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.
ESRC: Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, closing date: open call. Read more here.
EPSRC: Expression of interest: digital health hub pilot scheme, EOI closing date: 28 June 2022. Full proposal closing date: 11 August 2022, 16.00 BST. Read more here.
AHRC: Digital research fellowships at US cultural institutions, closing date: 1 September 2022. Read more here.
University of Manchester, Digital Futures: (Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies: challenges, strategies, and opportunities, 11.00-16.00 BST, 30 June 2022, online. Find out more here.
SASIG: 3rd South West SASIG, 9.30-15.00 BST, 7 July 2022, hybrid (Chippenham, Wiltshire). Register here.
SASIG: Healthcare Cybersecurity Symposium 2022, 9.30-15.00 BST, 14 July 2022, hybrid (Central London). Register here.
CREST: BASS 2022, 19-21 July 2022, Lancaster. Find out more here.
|Job an PhD Opportunities|
Research Assistant on RED-AID, University of Oxford. Closing date: 28 June 2022. Read more here.
Research Fellow in Adaptive Online Safety and Privacy, University of Surrey. Closing date: 3 July 2022. Read more here.
Research Fellow in Financial Computing, University College London. Closing date: 5 July 2022. Read more here.
Technical Security Analyst - Grade 8, University of Liverpool. Closing date: 8 July 2022. Read more here.
Research Associate, Fairness and Transparency (Project FAIR), The Alan Turing Institute. Closing date: 17 July 2022. Read more here.
Research Associate/Fellow in Cyber Security (Fixed term), University of Nottingham. Closing date: 20 July 2022. Read more here.
Research Fellow (Citizen-Centric AI), University of Southampton. Closing date: 22 July 2022. Read more here.
Lectureship in Psychology (2 posts), Lancaster University. Closing date: 22 July 2022. Read more here.
PhD Studentship: Digital Twins for Human - Assistive Robot Teams, University of Nottingham. Closing date: 24 July 2022. Read more here.
PhD Studentship: Improving Railway System Resilience to Cyber-Attacks, University of Nottingham. Closing date: 30 July 2022. Read more here.
Associate/Assistant Professor in Intelligent Sensing and Network Communication, University of Macau. Closing date: 15 August 2022. Read more here.
PhD Studentship in User-Centred Systems Security/Privacy, Imperial College London. Closing date: 23 August 2022. Read more here.
|Centre for Digital Trust and Society: Anniversary Forum (6 July 2022)|
The Centre was launched in 2021 to focus interdisciplinary research expertise at the University of Manchester on the barriers and enablers of trust in digital technologies. One year on, they are also bringing together their 6 research clusters and key partners in the Greater Manchester ecosystem to explore current challenges and opportunities in our region and beyond, and together co-creating an inclusive vision for the Centre’s future.
6 July 2022, Hyatt Regency Manchester. Register here.
|Call for Papers|
Tech Science Press: Special Issue "Security, Privacy and Trust Management for IoT-based Blockchain". This Special Issue invites theoretical and applied cutting-edge research on standards, frameworks, models, and approaches for security, privacy, and trust management in the diverse and long list of Internet of Things applications. Deadline: 31 August 2022. Read more here.
Electronics: Special Issue "Security and Privacy in IoT Enabled Modern Applications Using Deep/Machine Learning and Blockchain Technology". We invite authors to submit case studies based on categorizing various security and privacy threats reported in the past few years (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) in the IoT domain, along with original research papers as well as survey papers. Deadline: 30 September 2022. Read more here.
Journal of Risk and Financial Management: Utilization of Information Technology in Financial Regulation and
Compliance. We invite papers that explore the multitude of ways in promoting trust in FinTech from both qualitative and
quantitative perspectives. Deadline: 20 November 2022. Read more here.
IT Professional: Special Issue on Security and Data Protection during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. This special issue seeks novel contributions on the security and data protection concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Deadline: 17 March 2023. Read more here.
