/TPCG13/home/home.html
07/08/2013 Keynote Speaker
UrbanIxD Summer School to take place in Croatia
UrbanIxD Summer SchoolTheme: Designing Interactions in the Networked City The UrbanIxD project Summer School to take place in the beautiful and historic town of Split in Croatia. This will be an interdisciplinary, workshop style, event hosted by the Department of Visual Communications Design, Arts...
07/08/2013 Split, Croatia :: 23rd Aug - 1st Sept 2013 Conference Organisation
UrbanIxD project Exhibition and Networking event accepted for ICT 2013 - Create, Connect, Grow
More than 4000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are expected in Vilnius. The event will focus on Horizon 2020 - the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020
07/08/2013 Vilnius, 6-8 November, 2013 Exhibition
Open City Infrastructure session video Usman Haque (Haque Design + Research) / Martijn de Waal (UrbanIxD) / Scott Cain (Technology Strategy Board) http://futureeverything.org/summit/conference/sessions/open-city-infrastructure/ How can cities develop their own data infrastructure and systems, going...
07/08/2013 March 21st, 2013, Manchester, UK Other Event
Prof. Emma Hart, from the Centre for Emergent Computing has won Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding to collaborate with a construction company. The project aims to accelerate the processing of structural designs using state-of-the-art computing/neural network techniques.
01/08/2013 Funding
Edinburgh Napier will host the 3rd Workshop of the SICSA sub-group SEABIS (Self-organising, emergent, autonomous, biologically inspired systems): The event is open to all researchers in Scottish Institutions. Registration is free, via the EventBrite site.
01/08/2013 17th September, 12.30-5pm, Tower Boardroom, Merchiston Other Event
Dr. Xiaodong Liu chaired the 7th IEEE International Workshop of Quality Oriented Reuse of Software (QUORS'13) as its general chair in July 2013, Kyoto, Japan.
The workshop received a very good response with submissions from researchers in many countries across the globe. Papers were carefully reviewed by three programme committee members. The workshop acted as a forum for active discussion, idea stimulation and communication.
29/07/2013 Conference Organisation
Senior staff from CGI, formally Logica, visited the Interactive Collaborative Environment (ICE) at Edinburgh Napier's Merchiston campus in July to discuss possible collaborations with the Centre for interaction Design on developing their new London Spark centre.
17/07/2013 External Visitor
Value of Visualization Talk by Distinguished SICSA Visiting Fellow Prof John Stasko of Georgia Tech
SICSA Distinguished Visitor Fellow Professor John Stasko, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Seminar: The Value of Visualization for Exploring and Understanding Data 16th July 2013 @ 3pm Room B2, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, 10 Colinton Road,...
16/07/2013 3pm. Room B2, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier Seminar
Professor Hazel Hall ran a one day training event Altmetrics: achieving and measuring success in communicating research in the digital age at the summer school of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGS) on 20th June 2013.
16/07/2013 Other News
As we move into an information age there are many opportunities to share and integrate data from many different sources, in order to provide holistic care. A key focus of this is the provision of pre-emptive diagnosis, which aims to predict illness and put in place care plans to improve the...
28/06/2013 Friday 28 June, 09:30, Merchiston Campus Seminar
As convenor of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre Information Science Pathway, Professor Hazel Hall was responsible for the delivery of iDocQ 2013 in Aberdeen on Monday 24th June 2013. iDocQ is an annual doctoral colloquium for PhD students in Information...
28/06/2013 Other News
Professor David Benyon will give the closing keynote lecture at the 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference. The conference theme is the 'Internet of things' and Prof Benyon will present his talk on 'Spaces of Interaction'. http://hci2013.bcs.org/
28/06/2013 Keynote Speaker
Senior staff from the Jaguar Rover Group, UK visited the Interactive Collaborative Environment (ICE) at Edinburgh Napier's Merchiston campus in early June to discuss possible collaborations with the Centre for interaction Design on developing interactive meeting room environments at Jaguar/Rover.
