e-AGE 2016 will continue to help foster development of R&E networks in the Arab World and beyond by showing how e-Infrastructures can be used to facilitate high-quality education and research collaborations on a larger scale. The main event will be held as 2-day gathering in English and will be organized jointly between the Arab, European, African and the American regions. The structure, activities and formats of e-AGE 2016 will be as follows:

  • Keynotes
  • Panel and roundtable discussions
  • Presentation sessions
  • Paper presentations
  • Industry and technology briefings and discussions
  • Consultation meetings, focus groups, and roundtables
  • Best practice showcases and practical demonstrations
  • Exhibition, posters and demonstrations 



  • Scientific computing and data-intensive e-Science in the scientific areas related to energy, environment, health, climate, water, agriculture, biology, economy, medicine, as well as in social sciences and humanities.
  • Perspectives on NRENs, including challenges, operation, sustainability, funding, governance, business models, security and services.
  • Problem-solving environments and access to research and education resources, repositories, libraries and contents, clouds, grids, parallel and distributed computing, and high performance computing.
  • Virtual Research Environments, Internet of Things, Science Gateways, Federation of Identities, AAI services.
  • Visualization and Virtual Reality