The 1st International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2011, took place in Amman during December 12-14, 2011 under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein. It was attended by more than 200 high level representatives including ministers, government officials, policy makers, academics, network engineers, NREN representatives, researchers and scientists, and s from over 30 countries.
In conclusion, participants emphasized that Arab countries face scientific, knowledge, and cultural challenges and that Arab youth, specialists and researchers are knowledge creators towards innovation and development - “the best way to predict the future is to create it”. e-Infrastructures support the development of knowledge through access to resources, computing facilities and services.
The 2nd International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2012, took place in Dubai during December 12-13, 2012 under the Patronage of His Excellency Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Higher education and Scientific Research. e-AGE 2012 was attended by academics, network professionals, researchers, scientists, and high level decision makers from governments, enterprises, NGOs, academia, and civil society.
Representatives from the following countries participated in e-AGE 2012 meetings: Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, KSA, Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Qatar, Somalia, Cyprus, USA, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, UK, Bahrain, Dominican Republic, Yemen, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Ghana, Zimbabwe, China, Latin America, Malawi, Cameroon, India, Spain, Rwanda, Belgium and Ivory Coast.
After 2 years of success in bringing together a wide range of high level participants from many countries around the world, e-AGE 2013 was planned on the basis of three main themes: Connect --–> Access ----> Innovate
e-AGE 2013 was held under the Patronage of His Excellency Moncef Ben Salem, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research of Tunisia and hosted by The Computing Center Al Khwarizmi (CCK). e-AGE 2013 spanned full week 9-13 December 2013 and included several events and activities:
- Main event eAGE 2013, 12-13 December 2013
- Technical Workshop on NREN NOCs run by NSRC, 9-11 December 2013
- CHAIN-REDS Workshop, 11 December 2013
- EUMEDCONNECT3 Project Meeting, 11 December 2013
- AROQA ACQUIN Workshop, 12 December 2013
- AROQA Conference 13 December, 2013
In addition to this, e-AGE 2013 witnessed the signature of an MoU between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq and ASREN. ASREN also announced the operation of its first PoP in London Telicity.
e-AGE 2014 took place in Muscat 10-11 December 2014 under the Patronage of HH Sayyid Taimur Bin As’ad Al Said, Assistance Secretary General for Communication at The Research Council of Oman, with high level ministerial attendance from 45 countries. More than 60 speakers in 13 sessions and roundtables discussed topics related to e-Infrastructures, applications, services and research initiatives and success stories. e-AGE 2014 received more than 20 paper submissions too.
In e-AGE 2014, the main focus was 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. e-AGE 2014 included events, workshops and 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
For more insights on e-AGE 2014, please visit http://eage2014.asrenorg.net
e-AGE 2015 took place in Casablanca 7-8 December 2015 under The High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, with high level ministerial attendance from over 45 countries. More than 35 speakers in 10 sessions discussed topics related to e-Infrastructures, applications, services and research initiatives and success stories. e-AGE 2015 received more than 25 paper submissions too.
In e-AGE 2015, the main focus was on Intercontinental Connectivity of the Pan Arab Network. ASREN started concrete steps towards interconnecting researchers and academics across the Arab States by launching its fi¬rst PoP in London Telicity. In cooperation with Ankabut, the Advanced UAE NREN, the first Arabian Global Educational Open eXchange (AGE-OX) has been launched in Fujairah. e-AGE 2015 included events and meetings centered around the following themes:
- The 8th Event on Euro-Mediterranean e-Infrastructure
- The 5th annual meeting of ASREN
- AROQA 7th Annual Conference
- EUMEDCONNECT3 and AfricaConnect2 Project Meetings
For more insights on e-AGE 2015, please visit http://eage2015.asrenorg.net