This year our annual conference will be running as a festival of webinars, networking sessions and workshops and shall be held between the Monday 14 June – Friday 18 June 2021.

The festival shall be held online and we will offer delegates the opportunity to attend without any conference fees as costs are covered by our EPSRC grant. Please see below for a copy of the week’s programme and speaker bios.

Book your place at the Festival sessions (these links will go to Eventbrite):

Date and timeLink to webinar and networking sessionWebinar details
Monday 14th June 11:00-12:30Resilient Manufacturing, Dr Stefania SoldiniThis webinar will be presented by Dr Stefania Soldini, Asst. Prof. at University of Liverpool and will focus on the feasibility study ‘Manufacturing of 3D-printed morphing origami solar sails for the next generation of CubeSats’.

Join us after this session to network, view the posters and vote for the best poster of the Connected Everything Festival 2021.
Tuesday 15th June 11:00-12:30Industrial Internet of Things & Cyber Physical Production Systems, Dr Alexandra BrintrupThis webinar will be presented by Dr Alexandra Brintrup, Lecturer at University of Cambridge and will focus on the feasibility study ‘AgentChat: Feasibility of large-scale multi-agent based coordination for freight co-loading’.

Join us after this session to network, view the posters and vote for the best poster of the Connected Everything Festival 2021.
Tuesday 15th June 15:00-15:45Career Connections, Prof Sarah Sharples

This webinar will be presented by Prof Sarah Sharples, University of Nottingham, and will focus on her career from student to Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Transport.
Wednesday 16th June 11:00-12:30Creative Manufacturing & Customisation, Dr. Anna Chatzimichali This webinar will be presented by Dr Anna Chatzimichali, Senior Lecturer at UWE Bristol. The webinar will focus on the feasibility study ‘Embedded intelligent empathy in design’. Prof Duncan McFarlane will also be joining us for the Q&A panel.

Join us after this session to network, view the posters and vote for the best poster of the Connected Everything Festival 2021.
Wednesday 16th June 14:00-15:00ECR Roundtable 2050 Horizon Scanning, Dr Fiona Charnley

As part of Connected Everything Network in Digital Manufacturing, we are hosting a series of Roundtable events to inform a Report on ‘Digital Manufacturing 2050’ later this year which will be used to influence future policy, industrial strategy and investment. The conversation will focus on 4 key areas:
(1) Digital Support for Achieving Net Zero Manufacturing by 2050.
(2) Industrial Digitalisation in 2050.
(3) Digitalisation and The Manufacturing Workforce of the Future.
(4) Digitally Enabled Manufacturing Resilience.
Thursday 17th June 11:00-12:30Future Industrial Worker, Dr Azfar KhalidThis webinar will be presented by Dr. Azfar Khalid, Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and will focus on the feasibility study ‘Studying mental stress factors in occupational safety in the context of smart factory and COVID-19’. Dr Nik WatsonDr Azfar KhalidGreg Hilliard, PepsiCo. and Dr. Zohreh Zakeri will also be joining us for the Q&A panel.

Following this session there will be a specific session on networking with Industry. Please join Susan Reiblein and Paul Clarke for this discussion and their insights.
Thursday 17th June 13:30-14:30Creating an Elevator Pitch for Research: Dr Zena WoodThis webinar will be presented by Dr Zena Wood (University of Exeter & Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services Network Plus) and will focus on how to design an elevator pitch for your research, that is suitable for a multi-disciplinary environment. Participants will gain practical skills in distilling their research for specific audiences to help get their key messages communicated.
Friday 18th June 11:00-12:30Data-driven Manufacturing & Regulation, Standards & Guidance, Dr Rami BahsoonThis webinar will be presented by Dr Rami Bahsoon, Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingham and will focus on the feasibility study ‘Novel digital twins for compliance debts in smart manufacturing’. Dr Pete Green will also join us for the Q&A panel.

Join us after this session to network to find out which poster has been voted best poster the Connected Everything Festival 2021.  We will also be asking your views on next years event and share news on upcoming Connected Everything activities.

Download the Connected Everything Festival Programme (PDF document)

Download the Speaker Bios (PDF document)

Call for Abstracts 

Connected Everything is delighted to invite the submission of abstracts for online poster presentations. Submissions should be made via the formed linked below and should aim to align with one or more of Connected Everything’s Thematic Areas

Best Posters Awards: The conference will award prizes for the best research poster and runner up. Award certificates will be presented to the winning presenters in the closing ceremony.

The call for abstracts has now closed.

Key dates for submission of abstracts

Closing date for abstract submissions

28 May 2021

Notification of abstract acceptance

31 May 2021

Deadline for receipt of electronic posters 

10 June 2021

Festival 

14-18 June 2021

   

Code of Conduct for the Connected Everything Festival
Our Connected Everything Festival 2021 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Festival participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from this event and future ones.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.  If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of festival staff immediately. All concerns should be emailed to Connected Everything Network Manager, Debra Fearnshaw – debra.fearnshaw@nottingham.ac.uk