SICSA Universities host and participate in a wide range of events, seminars, workshops, summer schools and conferences to promote informatics and computing science research; to develop and grow academic, business and industry relationships; and to attract the best students and academics to come and work in Scotland. Please see the events calendar below for a full outline of all future SICSA events. 

Distinguished Visitors

The SICSA Distinguished Visitor Fellowship offers support to eminent researchers who wish to visit Scotland and lead workshops and seminars at SICSA institutions. To learn more about the latest SICSA approved distinguished visitors, including their research interests and achievements to date, please view the full details from each round using the links below:
You can also view slides and course material from events delivered by our previous visiting fellows here.

Research Theme Workshops and Seminars

Details of Research Theme Workshops and Seminars will be advertised on these pages and within our events calendar

To request funding for your event, please contact the relevant 
Theme Leader and the SICSA Executive Officer ( outlining your event and the level of sponsorship you are requesting.
SICSA PhD Conference

The SICSA PhD Conference 2014 took place on 9th and 10th June at the University of St Andrews.  This annual event continues to develop year after year and it is attended by students and academics from across the UK and abroad.  Full details and presentation slides are available at the SICSA Conference Website

The SICSA PhD Conference is organised by a committee of SICSA staff members and Scotland-based ICS PhD students. Applications for the 2015 organising committee have now closed.


The 6th annual SICSA DEMOfest was held at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow on Tuesday 5th November 2013, featuring 60 exhibitors including 57 research projects from across SICSA. The day also featured two workshops on Cyber Security and Data Science meets Smart Cities which proved to be very popular. See what the event was all about from the highlights video below:

DEMOfest North took place in in Aberdeen on 11th February 2014, featuring 40 exhibitors from across SICSA and workshops in SMART Tourism and Big Data.