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DAY1: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
 
 08:00 - 09:00  Registration [Video]
 09:00 - 10:15  Inauguration and Joint Opening with AROQA [Video1] [Video2] [Video3]
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Welcome Address: HE Dr. Hilal Al Hinai, Secretary General of The Research Council, Oman
HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN, Jordan [En, Ar
Launch of OMREN Logo: Mohammad Al Farei, Managing Director, Zeenah Group, Oman [pptx]
HE Adam Kulach, Ambassador-Head of Delegation of the European Union to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar
 
Keynote (1)
Thomas Delaney, “Community-Based Research Through Open R&E Exchanges: A New York University Perspective”, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Global Technology Officer, New York University, USA [pptx]
 
 Appreciation and Recognition
 10:15 - 10:45  Coffee Break
 10:45 - 11:45  Session (1): Evolution of ASREN’s Region (4 minutes each, no Q&A) [Video]
 - Oman: Nasser Al Mandhari, OMREN Sponsor and Deputy Director of IT, TRC [pptx]
 - Algeria: Aouaouche El-Maouhab, Director, ARN
 - Egypt: Ahmad Hassan, General Manager, EUN
 - Jordan: Nabil Shawaqfeh, Chairman, JUNet
 - Lebanon: Walid Karam, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications
 - Libya: Abubkr Abdelsadiq, Elmergib University
 - Morocco: Redouane Merrouch, Director, MARWAN
 - Palestine: Irene Makhoul, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bethlehem University
 - Qatar: Hassan Al-Derham , Vice President for Research, Qatar University
 - Somalia: Dahir Hassan, CEO, SomaliREN
 - Sudan: Sami Salih, CEO, SudREN
 - Tunisia: Habib Youssef, General Director, CCK
 - UAE: Mohammad Mabrouk, Network Operations Manager, Ankabut
 - Yemen: Khaled Basulaim, Managing Director, YCIT-HE
 - Arab Region: Yousef Torman, Co-Managing Director, ASREN, Jordan [pptx]
 
 11:45 - 12:45  Roundtable (1): AGE-OX and AGE-OP, Towards Intercontinental Connectivity [Video1] [Video2]
 - Mohammad Mabrouk, Network Operations Manager,Ankabut, UAE
 - David West, EUMEDCONNECT3 Project Manager, GEANT Association, UK
 - Sureswaran Ramadass, Chairman, APAN, Malaysia [pptx] [Video]
 - George Loftus, Associate Vice President for Network Services, Internet2, USA
 - Constantin Vaduva, CTO, QNREN, Qatar
 - Salem Alagtash, Advisor to Chairman, ASREN, Jordan
 - Yousef Torman, Co-Managing Director, ASREN, Jordan (Moderator)
 
 12:45 - 14:00  Lunch Break
 14:00 - 14:15  Keynote (2)
 - Eesa Bastaki, President, University of Dubai, UAE [pptx] [Video]
 
 14:15 - 15:30  Roundtable (2): International Co-operation in Research and Innovation - How to Make it Work for
 the Arab Region [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3]
 - Keynotes:
   - Aniyan Varghese, Programme Manager, DG CONNECT, EC, Belgium [pptx] [Video]
   - Carlos Oliveira, Responsible for International Co-operation, DG CONNECT, EC, Belgium [pptx] [Video]
   - Fahd Al-Hosni, Director of Research Administration, TRC, Oman [pptx] [Video]
   - Abdallah Al Zoubi, General Director, Scientific Research Support Fund, Jordan [Video]
 - Salem Alagtash, German Jordanian University, ASREN, Jordan (Moderator)
 
 15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break
 16:00 - 17:00  Session (2): Research Communities
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Federico Ruggieri, “e-Infrastructures Technical and Organisational Challenges”, Head of Computing and Storage Department, GARR, Italy (CHAIR) [pptx] [Video]
Anna Rajab, “Development of Genetic Services in the Sultanate of Oman”, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Director of National Genetic Center, Ministry of Health, Oman [Video]
Guido Zebisch“ARABTERM, ALECSO´s Technical Terminology Database. A Future Hyper-Platform”, Project Director, ARABTERM Project - Deutsche GIZ GmbH, Morocco [pptx] [Video]
Brahim Lagoun and Oufa Bentaleb, “ABINIT, a First Step on GRID Infrastructures under CHAIN-REDS Project”, Professor & Researcher, Laghout University, Algeria [pptx] [demo 1, 2[Video]
 
 17:00 - 17:45  Session (3): Education and Learning, to Where?
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Hisham Ibrahim, “Bridging Gaps: ICT and Innovation in the Arab World”, Regional Program Manager, RIPE NCC, UAE (CHAIR) [Video]
Karim Abdelghani, “ITU’s Regional Initiative on Smart Learning”, Programme Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for the Arab States, Egypt [pptx] [Video]
Ali Yazici, “Lifelong Learning (LLL): A Roadmap for the Developing Countries”, Head of Software Engineering Department, Atilim University, Turkey [pptx] [Video]
 
 18:30 - 19:30  ASREN Shareholders Meeting (closed meeting)
 
DAY2: Thursday, December 11th, 2014
 
 08:30 - 09:00  Registration
 09:00 - 09:15  Keynote (3)
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Barend Mons, “Data Stewardship, Boring or Soaring?”, Chair of DTL-data and Head of ELIXIR node NL, Netherlands [pptx] [Video]
 
