Innovate UK: Smart Grants: January 2022, closing date: 13 April 2022,
max award: £500K. Read more here.
Innovate UK: Sandpit: trustworthiness of autonomous robotic systems for
national security and defence, closing date: 18 April 2022, total fund: £3M.
Read more here.
Innovate UK: Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Civil Security for
Society - Cluster 3, closing date: 23 November 2022, max award: £500K.
Read more here.
UKRI: Knowledge Transfer Partnership, open call. Read more here.
Horizon Europe: Civil Security for Society, closing date: open call,
total fund: £1.6B. Read more here.
Internet Society Foundation: Research Grant Programme, closing date:
open call, max. award: $200K. Read more here.
EPSRC: discipline-hopping in ICT, closing date: open call, total fund: £1.5M.
Read more here.
UKRI: Pre-announcement - Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowships:
rounds two and three, details and closing date: TBC. Read more here.
SASIG: The real reason people ignore security awareness training, 11.00,
1 April 2022, online. Register here.
SASIG: Escape Room Challenge at TNMoC, from 10.30, 5 April 2022,
in-person. Register here.
University of Manchester Digital Futures: Digital Tools and Climate
Responses, 14.00 - 16.00, 5 April 2022, online. Register here.
University of Manchester Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series: Dr
Cassandra Cross, 12.00 - 13.00, 6 April 2022, online. Register here.
SASIG: Networking drinks at TNMoC, from 17.00, 12 April 2022, in-person.
University of Manchester Digital Futures: GM Connected Health Ecosystem |
Deep dive into the GM Care Record, 13.00 - 15.00, 26 April 2022, online.
UCL: The Internet of Things and Intimate Partner Abuse: Examining
Prevalence, Risks, and Outcomes, 12.00, 25 May 2022, online. Register here.
|Jobs and PhD opportunities|
Research Fellow - Data Visualization, University of Plymouth. Closing
date: 3 April 2022. Read more here.
Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Swansea University. Closing date:
3 April 2022. Read more here.
Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Swansea University. Closing date: 3
April 2022. Read more here.
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Cyber Consultant, University of
Wolverhampton. Closing date: 8 April 2022. Read more here.
Research Associate and Senior Research Associate in Interaction Design /
Human-Computer Interaction, Newcastle University. Closing date: 10 April
2022. Read more here.
Research Associate, Lancaster University. Closing date: 19 April 2022.
Read more here.
PDRA in IoT & Demand Side Management (DSM), Royal Holloway, University
of London. Closing date: 24 April 2022. Read more here.
Fully Funded EPSRC CDT PhD Studentships in Cybersecurity, University
College London. Closing date: 28 April 2022. Read more here.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Cyber Security (Professional Practice), Full
time, University of Roehampton. Closing date: 12 May 2022. Read more here.
PhD Studentship: Exploring the future of Navigation with Cyber-Security
and Cyber-Safety, University of Plymouth. Closing date: 16 May 2022.
Read more here.
Cyber Security Officer, Newcastle University. Closing date: 23 May 2022.
Read more here.
Cyber Security Research Lead, King's Service Centre. Closing date: 23
May 2022. Read more here.
|The government has launched a consultation on a national Cyber-Physical Infrastructure|
The consultation aims to explore the opportunities, benefits and challenge of connected cyber-physical systems and understand the value of, and options for, an underpinning Cyber-Physical Infrastructure. It will be open for 10 weeks, closing on 11 May. Find out more here.
|Connected Everything: Conference registration now open|
You can now register for the Connected Everything annual conference will be on 18-19 May in Liverpool. They are also accepting submissions for their poster presentations. Find out more here.
|RISCS publish annual report|
The RISCS Annual Report 2021 covers RISCS activity over the last year, highlighting some of the exciting developments in their sociotechnical cybersecurity research projects and community building initiatives, driven by their Fellows. Access the report here.
|UKRI Sandpit: trustworthiness of autonomous robotic systems for national security and defence|
Apply to attend a five-day interactive sandpit to develop novel projects on trustworthiness of autonomous robotic systems for national security and defence. Closing date: 18 April 2022. Read more here.
|RISCS: Call for presentations|
RISCS have a call for presentations for an organised session at the EU Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2022) – Organised Session 16: Social Cybersecurity: Convergence of Social Network Analysis in Cyber. The aim is to develop ‘social cybersecurity’ as a framework, soliciting
methodological, conceptual, and empirical contributions that model, predict, and/or explain how social ties that are created and maintained
by actors in a digital environment. Submission deadline: 8 May 2022, 12.00am. Read more here.
|Call for papers|
ICICS 2022: 24th International Conference on Information and Communications Security, University of Kent. Submission deadline: 11 April 2022. Read more here.
BSS 2022: 1st International Workshop on Blockchain Security and Scalability. Submission deadline: 22 April 2022. Read more here.
Journal of Interconnection Networks: New Directions of IoT Systems Security and Privacy with Cyber Security. Submission deadline: 31 April 2022. Read more here.
Tech Science Press: Special Issue "Security, Privacy and Trust Management for IoT-based Blockchain". Submission deadline: 31 August 2022. Read more here.
MDPI: Special Issue "Security and Privacy in IoT Enabled Modern Applications Using Deep/Machine Learning and Blockchain Technology". Submission deadline: 30 September 2022. Read more here.
|SPRITE+ secures additional funding to develop its work|
SPRITE+ has secured a follow-on award from the Engineering and PhysicalSciences Research Council (EPSRC), which will enable us to enhance research support, extend our international reach, and continue to prioritise engagement and collaboration across the TIPS community.
