The first ever “Early-Careers Researchers Symposium for Cybersecurity Research” in Oxford will be occuring on the 30th September 2015, and will be held in the Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building. The idea is to get students and postdocs into the same room, to learn what is going on across the university and present their new ideas in front of a friendly (but well-informed) audience. There will even be prizes and lunch on offer.
There is also opportunity to present if you would like, as the aim is to showcase as many groups and departments as possible, whilst giving you a chance to test-drive your presentations before giving them at a conference or event.
The Current Agenda looks like this:
9:30-10:05 – Registration and Welcome
10:05-10:45 – Session 1: Security and the Social
10:45-11:30 – Panel 1: CyberSecurity – Hype or Real Threat?
11:30-11:45 – Coffee Break
11:45-12:30 – Session 2: Hardware and Software
12:30-13:30 – Lunch
13:30-14:30 – Session 3: Law, Politics and Policy
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 – Session 4: Comfort Zones and Jurisdictions
15:45-16:15 – Wrap up and Prizes
To reserve your spot or find out more, please email Katherine Fletcher
To view the full agenda – Click Here
Oxford Sparks offers training each term on various aspects of doing public engagement, these are open to researchers from DPhil upwards.
Course Title: Introduction to public engagement
Date: 20th October 2015
Description: An introduction for those looking to get started in Public Engagement and Science Communication covering the basics of what it is, how to do it and a chance to be inspired by those already doing it.
Course Title: Translating your research into a hands-on activity
Date: 5th November 2015
Desription: This comprehensive introduction to working with hands-on activities will include thinking about how people learn, the value of a hands-on approach and consideration of the practical issues you may face.
Course Title: Podcast your science
Date: 12th November 2015
Description: From inception to publication, this session is a whirlwind tour through the basics of how to share your research in an engaging manner through podcasting. The session will introduce approaches to podcasting and some of the basic technical skills of recording, editing and publishing audio files.
Registration – coming soon
Course Title: Using social media to communicate your research
Date: 7th December
Description: A practical introduction to using social media tools to develop and maintain an on-line presence, and how to start defining your audience and developing strategies for engagement.
Course Title: Narrative and storytelling skills
Date: 9th December
Description: This course will help you develop an understanding of what makes a great narrative or story and develop your communication skills for different non-academic audiences.
Other Courses Coming Soon!
— Grant writing for Public Engagement – TBC
— Lunchtime networking sessions – TBC
— Evaluating Public Engagement – TBC (Next Term)
The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, under the secure societies topic, will soon be inviting proposals for its Digital Security call. The expected opening date is 16 December 2015 with the closing date likely to be mid-April 2016.
Proposals may address assurance and certification for trustworthy and secure ICT systems, services and components, and must take the form of research and innovation actions, coordination and support actions or innovation actions, depending on the topic addressed.
Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country. Coordination and support actions require at least one legal entity established in a member state or associated country.
To view the current advertisement – Click Here
The European Commission will soon be inviting proposals for it’s industrial leadership calls for Japan and South Korea. The Call is to open on the 20th October 2015 and close mid January 2016. Although very early on in the process, with more details to follow, the expected topics are as follows:
— Next generation communication networks;
— Internet of things, cloud and big data platforms in social application contexts;
— Experimental testbeds on information-centric networking.
— Next generation communication networks;
— Internet of things joint research
— Federated cloud resource brokerage for mobile cloud services.
Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions. These require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country.
To view to advert for each Click Here (Japan) and Click Here (South Korea)