About #CNC17

The Cyber Network Conference (#CNC17) will take place on 11-12 September 2017 at the College of Law & Criminology, Swansea University.

The Cyber Network Conference is an interdisciplinary event that brings together new researchers of cyberspace. It will offer PhD and Early Career Researchers from across the UK, the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment and develop new avenues for collaboration. 

The organising team welcomes contributions from across four themes:

  1. Security & Privacy: the impact of new technologies on security and privacy for governments, businesses and individuals;
  2. Health & Social Care: how technology impacts on health and social care;
  3. Services & Goods: the role of technology to facilitate access to, and provision of services and goods; and,
  4. Participation & Space: digital technologies and their impact on social inclusion, democracy and attachment to physical places.

The event will offer participants the opportunity to share their research with others through a variety of mediums. These include:

  • Presenting your research (or brainstorm a research idea) during one of the breakout sessions;
  • Exhibiting a research poster as part of the poster competition; and,
  • Presenting a 3 minute ‘pecha-kucha’ style presentation and entering the respective competition at the Research Café.

This event is funded by an Inter and Cross-disciplinary Small Grant from the ESRC Wales DTP and organised by emerging researchers hoping to create a strong collegiate network of people researching the cyber-sphere in years to come.

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If you are interested in participating, please fill in this Expression of Interest Form.

The event is free of charge and you can book a ticket here. Presenters and volunteers can register via the Expression of Interest Form.

Come along to

* Share new research in a supportive environment

* Meet and become a part of a network of like-minded researchers of cyberspace

* Discover cutting edge research

* Grow your network and identify opportunities for collaboration

* Have a chance to win one of our competitions 

Presentations will last 25 minutes (with an additional five minutes allocated for questions). Presenters do not pay the conference fee.

We are also looking for a small number of volunteers to help on the day. If you are interested, please e-mail S.Correia@swansea.ac.uk or fill in the Expression of Interest Form (volunteers do not pay the conference fee).

Important information

Conference fee*

The event is free of charge, but booking is essential.

Draft programme

#CNC17 Draft Programme

Day 1, Monday 11 September 2017

16:00pm: Registration & Poster set-up

17:00pm: Opening by the #CNC17 team

17:15pm: Keynote Panel Discussion: Data, Security & Privacy


18:30pm: Research Open Mic / Cheese & Wine (7pm Comedy Start)

  • Comedy host: Rhys Phillips, engineer, funny man, Jazz musician and creator of Pythagoras Trousers.

20:30: Close


Day 2, Tuesday 12 September 2017

9:00: Registration

9:30: Opening & Keynote 2 - Health & Social Care Theme

Confirmed speakers:

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00: Breakout session 1

12:00: Keynote 3 - Services & Goods Theme

13:00: Networking Lunch / Announcement of competition winners

14:00: Breakout session 2

15:00: Keynote Panel Discussion: Participation & Space Theme


16:00: Closing

*For the most up to date list of speakers, please visit our Facebook event page.

Organising team

  • Aled Singleton: PhD candidate in Human & Health Sciences, Swansea University;
  • Jens Krebs: PhD candidate in Law, Swansea University & Lecturer, University of Portsmouth;
  • Joe Whittaker: PhD candidate in Criminology, Swansea University & Universiteit Leiden;
  • Martin Horton-Eddison: PhD candidate in Politics, Swansea University 
  • Sara Correia: ESRC-funded PhD candidate in Criminology & Research Assistant in Law, Swansea University.


Getting to Swansea

The College of Law and Criminology is located at Swansea University’s Singleton campus.

University Parking and location details can be found here.

Travel Expenses

A limited budget is available to cover travel costs of PhD student presenters travelling within the UK to the event. Requests for travel reimbursement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and should be made and justified on the expression of interest form.


Accommodation is not included and should be arranged by participants.

There are a range of hotels to suit all budgets in the nearby City Centre. 


Registration for the conference is now open and you can purchase a ticket here. However, this event is FREE for presenters and volunteers who can register via the Expression of Interest Form.