28/06/2013 June 2nd 2013 External Visitor
CM2000 electronic Time & attendance monitoring equipment & New Technology opportunities visited Profesor Benyon to discuss possible university collaborations.
28/06/2013 6th june 2013 External Visitor
Profesor David Benyon visited Prism technologies in Stirling to discuss possible collaborations between the Centre for interaction Design and the company.
28/06/2013 12th June 2013, Stirling Other Event
Profesor David Benyon gave an invited presentation to the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) PhD student conference. He talked on the topic of writing the PhD.
28/06/2013 Stirling 12.06.13 Invited Presentation
With project and programme failures receiving national media attention, are our approaches to managing these endeavours sufficient and do our staff have the specific skills required to tackle the issues head on? We will be holding an informal evening event to allow businesses, public sector...
25/06/2013 11 July, Microsoft, Waverley Gate, Edinburgh Other Event
Professor Hazel Hall was an invited guest at the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2013 at the Scottish Parliament on 19th June. For further information about the event and the speakers, please see the associated blog post.
25/06/2013 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall and Dr Jan Auernhammer are presenting their paper New knowledge creation within manufacturing: a pattern analysis of behaviours and interactions that underpin knowledge creation and innovation in a large German automotive manufacturer this afternoon at the Information:...
25/06/2013 Other News
In this talk Prof Kennedy will give an overview of the role visual analytics can play in understanding big data and the benefits that can be achieved. She will then consider some of the areas in healthcare which can benefit from visual analytics and introduce some recent developments in health care...
25/06/2013 Other News
Historically, healthcare systems have made steady progress in extending healthy life years, but not for everyone. We now need to understand the impact of social conditions and individual behaviours, which account for >50% of health status, and >80% of healthcare costs.
25/06/2013 Other News
Claudia's talk will consider the exponential growth of digital health data and the ways in which it is gradually being exchanged, transformed and reused for new purposes. It will reflect on the implications for science and society, particularly as the boundaries between data about health and other...
25/06/2013 Other News
Sitekit is developing a digital version of the paper based Child Personal Health Record - known as the Redbook - and given to the parents of every child born in the UK. The project is a partnership between Sitekit, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Microsoft, Harlow Printing and...
25/06/2013 Other News
This talk introduces the concept of the frailty index and how it can be used to detect the early signs of illness. A key focus of this is providing a strong governance infrastructure in order to correctly define the access to the data used within the assessments.
25/06/2013 Other News
At the Big Data Symposium, Prof Kennedy aims to provide an overview of the role visual analytics can play in understanding big data and the benefits that can be achieved. Along with this she aims to consider some of the areas in healthcare which can benefit from visual analytics and introduce some...
21/06/2013 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall hosted a one-day training event on altmetrics at the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGS) summer school held at the University of Edinburgh on 20th June 2013. Entitled Altmetrics: achieving and measuring success in communicating research in the digital age, the...
21/06/2013 Other News
Michael Smyth is one of three keynote speakers at the 4 day workshop entitled Space.Beyond.Geometry that will take place at Edinburgh University between 18 and 21 June, 2013. His presentation entitled "Postcards from the City :: Interaction Design in a Post IT Age" will be part of the...
18/06/2013 Invited Presentation
Sadness within IIDI over the death of Alex Jaconelli
The institute has been collaborating with Alex Jaconelli on a range of innovative projects for a couple of years, including a current follow-on innovation voucher with SFC. Unfortunately, last week, he finally lost his battle against cancer.
16/06/2013 Other News
Michael Smyth along with colleagues from Glasgow and Dundee will act as a Faculty member for the annual SICSA Multimodal Interactions Doctoral Consortium. This will take place at the University of Stirling on 11 June 2013. PhD students from Dundee, Edinburgh Napier and Glasgow will participate in...
11/06/2013 Conference Organisation
The following PhD place was advertised on Friday 7th June 2013. Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship 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),...
