Below is a list of upcoming CommNet2 events. If our activity leaves you inspired and you would like to become a CommNet2 event champion yourself, click the link below to our guidance. 


The Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference (PGCon) is a free training and networking event for postgraduate students working in EEE or CS.

The event will provide an opportunity for postgraduate students to practice and perfect their oral/presentation skills, network and communicate their work to fellow researchers within their discipline. The conference will kick-off with an evening meal on Tuesday 15th October. On Day 2 there will be a series of workshops, presentations and competitions (with prizes!).

The highlights of PGCon:

  • Free training events, including a workshop on how to maximise the impact when presenting your research
    Career talk
    Technical talks by eminent academics
    Safe and supportive environment to present your research
    Get instant and valuable feedback on your presentation/research
    Networking events/opportunities
    Free conference dinner
    IEEE ComSoc Prizes for best presentations/posters
    Limited travel grants
    Free accommodation (maximum of one night only)

This is a fantastic, not-to-be missed training event!

Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Information on attendee eligibility and how to apply can be found at: https://commnet.ac.uk/pgcon2019/#x-apply

  • When?

    Tues 15th Oct: 18.00 – 20.00: Conference Dinner; Wed 16th Oct: 08.30 – 17.45: Conference

  • Where?

    School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh

  • Event Champion(s)

    1. Dr Wasiu O. Popoola (Event Champion – The University of Edinburgh), 2. Dr Dave Laurenson (The University of Edinburgh), 3. Dr Sinan Sinanovic (Glasgow Caledonian University), 4. Prof Tim O’Farrell (The University of Sheffield) & CommNet2



Software-isation: The challenges of software quality for ICT intense industries

In an era when communications networks and IT networks are converging, the technology catalyst for the transformation is software. The software-isation of networks and the complexity of IT systems used in various industries emphasises the requirements on dependable, and reliable software. However, the pressures on costs of development and maintenance, and the time to market imperative are ever present and increasing.

This workshop event shall create the opportunity for software oriented research leaders to promote their capabilities to Industry leaders, and Industry to articulate the challenges they encounter in increasingly complex software driven environments. This workshop is the first in a series of events; with a focus on discovery of issues. The subsequent event will develop the issues into propositions that may be addressed by various collaborative research initiatives.

The workshop is aimed at key stakeholders in industry and academia and places are expected to fill quickly.

Details on how to apply to attend the event can be found on the event’s webpage: https://commnet.ac.uk/software-isation/#x-apply

  • When?

    9.30 – 16.00
    Wed 27 Nov 2019

  • Where?

    WCIT, 39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN

  • Event Champion(s)

    Simon Fletcher (Real Wireless/mVCE), Dr Keith Baughan (mVCE), Martin Hogg (WCIT), Prof Nick Race (Lancaster University), Prof Tim O’Farrell (The University of Sheffield) & CommNet2

In the Pipeline

Look out for more information coming soon on the following proposed events…

  • LiFi – Wireless Optical Communications
  • Software Security

Spot a gap?

CommNet2 tries to host events in as wide a variety of topics and fields as possible. If you spot a gap or would like to put forward your own ideas, please apply to become a CommNet2 Event Champion.