Toshiba Research Fellowship Programme


Applications for the Toshiba Research Fellowship Programme 2015 are now open. This scheme provides an excellent opportunity for PhD research students to gain a rare experience of working in a leading technology company’s R&D labs in Japan for up to 2 years, allowing them to conduct new research within their field and learn about key R&D techniques as well as about different country and workplace cultures.

To be eligible, you must:
— Be a PhD-level researcher
— Be of EU nationality
— Be based in a UK academic or Government institution at the time of application (studying or working)
— Have no more than 10 year’s post-Doctoral experience
— Have completed their PhD by the time they begin working for Toshiba in Japan.

The deadline for paper applications is 5th December 2014

To find out more, and view the Research Topics, Click here (PDF)
To register your interest and request a paper application, Click here


Web Applications and Networking Call for Papers


The WSWAN’ 2015 is the 2nd world Symposium organized by ISET University, Tunisia, which will take place on the 21st-23rd March 2015. It addresses both practical and theoretical research in the areas of ad hoc networks, sensor networks, mesh networks and vehicular networks. Its main focus is on all issues from link layer up to the application layer, and will solicit academic, research, and industrial contributions.

A variety of papers are welcomed, including: Technical Papers presenting research and practical results, Position Papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, Survey Papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics, Short Papers on work in progress, and Panel Proposals. Researchers are encouraged to submit their contributions in both theoretical and practical aspects of the following tracks:

Track 1: Embedded Systems and Applications
Track 2: Intelligent Systems and Applications
Track 3: Network Technologies and Communication Systems
Track 4: Networking Services
Track 5: Networks & Wireless Technology and Applications
Track 6: Security of Information and Networks
Track 7: Signal and Image Processing
Track 8: Web and Information Systems

Closing date for submission: 30 November 2014

For more detailed information regarding different tracks, Click here (PDF)
For more information about the Synposium, Click here
To submit your paper, Click here

Robert Madelin to Discuss New Digital Strategy from the EC


Robert Madelin, Director General for digital affairs at the European Commission, will give a talk entitled: “The First Digital European Commission?”, which will cover the new Commission’s digital strategy and priorities. The seminar will also cover the transforming effects of digital technology on areas such as urban life (smart cities), culture, transport, energy, health, and citizen-state interaction.

Date: Tuesday 28th October 2014
Time: 14:30-16:00
Where: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

Confused about Research Data Management?


Research funders and institutions are imposing mandates regarding the importance of open and well preserved data. With these changing demands, now is a good opportunity to learn more about what is desired for correct data management practises, whilst adapting your current methods to keep ahead of the game.

A presentation is being held covering key policies, plans, sharing outlets and long-term preservation of data. It will provide in depth information regarding the growing importance of good research data management, alongside the tools and services being developed at Oxford and elsewhere to best aid researchers.

Title: ’An Introduction to Research Data Management: Policies, Plans, Sharing, and  Preservation’
Date: 25th November
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building

To sign up – Click Here!

“Create a Bespoke Course” Session


As part of the Department for Continuing Education’s Open Day, a 45 minute discussion session is being held on the topic of ‘Create a Bespoke Course’.  It is relevant for anyone, academic or administrative, who is involved in (or thinking about!) developing an educational programme.

This session will offer a chance to explore the different levels of service that the Department can offer in the creation of professional development courses, conferences and summer schools. Whether this is to raise awareness of your department’s profile and research activities, attract more researchers, improve networks and find future collaborations, strengthen relationships with corporate and philanthropic funders, investigate demand for new courses within your subject area or as part of general capacity building activities we can provide all the administrative support, accreditation services and marketing expertise needed.

Date: 4th November 2014
Time: 11.00-11.45
Location: Stopforth-Metcalfe Room, Rewley House

It is recommended that you book in advance. To do so, click here, select the course via the tick box, and then register at the bottom of the page.