10/06/2013 Other News
Iain McGregor has been invited to present a lecture at the Sound Communication Seminars 2013 in Aalborg. The Danish Innovation Network for Market Communication (IMKF), Aalborg University and The Sound Communication Network present a series of seminars and lectures to strengthen the cooperation,...
04/06/2013 Aalborg University, Nordkraft, Teglgaards Torv, 9000 Aalborg Seminar
Professor Bill Buchanan is finalist for the Connect Leader award for the individual who has displayed outstanding leadership of an ICT department or team. The winner will be announced on the evening of 18 June 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. More details here.
31/05/2013 Award
An IIDI Team are finalists for the Connect Citizen Award which will be awarded to the team who have engaged most with the general public. It includes work in engaging the general public around computer security, such as with public engagement events and with fun workshops for Schools.
31/05/2013 Other News
Professor Hazel Hall was an invited participant at an Engineering Policy Group meeting at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 29th May. Chaired by Maureen Watt MSP, the evening began with an opening keynote speech by Linda Somerville of the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science Engineering...
29/05/2013 Other News
David Benyon was co-organiser of a workshop on Blended Interaction that was held as part of the prestigious CHI2013 conference
28/05/2013 27/04/2013 Paris Conference Organisation
Tom McEwan was one of the organisers of, and represented the UK Human Computer Interaction community in, an international workshop within the world's leading HCI conference CHI2013 in Paris. This is part of an on ongoing effort to connect the outcomes of research with public policy making, which...
24/05/2013 Conference Organisation
Having served on every British HCI conference committee since 2001, co-editing in 2005, 2007 and 2010, Tom has been invited to be one of the editors of this year's proceedings. This is in addition to his role as co-Chair for Works in Progress.
24/05/2013 Brunel University, 9-13 Spetember, 2013 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
In his capacity as Deputy Chair of the BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group, a member of the BCS Academy Research Committee, and as Director of Quality for the School of Computing, Tom has been participating in a number of events this year to address the growing need to improve entrepreneurship and...
24/05/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
24/05/2013 29.04-02.05 Staff Development
24/05/2013 28.08.2011 Edinburgh Other Event
The presentation is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDejBzHfjuo and the slides are here: http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/binary/dl/file/publicationid/13374649
22/05/2013 Other News
The Centre for interaction Design had a stand at Digital Scotland on 22nd May. Opened by Deputy First Minister, Nichola Sturgeon, Digital Scotland attracted over 400 delegates from across Scotland to discuss the digital future of Scotland.
22/05/2013 Heriot Watt University Media and Outreach Activity
David Benyon attended an event run by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) in collaboration with Museums and Galleries Scotland to discuss ideas fo novel interactive applications for smart tourism.
22/05/2013 Museum of Modern Art Media and Outreach Activity
FECCI Research Student Conference
This year's all faculty student research conference features a welcome (09:30) from Professor Alistair Sambell (Vice Principal: Academic), a keynote, "Like Humans Do" (09:45) , from Riccardo Marini (Senior Consultant at Gehl Architects and City Design Leader at City of Edinburgh Council).
16/05/2013 Thursday 16th May, 09:30, Craiglockhart Campus Seminar
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest –Co-Editor of a special issue: Frontiers and advance topics of computer and information technology in Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Elsevier, Volume 79, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages 173–174 2013.
11/05/2013 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
In her role of Convener of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre's Information Science Pathway, Professor Hazel Hall has taken the lead in the setting up and management of the programme committee of iDocQ 2013.
09/05/2013 Conference Programme Committee
Professor Bill Buchanan has accepted an invite to present at 2013 Annual Computing, ICT and Digital Media Conference on Monday 17 June at the City of Glasgow College. The proposed title is: Let’s Get More Pupils/Students into Computing/ICT and it will cover: There are so many opportunities at the...
09/05/2013 Other News
Dr Neil Urquhart of the Centre for Emergent Computing presented an invited seminar on the use of vehicle emissions pedictions as optimisation criterion. The seminar was made to the ASAP scheduling research group.
