CoopMAS’15 – International Workshop

The 6th International Workshop on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems is occuring in May 2015. The workshop is intended to focus on topics in cooperation in multi­agent systems, cooperative game theory and cooperative solution concepts among other things. It should be of interest to researchers who study the mathematical and algorithmic properties of cooperative games; researchers interested in promoting cooperation in multiagent systems, designing and implementing collaborating agents and mechanisms that incentivise cooperation; and researchers studying the underlying connections between cooperative game theory and other topics in game theory and computer science.

The organisers are seeking submission of papers for this workshop, which describe original work, as well as accepted AAMAS short papers, and work recently published in conferences other than AAMAS. These should be a maximum of 15 pages.

Date: 4th-5th May 2015
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

The deadline for submissions is the 15th February 2015

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Royal Society: India-UK Scientific Seminars


The Royal Society is currently offering a scheme to which mid-career scientists can apply in order to host a three day scientific seminar between the UK and India.

The meeting may take place in either the UK or India and may have up to 20 attendees (5 from the visiting country and up to 15 from the host country). The scheme is intended to encourage scientific discussion and to promote collaboration and knowledge transfer by encouraging interaction within the wide research community.

The deadline is 10 June 2014.

For more information visit this link.

Joint Israel-UK Research in Cyber Security


A new call from EPSRC has been issued, which intends to support collaborations in Cyber Security between the UK and Israel. EPSRC write:

“Israel’s National Cyber Bureau (INCB) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST), and the UK’s Cabinet Office (CO) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (from here on ‘the Agencies’) wish to encourage joint research activities in cyber security.

Through a single, shared process which is managed by EPSRC on behalf of the Agencies, we expect to identify and support up to three collaborations, each of which involves leading academic researchers in both the partner countries. While funding for researchers in Israel and UK will ultimately be provided separately by their respective Governments, the key to success in the call will be the identification of a programme of work which is of high scientific quality and truly collaborative.

Proposals for new projects in any area relevant to cyber security, from new or established partnerships, are welcome. We intend to fund a balanced programme of research in which the individual projects can work together to maximise mutual benefit.

Collaborations will need to prepare a single, unified, proposal which describes a full programme of work in both countries. This will be submitted to EPSRC by the UK lead organisation on behalf of the research partners in both the UK and Israel. Projects should last between 25 and 30 months, to start in Spring 2015 and end no later than December 2017.”

Full details can be found at this link:

EPSRC Call: International Research in Security (IRIS)


EPSRC is inviting proposals from UK academics for projects which will support visiting Fellows from India, Israel or Japan to carry out cyber security research in, and build collaborative links with, the UK. Proposals are welcome in any area of research directly relevant to cyber security, including less well-represented domains such as the social, economic and mathematical sciences.

The deadline for this call is 28 August 2014. Further information can be found at this link.



If you have contacts in the US now could be a good time to consider a collaboration (depending on your field of interest).

RCUK and America’s NSF have signed a document which provides and overarching framework to encourage collaborations between our two countries. They’ve launched a pilot programme in the area of Bio-Sciences with a maximum of £2 million per project (100% FEC). More details:

Projects at the intersection of the following topics are invited:

  • BBSRC Strategic Research Priorities, Responsive Mode
    Data Driven Bioscience
    Systems Approaches to the Biosciences
    Synthetic Biology (September 2015 submissions only)
  • NSF/BIO Solicitations
    Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Solicitation NSF 13-510
    Division of Biological Infrastructure Solicitation NSF 12-567

The intersection areas include systems biology, computational biology, bioinformatics and synthetic biology (Autumn 2015 only).

The deadline for the intent to submit is 30 May 2014, and the full application deadline is 24 September 20104.

Let me know if you are interested in submitting something.