Talks from experts in sensors, communications and data analysis
Identifying issues and solving problems in sensor design and application
PhD poster competition for best sensor design and best use of sensors
Research in the Wild 2012
Expression of interest:
The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme is supporting research to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy.
Closing Date: 18-04-2012
Further Details: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/researchinthewild.aspx
Newcastle University has won the contract to hold the UK XPS Surface Analysis resource. This facility will be available for scientists around the country to send samples for analysis.
The Digital Institute will be working with this project to provide an online interface so that scientists can observe the progress of their submissions and collect and process the results from the analysis.
Lead: Peter Cumpson
JISC Is seeking bids in the Management of Research Data. This is within three strands:
Strand A: Institutional Research Data.
Strand B: Research Data Managment for Projects / Departments
Strand C: Integrated Research Data Management Planning Tools for Institutions
Further details: www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2011/06/managingresearchdata.aspx
e-Science Central is a widely used tool by e-scientists allowing them store, exchange and manipulate data in a secure environment. A single web portal is provided allowing access to (almost) all of the functionality, the one exception being the Service Development Kit (SDK), which still requires the user to download a desktop application. The aim of this project is to address this restriction by porting this SDK to a web portal and providing a more useable and learnable interface.
Cities are concentrations of flood risk because they are densely developed and tend to be situated in low-lying areas. Floods in UK cities of 2005 and 2007 have been a major driver for planning and research. However, risk from flooding from intense rainfall is particularly difficult to assess because it is sensitive to the spatial-temporal characteristics of rainfall, local runoff and surface flow processes, the performance of urban drainage systems and the exact location of buildings.
The EU are preparing the next ICT-PSP Call, expected to be released on February 28th along with an information day in Brussels on the same date.
Anticipated items for the call include:
Theme 1: ICT for a Low Carbon Economy and Smart Mobility
1.1: Innovative Lighting Systems Based on Solid State Lighting (SSL)
1.2: ICT for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
1.3: Smart Connected Electro-Mobility
This exciting competition is open to all second and third year UK post graduate research students in ICT related subjects who can demonstrate the exploitation potential of their research. Your PhD does not have to be funded by EPSRC to participate in this competition.