Project Athena: Invitation for Industry Partner to participate in Human Factors research at UCL in the field of cybersecurity. Nadine Michaelides is developing a new Insider Threat Assessment Tool (pAth) and welcomes partners interested in understanding psychological factors that may contribute to counter-productive cybersecurity behaviours to test it. Please contact Nadine on firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Expression of Interest: SPRITE+ Community of Interest on TIPSS in the 'Metaverse'|
We are launching a SPRITE+ Community of Interest on Trust, Identity, Privacy, Security, and Safety (TIPSS) in the 'Metaverse', open to all SPRITE+ members!
if your work relates to privacy, security, safety, identity, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality or Virtual Reality we'd love to talk!
If you are interested in joining us, please complete the form below - it only takes a few minutes.
|Emma Boakes joins the SPRITE+ team in 'Mapping the TIPS Landscape'|
Emma Boakes has joined SPRITE+ as a Research Associate this month.
She is currently mapping the trust, identity, privacy and security research landscape (TIPS) with the aim of developing a roadmap for the TIPS community. This desk-based research identifies the TIPS research requirements highlighted by Government, industry, and academia, whilst establishing if these needs have been addressed by research or funding opportunities. This will determine where there are gaps in TIPS research and, therefore, what the research priorities are for TIPS moving forward. There may be an opportunity in the coming weeks to supplement and validate the findings from this initial research with interviews with those in the TIPS community.
Welcome Emma! If you would like to get in touch regarding her project, please contact email@example.com.
|SPRITE+ to meet with UK Cyber Security Council regarding the Government response to 'Embedding Standards and Pathways Across the Cyber Profession by 2025'|
SPRITE+ members may be interested in the Government’s response to the recent consultation on ‘Embedding Standards and Pathways Across the Cyber Profession by 2025’. The Government confirmed its support for the UK Cyber Security Council, which will be working to introduce chartered standards that align with 16 cyber security specialisms. The CSC will also create a voluntary register listing individuals accredited as associate, principal and chartered level. SPRITE+ is meeting with CSC to find out more and explore opportunities for mutual support.
Meanwhile, read more here.
|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+ Expert Fellow Karen Renaud and colleagues have published the following papers: 'The Impact of Financial Deprivation on Children’s Cybersecurity Knowledge & Abilities' and 'MIGRANT: Modeling Smartphone Password Manager Adoption using Migration Theory'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellows Karen Renaud and Lizzie Coles-Kemp have published a paper titled 'Accessible and Inclusive Cyber Security: A Nuanced and Complex Challenge'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Xiaochun Cheng and colleagues have published the following papers: 'On Shielding Android’s Pending Intent from Malware Apps Using a Novel Ownership-Based Authentication', 'Network intrusion detection using ACO-DNN model with DVFS based energy optimization in cloud framework', 'Offline signature verification using deep neural network with application to computer vision', 'Secure Data Sharing with Flexible Cross-domain Authorization in Autonomous Vehicle Systems' and ' Seamless privacy-preservation and authentication framework for IoT-enabled smart eHealth systems'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Sandra Scott-Hayward, and her GCSP Polymath Initiative Fellowship have been linked with this Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Strategic Security Analysis (SSA) paper.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Dr Jason R.C. Nurse, University of Kent, has been awarded a new research grant for the project 'PETs4SMEs: Supporting and Enabling Effective Privacy Decision Making for SMEs' by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN).
SPRITE+ Members Lindsey Rice and Layla Skinns recently had a blog published in the British Society of Criminology series titled 'Theorising ‘Digital Vulnerability’ in the Criminal Justice Process'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow, Dr Jason R.C. Nurse, University of Kent, was an Expert Contributor to new ZDNet article 'Why cloud security matters and why you can't ignore it'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Dr Jason R.C. Nurse, University of Kent, has co-authored a new paper titled 'Threats to Journalists from the Consumer Internet of Things'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Garfield Benjamin has recently published a paper titled '#F**kTheAlgorithm: algorithmic imaginaries and political resistance'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Siamak Shahandashti had a paper accepted in HAISA 2022, titled 'Online Security Attack Experience and Worries of Young Adults in the United Kingdom'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Benoit Dupont recently co-edited a book titled 'Foundations and Practice of Security'.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Charles Weir and his team will be presenting some related work at the BASS conference this month.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Martin Gallagher has recently been promoted to Superintendent and been out at the Critical Communications World Conference in Vienna speaking about the future of Police technology as a roundtable member.
SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Marvin Ramokapane recently published a paper titled 'Privacy Design Strategies for Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS)' and presented it at CHI 22.
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.
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