09/05/2013 University Of Nottingham, 9/5/13 Other News
Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest-Co-Editor of the Special Issue on Advances in Trust, Security and Privacy for Wireless Networks EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Springer, 2013. http://jwcn.eurasipjournals.com/sites/10234/pdf/h9323_pf_cfp_springeropen_special_issue_eurasip_jwc_g...
08/05/2013 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
The IIDI research team working on information sharing across the public sector, and on governance and trust architectures, has just released a new survey on electronic health records. The aim of the survey is to evaluate individuals' perceptions on the usage of electronic health records.
06/05/2013 Other News
News of the Centre for Social Informatics project Training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector is reported in the April 2013 issue of CILIPUpdate (page 6). The project is led by Professor Hazel Hall, with team members Christine Irving and Peter Cruickshank.
01/05/2013 Other News
Along with colleagues from the UrbanIxD project a successful Special Interest Group was run at CHI13 in Paris.
01/05/2013 Invited Presentation
The AHRC-funded Informing the Good Society project begins this week on 1 May. Dr Eve Forrest, postdoctoral research fellow and Lynn Killick, PhD student, will be taking up their new roles, based at the IIDI premises. Several members of the InGSoc external advisory board will also be joining us for...
30/04/2013 1 - 3 May Other News
A research team at Edinburgh Napier, including Prof Bill Buchanan, Dr Lu Fan, Owen Lo, Omair Uthmani, Niall Burns, Alistair Lawson, Richard Lewis and Prof Christoph Thuemmler, has been focusing on creating information sharing infrastructures across the public sector with strong governance, and with...
29/04/2013 Other News
safi.re team invited to exhibit at EIE (Engage Invest Exploit) 2013
The safi.re team will exhibit its novel governance product at EIE 2013 on 9 May 2013 at the Assembly Rooms on George Street, Edinburgh. At present safi.re focuses on providing trust and governance applied to data access, and is being trialled with a number of projects.
22/04/2013 Other News
IIDI research contributes to miiCard white paper on  trusted data governance
IIDI research related to the sa.fire project has contributed to a new white paper on creating trusted data governance across domains and sectors. The paper is published by miiCard, an innovative Scottish-based company, which specialises in highly trusted identity provision.
22/04/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Federico Charoksy to present on the current state of the security industry in Scotland, and the possibilities for the future
Federico Charoksy, who is a Principal Consultant at ECS Security, will give a guest lecture in B.2 on Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 4pm on: The current state of the security industry in Scotland, and the possibilities for the future He will also be outlining current opportunities for graduates.
22/04/2013 24/04/2013, 4pm Seminar
On 22nd April Professor Hazel Hall delivered an invited presentation entitled "Sharing the DREaM bluprint: lessons in community network building from the DREaM project" as part of the research seminar series of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historial Monuments of Scotland.
22/04/2013 Invited Presentation
Dr Michael Smyth presented a talk entitled "What makes a city smart? Interaction design and the future hybrid city" at the Visioning Urban Futures Conference. The conference was organised by the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre, and took place in Edinburgh on 17th April 2013.
17/04/2013 Edinburgh Invited Presentation
University research team and miiCard to present on Big Data in e-Health at an EU supported Trust in Digital Life (TDL) event
The research team and miiCard aim to outline their novel information sharing architecture at the Cyber Security and Privacy (CSP) EU Forum 2013 in Brussels on 18/19 April 2013. CSP is a collaboration between the European Association for e-Identity and Security (EEMA) and Trust in Digital Life (TDL).
16/04/2013 Other News
URL: http://www.ksi.edu/seke/seke13.html Boston, USA, June 2013
12/04/2013 Conference Organisation
URL: http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/incos/2013/ Xi'an China, September 2013
12/04/2013 Conference Organisation
Ahmed has been invited to examine a PhD thesis (on Mobile Communications) in Glasgow Caledonian University.
