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The e-AGE platform has established itself as an important venue for networking among experts and scientists from all over the world. In e-AGE 2014, we will focus on Intercontinental Connectivity of the Pan Arab Network as the main theme of the event. ASREN started concrete steps towards connecting researchers and academics across the Arab States by launching its first PoP in London Telicity and working with its partners on new PoPs in UAE, Egypt and the western part of the Arab Region. ASREN is also supporting the development of NRENs in many Arab countries. We will give special attention and more focus on users and how this e-Infrastructure can support the needs of the users in terms of services and applications, on top of connectivity. More sessions will be dedicated to the users to present their research and education activities and then to identify how these users can be better served by NRENs.

Following on from the success of e-AGE in 2011, 2012 and 2013, e-AGE 2014 will include events, workshops, meetings centered around the following themes:

  • The 7th Event on Euro-Mediterranean  e-Infrastructure
  • The 4th annual meeting of ASREN
  • AROQA 6th Annual Conference
  • EUMEDCONNECT3  Project Meeting
  • Technical Workshops on R&E networking (to be announced)

Moreover, special sessions will be dedicated to specific domains, mainly focusing on experiences in connectivity and e-Infrastructure, applications and services across a variety of scientific domains. It is also important to show how research infrastructure creates tangible benefits to communities and collaborations. It is still critical to demonstrate how research connectivity can promote collaboration and innovation. Different discussions will be stimulated during e-AGE to drive outcomes and concrete results on practical steps towards developing a regional e-Infrastructure. 

Language

English will be the event language; the opening ceremony will be in Arabic and English.