This £2.6 million follow-on award will be supplemented by £2.3 million from institutional contributions and project partner in-kind commitments.
|SPRITE+ Expert Fellows Meeting coming soon on 11-12 April|
Our Expert Fellows meeting will take place in April at the spectacular De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire. We have a great couple of days planned including guest speakers, a social dinner, and lots of networking time. This event will be an opportunity for engagement and collaboration from researchers representing STEM, social sciences and humanities as well as key stakeholders and project partners.
During our meeting we'll be working together to scope the future of digital Trust, Identity, Privacy, and Security (TIPS) and develop the agenda for SPRITE+ for the next few years. Stakeholders - including industry reps, government, and UKRI - will be closely involved and our recommendations will inform future funding and policy decisions.
|SPRITE+ Top Tips for ECRs: Being an Effective PI|
Bill Lee (Professor of Materials in Nuclear Energy and Extreme Environments) hosted an online workshop catered to Early Career Researchers offering ‘Top Tips’ on ‘Being an Effective PI’. We were delighted to welcome attendees from across our network and the wider academic community to provide ECRs with hints and tips on how to lead a project team, as they embark on their research careers.
|SPRITE+ to exhibit at CYBERUK 2022|
SPRITE+ will exhibit at CYBERUK 2022, the UK Government’s flagship cyber security event in Newport, as part of the Greater Manchester Cyber Ecosystem. Held over two days, CYBERUK 2022 will be attended by more than 1500 delegates, integrating cyber security leaders with technical professionals, strengthening the cyber security community. It will provide a key opportunity for the whole cyber security community to reconnect, discuss business needs and review the changing threat landscape.
|SPRITE+ Director, Professor Emma Barrett featured at the Digital City Festival 2022|
SPRITE+ Director, Professor Emma Barrett appeared on the panel for 'Greater Manchester - a global digital influence in cyber' at the Digital City Festival 2022 on 9 March.
This session explored the steps being taken by Greater Manchester to position itself at the epicentre of cyber security in the UK and
|SPRITE+ funded project team publish methodology paper|
The SPRITE+ sandpit-funded project team, 'Revealing Young Learners' Mental Models of Online Sludge', has published a paper that details how they designed their workshops to reveal young learners’ mental models of online dark patterns.
Read the full publication below.
|Rising Stars: Early Career Researcher stories|
Within the SPRITE+ network, our Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are tackling important and challenging issues. They are using innovative methods; making new discoveries; asking important questions. They are the next generation of leaders. They are the Rising Stars.
We publish a different Rising Star each month as an opportunity for ECRs to showcase their research. If you'd like to showcase your research story please read more about the process.
|News and Publications from the SPRITE+ Community|
Every month we ask SPRITE+ members to share their news with the community. All previous publications from members are available on SPRITEHub.
SPRITE+ funded project, 'Buy Now Pay Later in the UK: Current and emergent digital vulnerabilities', submitted its end of project report.
SPRITE+ Co-Director, Stacey Conchie, Expert Fellows David Ellis and Paul Taylor, and Dr Heather Shaw have just published a paper titled 'Behavioral Consistency in the Digital Age' in Volume 33, Issue 3 of Psychological Science.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Vitor Jesus, has released a new publication titled "Consent Receipts For a Usable And Auditable Web of Personal Data".
Professor Bill Lee has recently written an article for The Conversation titled 'We're all radioactive - so let's stop being afraid of it'. He has also received a Lifetime Career Achievement Award, which will be presented at the annual Waste Management Symposia. Congratulations!
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Martin Gallagher, has published a book chapter titled 'Lone Wolf Terrorists: Examining Motives and Methods of Stand Alone Terrorists' within 'Indoctrination to Hate' edited by Prof Ed Dunbar of UCLA. He also attended an advisory meeting with the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network as an invited expert.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Joseph Da Silva, has recently published an article in the Computers and Security journal titled Cyber security and the Leviathan.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Marie Oldfield, will be chairing a panel at DTX Manchester on the 28 April on Bias, Data and AI. She is also to take on the Executive Committee EDI role at the Institute of Science and Technology. after setting up the Women in Tech and AI Special Interest Group.
SPRITE+ Member, Ola Michalec, has published a report with PETRAS titled How to Talk about Cybersecurity of Emerging Technologies: A Report to Board Level Executives in the Energy Sector'.
SPRITE+ Member, Yang Lu, has recently published two journal articles: 'How data-sharing nudges influence people's privacy preferences: A machine learning-based analysis', and 'From data flows to privacy-benefit trade-offs: A user-centric semantic model'.
SPRITE+ Member, Maria Bada, and her team published a policy brief report after a workshop on ransomware organised by RISCS.
SPRITE+ Member Mohammad Shojafar and his colleagues have recently published "Slight: A lightweight authentication scheme for smart healthcare services”, "An authentication and key agreement scheme for smart grid" and "DisBezant: Secure and Robust Federated Learning Against Byzantine Attack in IoT-Enabled MTS”.
SPRITE+ Member Charles Weir and colleagues have explored the findings from the world's largest security survey in IEE S&P and published this blog entitled 'Experiences from the Dark Side of Participant Recruitment'..
|SPRITE+ Project Manager, Natalie Theodoulou will be leaving after Easter|
Natalie Theodoulou, SPRITE+ Project Manager, will be leaving just after Easter. Please direct all future correspondence to email@example.com and a member of the team will reply to you shortly.
Email us with your news (e.g. jobs, studentships, events, conference calls, calls for funding, publications, consultations) on firstname.lastname@example.org, alert us on Twitter by including @SPRITEPlus. in your tweet, or reach out on benefits of SPRITE+ membership.