In our School we know that impactful research cannot happen in isolation. We actively encourage and support our research students to engage with their peers within our School, and in other universities across the world.
A major success of our School has been the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC). Sine 2009 this annual conference has been led and organised by our research students, with support from the School.
CEEC has grown from an internal event to an international conference, and is the only one of its kind in the UK that is run by research students with the proceedings published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It attracts increasing numbers of international submissions and presentations; in 2019, we had 100 delegates from 20 countries coming from 5 continents with over 40% of the submitted papers from non-UK based authors.
The School supports the conference by inviting world-leading researchers as keynote speakers. CEEC provides great training to research leaders of tomorrow on how to review papers and, how to organise an international conference. This includes everything from call for papers to tutorials organisation, special sessions, keynote speakers to having a strong balance between a strong technical programme and a great social programme allowing good room for social networking between students and well-established researchers from all over the world.