10/04/2013 External Examiner
Quote from The Herald: ANGEL investors have ploughed £500,000 into young Scottish software company Inquisitive Systems to accelerate the development of the Napier University spin-out's security systems product ZoneFox. Business angel syndicates Archangel and TRI Cap handed the company £270,000 and...
08/04/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Prof Bill Buchanan received a "100% Excellent" response in the feedback from his well-attended workshops at the Learning Through Technology conference in Glasgow (March 2013): http://learningthroughtechnology2013.holyrood.com/ It was the first time that any Holyrood conference workshop had received...
01/04/2013 Other News
A LEADING Scottish cyber security expert has warned the risk of becoming a victim of internet crime is escalating for financial institutions and their customers. Professor Bill Buchanan, head of the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security at Edinburgh Napier University, said dependence on...
29/03/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
EvoStar 2013 brings together 5 co-located leading conferences in the field of Evolutionary Computing, and will be coordinated for the 16th time by Jennifer Willies from the Centre for Emergent Computing when it begins in Vienna next week on the 3rd April.
28/03/2013 Conference Organisation
Professors Emma Hart and Ben Paechter from the FOCAS project will run a workshop on the Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems at ECAL 2013, the 12th International Conference on Artificial Life in September 2013 in Taormina, Sicily.
25/03/2013 4/09/13 Conference Organisation
Prof Hart recently attend a prestigious Royal Society Frontiers of Science meeting in Kazan Russia, as part of an invited delegation of 35 UK scientists drawn from a range of scientific disciplines, ranging from astro-physics to micro-biology.
25/03/2013 Policy Advisory Activity
Members of Centre for Emergent Computing have been successful in having two papers accepted at GECCO 2013, the major international conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing. Kevin Sim and Emma Hart will present work on generating cooperative heuristics for the 1-D Bin Packing Problem using...
25/03/2013 Other Event
UrbanIxD project advisory board member serves on panel at the FutureEverything conference
UrbanIxD Advisory Board member Martijn de Waal (The Public Matters), is representing the UrbabIxD project at a panel session at FutureEverything this week in Manchester. The title of the session is Open City Infrastructure, and de Waal will participate alongside Usman Haque (Haque Design +...
21/03/2013 Invited Presentation
Wednesday 20th March Tech-Talk: Imaging of the human retina for healthcare, Dr Jano Van Hemert, Optos Title: Imaging of the human retina for healthcare Dr Jano Van Hemert, Optos Abstract: The eye is often quoted as the window to the body. Many diseases affect the eye and especially the retina.
20/03/2013 2pm-3pm, H18 Seminar
A team from the Centre for Social Informatics has been commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) to conduct research into training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector.
19/03/2013 Funding
A full report of the recent Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) meet-up hosted by the Centre for Social Informatics and held at the Edinburgh Napier Merchiston campus on the evening of 5 March is now available on the Open Knowledge Foundation Edinburgh web site.
19/03/2013 Other News
Professor Bill Buchanan will deliver a presentation on the key challenges of big data at the Future of cyber security conference in London on 21st March 2013. Buchanan will explain how the emphasis in computer security is moving from end point security towards data controls, and this is becoming an...
18/03/2013 Invited Presentation
Professor Bill Buchanan is presenting a breakout session on how to engage school children with computing at the Learning through technology conference in Glasgow on 26 March 2013. The session entitled "Puzzles, codes and cracking: creating fun links between schools and universities" will...
18/03/2013 Invited Presentation
Jessie Kennedy was invited to give a talk at the international symposium, 'Understanding Cancer Genomics through Information Visualization’ at Tokyo University.
Jessie Kennedy was invited to give a talk and a tutorial at the international symposium, 'Understanding Cancer Genomics through Information Visualization’ at Tokyo University. 'Understanding Cancer Genomics through Information Visualization’ is an international symposium focusing on how information...
18/03/2013 Friday 22nd February 2013, Tokyo University Invited Presentation
IIDI spin-out Zonefox has just raised over £500K from Archangels and TRICap (along with existing investors). Zonefox's work builds on a patent on digital forensics and integrates with a cloud-based security infrastructure. The company's current focus is on IP protection and in creating security...
