CommNet2 Launch event, 8th March 2016 – Date for your diaries

Tuesday 8th March 2016
The IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
The CommNet2: UK Research Strategy Community Organisation in Communications, Mobile Computing and Networking within the EPSRC ICT Portfolio, is holding its launch event on Tuesday 8thMarch 2016. Building on its predecessor CommNet, CommNet2 aims to bring together the UK academic community engaged in ICT research in order to identify, discuss and address the major ICT challenges of the future. The event will include a range of presentations, expert talks from industry and academia, a selection of interactive workshops, and networking opportunities during the lunch break.
The workshop aims to identify the research challenges facing the development of future network infrastructure and its resilience. The UK government identifies network infrastructure and resilience as fundamental to the UK’s economic and social wellbeing. Through focused discussions duringthe workshops, participants will have the opportunity to help define a research roadmap that both identifies the key bottlenecks and their potential solutions in this field. The workshop will translate these discussions into a suitable white paper aimed at informing the UK academic research communityand EPSRC of this roadmap.
The workshop is aimed at UK academics and industry focused on research in future communications networking. The expert talks aim to engage both the Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences communities by focusing on issues of Network Infrastructure and Resilience, relevant to:
  • Developments in 5G
  • Developments in the future internet
  • Issues of vulnerability
We are pleased to be holding the event at the recently refurbished IET Savoy Place in London We will be based in the Maxwell Library on the first floor. The venue is easily accessible, within close distance to various tube stations.
CommNet2’s Management Board includes Professor Timothy O’Farrell (University of Sheffield), Professor David Hutchison (University of Lancaster), Professor Gerard Parr (University of Ulster), Professor Dimitra Simeonidou (University of Bristol) and Professor Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey). More UK academics and Industry Partners are also members of the Advisory Board, full details available in our website.


10:00        Arrival and registration

10:30        Welcome and network discussion

11:30        Keynote panel

  • Dr Mike Short, CBE FREng FIET

 Vice President of Public Affairs at Telefonica Europe

  • Prof. Kin Leung

Tanaka Chair in Internet Technology, Imperial College, London

  • Dr Richard Mortier

University Lecturer, Cambridge University Computer Lab

12:15        Q&A with keynote speakers

12:30        Lunch

13:30        Challenge questions workshop

14:30        Solutions to challenges

15:00        Break

15:15        Expert Panel

15:45        Summary and wrap-up

16:00        End

The event will be FREE to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Places are limited and booking is required. Registrations will open on the 3rd February in the Events page in the CommNet2 website.