Prof Phil Blythe has been invited to deliver key note on ITS technologies at Innovate 2013
Transport team awarded £10,000 as winners of Telling Tales of Engagement competition
Chris Emmerson awarded best paper at ITS World congress
SiDE's driving lab was featured on BBC news including an interview with Phil Blythe on keeping older drivers safer on the road, for longer.
Phil Blythe is taking part in the IET's MyVoice webcast; Influencing government: join the conversation, on Tuesday 6th March, focussing on the IET’s policy work.
SiDE researcher Lakshmi Suresh presenting at the 4th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS)
Dr Amy Guo presented: Guo, A.W., Edwards, S.E.and Evans, G.D. (2010) Elderly drivers: opinions from behind the wheel. In: The 6th Advanced Forum on Transportation in China. 15-16 Oct. 2010, Beijing, China (Conference proceedings to be published by IET). The paper will be published in the 2010 IEEE Series. IET.
Sebastian Stein was awarded the best student paper prize at Digital Economy2012 All Hands conference.
Ola Pykhtina's play therapy paper accepted for CHI 2012
Richard Schulz will deliver a seminar entitled: Quality of Life Technologies for Older Persons and People with Disabilities. 20th March 1-2pm, Culture Lab.
Mirco Musolesi will deliver a seminar on: Sensing, Understanding and Modelling People Using Mobile Phones. The seminar will take place on 7th September, 3pm in Culture Lab.
SiDE researchers from Newcastle and Dundee are presenting at CHI 2011 in Vancouver. For further information please see: http://chi2011.org/program/byAffiliation.html#newcastle%20University
SiDE researcher Thomas Ploetz is presenting at Neural Information Processing Systems conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Design Festival in Berlin presented three CraftCubes during its 2010 edition in June including work by Jayne Wallace. The launch of CraftCubes coincided with the DMY festival’s focus on advanced technologies, digital media and design, displaying the work of makers who engage with new technologies in their practice.
Prof. Gregory Abowd from Georgia Institute of Technology will be visiting Culture Lab next week. He will also be giving a talk on Computing and Autism: A role for technology and technologists, which is open to all.
SiDE researchers Dr Graeme Mearns and DR Angela Abbott both presented paper at this year's DE All Hands conference in Aberdeen.
Paul Watson delivers keynote speech at SICSA conference in Glasgow.
SiDE Society lead, Ranald Richardson presented work on "Planning for information and communications networks: new spaces for local intervention in the neo-liberal state?" at the recent conference hosted by the International Geographical Union Commission on the Geography of Global Information Society - Heritage, Planning and eParticipation: The Evolving Forms of Information Society, Athens, July 3-6, 2011.
SiDE researchers are attending docfest 11, the RCUK Digital Economy Summer School in Lancaster, on 13th and 14th July 2011.
SiDE researchers will be participating at various events during the Dundee Science Festival which will be held again this year between 29th October and 13th November.
SiDE will be presenting technology demonstrations at Newcastle's second Wellbeing and Health Summit ('Rethinking wellbeing and health') to tie in with the development of new partnership arrangements for Newcastle. The event will be held on 19 July at the Banqueting Hall, Necwastle Civic Centre.
Professor Feng Li was invited by ComputerWeekly to contribute to a roundtable discussion on 'The future of telehealth: Improving delivery of home care services through to patients wireless technology' in Manchester on 5th July 2011. The event was sponsored by Vodafone, and chaired by ComputerWeekly Editor in Chief, Bryan Glick. The discussion focused on new opportunities and barriers for telehealth and telecare. Approximately 25 invited speakers were asked to take part, including professionals involved in health and social care. An article, featuring the discussion, will be published in ComputerWeekly shortly.
Prof Feng Li and Dr Kostas Giannoutakis will be presenting at the British academy of management (BAM) Conference 2011 - Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in a Challenging Environment, 13-15 September 2011 Aston University, Birmingham.
Their paper is entitled: "Positioning Intelligent Transport into an e-Business Model for Better Social Inclusion"
Kostas Giannoutakis and Prof Feng Li are presenting at The IET Seminar on Intelligent Transport Systems in Birmingham on 12 July 2011.
