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March 2016 Newsletter

Following on from the success of our first newsletter in February  we are back with more updates from ACPI.

Research From Around the World

In response to our invitation to our readers to share their research interests we have had four responses we wish to share with you. These have been from USA, Australia, France, and India. Details of these research projects are displayed at the end of this newsletter.

 

Three Masterclasses on Research Methods at Kingston University, London

These half day masterclasses are open to all and will be conducted on  Wednesday 8th June 2016.

The masterclasses will be on:

  • Scholarly writing for early career researchers
  • Facilitating Focus Groups
  • Grounded theory

The seminars are being led by accomplished researchers and teachers; Nick RushbyDorothy Wardale and  Dan Remenyi

Full details of the seminars can be found clicking here.

The cost of attending these masterclasses is £50+VAT for each session, but a 50% discount (£25+VAT ) is offered to participants registered for the European Conference on Business Research Methods (9-10 June 2016). 

 

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Free e-Book – Dictionary of Research Concepts and Issues

Academic research is a different world to that which is normally encountered in everyday life and as such it has a unique set of concepts and issues with which it operates.

Learning the vocabulary required to understand these concepts and issues is a non-trivial challenge.

This book A Dictionary of Research Concepts and Issues has been prepared to assist students, lecturers and others who wish to improve their command of the language of research.

The 600+ concepts and issues is not a definitive list of the ideas which a researcher could encounter but it is a solid basis on which to build a sound understanding of this interesting subject.

To get a free ePUB copy of this book please click here.

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The Cyber Security Review

Once again, this year the Cyber Security Review will be supporting ECCWS at the 15th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security in Munich Germany.

The Cyber Security Review is uniquely positioned to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community to identify the emerging threats and facilitate the international community’s development of coherent policies and robust capabilities to protect cyberspace, improve security and enhance confidence in the resilience of the cyber-enabled world. For more information please visit: www.cybersecurity-review.com

 

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Video of the month

Dr David Eagleman is an extraordinary presenter. His enthusiasm for research is clear and he has a well grounded understanding of the essentials concept of epistemology and ontology. All of this he demonstrates in this video which is only 22 minutes long.

This video which was made during a TedX presentation some years ago is excellent and is of considerable value to both researchers themselves and also to those who are teaching research methodology. In the video a number of especially penetrating questions are asked and they are answered in an amusing and engaging way which leaves the viewer in no doubt that academic research is a lot more than worrying about how you’re going to collect your data or what might be the type of techniques available for you with which to do a bit of quick analysis. This video addresses the issues of research at a much more philosophical level than that.

David Eagleman holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of scientific expertise include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system.

I wholeheartedly recommend this video to all readers of this newsletter.

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
 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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