16/03/2013 Other News
This evening Professor Hazel Hall is delivering a paper entitled Leadership in libraries: tying library and information science research to practice at the Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of Ulster. The presentation draws on Hall's work with the Library and Information Science...
13/03/2013 Invited Presentation
Centre for Social Informatics hosts Open Knowledge Foundation meet-up
Peter Cruickshank organised a recent Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) meet-up at the Edinburgh Napier Merchiston campus on the evening of 5 March. Around 40 people came to listen to 9 lightening talks: Leah Lockhart on digital engagement for the third sector Kate Byrne on the Google Ancient Places...
11/03/2013 Conference Organisation
Professor David Benyon will give a talk at the Committee of Heads and Professors of Computing (CPHC) conference in Cardiff on Tuesday 26th March. He will be representing the Research Excellence Framework panel for Unit of Assessment 11, of which he is a member.
11/03/2013 Invited Presentation
Prof. J Kennedy is General Co-Chair for BioVis a symposium of Vis a week long gathering of researchers in visualisation, including VAST, Vis and InfoVis.This year Vis will be held in Atlanta, USA from 13-18th October.
11/03/2013 Atlanta, USA from 13-18th October Conference Organisation
David Benyon and Tom McEwan hosted a visit from representatives of the Royal Bank of Scotland on 4th March for a round table discussion on biometric methods of authentication, and possible collaborative activities.
04/03/2013 External Visitor
Professor Bill Buchanan and Adrian Smales presented on e-health in the cloud at e-health Scotland: delivering the vision on 1st March 2013. Their presentation focused on: The barriers to integrating citizens into formal health care.
01/03/2013 Other News
Professor Bill Buchanan and Richard Lewis helped set up a conference entitled Health and Social Care in the Digital Age at the Scottish Parliament held last Monday 25th February 2013. The invitation-only event involved 60 of the key influencers within health and social care in Scotland.
26/02/2013 Scottish parliament Other News
Tech-Talk: 20th February 2013 Title: Cans, Cascades, Coral, Crucible and CrowdfundingProf David Corne, Heriot-Watt UniversityAbstract:Coral reefs embrace the planet and support the livelihoods of half a billion people, but they are threatened from several directions, and it tends to be an...
20/02/2013 H18, 2pm-3pm Seminar
Professor Hazel Hall has been invited to deliver a paper entitled "Leadership in libraries: tying library and information science research to practice" at the Institute for Research in Social Sciences, University of Ulster on Wednesday 13th March 2013.
18/02/2013 Invited Presentation
Research Fellow Christine Irving has been short-listed for the UK award of Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year. The award is made annually for achievement in the field of information literacy for work that has raised the profile of information literacy, has supported the development of...
14/02/2013 Award
(Note the unusual 3pm start for this talk and change of venue) The Future Internet As we begin the Internet of Everything (IoE) era, more attention is being focused on Metcalfe’s law—a.k.a., the “network effect”—to see if the same rules will apply.
13/02/2013 3pm-4pm, H10 Seminar
Dr Alistair Duff gave an interview today on flagship current affairs radio programme Good Morning Scotland. Dr Duff discussed his forthcoming research into the social role of expert opinion and its future, and questioned whether e-pundits - such as bloggers and other online voices - will be able to...
13/02/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
IIDI Senior Research Fellow Raja Naeem Akram has joined the program committee of 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Trust and Security in Cloud Computing (TSCloud 2013). The TSCloud is part of The 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications...
12/02/2013 Conference Programme Committee
IIDI's Professor Bill Buchanan has been confirmed as one of the speakers at Cyber Security: protecting networks, infrastructure and data to be held at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Thursday 21st February 2013. The aim of the conference is to contextualise threats to online security, outline where...
