UKRI: Knowledge Transfer Partnership, closing date: 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.
ESRC: New investigator grant, closing date: open call. Read more here.
ESRC: Working with Luxembourg researchers, closing date: renewed on a rolling basis. Read more here.
EPSRC: Expression of interest: digital health hub pilot scheme, closing date: Summer 2022. 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.
University of Manchester, Digital Trust and Security Seminar Series: Software Defined Radios: Radio Frequency Enabled Cyber Vulnerability Exposure and Early Warning, 13.00-14.15, 4 May 2022, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester. Register here.
University of Manchester Digital Futures: Advances in Data Science and AI Seminars: Caterina Doglioni, 14.00-15.00, 10 May 2022, online. Register here.
SASIG: Cybersecurity meets AI, 16.00-18.00, 19 May 2022, online. Register here.
Dstl Searchlight: Supercharging Science 2022: Securing Strategic Advantage through Science and Technology, 7 June 2022, International Convention Centre, Newport. Register here.
University of Manchester, Digital Trust and Security Seminar Series: Public Money, Monetary Privacy: Preserving Civil Liberties in the Era of Digital Currency, 16.00-17.00, 8 June 2022, online. Register here.
|Job and PhD Opportunities|
Research Associate: Software/Systems Engineering for Privacy, University of Bristol. Closing date: 5 May 2022. Read more here.
Research Associate: Network Security, University of Bristol. Closing date: 5 May 2022. Read more here.
Lecturer: Cyber Security and Forensics, University of Westminster. Closing date: 9 May 2022. Read more here.
Engineering Group Head, GCHQ, Closing date: 9 May 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.
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor (4 Posts), Cardiff University. Closing date: 16 May 2022. Read more here.
Lecturers (T&R) - Fixed-term Positions Up To 3 Years, Cardiff University. Closing date: 16 May 2022. Read more here.
Lecturers (T&S) - Fixed-term, Cardiff University. 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.
PhD Studentship: Dynamic Risk Assessment for Critical Infrastructures Under Attack, University of Bristol, Closing date: 16 June 2022. Read more here.
|Centre for Digital Trust and Society Summer School: Digital Trust and Security in the Post-COVID World: Theory and Research (20 June – 24 June 2022)|
The Manchester Centre for Digital Trust and Society is organising a 5-day online Summer School on “Digital Trust and Security in the Post-COVID World: Theory and Research” (20 June – 24 June 2022). Twenty University of Manchester researchers from across six different Departments will deliver a series of lectures covering the nature of digital harms, from online crimes to the malicious manipulation of information, the influence of behaviours and attitudes, and the different ways in which online harms can be reduced or prevented. The Summer School will introduce cross-cutting research on digital trust and society and discuss the methodological challenges and opportunities associated with research in this domain. Read more here.
|Call for Papers|
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Call for input: Synthetic data to support financial services innovation. We are publishing this CFI to help us build an evidence base and gather holistic views on the market failure caused by lack of access to data, and the case for synthetic data to alleviate this challenge. We are seeking to evaluate the maturity of synthetic data usage within financial services, the key use cases for synthetic data, it’s benefits and any limitations. Deadline: 22 June 2022. Read more here.
IMPACT 2022: Call is open for the IMPACT 2022 conference, which will be held virtually on 8 September 2022. Deadline for research abstract submission: 23 June 2022. Read more here.
CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua: Special Issue "Security, Privacy and Trust Management for IoT-based Blockchain". Deadline: 31 August 2022. Read more here.
|SPRITE+ Expert Fellows Meeting 2022 was a success!|
Our Expert Fellows meeting took place on 11-12 April at the spectacular De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire. We had a great couple of days amongst the SPRITE+ community, facilitating collaboration from researchers representing STEM, social sciences and humanities as well as key stakeholders and project partners.
During our meeting we worked together to scope the future of digital Trust, Identity, Privacy, and Security (TIPS) and developed the agenda for SPRITE+ for the next few years. We had some great presentations from our key speakers and generated some fantastic discussion regarding Cyber Physical Infrastructure, digital citizenship, the Metaverse and much more.
A big thank you everyone who attended!
An online space dedicated to the event is coming soon - look out for updates.
|SPRITE+ to exhibit at CYBERUK 2022|
SPRITE+ will exhibit at CYBERUK 2022, the UK Government’s flagship cyber security event in Newport on 10-11 May, 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+ to contribute to SECREV2022|
SPRITE+ have been invited to contribute at SECREV2022. The Cybersecurity Revolution (SECREV) is an online event that brings together the cybersecurity research community for a continuous 24 hour livestream lasting a full revolution of the planet.
We are excited to be running a joint session in collaboration with the University of Manchester Centre for Digital Trust and Society.
|SPRITE+ funded project to host webinar on 26 May|
SPRITE+ funded project, 'First RespondXR: Digital vulnerability of immersive training for first responders', are hosting a webinar on the 26 May to showcase the gained insights in their research that explores the socio-technical challenges posed by the adoption of extended reality (XR) by first responders in the UK.
The event will take place online via Zoom from 13.00-14.00. Find out more and register below.
|Natalie Theodoulou has moved on from her role as SPRITE+ Project Manager|
We are very appreciative of all the hard work that Natalie has done for us over the last few years, and she will be missed. She has played an integral role here at SPRITE+, and she will be difficult to replace.
Thank you Natalie!
|So... we're hiring! SPRITE+ Project Manager position available|
As we said, our previous PM Natalie was so amazing she got herself promoted. So we need a new Project Manager for the next 5 yrs of SPRITE+.
If you know a great PM looking for an exciting project in a lovely team, please encourage them to apply
|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+ Member, Marion Oswald, was Specialist Adviser to an inquiry from the House Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee titled 'Technology Rules? The advent of new technologies in the justice system. Read the inquiry report here
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Carolina Are, was interviewed about age verification and porn regulation in the UK by BBC World Service for the Tech Tent podcast, and had her latest papers published in Feminist Media Studies
and Porn Studies.
SPRITE+ Member Tolga Ünlü and his team have had their collaborative project titled 'Measuring Developers’ Web Security Awareness from Attack and Defense Perspectives' accepted (Workshop: SecWeb, Venue: 43rd IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy Workshops.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Wendy Moncur, submitted an article in the Conversation titled "Your forgotten digital footprints could step on your job prospects – here’s how to clean up".
SPRITE+ Expert Fellows, Julie Gore and Jonathan Foster, and their team have recently been awarded funding from Discribe for their project titled "The Elicitation of Cybersecurity Narratives: Bricoleur Story Completion, Decision Making and Security Design".
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Jason Nurse, has a new publication titled "Personal information: Perceptions, types and evolution. Journal of Information Security and Applications".
SPRITE+ Member, Mohammad Shojafar and his colleagues have recently published "SIEMS: A Secure Intelligent Energy Management System for Industrial IoT Applications” and "IECL: An Intelligent Energy Consumption Model for Cloud Manufacturing”.
SPRITE+ Member, Charles Weir, and colleagues have been extending the bounds of qualitative data analysis by implementing dual open coding. Read more here.
SPRITE+ Member, Qammer Abbasi, and his group have published a scientific report titled "Making assembly line in supply chain robust and secure using UHF RFID".
SPRITE+ Member, Irum Rauf, has published a paper on her interdiscplinary project titled "Influences of developers' perspectives on their engagement with security in code".
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 LinkedIn.
The newsletter is published every last Wednesday of the month. Deadline to include your news piece is every second-last Friday of the month.
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