Their paper is entitled “ITS: Where are the business opportunities?”
Paul Watson presented the team's work on cloud computing at the Microsoft "Cloud Futures 2011" conference in Seattle
The e-Science Central cloud platform that is the focus of the talk is widely used across SiDE for storing and analysing a wide variety of data in applications ranging from using accelerometers to measure activity in older people through to analysing driving behaviour.
On Wednesday July 6, a networking event for regional IDVAs and ISVAs (independent domestic violence and sexual violence advisors) was hosted by Newcastle University's School of Computing Science.
While traditional "community-based" open source has had significant success in server room and "back office" applications, its impact on the desktop and in mobile devices has been more limited. The reasons for this will be examined by David Schlesinger, and current software platform efforts, particularly Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Intel's MeeGo, will be compared and contrasted. The business advantages, drawbacks, and appropriate use of open source will be examined in detail, with reference to some real-world business cases. Come to listen to an active and vocal member of the burgeoning mobile open source community. David has vast business and engineering experience from companies like Apple, Palm and Access. He’s been a chair of the Linux Mobile Foundation's Open Source Committee, a founding board member of the Open Media Now! Foundation as well as a member of the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board
Ranald Richardson Social Science CO-I on SiDE and Principal Research Associate in CURDS, together with Hilary Talbot, from the Centre for Rural Economy, presented the findings of recent research and on changing policy and practice in relation to broadband networks and rural economic and social development. This research explores the potential roles of local authorities and community broadband organisations in delivering the Coalition’s broadband roll out agenda. In a presentation to the plenary Ranald drew on almost 20 years of research in the field of Information Society to place recent developments in a historical context, illustrating both continuity and change. He outlined the key challenges faced by local actors and put forward a ‘model’ for intervention.
The social science researchers at SiDE have had two abstracts accepted for the Regional Studies Association’s Annual Conference which will take place at Newcastle University 17-20 April 2011. Ranald Richardson, Graeme Mearns and Liz Robson will all present their papers at the conference.
Ranald Richardson was appointed as a reviewer on Promoting Cross-Disciplinary Research: Engineering and Physical Sciences and Economic and Social Sciences, which was held in Swindon 26.1.11
Oonagh McGee, Graeme Mearns and Angela Abbott attended the Public Engagement in the Social Sciences event at the Centre for Life. This event was facilitated by the Beacons for public engagement and jointly hosted by Newcastle University and Durham University. Attendees were given the opportunity to engage in discussions with researchers currently working in the field of public engagement and were provided with examples of how engagement can work within the field of social sciences. The presentations included examples from a broad range of disciplines including transport, language and literature studies. Public engagement is at the heart of SiDE’s research aims and researchers actively engage with the public in a number of the research initiatives across the project including the Creative team’s work with the Regional Youth Work Unit, the Accessibility research with users in Dundee and Transport’s Elderly Driver study.
Marianne Dee will be recruiting at the SiDE Research Pool at the Royal Tay Yacht Club at Broughty Ferry on April 18th, http://www.royaltay.org/
Social Networking technologies such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are a main tool for communication in all walks of life. They help to stay in touch with friends, improve career opportunities, improve the communication within your company, or are thought of as the backbone for future government.
But there are dangers and limitations in using these Cyber Networking technologies, as witnessed by various news stories in the past years. In this one-day event we discuss these issues from various perspectives, asking the question: can businesses, government and individuals trust these technologies?
Women's under-representation in ICT studies and careers has been the subject of sustained academic research and policy effort in most advanced economies for nearly three decades. Despite this, women remain a minority of students and professionals in ICTs, and even this small presence seems to be diminishing
SiDE’s Society team attended the Transforming Social Care through IT conmference in London. The conference brought together policy leaders, best practice examples and industry experts to discuss the challenges facing social care providers and IT support teams.
