ICS HEA - News http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/ Latest News from the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences - Higher Education Academy Call for the HEA workshop and seminar series 2011-12 http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=540 Date: 17/10/2011 || <p>Higher education institutions across the UK are today, 7 October 2011, invited to partner with the <a href="http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/">HEA</a> through its upcoming workshop and seminar series.</p> <p>Participating institutions will each receive a grant of &pound;500 to host and deliver a workshop or seminar promoting research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and/or practice.</p> <p>Applicants can submit a proposal to host an event on the theme of assessment and feedback or retention and success, or on learning and teaching in a discipline context.</p> <p>The closing date for thematic submissions is 3 November 2011, while the discipline call will be ongoing throughout the year.</p> The Higher Education Academy UK Travel Fund 2011/12 - Call for applications http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=539 Date: 17/10/2011 || <font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">This new UK-wide initiative for 2011-12 builds upon similar recent HEA schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;" lang="EN-US">The purpose of this fund is to help staff and students engage in activities (e.g. events, and meetings). The HEA is committed to sustainability and increased efficiency in the delivery of its services and has started to run some “virtual” events e.g. through the use of Elluminate, however, the technological infrastructure is still in its infancy and feedback from the sector suggests that face to face contact is still the preferred mode of engagement.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></font></font></p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font> A call for papers for the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity. http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=538 Date: 13/10/2011 || <p>A call for papers has been issued for the Third <a href="http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2012/the-conference-overview/">International Conference on Computational Creativity</a>. &nbsp;Paper submissions are due January 16, 2012, demo submissions are due April 12, 2012, and the conference will be May 30 - June 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland.</p> Teaching Development Grants Departmental Bids Deadline 23rd October 2011 http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=537 Date: 10/10/2011 || <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">This is a reminder that the closing date for Departmental bids is 23rd October 2011.</span></p> Emerald digital usage award http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=536 Date: 07/10/2011 || <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Emerald Group Publishing Limited, in association with <a href="http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/t/21900/12208106/4006802/20/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; color: #0000ff;">Student Competitions</span></a>, is offering three cash prizes for business plans that contribute to the development of library electronic resources by analysing and developing practices which will increase online usage. <br /><br />The winning project should actively promote and uphold the use of Library Electronic Holdings. <br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /></span></p> Papers and presentations from the 12th Annual Conference of the HEA ICS Subject Centre http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=534 Date: 22/09/2011 || <p>The event was took place in Belfast last month.&nbsp; The papers, presentations and resources from the conference can be found at <a href="http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/events/displayevent.php?id=257">http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/events/displayevent.php?id=257</a></p> JISC Grant Funding 15/11: Embedding impact analysis good practice in research using BCE practitioners http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=533 Date: 20/09/2011 || <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for partnership projects to embed technology-enabled good practice in impact analysis in research departments, using the expertise of Business and Community Engagement (BCE) staff.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"></span></p> Free student tickets to the leading Android conference http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=532 Date: 15/09/2011 || <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Would you be able to nominate two of your top computing students to receive two FREE tickets per institution to Droidcon? The nominated students should be are interested in Android mobile platform. They will not only gain free access to the conference, but also be put in touch directly with one of the sponsoring companies (HTC, Blackberry, Cisco etc&hellip;).</span></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;">Droidcon is the UK's largest conference talking exclusively about Android development, applications and hardware. Check its website at </span><a href="http://uk.droidcon.com/"><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;">http://uk.droidcon.com/</span></a></p> Latest ICS Newsletter available http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=529 Date: 01/06/2011 || <p>The latest issue of the HEA-ICS Newsletter is now available online: <a href="http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/newsletter/">Issue 22 - May 2011</a></p> ITALICS Call for Papers http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/news/fullstory.php?id=528 Date: 26/05/2011 || <p>The third issue of ITALICS for 2011 will be a general issue. Papers are welcome on all aspects of learning and teaching in the Information and Computer Sciences disciplines.</p>