SPRITE+ Newsletter: May 2020
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In this Newsletter:

Pre-call announcement: SPRITE+ Sandpit, July 2020

SPRITE+ Showcase

Our First Career Journey Interviews are Live!

New Funding Calls Published on SPRITEHub

Learning Resources for Digital TIPS - Free for All!

Share your news!

Towards an Accountable Web of Personal Information: The Web-of-Receipts

Cyber-Resilience Practices in the Financial Sector

Policing's Fourth Age? Mobile Working and On-the-street Management

Artificial Intelligence and UK National Security: Policy Considerations

Towards a Trustworthy Coronavirus Contact Tracing App

Online Child Sexual Victimisation

Ethics Committee Member Vacancy

Funded PhD positions in Data-centric Systems Cyber Security

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

PeepSec 2020

Cybersecurity-related Twitter Accounts Labelling

Call for Papers - STAST 2020

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Towards an Accountable Web of Personal Information: The Web-of-Receipts

Our Expert Fellow Vitor Jesus has recently published an open access paper in IEEE Access. Check it out: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8974193


Cyber-Resilience Practices in the Financial Sector

Our member Benoît Dupont has co-authored an interesting report on cyber-resilience published by The Global Risk Institute. Take a look: https://globalriskinstitute.org/publications/withstanding-cyber-attacks-cyber-resilience-practices-in-the-financial-sector/


Policing's Fourth Age? Mobile Working and On-the-street Management

Our Expert Fellow Martin Gallagher published a reflection on the evolution of police communication methodologies, including how ICT affected police work. Take a look: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341177856_Policing's_fourth_age_Mobile_working_and_on-the-street_management


Artificial Intelligence and UK National Security: Policy Considerations

Our Expert Fellow Marion Oswald co-authored an interesting piece about Artifical Intelligence and National Security. Take a look: https://rusi.org/publication/occasional-papers/artificial-intelligence-and-uk-national-security-policy-considerations


Towards a Trustworthy Coronavirus Contact Tracing App

Our Expert Fellow Marion Oswald has authored a comentary on the NHS contact-tracing app. The opinion piece is available here: https://rusi.org/commentary/towards-trustworthy-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app


Online Child Sexual Victimisation

Our Expert Fellow Corinne May-Chahal has recently co-authored a book on online-facilitated child sexual abuse. The book is available here: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/online-child-sexual-victimisation


Ethics Committee Member Vacancy

Our Expert Fellow Marion Oswald chairs West Midlands Police Ethics Committee, and looks to fill a voluntary ethics committee member role, with a specialism in data science and predictive analytics. More info here: https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/job-vacancy/ethics-committee-member/


Funded PhD positions in Data-centric Systems Cyber Security

Lancaster University School of Computing and Communications is looking for capable PhD students. Among the supervisors is our Expert Fellow Corinne May-Chahal. More info here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc/study/phd/phd-opportunities/#2-x-phd-positions-datacentric-systems-cyber-security-sw-autonomous-systems


COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

The Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 47,000 scholarly articles, including over 36,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.

More info here: https://spritehub.org/2020/05/14/covid-19-open-research-dataset-cord-19/


PeepSec 2020

100% free, 100% online summit focused on exploring the relationship between people and technology.

From the 8th–12th June, an all-star line up of technology experts, security authorities and leading futurists will discuss key trends in our relationship with technology. Expect interviews, informal conversations, panel discussions and virtual Q&A's.

More info here: https://www.peepsec.com/


Cybersecurity-related Twitter Accounts Labelling

Our member Mohamad Imad Mahaini is conducting an experiment related to detecting cybersecurity-related Twitter accounts, and is looking for participants.

Get in touch with Mohamad (M.I.Mahaini@KENT.AC.UK) for more info, and to participate - there's a £15 Amazon voucher for ~40-50 minutes of your time.


Call for Papers - STAST 2020

Our member Thomas Gross invites submissions for the 10th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security (STAST). Abstracts are due on July 3 (AoE), full papers on July 10 (AoE).

More info here: http://stast.uni.lu


Pre-call announcement: SPRITE+ Sandpit, July 2020

Full call document to be published on 27 May.

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SPRITE+ Challenge Working Groups and Project Partners gathered virtually on 11 May 2020 to devise specific topics for the upcoming SPRITE+ Sandpits. Participants generated over 50 ideas, which have been condensed into the 2020 SPRITE+ Sandpit theme: trust, identity, privacy, and security in the post-Covid Digital Economy.

We will invite applications from all SPRITE+ Members from any disciplinary background to attend our virtual Sandpit, due to take place in July 2020. Approximately £100k (in total) will be made available to support interdisciplinary pilot projects and feasibility studies.

More information is linked in "Read more".


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SPRITE+ Showcase

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Over 70 representatives from SPRITE+ Community, cybersecurity start-ups and innovators gathered virtually on 11 May 2020 to discuss hot topics in digital trust, identity, privacy, and security.

Click on "Read more" to find out what happened at the SPRITE+ Showcase.


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Our First Career Journey Interviews are Live!

We gather interviews from members, experts, and project partners to showcase the diversity of career journeys in digital TIPS.

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We have started to regularly publish interviews with SPRITE+ Project Partners, Experts, and Members.

The first 2 blogs cover the career journey of SPRITE+ Member Prof. Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, and out Project Partner from Yoti - Director Julie Dawson.

Click "Read more" to access the blogs.


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New Funding Calls Published on SPRITEHub

Check the latest funding calls gathered from across digital TIPS community!

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Several funding calls are out including NOT EQUAL, UKRI, Microsoft and NIHR. Click on "Read more" to get the full list.


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Learning Resources for Digital TIPS - Free for All!

Curated free learning reosurces list.

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Dr Dmitry Dereshev (The University of Manchester), and Professor Vladimiro Sassone (University of Southampton) curate a list of free learning resources about digital TIPS - from cybersecurity, to IoT, to digital human rights. The list is split into levels, so you can find a course that works best for you.

The list is public, and all included resources are free, so forward the link to people who you think might benefit from it.


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