 09:15 - 10:45  Session (4): e-Infrastructures and Services
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Sharifa Hajjat, Elearning Manager, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE (CHAIR) [pptx]
Brook Schofield“Increasing eduGAIN Participation through the Evolution of Federation Development”, Project Development Officer, GÉANT Association , Netherlands [pptx] [Video]
Elisabetta Zuanelli“Aquenergy: A Transboundary Platform for Water and Energy Information Availability”, Full chair Professor, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy [pptx] [Video]
Antonio Sanfilippo, "Shaping the Future Computing Infrastructure for a Research & Education Network in Qatar", Research Director, Qatar Foundation, Qatar [pptx] [Video]
Sergey Suchkov“PPPM as a New Model of and thus a Unique Tool in a Global Reshuffling of National and International Healthcare Services”,  Chair and Director, Dept for Preventive, Personalized and Translational Medicine, A.I.Evdokimov Moscow State Medical & Dental University, Russia [pptx] [Video]
Roberto Barbera“The INFN Open Access Repository”, Associate Researcher, University of Catania and INFN, Italy [pptx] [Video]
 
 10:45 - 11:00  Coffee Break
 11:00 - 11:45  Roundtable (3): Internet Governance in the Arab region
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Fahd Batayneh, Coordinator, Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN, Jordan [pptx] [Video]
 
 11:45 - 12:45  Session (5): Trends in Global Networking
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Johnathon Chapman, US Internet2 Special Interest Group Middle East (Internet2 SIG), Qatar (CHAIR) [pptx] [Video]
Greg Cole“GLORIAD: The Next Generation of Innovations, Services, Communities and Leaders”, Principal Investigator and Director, GLORIAD, USA [Video]
Alexander van den Hil“SURFnet: Network Services and International Collaboration”, Product Manager, SURFNet, Netherlands [pptx] [Video]
Marco Brandstaetter“UAE-IX the Internet Exchange for the Middle East”, Business Development, UAE-IX, Austria [pptx] [Video]
Nasir Memon“Cyber Stability and Security in the Gulf: Challenges and Opportunities”, Professor, New York University, USA [pptx] [Video]
Sami Salih, “Deployment of IPv6: Case of SudREN”, CEO, SudREN, Sudan [pptx] [Video]
 
 12:45 - 14:00  Lunch Break
 14:00 - 14:45  Session (6) CERN and Regional Cooperation
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Patrick Fassnacht, “CERN: from Fundamental Science to Daily Applications”, Adviser to DG for MENA, CERN, Switzerland (CHAIR) [pptx] [Video]
Albert De Roeck“Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN: Challenges and Opportunities”, Senior Research Scientist, CERN, Switzerland [pptx] [Video]
Tony Cass, Head of Communication Systems, CERN, Switzerland [pptx] [Video]
Salman Matalgah“SESAME as an International Research Lab”, Computing Group Leader, SESAME, Jordan [pptx] [Video]
 
 14:45 - 15:30  Roundtable (4): Technology Prospects
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Yves Poppe“ASREN and High Performance Computing (HPC)”, Transcontinental Supercomputing Networking, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Singapore [pptx] [Video]
Michael Moore“Are We Really Impacting Teaching and Learning?”, Senior Advisory Consultant, D2L Corporation, Canada [pptx] [Video]
Mohammed Husamaddin, Director, Knowledge Assets Management, Naseej, Saudi Arabia [pptx] [Video]
Mohammad Mabrouk, Manager, Network Operations, Ankabut, UAE (Moderator) 
 
 15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break
 16:00 - 17:30  Session (8): Scientific Contributions
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Rafael Mayo García, “CHAIN-REDS Application Use Cases on Data Management”, Senior Researcher, CIEMAT, Spain (CHAIR) [pptx] [Video]
Bremananth Ramachandran“An Efficient Approach of e-Iris Enrolling and Authentication for FS e-Apps”, Associate Professor, Sur University College, Oman [pptx] [Video]
Ognjen Prnjat, “Surveying Clouds in the Global Environment”, European and Regional e-Infrastructure Manager, GRNET, Greece [pptx] 
Ognjen Prnjat“Shared Computing Infrastructures: A Regional Operational Approach”, European and Regional e-Infrastructure Manager, GRNET, Greece [pptx] 
Karim Zerhouni“Comprehensive Distance - Flexible Learning through the Latest in Collaboration and Virtualization”, Chief Information Officer, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan [pptx] [Video]
Mimoun Hajj“Aromatic Hydrodecyclization of Using Catalysts Based on Molybdenum and Tungsten Supported on the Remblend of Kaolin”, Professor, University of Boumerdes, Algeria [pptx] [Video]
Abubkr Abdelsadiq, "Towards Libyan Research and Education Network (LibREN)", Elmergib University, Libya [pptx] [Video]
 
 17:30 - 18:00  Joint Closing with AROQA [Video] 
 
DAY3: Friday, December 12th, 2014
 
 08:30 - 09:00  Registration
 09:00 - 14:00  ASREN & EUMEDCONNECT3 Project Meeting (by invitation only)                                                    
 14:00 - 15:00  Closing and Lunch