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April 2016 Newsletter

Last month we kicked off our 2016 conference season with a successful International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2016) in Boston, USA.

At ICCWS the preliminary Master Class on cyber warfare lead by Professor Leigh Amrnistead once again proved very popular with both academic and non-academic participants. The 70 participants from 25 countries listened to the Keynote addresses by Daryl Haegley on Control Systems Networks and by Neil Ziring on How Achievable Cyber Security Really Is.

Already April has seen The International Conference on Management Leadership and Governance take place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and towards the end of the month  The International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be heald in Toronto, Canada on 28th-29th April 2016.

Summer in Kingston upon Thames

The 15th European Conference of Research methods ECRM 2016 will be in in Kingston, London, UK this summer. Take a look at these top attractions to make the most of your time in Kingston:

  1. Richmond Park is the largest of London's eight Royal Parks. It is home to the beautiful Isabella PlantationPembroke Lodge and herds of Red and Fallow deer.
  1. "Out of Order" by David Mach - Twelve disused iconic London red telephone boxes that have been tipped up to lean against one another like dominoes. Join us after the close of the conference on Friday 10th June for an evening walking tour including this iconic public art installation.
  1. A boat trip along the river Thames. Cruise along the Thames, what better way to see Kingston than by boat. Join us on Thursday 9th June from 19:00 for this dinner cruise.
  1. Hampton Court Palace- wander around the palace in the footsteps of Henry VIII, and get lost in half a mile of winding paths in the Palace maze.

For more information about The European Conference of Research methods please click here.

 

 

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Free ePub Book

Strategy-Technology Alignment: Deriving Business Value from ICT Projects

By Paul Griffiths

Click here to claim your Free ePUB of this title.

This book addresses the issues of how to deliver significant improvements in corporate performance through the use of ICT and it offers different models which can be of assistance to organisational leaders in this respect. These models are brought to life by analysing a series of real life case studies encompassing both successes and failures in the adoption of ICT, from which deep insights on how to apply this technology for competitive advantage are extracted.

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Dissertation Publishing Service

Here at ACPIL we support and encourage new academics in a number of ways including friendly and inclusive colloquia at our conferences and for the past few years we have also been publishing completed PhD dissertations. This gives a platform to spread PhD research findigs further than one's own university.

To see a selection of PhD research published so far click here

If you completed your PhD within the last 5 years and are interested in  having your dissertation published, email mandy@academic-publishing.org and who will answer any queries about the process and costs evolved.

We aim to expand in this area so please pass this information onto any of your colleagues, students or friends.

 

 

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Video of the month

Video of the month

Ben Goldacre’s 18 minute presentation  is a refreshing experience for all researchers. He is clearly both an authority on the subject of the providence of scientific research and a great enthusiast for his subject.

He goes directly to the heart of the nature of scientific research and he takes no prisoners are he comments on half-baked-ideas about scientific findings.

Above all he manages to take on this most serious subject with a great sense of humour.

However at the end of the day this is a quite disturbing video for those who believe in the authenticity of published academic research.

 

Research Around the World

The readers of this newsletter come from all around the world and are involved in a diverse range of research projects. Below are details of projects some of our readers are involved with now. If you would like your research project to be featured in future newsletters please contact louise@academic-publishing.org

Researcher and Institution Name of Research project Description of project URL How to get in touch if interested
John Suler, PhD

Psychology Department

Science and Technology Center

Rider University, USA

Cyberpsychology Architecture  This research explores "cyberpsychology architecture" as an interdisciplinary model for understanding and designing digital environments. How people react to a particular online environment depends on how that particular environment is constructed from the eight fundamental dimensions of cyberpsychological architecture. These dimentions include: identity (presentation of self); social (relationships and groups); interactive (human computer interaction); text (long and short forms of text communication); etc. The history of the internet has taught us that the power of cyberspace is its potential to isolate, minimize, enhance, manipulate, and combine these dimensions in surprisingly unique and useful ways.  To see website click here  email: John Suler
Dr. Broto Rauth Bhardwaj,

Head, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and technology management Cell, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, New Delhi

Strategic Alliance between emerging, developing and developed countries: Circular Economy Model (CEM) for sustainable growth opportunities The purpose of the research project is to find the role of sustainable technologies, process and capabilities for creating sustainable solutions for present  day problems including economic growth, challenges for inclusive education, pollution, business growth and social inclusion others.

The research will value add to the existing literature by development a sustainable circular economic model.

We are looking forward to collaboration with the other research organisations for furthering the cross country research sustainable circular economic c model.

 

 email: Broto Rauth Bhardwaj
 Dr. Susan Crichton University of British Columbia and Dr. Lilian Vikiru formerly Institute of Educational Development - Aga Khan University  Leapfrogging Pedagogical Challenges: Using Appropriate Technology to Foster Innovations in Literacy for the Knowledge Age This two year funded research introduced the Maker Movement to educators in rural Tanzania.  A tangible result of the project was a resource in both English and Swahil.  To see website click here  email: Susan Crichton 

email: Lilian Vikiru

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union  Digital Divides: The New Challenges and Opportunities of e-Inclusion “Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Internet, more people around the world are offline rather than online. Given the opportunities of a digital society, it is time to reassess old challenges to bridge the access gap and analyze emerging concerns towards greater e-inclusion. I’m pleased that Kim Andreasson, as an e-government adviser to the United Nations for more than a decade, helps to raise awareness of these issues and I am confident that the information contained within this volume will help to further bridge digital divides.”  To see website click here  email: Kim Andreasson
 Dr. Chris Flaherty, University of Wollongong, Australia  Behavioural Model for Terrorist TTPs (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures)

A model of individual behaviour used for simulation of terrorism within populations. Drawing from psychodynamics, and terrorism literature, to identify linkages between people’s personalities, beliefs and interactions; with individuals, groups and society. Based on interactions between various traits in the dimensions that determine the behaviour for an individual, within a population simulation.

To see website click here email: Dr. Tony Green
Eric Legale and Matteo Satta, Issy Média, France  Issy-les-Moulineaux and ISEP: fostering R&D to boost innovation

The City of Issy-les-Moulineaux has recently settled a collaboration with the prestigious schoolsISEP and Ecole des Ponts but also with the CNRS to foster Open Innovation. This settlement has represented an important event for the City as both organizations have soon started collaborating on different events and planning common interest activities.

 To See website click here  email: Matteo Satta
Danilo Piaggesi, Managing Director, FRAmericas Monitoring progress in deployment of science, technology & innovation for the United Nations sustainable development goal n. 17 FRAmericas is implementing U.N.SDG17 in the area of “ICT for development”, developing baseline data for selected target indicator;constructing a database to collect, verify and register activities of governmental and non-governmental organizations; creating an open platform to which registered organizations can access and contribute their inputs to the monitoring process. To see website click here email: Danilo Piaggesi

 

Prof. Srikanta Patnaik,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
 Nature Inspired Computing for Optimization and Management The aim of Nature Inspired Computing is to develop new computing techniques after getting ideas from nature’s behavior. It is a computing system operated by population of autonomous entities surrounded by environment. This computing has a repository of local behavior rules, which are crucial to autonomous entity and capable of learning. These techniques are applied in science, engineering, as well as economics and management.  To see website click here  email: Srikanta Patnaik
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