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.
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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.
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The University has now joined a project called ‘The Conversation’, a free-to-read website containing topical articles written by academics. It’s intended to be an alternative to the mass media – allowing academics the freedom to write evidence based think-pieces without their words being twisted to suit media agendas. It’s also good for giving early career researchers a platform and some writing practice if they want to test their ideas out and build some confidence.
The process involves the academic submitting their text to the website, then changes are batted back and forth between them and the editor, and then the academic has to give final approval before it’s published. All articles are creative commons so you would be able to cut and paste them onto your own websites.
In Michaelmas Term there will be an introductory session for interested academics to attend at which “The Conversation” editors will speak. Subsequently there will be small group training for any academics who want more guidance about how to write a good piece.
If you are interested, please contact Carolyne Culver who will put you in touch with the relevant person within “The Conversation”.
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Oxford has been invited to nominate up to 5 bright young scientists to participate in the 2016 Global Young Scientists Summit, to be held from the 17th – 22nd of January 2016 in Singapore. This is the fourth held Summit, which sees around 300 young scientists from around the world come together with globally-recognised scientific leaders to discuss the latest advances in science and technology, and how research and innovation can be harnessed to address major global challenges.
The Summit provides a platform for these young researchers to connect and engage with like-minded peers from all over the world and build up a global research network. An integral part of GYSS@one-north is the Singapore Challenge, which enables participants with a compelling research proposition to take steps to exploit their research. Hospitality for the participants in Singapore will be provided, which will include accommodation, summit conference costs, social activities, meals and local transportation between accommodation, conference sites and social activities (yet excluding flights which are to be covered by department).
To be eligible, the nominee must be:
– Under the age of 35
– Be a Dphil or Post-Doc
The Expression of Interest Form for internal submission, the details of selection criteria used by the summit organisers and details of the Singapore challenge 2016 are available on the Research Services co-ordinated bids website.
As only 5 young scientists can be nominated by Oxford, all EOIs must be submitted internally for selection. Completed EOI’s, plus supporting documentation, should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday 28th August 2015 where they will be ranked then passed on to Keri Dexter for assessment across the division.
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The Consumer Data Research Centre at Leeds is pleased to offer two R courses in September, comprising of an introductory and a more advanced course. The courses will take place in their newly opened training suite at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.
Introductory R for Spatial Analysis:
Time: 9:30 – 17:00
As spatial datasets get larger more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for statistical analysis and is increasingly popular for those working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. This course introduces the basics of how R can be used for spatial data. No previous experience of computer programming is required.
R for Big Data (2 Days):
Date: 17/09/15 + 18/09/15
The last decade has seen an increase in the amount and variety of data across many disparate disciplines. Analysing this data is non-trivial, and traditional point-and-click tools often lack flexibility when dealing with “Big Data”. This two day course looks at leveraging R’s power for dealing with large data sets. The course covers the advantages and limitations of using R, and provides practical advice for getting the most out of your data.