Web of Things – Google Research Call


Google have announced a new call for proposals to the “Open Web of Things” within the remit of “The Internet of Things” research and open innovation program. This is a cross disciplinary expedition intended to address the complex challenges and opportunities before us as they hope to explore the next generation of systems, services and Internet connected devices. The mission of this program is to enable effective use and broad adoption of the Internet of Things by making it as easy to discover and interact with connected devices as it is to find and use information on the open web. They envision research at the intersection of disciplines including (but not limited to):

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Privacy & Security
  • Systems & Protocols

A short form online application + a longer form proposal (to be sent to openexpeditionawards@google.com) will need submitting. The deadline for submissions is January 21st, 2015. Selected PIs will then be invited to participate in a kick off workshop at Google shortly after proposals are assessed in early spring.

To access the online application: Click here
To access advice for Google proposal writing can also be: Click here

Google EMEA Travel and Conference Grants for Female Computer Scientists

As part of Google’s on-going commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, they are offering Google EMEA Travel and Conference Grants.

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, the winners will receive:

  •  Free registration for the conference
  • Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs

To be eligible for a conference grant, the candidate must:

  •  Be a female working in or studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to the conference subject
  • Have a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Attend the core day(s) of the main conference

Full details and how to apply: http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/proscho/scholarships/emea/travelgrants/

There doesn’t appear to be a deadline, so you can apply at any time, but it is only relevant for conferences chosen by Google which will be announced in the new year.