07/02/2013 Invited Presentation
In a recent post on the news in the "digital first" era, Information Today Europe refers to the work to be undertaken in the AHRC-funded Informing the Good Society: new directions in information policy (InGSoC) project. Led by Dr Alistair Duff, the project is due to start in May 2013, and is...
06/02/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Emma Hart has accepted an invitation from the Royal Society to join a delegation of UK scientists to participate in a UK-Russia Frontiers of Science Symposium. This will take place between 12th and 14th March 2013 in the Republic of Tartarstan.
06/02/2013 Policy Advisory Activity
Tech-Talk: Designing trajectories in a large-scale permanent augmented reality installationStuart Reeves (Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham) Abstract This talk describes a long-term naturalistic study that reveals how artists designed, visitors...
01/02/2013 2pm-3pm, H18 Seminar
The Centre for Social Informatics is currently advertising two vacancies. These are related to the AHRC-funded project Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy (InGSoc). This three year project, which begins in May 2013 and is led by Dr Alistair Duff, is concerned with the...
31/01/2013 Studentship
PhD student Samuel Chinenyeze has been awarded a Scottish Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (SORSAS) scholarship. The scholarship award is designed to attract high performing overseas research students to Scottish universities.
28/01/2013 Studentship
IIDI's Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has joined the organisation committee of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2013). He is serving as one of three program chairs. The conference, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July, 2013 is an important...
22/01/2013 16th -18 July 2013 Conference Organisation
IIDI will host the kick-off meeting of the UrbanIxD project this week on 23rd and 24th January. Visiting the Institute will be Martin Brynskov (Aarhus University), Gianluca Zaffiro (Telecom Italia) and Oleg Suran (University of Split).
21/01/2013 23/01/2013 External Visitor
Students studying under IIDI staff in Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing are taking part in Cyber Security UK's University Challenge. This first-of-its-kind competition pitches students from four UK Computer Science departments against one another to test their code-making and...
21/01/2013 Media and Outreach Activity
IIDI staff have teamed up with Bright Red Publishing on an innovation project designed to integrate the publisher's web-based material with its educational book range. The end-product will provide direct links between print and online materials.
18/01/2013 Funding
IIDI staff have started a new collaboration with Intelligent Storage Solutions (ISS Ltd). This Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) project aims to create a novel cloud-based product which can securely erase computer disk contents.
18/01/2013 Funding
IIDI's William Buchanan, Omair Uthmani and Alistair Lawson have filed a patent on improved information sharing using Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs). The patent describes a unique method of modelling governance policies for information sharing, and defines how anomalies, rule shadowing etc.
17/01/2013 Patents, Spin-outs and Licensing
IIDI's Raja Naeem Akram has been appointed to the programme committee of the Seventh Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2013). Entitled Securing mobile and cyber-physical systems, the conference takes place in Heraklion, Greece, from May 28-30 2013.
17/01/2013 May 28-30, 2013, Heraklion, Greece Conference Programme Committee
This interview was broadcast in January 2013 as part of a regular arts programme on Croatian National Television. A recording of the whole programme can be found here, but unfortunately this cannot be viewed on Napier's network.
16/01/2013 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 open competition.
15/01/2013 Studentship
On 10 January IIDI hosted the symposium Information security: governance and sharing in a digital age. The main focus of the Symposium was to investigate best practice within governance and information sharing infrastructures. It focused on cloud-based infrastructures and how these can be used to...
14/01/2013 Seminar
Professor Emma Hart and researcher Kevin Sim have launched a new EPSRC-funded project. The work aims to develop state-of-the-art software to solves problems by learning from experience. A full article about the project can be found on the University News pages.
09/01/2013 Funding
Professor Hart has accepted an invitation to examine a PhD in the field of hyper-heuristics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
09/01/2013 External Examiner
Professor Emma Hart and Kevin Sim are running a workshop on optimisation techniques at GECCO 2013. The conference, which takes place in Amsterdam between 6th and 10th July 2013, is the largest conference in the field of genetic and evolutionary optimisation.
09/01/2013 Conference Organisation