ICT Early Career Researcher Workshop, Oxford 2014

February 2014

EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme held this workshop as part of its on-going commitment to support the development of early career researchers.

The two-day workshop provided a forum for early career researchers from across the ICT research landscape to engage with academic mentors, guest speakers and EPSRC staff. Workshop sessions provided advice on funding opportunities and career development, networking activities and discussions on the impact of ICT research, responsible innovation and the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
Prior to the workshop, participants were invited to provide a short title and longer description answering the question:

"Which research topic in ICT is currently of greatest interest to you?"

Participants were then invited to sort the resulting topics into coherent groups. These groups are shown below, with the colours used to refer to them at the meeting. To see the longer descriptions for any coloured area, or the researchers who were interested in the topics within, simply click on it.

Grouped Research Topics

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Well Sorted Red Blue Green Orange Purple Yellow Pink

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Red Group

Group MembersDescription
Intelligent and Usable Security and PrivacyI focus on Intelligent solutions to Cybersecurity (Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems, Privacy, Identity Management, Access Control, Trust and Reputation) in Social Media, Social Network Sites, Cloud Computing and e-Commerce.
(Re)gaining trust in the security of systemsEven rigorously analysed security systems, e.g., by cryptographic proofs or model checking, can often still be attacked because the analysis did not cover all aspects. How can we improve the analysis methods to (re)gain trust in the security of systems?
Security and privacy with ubiquitous computingThe increased metricisation of us and the world around us becomes significant, the opportunities and threats associated with security (both cyber and physical) and personal privacy are both interesting and challenging.
Web-situated Collective IntelligenceIt is shown that Web-based CI is effective. However, a better understanding of the interdependencies of social and technical elements is required for the further development of social computing. So, how can we design socio-technical systems empowering CI?
Semantic Web in (Social) Information SystemsThe Semantic Web supports knowledge management and can facilitate systems combining AI and human reasoning. This raises challenges such as data integration, utilising big data, ensuring user privacy, and assessment of e.g. data quality and trust in users.
Personal Linked DataApplying Linked Data technologies to personal information to improve the way we work with and control our data.

Suggested Names:

Web Of Data
Security and Web

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