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Here is a list of events in relation to this community. Keep an eye out for regular updates.
Here is a link to our Zotero database, which holds a list of relevant publications to TIPSS in the Metaverse. This will be updated as more are submitted by our community.
Find out more about the SPRITE+ funded project, First RespondXR: Digital vulnerability of immersive training for first responders here. The project explored the socio-technical challenges posed by the adoption of Extended Reality (XR) technology, providing the foundations for further research on the safe, secure, and ethical use of immersive training technology for enhancing the response of policing in England.
A list of relevant presentations to TIPSS in the Metaverse.
To be updated
Below is a list of members within the Community of Interest. All members listed have consented to their details being shared.
|Andres Dominguez||University of Bristol||Technology ethics and responsible innovation. Critical research on futures, surveillance, data extraction, user involvement in innovation.|
|Andrea Szymkowiak||Abertay University|
|Andy Phippen||Bournemouth University||Child safety, harm reduction, online harms.|
|Anna Chatzimichali||UWE Bristol||Product Design, Trust, Empathy in the Design Process, Knowledge creation and structure.|
|Asad Ali||Ofcom||Age assurance and verification, Identity assurance and verification, Access controls.|
|Benjamin Morrison||Northumbria University||My existing research has focussed on digital exclusion and marginalisation - namely around older adults. My most recent work (in industry) has focussed on improving nudges for better human factors decision making in the workplace.|
|Bo Wei||Lancaster University||My expertise is lightweight authentication for IoT and mobile devices, including mobile phones, wearable devices, AR, VR, etc.|
|Christina Winters||Tilburg University|
|Debora Gottardello||University of Edinburgh Business School|
|Duncan McCann||5 Rights Foundation|
|Emil Lupu||Imperial College London||Security and Trust of AI algorithms, Data and perception spoofing, Authentication (including continuous authentication, and biometric authentication and device association).|
|Florian Mathis||University of Glasgow||Usable Security in VR/AR/XR, Authentication for VR/AR/XR Experiences|
|Jacob Johanssen||St Mary's University||Digital harm; Online harassment; Online misogyny
|Jared Shurin||M&C Saatchi|
|Jason Nurse||University of Kent|
|Jo Briggs||Northumbria University||Interdisciplinary (qualitative) interaction design researcher focussing on aspects of trust, digital- and AI literacies.|
|John McAlaney||Bournemouth University||My research interests are in how people engage with socio-technical systems. The timing for studying the Metaverse as an example of a socio-technical system is perfect, as it is still in the process of forming, which I feel provides many interesting research opportunities. Based on my own research and expertise I am especially interested in how technologies in the Metaverse may be adapted by users for purposes other than the original design (i.e. hacking), and the psychological processes involved in this.|
|Jordan Shapiro||Progressive Policy Insitute||I’m a metaverse user.
I work in privacy preserving (or verifying) technologies like mobile id.
I have expertise in digital twins and the innovation aspects of the metaverse.
I’m interested and work in trust in digital systems.
|Julie Dawson||Yoti||Age and identity assurance|
|Julian Padget||University of Bath||AI assurance; (formal) normative systems; multiagent systems; AI standards; design and engineering of sociotechnical systems.|
|Karl Hopwood||European Schoolnet||I work as part of the team coordinating the EC funded network of safer internet centres (SICs). We support the SICs in helping to keep children and young people safe|
|Lily Thompson||Social Machines||I have experience in research within this field, as part of a company called Social Machines. We investigate topics such as incentivising cybersecurity, promoting positive organisational security culture, and developing cybersecurity-focused gamified training and learning based on behavioural science. We have a strong interest in understanding and promoting trust within and between organisations on matters of security and beyond, and in facilitating an open society and liberal democracy.|
|Lina Hillner||University of Portsmouth|
|Lucia Cervi||University of Edinburgh Business School|
|Lucy Frith||University of Manchester||Ethics, social issues, trust, regulation/governance|
|Lynsay Shepherd||Abertay University||Cybersecurity and Human-Computer Interaction, with a particular interest in security behaviours and online safety.|
|Maria Limniou||University of Liverpool||My special interest in this area is regarding the psychology perspective (I.e., how is this used, why is this used with this way, how is this influence users' behaviours).|
|Mark McGill||University of Glasgow||Background is in HCI and extended reality - usability, novel applications (passengers, productivity in particular), and some related work on privacy, abuse, harms enabled by XR technology.|
|Mathieu Chollet||University of Glasgow||I am a researcher working primarily on virtual social interactions, i.e. interactions between humans or humans and autonomous social entities (virtual agents/social robots). I have expertise on behaviour planning and realisation for social agents in such contexts, and in social signal processing for analysing users' mental states and performance from behaviours such as facial expressions, gestures, speech, or physiology. A particular application domain that I've worked in is social skills training.
At the moment I'm interested in social virtual reality, its opportunities for training and supporting a variety of conditions, which factors of social interactions in VR shape user experiences, and especially providing mechanisms to detect and defuse problematic VR situations (threat, bullying, harassment).
|Mohamed Elbashir||Bournemouth University|
|Mohamed Khamis||University of Glasgow||I am interested in studying the privacy and security challenges in VR and AR.|
|Muhammad Ajmal Azad||Birmingham City University|
|Pejman Saeghe||I'm researching how XR tech can be subverted to harm users.|
|Panos Louvieris||Brunel University||Security and trustworthiness of AI algorithms and robots in the metaverse|
|Richard Jones||University of Edinburgh||Criminology, cybercrime, online safety, cyber security, privacy|
|Robert Dover||University of Hull||Law enforcement activity in the metaverse (from roblox all the way out to Horizon/Decentraland), personal privacy and vulnerability. Horizon scanning for vulnerability to criminal enterprise.|
|Sandra Scott-Hayward||Queen's University Belfast||Cyber security awareness training through immersive experiences.|
|Sean Calvin||University of Loughborough|
|Siddharth Gulati||University of Manchester||I hold a PhD in human computer interaction for which I developed a scale to measure human computer trust. In my current role, I am using dual process theories from social and cognitive psychology to understand how cyber crime can be tackled in the workplace. As such, I am interested in all forms of human interaction with technology and how to design technology which can be trusted by the end users based on psychological principles. So, I am interested in knowing more and being part of group studying and researching Metaverse.|
|Sophie Nightingale||Lancaster University||My research interest concerns the intersection of technology with human cognition, particularly in security, legal, and forensic contexts. I draw on psychological and computational techniques to examine how emerging technologies enable increasingly sophisticated manipulation of content and the associated potential threats to society.|
|Soteris Demetriou||Imperial College London||Security and Privacy in 3D object classification.|
|Sridhar Adepu||University of Bristol|
|Steve Pettifer||University of Manchester||Virtual / Extended Reality|
|Verity McIntosh||University of the West of England Bristol||Policy, governance, risks, safety and experience design for the Metaverse|
|Yang Lu||York St John's University||Privacy; Access Control in 3D Environments; Cyberbullying and Hate Speeches|
|Yasmeen Abdrabou||University of Glasgow||Usable security and eye-tracking|
Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.