Prof Feng Li was invited to represent SiDE at the Google/Oxford Internet Institute Policy Forum at Google’s London office on 22 November to discuss policy implications of the new report by the Boston Consulting Group on ‘The Connected Kingdom’ – which is about the current development of the UK digital economy.
SiDE researchers will attend Digital Futures 2010 – the All Hands Meeting devoted to the Digital Economy. A key goal of the programme is to create a community in the UK that is capable of world class, leading research in the Digital Economy and one that produces trained researchers with the necessary cross-disciplinary skills to have real impact in this area.
SiDE was represented at the Technology Strategy Board’s Innovate 10 event in London showcasing ongoing research around activity recognition and personhood in dementia.
The 1st SiDE internal workshop allowed all researchers to get together and swap ideas around a series of interactive sessions aimed at collaborative problem solving.
Ongoing work within all the activities and perspectives was presented and explored from a multidisciplinary perspective and a follow up workshop with a focus on “Users” was planned to be held in Dundee on 10-11 Jan 2011.
SiDE PhDs attended the the 1st DE Doctoral Training Centre Summer School hosted by the Horizon DE Hub at Nottingham University. The two day event was focused on the Lifelong Contextual Footprint.
Joelle Bitton and Gavin Wood are running workshops on the RAW project, at Culture Lab on 11th & 12th April.
Joelle Bitton delivered a talk at Imperial College, London entitled Contextualisation and implications of the democratisation of digital fabrication.
Knowledge Exchange Network – Seminar 5: The role of Technology in Participation And Engagement in the Arts: Culture Lab, Wednesday 25th January 2012, 1-5pm
Researchers from SiDE's Creative and Society teams will host the AHRC's Connected Communities symposium from 12-14th September.
For registration see: http://side-creative.ncl.ac.uk/communities/symposium11/
Joëlle Bitton delivered a talk to Dorkbot New York focussing on her recent realisation that most of her work dealt with showing and hiding inner thoughts, fantasies, dreams and personal geographies. All themes that particularly fit the interactive use of interfaces.
After Transmediale in early February in Berlin, the Switch on, Switch off workshop will take place at Future Everything the 12th of May in Manchester offering a unique perspective on current trends in creative technologies.
Creative Industries Lead, Professor Atau Tanaka is presenting at the IFIP World Computer Congress WCC2010 in Brisbane, Australia.
SiDE researcher Lalya Gaye is presenting at IDC 2010, Barcelona - The 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children.
Atau Tanaka presented the SiDE project at Mixed Reality Lab's Distinguished Speaker series
SiDE’s Creative Industries team hosted a visit to Culture Lab from the Prudhoe Community College, as part of an on-going collaboration within the context of rural digital inclusion. The students also attended Render10 (Digital Media Masters degree show) to witness innovative Digital Media creative work.
SiDE’s Creative Industries team attended the “Inspiring Digital Engagement Festival” in Sheffield. SiDE will organize the next edition of the festival which will be held at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, in March 2011.
SiDE seminar by Evangelos Karapanos: Measuring users' experiences - or, the memory of them? 8th March, 1-2pm, Culture Lab.
Design research work with Co-Opera is featured in the Guardian
Prof Pete Wright and Dr Tuck Leong will present their paper on Music in the Household at the Digital Economy All Hands conference.
Kyle Montague presents at Dot. Rural seminar series in Aberdeen on 22nd February
SiDE will host this year's Digital Economy All Hands conference from 15-17th November.
Prof Vicki Hanson will be presenting a paper entitled "Representing users in accessibility research" at the ACM CHI Conference in Vancouver, May 7 - 12, 2011.
Dr Mike Evans from the BBC visited University of Dundee’s School of Computing to discuss collaborative work on interactive digital TV. He met with Kyle Montague to consider the new aspects of his PhD research work on mobile devices as an alternative interface to digital TV guides.
Delegates from the BSC HCI Conference at Abertay University attended the School of Computing Open House at Dundee University sponsored by SiDE which included a showcase of SiDE and SoC work.
Prof Vicki Hanson represented SiDE at the EPSRC ‘Cloud Matters’ Meeting at the Royal Society in London.