The first CENet was held in Nanjing in 2011, It was named ICM2011 (International Conference of Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Management Sciences), It was a great success and with more than 400 participants. The second ICM2012 The 2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Information Systems, Computing, and Management, was held in Hangzhou, a mythical and romantic city. Started from 2013, the ICM was renamed CENet, it narrowed and more focused on the field of Computer Engineering and Network. The CENet2013 was held in Shanghai with sponsored by Shanghai Pudong New Area Association for Computer. CENet 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were also held in Shanghai, and the proceedings of 2011-2015 and 2017-2018 were EI indexed. CENet 2016 was a reunion conference; thus no proceedings published.
CENet is primarily geared towards the goal of strengthening ties and encourage interaction between highly talented individuals in computer engineering, and network sciences.
In recognition of distinguished researchers for their life's work, outstanding young, upcoming researchers, and those who made substantial, multi-faceted contributions in engineering, industry, commerce and the sciences for the advancement of human society, awards have been instituted and given by CENet.