AC2 Coordination Meeting: Friday 30 November 2018 @Amman Marriott Hotel (MAP)
 14:00 - 18:00  AfricaConnect2 – Project Coordination Meeting (Closed Meeting)                                                                                                            
 
 
 
 Project Meetings: Saturday 1 December 2018 - @Amman Marriott Hotel (MAP)
 09:00 - 17:30  ASREN Regional Meeting including:
    - ASREN NRENs
    - GEANT
    - EUMEDCONNECT3 Project
    - AfricaConnect2 Cluster3 Project
    - Internet2 Middle East SIG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 
DAY1: SUNDAY, 2 December 2018 - @Amman Marriott Hotel (MAP)
 08:00 - 09:00  Registration 
 09:00 - 09:50  Session (1): High Level Joint Opening with AROQA [VIDEO]
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HE Prof. Gheith Abandah, Chair of IEEE Jordan Section, Jordan
HE Prof. Abdelrahim Hunait, Assistant Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
HE Mr. Andrea Matteo Fontana, Head of EU Delegation to Jordan
Counselor Ms. Doaa Khalifa, Director of Education and Scientific Research, League of Arab States, Egypt
HE Dr. Sabri Saidam, Minister of Higher Education, Palestine
HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN and AROQA, Jordan
 
 09:50 - 10:15  Keynote (1) [VIDEO]
 

Erik Huizer, “The Transformational Power of NRENs”, CEO, GÉANT, Netherlands

 10:15 - 10:30 Appreciation and Recognition
 10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break
 11:00 - 12:30  Session (2): NREN Developments in the Arab Region  [VIDEO]
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CHAIR: Yousef Torman, ASREN, Jordan
Redouane Merrouch, “Moroccan Academic Wide Area Network”, Head of MARWAN, CNRST, Morocco
Camille Abou-Nasr, “Technology Cooperation Agreement for Research and Education (TechCARE), Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Habib Youssef, “Updates on Tunisian RNU”, General Director, CCK, Tunisia
Ahmed Dabbagh, “A Must Revolution of the Arab Educational System to be Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution”, Senior Advisor, Research & Development, ASREN, UAE
 
 12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break
 14:00 - 15:30  Session (3): Roundtable Discussion on Synergies between Regional e-Infrastructures [VIDEO]
 
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CHAIR: Johnathon Chapman, Sr. Advisor, Global Engagements, Internet2, USA 
Edward Moynihan, Principal Network Engagement Analyst, Indiana University, USA 
Pascal Hoba, CEO, Ubuntunet Alliance, Malawi
Lars Fischer, Strategy and Policy Officer, NorduNet, Denmark
David West, Project Manager, GÉANT, UK
Salem Alagtash, GJU and ASREN, Jordan
 
 15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break
 16:00 - 17:30  Session (4): Why Research and Education are Needed? [VIDEO]
 
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CHAIR: Abdulmonem AL Kharusi, Director, OMREN, Oman 
Ibrahim Moawad, “Biodialog Project- Promote Intercultural Dialog”, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Messaoud Harfouche, “SESAME; State-of-the-Art Tools for Boosting Science in the Region”, Beamline Scientist, SESAME, Jordan
 
 18:00 - 18:30  ASREN Shareholders Meeting (Closed to ASREN members and by invitation)
 
DAY2: MONDAY, 3 December 2018 - @Amman Marriott Hotel (MAP) 
 08:30 - 09:00  Registration
 09:00 - 09:20  Keynote (2) [VIDEO]
 

Reem Bsaiso, “Education Dynamics from Practice to Policy, Founder and Managing Partner – Global Outreach, Jordan

 09:20 - 10:30  Session (5): Access [VIDEO]
 
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CHAIR: Habib Youssef, General Director, CCK, Tunisia
Omo Oaiya, “LIBSENSE”, CSO, WACREN, Senegal (Remotely)
Benjamin Aribisala, Infrastructure Services towards Data SharingDean of Faculty of Science and Professor of Computer Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Diana Naser, “Libraries Need Good Connectivity”, Library Director, Birzeit University, Palestine
Lars Fischer, “Emerging NREN Collaboration for Distance Learning”, Strategy and Policy Officer, NorduNet, Denmark
 
 10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break
 11:00 - 12:30  Session (6): Experiences for Research and Education Networks  [VIDEO]
 
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CHAIR: Yousif Asfour, American University of Beirut, Lebanon 
Alexander van den Hil, NRENs Jointly Building a Global R&E Network, Product Manager, SURFnet, Netherlands
Kevin Meynell, “Why DNS Security and Privacy is Important”, Manager, Technical & Operational Engagements, Internet Society, Netherlands
Edward Moynihan, “NEAAR: Providing Services in Support of Collaborative Science, Principal Network Engagement Analyst, Indiana University, USA
Brook Schofield, Listening to the Community: Federation Development and Deployment Expertise, Project Development Officer, GÉANT, Netherlands
 
 12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break
 14:00 - 15:15  Session (7): Research Contributions [VIDEO]
 
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CHAIR: Ibrahim Moawad, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Saleem Al-Shanab, “Balanced Magic Scores 6x6”, Al-Bayt University, Jordan
Abid Ali Minhas, “Tactical Data Link: A Resilient Back Haul Wired Medium for Tactical Armed Forces Communications”, College Of Engineering, Alyamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Keneilwe Zuva, “Mobile Healthcare Benefits and the Health Threat Posed by Mobile Health Technologies in Africa”, Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana, Botswana
 
 17:00 - 17:30 Closing Remarks and Declaration
 
Thank You, Appreciation and Group Photo
 
 ITU – ASREN Regional Meeting: Tuesday 4 December 2018 @Amman Marriott Hotel (MAP)
 09:00 - 18:00  High Level Regional Meeting for Building Partnership with Academia in the Field of Cybersecurity                                                   

 

 Workshop: 4-7 December 2018 @ Al-Fanar Palace Hotel
 09:00 - 17:30  NREN BGP Workshop