Under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, ASREN will hold its 1st International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment (e-AGE 2011) in Amman, Jordan on December 12-14, 2011.
Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment aims among other things, to promote opportunities for cooperation between networks of research and education in the Arab countries, Europe and North America; to launch the third phase of the EUMEDCONNECT project; and to expand the framework of effective participation of e- infrastructure linking the Arab Organizations for research and education to the world. The platform will include three regional events that focus on research and education e-Infrastructures:
- The fourth Event on Euro-Mediterranean e-Infrastructure
- The annual meeting of the US Internet2 Special Interest Group, Middle East
- The first annual meeting of ASREN
Moreover special sessions will be dedicated to specific domains such as Digital Cultural Heritage, Global Warming, Economic Crisis, Climate Change, and Energy.
We are expecting over 200 delegates to attend the event, among them, Ministers of Higher Education and Ministers of ICT in the Arab countries, ICT experts, policy and decision makers, heads of stakeholder institutions and international organizations, experts of e-infrastructures of the Euro-Mediterranean, Pan-Arab, Africa, Asia, and North American regions, academia and active researchers, together with high-level representatives from the League of Arab States, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the European Commission (EC) Directorate General Information Society and Media (DG INFSO), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)