Buchanan, B., & Naqvi, N. (2018). Analysis: Building the Future of EU: Moving Forward with International Collaboration on Blockchain. The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, 1(1), (1-4). ISSN 2516-3949
A blockchain enabled 'Digital Single Economy " can act as a catalyst for growth and could provide a platform where borderless innovative practices will thrive and create a tru...
Kobayashi, S., Kane, T., & Paton, C. (2018). The Privacy and Security Implications of Open Data in Healthcare: A Contribution from the IMIA Open Source Working Group. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, doi:10.1055/s-0038-1641201. ISSN 0943-4747
Objective: The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Open Source Working Group (OSWG) initiated a group discussion to discuss current privacy and security issue...
Koniaris, C., Kosek, M., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2019). Compressed Animated Light Fields with Real-time View-dependent Reconstruction. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25(4), 1666-1680. https://doi.org/10.1109/tvcg.2018.2818156
We propose an end-to-end solution for presenting movie quality animated graphics to the user while still allowing the sense of presence afforded by free viewpoint head motion....
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As social media use by older people increases, along with an increased rate of dementia diagnoses, the management or oversight of social networking sites by carers is likely to increase. This research...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
1st event: a speaker for the Cyber Security Conference (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (200 words):
Industrial Control Systems(ICS) are widely used in critical infrastructure such as nuclear pow...
Scottish Funding Council
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
Professor of Information Policy
Senior Research Fellow
Powers, S. T. (2018). The institutional approach for modeling the evolution of human societies. Artificial Life, ISSN 1064-5462
Artificial Life is concerned with understanding the dynamics of human societies. A defining feature of any society is its institutions. However, defining exactly what an insti...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre. Journal of Documentation, 74(4), (844-861). doi:10.1108/JD-05-2017-0069. ISSN 0022-0418
Purpose Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science researchers – the Dev...
Tweneboah-Koduah, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2018). Security Risk Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Comparative Study. Computer Journal, doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxy002. ISSN 0010-4620
Recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure systems coupled with the technology-induced complexity of the system of systems have necessitated a review of existing methods o...
Komninos, N., & Mora, L. (2018). Exploring the Big Picture of Smart City Research. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 1, (15-38). ISSN 1720-3929
This paper analyses the big picture of the smart city research field by means of a bibliometric analysis of the literature on smart cities produced between 1992 and 2012. The ...
Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., Griffiths, P., & Macfarlane, R. (2017). Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection. Security and Communication Networks, 2018, (1-18). doi:10.1155/2018/5906368. ISSN 1939-0114
Insider threats are a considerable problem within cyber security and it is often difficult to detect these threats using signature detection. Increasing machine learning can p...
Buchanan, W. J., Woodward, A., & Helme, S. (2017). Cryptography across industry sectors. Journal of Cyber Security Technology, 1(3-4), (145-162). doi:10.1080/23742917.2017.1327221. ISSN 2374-2917
Security adoption varies across industry sectors, where some companies
such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are strong advocates
of the adoption of HTTPS, while other companies...
Duff, A. S., & Bentham, C. (2017). Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), 93-111
The article addresses the problem of surveillance within the framework of ethical information policy. Jeremy Bentham’s plan for a panoptic penitentiary is subjected to forensi...
Forrest, E., & Duff, A. S. (2017). Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1),
The use of blogs to communicate ideas, opinions and knowledge has grown over the past two decades. Social media platforms have facilitated the rise of hybridised forms of writ...
Duff, A. S. (2017). The Fellowship of the Net. International Journal of Public Theology, 11(2), 188-210. https://doi.org/10.1163/15697320-12341482
The article revisits the tradition of religious socialism as a potential resource for the information age. It begins with a detailed exposition and defence of the ideas of net...
Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R. & Robertson, P. (2017). The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective. Information Research. 22(1)ISSN 1368-1613
Introduction. The paper presents a critical analysis of the extant literature pertaining to the networking behaviour of young jobseekers in both offline and online environment...
Duff, A. S. (2017). On Political Epunditry. Journalism Studies, (1-19). doi:10.1080/1461670x.2017.1279981. ISSN 1461-670X
The article develops the concept of ePunditry, a putative new lens through which to view the work of political blogging and associated digital modes. It starts by describing t...
Powers, S. T. (2016). Defection. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1-4. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1616-1
No abstract available.
Digital Health Institute
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project.
Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required for tapestry weaving. With the creat...
'EverythingPast' is a global project that will link together and make accessible public, private and personal archive through a unique map-led interface. The website will create an unprecedented multi...
University of Aberdeen
Portrait is a software tool developed to help care staff get to know personal and social information about clients that live in residential care facilities. The Portrait system consists of a biography...
To create the ability in Payfont to research and deliver, using Universal Design principles and processes based on BS8878, the optimal secure user experience (UX) in secure transactions
Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds)
A Community of Practice was found supporting the digital engagement practitioners in the neighbouring CCs, and that this is situated within a context of interested non-practitioners who share knowledg...
A web-based platform digitising LPT's processes was delivered and is now being commercialised by LPT.
Due to a change in business focus by the client, some anticipated material was not available to the university and so the project was shortened (by 30%) and realigned. A Report was delivered containin...
Fencing Fun Ltd want to develop a digital platform and interactive way to enhance the existing paper log book developed by Fencing Fun. This will illustrate the blade and footwork skills required, al...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
The Journal of Documentation has recently accepted a journal article by Centre for Social Informatics researchers that considers the long-term value and impact of AHRC network grant funding.
15 February 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017
12 January 2018
SACI professor of information policy Alistair Duff was invited onto the afternoon panel at the annual Freedom of Information Conference run by Holyrood events. The other panellists were Alastair Brian...
6 December 2017
Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University, Sweden visited Scotland in November 2017. As part of his programme he spent some time with colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Nap...
26 November 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics participated at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST2017) in Washington DC on 30th October 2017.
30 October 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autonomous artificial systems. Dr. Simon Powers has been inv...
18 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference in October 2017.
9 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.
19 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017.
7 September 2017
Neil Urquhart was awarded the Best Contribution to Information Society research theme award at the University Research Conference. Dr Urquhart has applied Artificial Intelligence methods based on evol...
23 July 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
10 July 2017
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.
26 June 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has been appointed to the team of copy-editors for Information Research, one of the longest-established open access journals in the field of I...
22 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh at a ceremony on Monday 15th May.
17 May 2017
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.
19 March 2017
3.30pm in Merchiston B2
6 December 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
23 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
Room G20, Merchiston
24 October 2018
14:00 in CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
19 June 2018
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
16 May 2018
11:00, Room G19, Merchiston
10 May 2018
11:00, Room H10 Merchiston Campus
3 May 2018
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
15:00 in Core44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
24 April 2018
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
14 March 2018
The National Archives, Kew.
9 March 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Room G2, Merchiston Campus
28 November 2017
24 October 2017
Core 44, Room C44 Merchiston Campus
10 October 2017