Connected Everything
Summer School

12-14 July, Online

Organizers: The University of Leeds & The University of Huddersfield

About The Event

About The Event

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2021 edition of Connected Everything (CE) II Summer School. Our core theme this year is "Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) for Connected Factories". The school is hosted by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Leeds University, UK in collaboration with the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

The summer school aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions around recent advancements in IIoT. This year we have very exciting programme which involves a mix of industrial and academic talks around the thematic area. The program also includes hands-on sessions and a Hackathon for participants.


Due to the uncertainity around the pandemic, this year School will be fully virtual (online).


Monday to Wednesday
12-14 July

About the Network+:

ConnectedEverything II Network+ is an EPSRC-funded research network for the Digital Manufacturing community which is addressing the question ‘how do we support the future of manufacturing in the UK?‘ As digital technology advances, the manufacturing sector must adapt and respond to a great number of drivers and barriers.

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Event Organizer

Organized by the University of Leeds and the University of Hudderesfield.

Organizer 1

Syed Ali Raza Zaidi

University of Leeds

Organizer 2

Maryam Hafeez

University of Huddersfield

Organizer 3

Qasim Zeeshan Ahmed

University of Huddersfield

Event Speakers

This year we have top academic and industrial speakers.

Speaker 1

Emil Björnson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Speaker 2

Alistair Munro

Digital Catapult

Speaker 3

Ursula Challita


Speaker 4

Danish Aziz

Analog Devices

Speaker 5

Melanie Schranz

Lakeside Lab

Speaker 6

Adnan Aijaz


Speaker 7

Violeta Holmes

University of Huddersfield

Speaker 8

Julia Bennell

University of Leeds

Speaker 8

Ashiq Anjum

University of Leicester

Speaker 10

Guodong Zhao

University of Glasgow

Speaker 11

Yusuf Sambo

University of Glasgow

Speaker 12

Muhammad Ali Imran

University of Glasgow

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Theme: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) for Connected Factories


Dr. Syed Ali Raza Zaidi, UoL; Dr. M. Hafeez and Dr. Qasim Ahmed, UoH.

Alistair Munro

Talk Alistair Munro

Industrial 5G and Connected Factories

Adnan Aijaz

Talk Adnan Aijaz

Seamless Integration of 5G and Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) Systems

Guodong Zhao
Yusuf Sambo
Muhammad Imran

Demo Guodong Zhao, Yusuf Sambo and Muhammad Imran

Remote Robotic Control on Wireless Networks: Scotland 5G Centre Demo for URLLC use case


Lunch Break

Alejandrin Littel

Panel Chair:Syed Ali Raza Zaidi

Industrial Speakers: Digital Catapult, Ford, NCCUK, Perform Green, Aware Technologies.

Academic Speakers: University of Glasgow, University of Huddersfield, IMEC.

Industrial IoT: Past, present and future.

Maryam Hafeez
Faheem Khan

Hackathon Maryam Hafeez,Faheem Khan

Hackathon & Design Workshop: Safe, Agile and Reconfigurable Production Lines.

New Connectivity Paradigms for Industrial Internet-of-Things

Emil Björnson

Talk Emil Björnson

Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces for Industrial IoT.

Link to Talk

Danish Aziz

Demo & Talk Danish Aziz

Industrial Applications Development with ADIs Software Defined Radios (SDRs)

Melanie Schranz

Talk Melanie Schranz

Swarming for Cyber Physical System.

Violeta Holmes

NVIDIA Hands on CourseVioleta Holmes

Practical Deep Learning on GPUs

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Connected Factories.

Ursula Challita

Talk Ursula Challita

Machine Learning for Next Generation Communication Systems.

Sarah Sharples

Talk Julia Bennell

Get packing! Key concepts and future directions in cutting and packing problems.

Ashiq Anjum

Talk Ashiq Anjum

Digital Twins for Industry 4.0.

Maryam Hafeez
Faheem Khan

Hackathon Continued. Maryam Hafeez, Faheem Khan

Poster Presentation for Hackathon and Prize Distribution.

Joining Details

Passwords and Joining instructions have been sent out to participants. Meetings on each day can be accessed using following Zoom links.

Day 1 Link
Day 2 Link
Day 3 Link

Hands on NVIDIA Deep Learning Training

On Day 2 (13th July 2:00-6:00 pm), the summer school is conducting an exclusive NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) supported hands-on workshop on Deep Learning powered by GPUs in the cloud. Upon successful completion of the assessment, participants will receive an NVIDIA DLI certificate to recognize their subject matter competency and support professional career growth. A welcome pack has been sent to participants and they can access the NVIDIA GPU resources using the links.

Participation in the workshop requires an understanding of fundamental programming concepts in Python such as functions, loops, dictionaries, and arrays. Suggested materials to satisfy prerequisites can be found at: Python Course


We will be announcing details of Hackathon competition soon. Keep an eye on this space to find more about hardware and software requirements.



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Registration form for the Summer School.

There are a limited number of places for this event. If you are interested in attending the school, please complete the application form below before 30th June 2021.

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